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Here’s Why You Should Give Hair Sunscreen A Try!

Should you use powder-based or spray-based sunscreen for your hair? Read on to know!
how to apply hair sunscreen

We have all heard of SPF playing an important part in our beauty regime. While SPF may be generally used for the face and body, there’s yet another body part that requires the same attention and care when it comes to the harmful effects of UV rays. 

When your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays, it can lead to discoloration, signs of premature aging, and a higher risk of developing skin cancer. For this very reason, it is important to use sunscreen over your face and body before you step out of the house. 

What Is A Hair Sunscreen? 

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The idea of applying sunscreen on your hair and scalp is weird but is most definitely a must to do! According to a 2019 study by PubMed Central, UV rays can damage hair just like the skin, and can even damage the hair follicle.

Using sunscreen on your hair and scalp is as important as the face and body sunscreen application. Just like the skin on the rest of your body, the skin on the scalp can burn in the sun, which can lead to a higher risk of skin cancer.

The scalp under all the hair is also our skin, and it requires an equal amount of attention as compared to the rest of our body. 

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Types Of Hair Sunscreen 

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Adding hair sunscreen to your daily routine seems like a great idea to us and different types of sunscreen can be your daily essential. 


Powders are a lightweight way to get sun protection on your hair and scalp without weighing down your do. They can soak up the excess oil and add a bit of volume.


Sprays are the next lightest product after powders. They can be a great way to add moisture, luster, and bounce.

Creams And Lotions

Creams and lotions are the heaviest options out of all the types. These are best if you’re planning on going for a dip. They provide a thick layer of protection that won’t wash out easily in water.

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How To Apply A Hair Sunscreen?

For a powder-based sunscreen, you will have to part your hair and gently massage the powder onto a dry scalp. 

For a spray-based sunscreen, spray the product all over your hair and comb/brush your hair. 

A cream or a lotion-based sunscreen will be applied just as you apply a normal sunscreen to your face or body! 

DIY Hair Sunscreen 

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Reluctant about using a market-made sunscreen on your hair and scalp? Here’s a DIY recipe for you! 

Things You’ll Need- 

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • A dash of lime

How To Make- 

  1. For the coconut oil to blend well with the water and lime juice, put a tablespoon of it into the microwave for just a couple of seconds. 
  2. Mix everything and put the mixture into a plastic bottle and store it at room temperature. 
  3. If the coconut oil starts to thicken, put the entire bottle into the microwave for about five seconds before use. 
  4. The warm mixture will feel great when you rub it onto your hair and scalp.

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Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com