SPF for your hair? Why? Its a good question. I think is is safe to say we are all on board for using SPF on our skin. The countless horror pictures we see of people faces under UV lightening and all the sun damage that has been caused over the years. What about your hair though? Does it get damaged at the same level as our skin does? Yes, is the answer. Our hair shows its damage by becoming straw like in texture, frizzy and lacking in shine.
In the salon we see ladies who lament about how dry their hair is in summer, and how there is no shine to it. What they fail to realize, is your hair is a living thing too and needs protection from the harmful rays of the sun. Especially if you have grey hair or ‘non pigment’ if you want to get technical! When your hair is in this condition, Grey hair is more vulnerable to sun damage because it lacks melanin – a pigment that protects your hair and skin from the sun, this is also the reason why fair-skinned people burn more easily. If you have grey hair, it’s very important to use a hair product containing SPF on a daily basis, and if you’re sitting in the sun for a prolonged period of time, wear a hat for extra protection.
Richard and I have put together our survival hair guide. Products that you need to protect your mane over the summer. If you want to see some of the products in action and how they preform, then watch our youtube video. All the products that are mentioned below have UV and UVB filters in which help protect hair from sun damage.
Dont Blow It
This product is for medium to thick, course hair. For those wanting to let their hair air dry, but still want smooth manageable hair. This product will defrizz and protect the hair all at the same time.
Surf Spray is for those with Fine to medium hair type. A great product for those wanting to add structure and texture to their hair. It gives beautiful waves and can also be left to air dry too.
Hairdressers Invisible Oil is really suited to medium to thick hair. Those of us with course hair, this product will quench a thirsty mane, make it silkly smooth and defrizzes all at the same time. Add a few drops to your conditioner each week for a nourishing treatment to perk your hair right up!
Hairdressers Invisible Oil Spray is the ideal product for any hair type. It is incredibly lightweight and gives instant radiance boost to dry, dull, lifeless hair. You can apply as much as you like throughout the day, it will never weigh your hair down. It will just keep making your hair Shining, Shining, Shining bright!
Surf Infusion Oil is my FAVE! For someone with dry, course hair, all I want is smooth wavy hair. Surf Spray dries it out, so this is the next best thing to add texture and sheen. You shake well, spray all over, comb, style and then I just leave it to air dry. I am left with gorgeous, smooth waves.
Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Spray
Surf Foam Spray is a great blow drying product to add texture, root lift and grip to give you that big, beachy waves. It is part mousse, part salt spray giving you best of both worlds.
These are the styling products that Richard and I recommend giving a whirl this summer. Have you tried any of the products mentioned above? Let us know in the comments below.