UV Protection & SunQuist


At SunQuist, we believe that you should have the best of all worlds: great hair products, protection from the solar UV rays, and excellent customer service.  All of the products offered on our site have been hand-selected to provide your hair with all of the styling, conditioning, and maintenance needs while still providing UV protection.

Note - the products do not always say that there is UV protection on the label, but each product has an ingredient to provide protection against UVA and/or UVB rays.  

Why don't the products say anything about SPF?

The FDA has strict guidelines and tests for any product claiming sunscreen labels, as sunscreen for your skin is considered an over-the-counter drug.  Every product has ingredients intended to protect your hair against color degradation, but makes no claims on protecting the skin.

Common UV Protective Ingredients

Benzophenone-4 (UVA/UVB protection) and ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (UVB only) are the ingredients most commonly used in hair styling products, and one of these two ingredients will be present in most of the ingredient lists you see on the site.  Please note, unless otherwise noted, there is no claim of SPF/sunscreen coverage, but please send us feedback on your experience - we would love to hear from you!   

To see additional information on sunscreen and UVA/UVB coverage, please read some of the following articles:

http://www.sterlingminerals.com/spf-claims-in-mineral-makeup-and-skincare/

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/NewsEvents/ucm473752.htm

http://www.supergoop.com/sun-101-2/