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The Best Sunscreens for Preventing Scalp Burns

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When we say you should be applying sunscreen head to toe, we mean it. There are a few spots that are often forgotten when applying sun protection, like the ears and scalp. Scalp protection is especially important for those with thinning hair or bald heads, but it’s essential for everyone. It might surprise you to learn that 13 percent of all skin cancers are on the scalp. Keep your scalp skin safe from burns and apply these products to your part or any other sparse hair areas on your head.

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Sun Bum Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30 ($18)

Lightweight and fast-drying, this sunscreen looks and feels invisible while keeping the scalp and hair safe from the sun.

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Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil ($40)

This spray might be made to protect strands, but it can also keep your scalp safe at the same time. The water-resistant UV defense mist forms an invisible veil to protect hair from sun exposure. The UVA/UVB filters derived from wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils help protect hair from the drying effects of the sun.

AvedaSunCareHairandBodyCleanser

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Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 ($69)

This brush-on powder sunscreen is super easy to apply anywhere. It’s also the only powder sunscreen recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for active use.

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Award Photo: Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50

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