With skin, it's more obvious: Skip the SPF and you feel it. Thankfully, your hair doesn't sting or turn bright red after you've been baking in the sun. It puts up a good front, but your hair is just as sensitive to sun as your skin, especially if it's color treated or already damaged. According to Dr. Francesca Fusco, a Clear Scalp & Hair dermatologist, the sun, its UV rays and the heat it generates can damage your hair in a number of ways. It can fade your color, burn your scalp and even break down keratin fiber in your hair (translation: brittle, straw-like hair).
One of the easiest ways to protect your hair and scalp is to invest in a hat -- obviously. But for all of those other times when a topper won't do, you need to apply a product that shields against summer rays. Here, our favorite hair products with UV filters and SPF protection, plus, expert-approved ways to undo sun damage.
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