6 Sun Protection Hair Products That’ll Help With Sun Damaged Hair

Time to up your SPF (Strand Protection Factor)


Melinda Ayre and Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini |

We all know slathering on sunscreen before a beach run is a no-brainer – but what about sun protection for your hair? If you’re not wearing a hat, then yep, your strands need UV protection in the sun, says trichologist David Salinger. “UV light does two bad things. It breaks some of the bonds in the hair, which can weaken it and lead to breakage. Secondly, it oxidises the pigment in the hair making it lighter in colour.” Start your damage control now: modern hair care is brimming with UV technology. The UV filter ingredients in hair products work by absorbing the UV rays and preventing them from penetrating your precious strands

Perfect Touch Hair Spray Ultra (R70)

Provides the ultimate control for hard-to-hold hairstyles. With UV sunscreens to protect your hair. This is a non-sticky, non-flaking, and anti-static spray perfect for any hair type. Available at .

Jabu Stone Multi Purpose Spray (R28)

Rocking locks or braids? Try this spray that provides hair with rich moisture and keeps it protected from sun damage. It’s ideal for detangling. Available at .

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Vichy Dercos Nutri Reparative Masque (R320)

Contain keratin-complex which repairs the hair and omega 3, 6 & 9 restores strength to dry hair. Contains UV filters that ensure optimum protection. Available at .

John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Agent Touch-Up Creme (R116)

A crème that instantly seals hair to stop frizz as well as give UV protection. Available at .

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Hydra Marine Nourishing Oil (R750)

Contains seaweed rich in anti-oxidants which assist restoring sun damaged hair. Available at .

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Moroccanoil Protect & Prevent Spray (R460)

This spray contains a blend of antioxidants to neutralize even the most aggressive free radicals generated by UV. Has sunscreens to help absorb UV rays and thermal protection against heat. Available at .

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