Sesame Seed Oil SPF 4
Shea Butter – SPF 4
Jojoba Oil – SPF 4
Olive and Coconut Oil – SPF 2
Straight from the heart, I was elated! My current moisturizer is soften Shea butter with olive, coconut and jojoba oil with a few other essential oils. So I've been protecting my strands with natural SPFs and didn't even know it! According to my research, our skin has it's own sun protection factor, but there are several skin types which determine how long you can stay in the sun without burning. Long story short, whatever your time limit is you would be multiple by the SPF # to yield the number of minutes till your next application. For example, if your time till burn is 15 minutes and your lotion has is SPF10, you could hang for 150 minutes. But, considering hair is not like skin, for the purpose of providing an example, I'm going to use a time limit of 10. Therefore, an application of Shea butter provides me with 40 minutes of protection.
Now on to the real excitement! I thought I hit the jackpot when I saw that Macadamia oil provides an hour of protection. At the local grocery store its about $12.00 for an 8 oz jar. Six months ago, I would have stopped mid-research and ran out the house, debit card in tow! But something didn't sit well with me. I just knew that couldn't be the greatest amount of SPF natural products could provide! Then I came across information about the 3 oils listed above, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil and Wheatgerm Oil.
Can you say...the bomb dot com!
As reported by Ehow.com
Red Raspberry seeds contain high levels of omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids in addition to antioxidants and natural vitamin E. According to Anthony J. O'Lenick, author of "Oils of Nature," red raspberry seed oil has a natural SPF between 28 and 50 and may also contain clinically significant anti-inflammatory properties.
200 minutes or 3.20 hours
Read more: Natural Oils That Contain SPF