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Can Sun Cause Hair Loss? What You Can Do About It

Wednesday 26th June 24

hair health ,ingredient science ,scalp health
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5+ min read

Can Sun Cause Hair Loss? What You Can Do About It

 We all know the importance of protecting our skin from the sun's harmful rays using SPF creams. But did you know that protecting your scalp and hair is just as crucial? Sun exposure doesn’t only impact your skin; it can also affect your scalp health and lead to hair loss.

Did You Know? 13% of skin cancers are detected on the scalp. Yes, you read that right! The scalp, often overlooked, is highly vulnerable to sun damage.

WHAT DO SPF NUMBERS MEAN?
SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, measures the effectiveness of a sunscreen product. SPF values typically range from 10 to 50+. In theory, an SPF 50 product means you can stay in the sun 50 times longer without burning compared to when not wearing any sunscreen. If you usually burn after 10 minutes in the sun, SPF 50 can extend this to 500 minutes.

CAN YOU USE REGULAR SUNSCREEN ON YOUR SCALP?
At MONPURE, science and luxury are at the core of our innovation. We believe that sun protection isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, especially when it comes to areas as specific as the scalp and face. Standard body SPF products are formulated for larger skin surface areas with vastly different needs to those of the scalp and face. Most SPF products for the face do not cater for the scalp as it is a more complex structure with a significantly higher number of hair follicles compared to the rest of the body. Our specialised SPF 50 Sunscreen Scalp & Face is designed to work harmoniously on both scalp and face meeting the specific needs of each area with no compromise on protection or performance. It delivers a truly lightweight, quick-absorbing, non-greasy invisible finish unlike other high value SPF products which are associated with being heavy and oily. 

WHY CHOOSE MONPURE SPF 50 SUNSCREEN FOR SCALP & FACE?
Our SPF 50 Sunscreen Scalp & Face stands out for several reasons:

  • 4-D Multi-Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid: This cutting-edge ingredient targets different layers of the skin, not just one,  providing deep hydration both at the surface and within. Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, ensuring your skin remains moisturised and preventing dehydration.
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Known for its wide range of anti-aging benefits, Niacinamide helps protect UV-challenged skin, making it a natural choice for our SPF formulation. It also acts as an antioxidant, evens out skin tone, and smooths the texture of the skin.
  • Blue Light Stem Cell Technology: This revolutionary active, derived from Arabian Cotton, enhances the skin’s response to sun damage and helps manage photosensitivity, making it ideal for scalp care.


Our formula is more than just an SPF; it’s a targeted treatment designed to prevent sun damage. The lightweight, non-greasy serum leaves no residue or white cast, making it a game-changer in the SPF category. It's also dermatologically tested and reef-safe, adhering to the Hawaii definition of marine-safe products.

HOW DOES SUN CAUSE CAUSE HAIR LOSS?
Sun exposure can cause significant damage to hair follicles, particularly from UVA rays that penetrate deep into the dermis. Here’s how:

  • Thinning Hair: Compromised follicles may produce thinner, less robust hair.
  • Fragile Hair: Hair may grow in a weakened, brittle state.
  • Permanent Hair Loss: Severely damaged follicles may cease to grow hair altogether.

We are born with around 100,000 hair follicles, and unlike other parts of the body, these follicles cannot always regenerate once damaged. The sun’s rays can cause irreversible damage to these follicles, impacting their ability to produce healthy hair. This damage can lead to inefficient follicle function, resulting in thinning hair, decreased quality, and potentially permanent hair loss.

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HAIR HEALTH
While some causes of hair loss are beyond our control, preventing sun-induced hair damage is within our reach. With MONPURE's SPF 50 Sunscreen Scalp & Face, you can shield your scalp and hair from harmful UV rays, preserving their health and vitality throughout the seasons. Our product is formulated to offer optimum protection against sun damage, making it a reliable choice for year-round scalp and hair care.

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