8 Hair Sunscreen Products That Protect Your Locks from Harmful Rays

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Just when we thought we had all our sunscreen bases covered (yep, even our eyelids), we realized our hair was left to fend for itself. The sun can actually turn fresh balayage brassy, fade your overall color and dry strands out, creating more frizz and flyaways. Not anymore, thanks to these eight products that act like a protective shield against sun damage. Go forth and summer.

10 Must-Have Products for Dry, Damaged Hair

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Davines Su Hair Mask

First, undo all the damage from previous days of sun exposure with this anti-aging treatment mask. It helps repair brittle strands affected by sun, chlorine and saltwater, leaving them soft and shiny.

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Playa Ritual Hair Oil

Thanks to lycopene from tomatoes, this cult-favorite hair oil acts as a UV filter, blocking those harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Buy It ($38)


Klorane Protective Oil With Ylang-ylang Wax For Sun-exposed Hair

Part oil and part wax, this waterproof product repels UV rays, salt, sand and chlorine for shiny, healthy hair no matter what summer throws at it.

Buy It ($18)

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Phyto Plage Protective Sun Veil

If your hair color isn’t au naturel, protecting your locks from the sun is even more important. UV rays can undo all your stylist’s hard work, making strands brassy and fading color. But this protective spray helps to keep it vibrant by blocking those harmful rays from causing damage in the first place.

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Serge Normant Meta Luxe Hair Spray Uv Protection

When you want to set your beach waves but also protect them from the sun, look to this UV protection hairspray. It locks in your style and prevents the sun from messing with the color. Win-win.

Buy It ($25)

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Supergoop! Poof Part Powder Spf 45

OK, technically this product is for your scalp, but that’s part of your hair, too, right? This innovative powder sunscreen from Supergoop! prevents sunburn on your scalp so you don’t have to deal with those awful sunburns that look like dandruff.

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Alterna Bamboo Beach Sunshine Spray Protective Shine Veil

Pump up the shine and protect your hair from damaging rays, chlorine and saltwater. Bamboo extract boosts strength and flexibility, while sunflower seed oil smoothes frizz and provides natural UV protection.

Buy It ($22)


Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

Pack this 16-hour hair sunscreen for marathon beach days. It’s lightweight, water-resistant and, the best part, invisible so it minimizes color fade and dryness without detection.

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