If you’re like us, all about skincare, then you probably didn’t know that hair sunscreen is actually a thing. In fact, Cosmopolitan took a poll and 97% of people had no idea about hair sunscreen! What we’re learning is that SPF doesn’t just stop at the hairline. In fact, UV rays can be just as dangerous to your scalp and hair as it can be to the rest of your body.
Our scalp, though it may be covered by your hair, and your hair itself, are both at risk for UVA/UVB damage. Your scalp specifically is at high risk for cancer. In the last couple of years, hair protecting products have been popping up everywhere. They claim to prevent sun damage on your hair… everything from dryness, brittleness and frizz, while keeping it looking healthy and shiny. But do these products really work?