The best hair products with SPF
by Zoe Dickens
So you’ve packed a marine-safe suncream for yourself, you’ve sorted one the best sunscreens for children for your little ones but what about your hair? And, no, we don’t mean a pre-holiday blowout. It may not be as noticeable but hair can suffer just as badly as skin from exposure to the sun so keep your mane sleek and glossy with our pick of the best hair products with SPF.
Shiseido Sun Protection SPF15
A brilliant all-rounder, Shiseido’s multi-purpose SPF spray can be used on face, body and hair and offers a lightweight, oil-free formula that will keep hair hydrated all day.
Sun Protection SPF15, £18.99 for 150ml, Shiseido at Look Incredible
Vita Liberata passionflower and Argan dry oil
Those prone to frizz under normal conditions should be particularly zealous when exposing themselves to direct sunlight. Vita Liberata’s dry oil has a super lightweight formula and non-greasy finish that provides high sun protection while keeping hair moisturised and manageable. Plus, the handy spritzer fits neatly in your bag and can also be used on face and body.
Passionflower & Argan dry oil SPF50, £28.50 for 100ml, Vita Liberata at Feel Unique
Dermalogica Daily Defense Block SPF15
Men, if you thought these hair protection rules didn’t apply to you, think again. Dermalogica’s Daily Defense block has been specifically created to round off your usual shaving routine – for those with beards and without – promising a clear-skinned shine-free finish for the clean shaven and a well nourished and groomed look for the more hirsute.
Daily Defense Block SPF15, £35 for 100ml, Dermalogica at John & Ginger
Nioxin Scalp Treatments SPF15
Cult brand Nioxin has built up a loyal following thanks to its unisex three-step systems that tackle a range of common haircare problems. Of the six systems to choose from, three (2, 4 and 6) finish with an intensive scalp treatment containing SPF15 and are tailor-made for fine, chemically-treated and noticeably thinning hair respectively. Simply gently massage into the scalp and leave it to do its magic.
Scalp treatment SPF15, £18.89 for 100ml, Nioxin at Zest Beauty
Institut Esthederm Rejuvenating Sun Care Oil
Just as with skin, the stronger the sun the greater the damage to your hair, so if you're taking your explorer yacht to far flung locations where the sun is extremely strong then you need protection to match. Institut Esthederm's Rejuvenating Sun Care Oil has been specially formulated to combat the effects of powerful UVA and UVB rays and can be used on both hair and skin.
Rejuvenating Sun Care Oil, £43 for 150ml, Institut Esthederm at Space N.K.