If there is anytime where we want to show off curls, it’s most definitely the summer. Whether you are rocking your afro, messy bun, or long cascading curls, your hair is at one of its greatest risks every time you step out in the sun. Like skin, hair can get damaged when we are out in the sun too long without proper protection. This season, do yourself a favor and guard your hair with UV protecting products.
When untreated, hair that is exposed to harmful UVA or UVB rays is more prone to being dry and brittle, which can often lead to more hair shedding or breakage than usual. Also if your curls are color treated, leaving them exposed to sun rays for a long amount of time can cause color to fade quickly, giving you lackluster and limp curls (which won’t look good with your swimsuit!).
Luckily there are UV protecting products out there that coat hair to keep moisture in and harmful sun rays out. Besides, it’s the summer and the last thing you want to do is hide curls under a hat or stay indoors until the sun sets. Your curls deserve to take center stage, so read on for some of our favorite products to protect your locks from the sun.
Ouidad Sun Shield Sun & Sport Leave-In Conditioner has UV blockers that form an invisible shield to give hair ultimate protection against the sun’s harmful rays.
TRESemme Climate Control Climate Protection Finishing Spray fights humidity, static, and UV rays without leaving any sticky residue.
Rene Furterer Sun Care Repairing After Sun Mask is great if you spent too much time in the sun. It restores damaged hair to a more softer and supple texture.
Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is a water-resistant mist that protects hair against the sun for up to 16 hours thanks to shea butter and coconut oil.
Bumble and Bumble Color Minded UV Protective Styling Balm is a lightweight balm that fights against UV rays whether your hair is colored or not.
Bee Mine BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Conditioner is a concoction of shea butter, coconut oil, organic raw honey, and cupuacu butter that helps protect against UVA and UVB rays while restoring shine and moisture to stressed hair.
Babo Botanicals Swim and Sport Detangling Spray is a plant-based conditioner that fights UV damage while keeping hair super-hydrated.
Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray protects hair from UV rays with its conditioning agents and UV absorbers.
Proganix Anti-Fade Shampoo Antioxidant + UV Protection is great for those who have colored curls. It’s sulfate-free and includes rich cherry blossom extract that protects color against harmful sun rays.
Alterna Bamboo UV+ Color Protection Rehab Deep Hydration Masque has lush ingredients of organic bamboo extract and Kalahari melon extract to shield curls from UVA/UVB dry out.