Does Your Hair Need Sunblock?

Feb 16, 2023

Sun protection for hair is something we all consider at some point, especially if our hair is a little damaged, dry or on the finer side.

But does healthy, shiny hair really need sunblock?

Sun Protection For Hair – Yes or No?

Healthy hair doesn’t necessarily need sunblock, but it won’t hurt to protect it so it doesn’t become unhealthy hair. And of course, if your hair is coloured or damaged by heat, swimming, mechanical stress and the like, then it’s wise to protect it from the sun.

So, Why Do You need Sun Protection For Hair?

The simple reason is that UV exposure can lead to dry and/or frizzy locks, as well as discolouration in all hues of hair.

Can You Use Natural Sun Shields?

There are several natural ingredients that can help protect your hair from sun damage too.

These include:

Coconut oil: rich in fatty acids and antioxidants.

Aloe vera: so soothing and hydrating.

Shea butter: a rich, creamy emollient that doses hair with moisture.

Avocado oil: high in vitamins A, D, and E, as well as antioxidants.

Olive oil: rich in vitamins, antioxidants and moisture.

It’s important to note that while natural ingredients can provide some protection, they may not offer as much as specialised hair care products formulated with UV filters.

Marc & Maxwell’s Ultimate Sunscreen Buys

If your hair is coloured make sure that your shampoo and conditioner has a UV protecter built in. Protect your hair with quality products that offer styling as well as UV protection. Double up with a glamorous hat or scarf.

We’ve picked out our faves for you! 

Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray

With conditioning and UV-absorbing molecules for sun protection, this will also leave your hair shiny and manageable, thanks to hydrating Argan Oil.

Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray

Oribe Apres Beach Wave & Shine Spray

With UV protection, this can be used to style wet or dry hair into gorgeous tousled waves. It’s awesome on any type of hair, even if you’ve had a keratin treatment.

Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray

Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Colour

With vitamins and moisture, this protects against colour fade, keeping strands shiny and manageable.

Sun protection for hair


Oribe Conditioner for Beautiful Colour
Hydrates and detangles, thanks to vitamins and moisturisers, leaving hair shiny and vibrant for much longer. 

Oribe Conditioner for Beautiful Hair

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