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Best sun protection for the hair and scalp to prevent sunburn: Supergoop!, Bumble and Bumble, Sachajuan, etc

Best sun protection for the hair and scalp to prevent sunburn: Supergoop!, Bumble and Bumble, Sachajuan, etc

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Text: Emily Heng


Image: Instagram | @sachajuan

We'd like to think we're pretty well-versed in all things suncare. Our comprehensive coverage on sun-safe clothing, sunscreens suitable for sensitive skin types, and hybrid-moisturiser alternatives are proof enough — and yet, we're still surprised by the latest discoveries revealing that we could be doing more to shield ourselves from 'em dastardly rays.

Setting off our radar in recent times: sun protection products for the hair and scalp, ranging from cooling mists that soothe and shield to protective primers equipped with barriers against colour-fading. Yes, just like the skin on other parts of your body, our dome is equally as susceptible to burns, flaking, and dryness. While we've wised up when it comes to safeguarding our precious moneymakers, we haven't quite extended the courtesy to our good ol' think tank. Until now, that is.

On a bad day, your sunburnt head could feel like Joe Pesci's in Home Alone.

Below, a curation of hair SPF we'll be slathering on in generous amounts.

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