My Favorite UV Protecting Hair Products

Maintaining lustrous, vibrant, and manageable hair requires proactive measures to shield it from UV damage. There are certain ingredients, and several different products I recommend to keep your hair healthy all summer to prevent UV-related hair damage such as:

  • Increased fragility of hair strands, leading to breakage
  • Fading of hair color due to pigment loss
  • Dry, rough texture resulting from moisture loss
  • Hair prone to frizz, brittleness, and thinning
  • Diminished shine and luster
  • Formation of split ends

Beyond hair, UV-protection is important for the scalp, which is skin. Over-exposure and sunburns can cause irreparable damage, impacting not just how your hair looks and feels, but how it grows from your head, and could result in thinning.

BUT GOOD NEWS! You can check your products for the following UV-filtering ingredients to protect your hair, and always use sunscreen/cover your scalp in direct sunlight during peak hours.

 

UV FILTERS IN HAIRCARE

To know if any of the following ingredients are in your products, search ___ingredient___ EWG into Google, and you will easily find “Products with this Ingredient” from every category. It’s a very cool tool I’ve found it to be very useful, but also overwhelming. To save you the hassle.

  1. Polyquaternium-59
  2. Kaempferia Galanga Root Extract
  3. Cinnamidopropyltrimonium chloride
  4. Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  5. Methoxydibenz-oylmethane
  6. Parsol SLX
  7. Sunflower seed extract
  8. Oils such as almond oil, avocado, coconut, castor, olive

Prep-Products:

Aveda - nutriplenish leave in

Aveda - botanical repair leave in

IGK - 4-in-1 Prep Spray

Aveda - be curly primer

Styling Products

AG - Re:Coil

AG - Curl Fresh Definer

Ouidad - Advanced Climate Control Featherlight Styling Cream

Finishing Products 

Ouai - Hair Oil

Verb - Ghost Oil

Bumble and Bumble -Curl Gel Pomade

Refresh Products

Ouidad - Advanced Climate Control Frizz-Fighting Touch-Up Balm

Ouidad - Advanced Climate Control Featherlight Touch-Up Gel Cream

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