I don’t mean to brag—yes 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 with sunscreen on every part of my body except for my head. Now three days later, I’m still dealing with the consequences of a sunburnt scalp. Not to be dramatic, but it feels like I’ve had my skull bashed in—my scalp is on fire and my head is throbbing.
If you would like to learn from my mistake and never feel this excruciating pain, here are five great SPF hair products that I 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, I don’t care which one you use as long as you use one. Or wear a hat. Be safe (and smarter than me)!
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