Supergoop's Scalp Sunscreen Just Sold Out — Here's What To Shop Instead

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So you’re back home after a day spent at the beach — or just walking around in the summer sun, for that matter — and your part is an angry, irritated shade of pink. It's understandable: You're hopefully well in the habit of slathering SPF from head to toe, but that tiny stretch of skin on your head? A little too easy to forget about.


A couple months ago, sunscreen purveyors Supergoop reminded us of exactly how important scalp sun protection is with their innovative powder formula — which, unsurprisingly, has sold out everywhere. Beauty lovers and sun protection fanatics were clearly all about the mineral brush-on, which offers SPF 45 thanks to zinc oxide, antioxidant protection from vitamin C, and absorbs excess oil with silica, making it a game-changer for second-day strands.

"Hair offers a protective barrier to the scalp, but doesn’t offer full coverage, especially with thinning hair or hair loss," dermatologist Shereene Idriss, MD, of Union Square Laser Dermatology tells Refinery29. "The scalp is often overlooked, but it's a common area for skin cancer." What's a lover of the great outdoors to do? Invest in a scalp sunscreen — and wear a hat, both of which, Dr. Idriss says, are "essential in keeping your scalp skin healthy."

"It’s understandable why my patients don’t want to apply [scalp sunscreen] because it can be oily or mess up their hair style," adds dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD of MDCS Dermatology, who loves powder formulas that will shield your scalp without sacrificing volume. Ahead, you'll find our best scalp sunscreen picks if you simply can't wait for a Supergoop restock.

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Supergoop Poof 100% Mineral Part and Scalp Powder SPF 45

If there's one thing Supergoop has on lock, it's sunscreens. Unsurprisingly, their 2.0 take on the scalp sunscreen sold out after less than three months on the market.
Supergoop! Poof Part Powder SPF 45$45.00 Buy

Coola Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30

Coola's scalp and hair mist offers SPF 30 to shield your strands from heat and UV rays, and is laced with monoi oil and gotu kola extract, plus a pro vitamin B5 blend.
Coola Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30$26.00 Buy

Rene Furterer Solaire Protective Summer Fluid

Rene Furterer's sun mist features hydrating MVPs like sesame and castor oils, in addition to a proprietary UV-blocking ingredient that protects the integrity of your strands. Plus, the fluid-thin texture means that it can be used on dry or wet hair without weighing it down.
Rene Furterer Solaire Protective Summer Fluid 98ml$26.00 Buy

Banana Boat Sport Quik Dri Scalp Spray Sunscreen

Banana Boat is synonymous with childhood summer vacays spend by the pool, but you can still cash in on the nostalgia factor even if you don't get two months off every year. The drugstore brand's Scalp Spray sunscreen clocks in at under $12, and is water resistant up to 80 minutes.
Banana Boat Quik Dri Scalp Spray Sunscreen SPF 30$11.88 Buy

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray SPF 50+ Sunscreen

While not specifically marketed for your scalp, it's not not for it, either. Shiseido's easy-to-use SPF 50 sunscreen spray is lightweight enough that it won't kill your volume, making it a go-to pick for people who spend a lot of time in the sun.
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50+$36.00 $30.60 Buy

Brush on Block Mineral Facial Sunscreen Powder

This one tops the Amazon list for "best scalp sunscreens", and if you don't believe us, just check out the 400+ reviews yourself. The mineral formula isn't the least bit chalky on skin nor hair, which means that even the darkest brunettes can brush this stuff on with complete confidence.
Brush on Block Mineral Facial Sunscreen Powder$32.00 Buy

Quintessence Q-Sunshade Leave In Hair Conditioner and Scalp Protectant SPF 30

Folks with extremely fine hair might do best to steer clear of this one, but if you've got a thicker, coarser texture, then Quintessence's SPF 30 cream formula (which doubles as a leave-in conditioner) might be a great option to protect your part from a nasty sunburn.
Quintessence Leave In Hair Conditioner and Scalp Protectant$25.95 Buy
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