Why you seriously need to start using hair products with SPF in them

SPF hair products
Photography by Peter Stigter

I don’t mean to brag—JK, I do—but I haven’t stepped outside without SPF on in ages. If I could bathe in sunscreen, I would. But this past weekend, I made the horrible mistake of spending an entire afternoon outside without a hat on. Now, three whole days later, I’m still dealing with the consequences of a burnt scalp. Not to be dramatic, but it feels like I’ve had my skull bashed in.

If you would like to learn from my mistake and never feel this excruciating pain, here are five great SPF hair products that I actually normally use but OH MY GOD, THIS ONE TIME. My personal favourite is Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray SPF 30 ($42, sephora.com), because it’s lightweight, hydrating, and paraben- and sulfate-free, but honestly, they’re all great. Just use one. Or wear a hat. Be safe (and smarter than me)!