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You might think you have your summer skincare routine down by now, thanks to years of trial and error. There's the sunscreen you've tested in at least three different countries, as well as the commute-friendly primer that's saved your foundation. But we have one more addition you might have overlooked: SPF for your hair.

Yes, your hair. UV rays are just as damaging for your scalp as they are on the rest of your body, so you need to protect it, especially if you have lighter-colored hair. Grey and lighter hair have less melanin to block harmful rays; coloured and fine hair are also more susceptible to sun damage. Some hair types just require more attention.

If you don't want to break up with your signature middle parting, it's important to protect your exposed scalp. Likewise, cornrows and tight braids (which are close to the scalp) also need more protection. As your scalp is usually covered by hair, it can take longer to recognise if you have any sunburn or damage, so a mist that protects from UV rays is essential.

It's not only your scalp you have to pay attention to. You've probably already noticed the changes in your hair texture when you've spent a few too many hours soaking up the sun on holiday. UVA and UVB rays can cause moisture loss and brittle ends which can get further damaged by chlorine.

It's not all dreary, as we've found the best SPF hair mists so you can protect yourself without any fuss. Get spritzing.