I think that it is so smart that haircare companies are introducing SPF to their summer collections. It seems to be the next logical step in sun protection. We protect our skin everyday with sunscreen, why not our hair?!
Redken Introduced their Color Extend line in 2009 (see my review at http://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/redken-color-extend-sun-collection/). This year, they have added the new Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12 to the Color Extend Sun haircare regimen. This is a leave-in product that helps prevent burnt scalps while protecting hair.
The Claim: The UVA and UVB filters in Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12 provide protection plus filters coat the hair to protect the integrity of the hair fiber and safeguard haircolor and highlights. Redken’s exclusive Interbond Conditioning System and the advanced Hydra-Shield Complex deliver strengthening Ceramide and moisture-rich Mango Oil to dry strands to resurface the cuticle, repair damaged areas and replenish lost moisture.
This product is particularly recommended for stylists and consumers with side/middle/fringe parts, thinning hair, receding hairlines, or light-colored hair, and are looking for a multi-tasking product to protect their hair and scalp from UV damage while helping to protect and replenish the hair,” states Rodney Cutler, Redken Brand Ambassador and owner of Cutler/Redken Salon. “It is highly recommended to use the protective treatment at the beach or by the pool and for people who work outdoors and/or who play outdoor sports.”
What I think: I like the ease of this product — just spray on wet hair and you’re done. My scalp hasn’t burned yet this year, which is great, and I love that the spray is protection my color, which hasn’t faded. So I recommend this spray to protect the scalp and hair!
Other products in Redken’s Color Extend Sun line include:
• Color Extend Sun After-Sun Shampoo: Apply to wet hair, massage into a lather, and rinse.
• Color Extend Sun After-Sun Mask: After shampooing, apply to damp hair. Leave on 5 to 15 minutes. Rinse.
• Color Extend Sparkling Shield: Apply to damp or dry hair. Leave-in. Reapply throughout the day as needed.
Learn more about the Color Extend Line at www.redken.com. You can purchase these products at salon’s near you. Enjoy!