Hopefully your summer days have been spent slathered in SPF
. If not, it's never too late to start. One area that often gets overlooked when spending time in the sun
is our hair and scalp. Thing is, the skin under our hair needs just as much care and attention as the skin on our face. It is, after all, where our hair grows from — and, if not properly cared for, can cause dryness and breakage. Fortunately there are more than a few options to help keep our scalp and color-treated hair (if that's how you roll) itself protected.
IGK Blocked Water-Resistant Hair Shield ($29):
Balm mint extract and a blend of waxes work together to create this power-packed summer necessity. When applied, the balm closes the cuticles on each hair strand, locking out chlorine, salt water, sweat, and harmful UV rays.
SteelMclean Gel Cream ($25):
Get the most from your styling products with this all-in-one UV blocker, thermal protectant, curl definer, and volumizer.
Moroccanoil Protect& Prevent Spray ($30):
This antioxidant-rich, argan oil-infused concoction works to neutralize the damaging effects of pollution and sun damage to keep hair looking and feeling healthy and hydrated all summer long.
Phillip Kingsley SwimCap ($28):
The OG summer haircare must-have, this spray will keep your scalp and mane intact after a dip in the pool or the ocean.
évolis Promote UV Protector ($75):
Hydrolyzed wheat and keratin proteins help bring sun-scorched strands back to life, while simultaneously protecting against further damage from long summer days spent outdoors.
Seven RINZU Protect Spray ($28):
Sunflower seed extract is the star ingredient in this much-loved protective spray, thanks to its ability to guard strands when temps reach all-time highs.
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