Best Beauty Buys: Sun Protection for Hair

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By Butterboom Writers  /  July 18, 2013

Our top 3 UV hair mists to protect your locks while you’re out and about. We bet you’ve established a beauty routine that includes slathering sunscreen on your face and body. But have you overlooked the TLC and protection your hair needs too? This is especially so during summertime, where activities like swimming and sunbathing can wreak havoc on your locks and cause bad hair days ahead.

UV exposure leads to a loss in hair strength and elasticity. This triggers photo-oxidation, which discolours and fades hair colour – natural or not. So spritz your hair with a UV spray before you head out and remember to re-spritz, whether you’re hitting the beach, out at work or just running some errands. Such products contain UV filters to keep your crowning glory looking lustrous and healthy, as well as maintain a dye job.

We shortlisted the top 3 UV mists that shield your tresses from sun damage.


1. Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil HK$290/100ml. A light oil spray that contains wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils as well as organic shea butter, coconut and palm oils. It smoothens out frizzes and nourishes while protecting hair for up to 16 hours. This has an invigorating smell of citrus and spices.  Available at Lane Crawford Pacific Place, Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 3964.

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2. Rene Furterer Moisturising Ultra-Protective Sun Fluid KPF90 HK$275/125ml. The brand has created a one-of-its-kind hair protection rating system. This waterproof mist has a keratin protection factor (KPF) that blocks 90% of UV rays. Contains sesame oil, which is a natural UV filter. A blend of grapefruit, apricot, coconut and jasmine yield a light, lovely fragrance. Available at Sasa outlets.


3. Korres Red Vine Year-Round Hair Sun Protection HK$140/150ml. It contains water-resistant UV filters to prevent hair colour from fading while red vine polyphenols and sunflower extract protect hair from UVA photo-oxidation. Also formulated with aloe vera and provitamin B5, which hydrate and leave hair feeling soft. Available at Joyce Beauty, Faces Ocean Terminal.


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