UV-Protecting Hair Products

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UV-Protecting Hair Products

You may be diligent about keeping your face protected with SPF 30 sunscreen each and every day, but what about your hair? Your locks might not burn the way your nose does, but they're just as prone to sun-induced burning, drying, and damage that can leave them looking wrecked and ravaged. To keep your strands silky and shining, make a product with UV protection part of your regular hair routine—no big, floppy hat required.


Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician Color Care Shampoo



Color-treated hair is at even greater risk of drying out in the sunshine. This shampoo contains avocado oil to keep tresses soft and hydrated, and an antifade color complex containing galanga root extract that protects against new UV damage. ($25, sleekhair.com)


Bumble and Bumble Color-Minded UV Protective Styling Balm



This balm contains a UV filter and a "proprietary two-polymer technology that covalently binds to and cross-links over color-treated hair" to keep color-treated hair in shape. Uh, OK. Basically, the stuff helps heal color-treated hair damaged during the dying process and provides extra protection when using heat styling tools or catching rays. Works for us.


MOP Modern Organic Products Defining Cream



This everyday styling cream defines curls and prevents them from becoming frizzy or dry. ($14, sleekhair.com)


Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam Styler



This alcohol-free mouse is light and airy, disappearing quickly into the hair for light hold and lots of shine. Nexxus’s time-release technology keeps hair soft, conditioned, and protected from the sun all day long.


Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-In Hair Cream



This leave-in conditioner contains filters that protect against both UV damage and heat damage. It’s perfect for those who need only light-hold styling, and it never gets sticky or flaky.


Warren-Tricomi Protect Finishing Cream



This lightweight cream protects against UV rays, chlorine and other chemicals, salt, mineral deposits, and other environmental hair antagonizers, but won't leave your locks heavy or greasy.


Nioxin Bionutrient Actives Scalp Treatment System



Fine or thinning hair can grow back thicker and stronger after treatment with this serum, which prevents the buildup of hair-inhibiting chemicals and residue while providing UV protection. ($8.95, Amazon.com)


Pureology Root Lift Spray Mousse



The innovative spray formula delivers lightweight hold without weighing hair down with too much product, and it contains UV inhibitors and antioxidants to defend color.


Alterna Bamboo UV+ Color Protection Fade-Proof Fluide



This serum's healing powers come from its combo of organic bamboo extract and color-locking Kalahari Melon extract, which will protect and extend the life of your color.