So you know all about summer skincare, but what about summer hair protection?
When it comes to summer, you might be all over that SPF skincare malarkey, but what about your hair? The sun can be just as damaging to your tresses as it can be to your face. Our beauty editors reveal their must-have products for summer hair protection…
1. The shampoo & conditioner
Straight from the beaches of Brazil, Novex Summer Beach Shampoo & Conditioner is a deep conditioning system designed to combat the drying effects of the sun, sea and sand. With vitamin E to replenish moisture and encourage healthy growth and coconut and green tea extract to help combat chlorine and salt water damage.
2. The hair mask
New in from Davines, the Italian haircare label taking the world by storm, is the Su Hair Mask. A moisture replenishing hair mask specially designed to defy the effects of sun exposure, it contains citrus myrtifolia extract, a natural anti-inflammatory, to help soothe irritation or sunburn. Davines pride themselves on being eco-friendly, so packaging is 100% recyclable. Simply apply after shampoo and rinse after 10 minutes.
3. The leave in treatment
Suitable for all hair types, this complete care Soleil CC Cream from Kerastase protects, repairs, and illuminates hair that has been exposed to UV rays. And, because it’s a leave-in treatment, it also helps to prevent hair colour change caused by the sun’s rays. Simply apply to damp or dry hair before sun exposure and reapply throughout the day as necessary.
4. The styling spray
This paraben-free ocean waves texturizing spray from Alterna creates that coveted ‘just back from the beach’ look instantly. Infused with organic bamboo extract to strengthen hair, Tahitian coconut to moisturise and Aterna Haircare Colour hold technology to protect colour from sun, seawater and other environmental stressors, plus a Brazillian mango and coconut milk scent to die for!
5. The SPF (yes, really!)
They say ignorance is bliss, but in this case it’s only going to lead to dry, sad looking hair. If you didn’t already know, you should be applying an SPF to your hair as religiously as your face during the summer – especially during heatwaves! Without it, hair is vulnerable to UV radiation, clorine and salt water. Not to mention colour fade. Try the Daily UV Hair Protector from Ultrasun which will also leave tresses supple and elastic – the pefect handbag size, spritz before you head out and top-up throughout the day.
Really want to treat your hair this summer? Shop all summer hair protection at allbeauty.com