During the warmer months, keep your hair protected with our selection of the best summer hair essentials. Formulated with SPF and hydrating ingredients, hair protectants are an absolute must throughout the summer as they work to keep your hair moisturised and free from damage, while keeping your colour vibrant.
SPF hair protectants can also help to keep your scalp protected from harmful UV rays, minimising redness and damage. Simply work the products throughout your hair for an even distribution and your hair will come back sun-kissed instead of sun-damaged.
The Best Summer Hair Essentials
If you love to go swimming on holiday and can't resist the sea and pool, then make sure to keep your hair protected with Philip Kingsley's invisible veil. Saltwater and chlorine can seriously damage your locks, especially if they have been chemically coloured, so making sure to protect them will avoid any hair disasters. This has also been formulated with sun screen to avoid damage from harmful UV rays.
If you love to lie in the sun, then Aveda's Protective Hair Veil is the product for you. Formulated with a water-resistant UV defence system, it helps to keep coloured locks free from fading and damage. It is also infused with Green Tea, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Neroli and Ylang Ylang to make your hair smell divine, and keep it conditioned and nourished.
It's not just not on the beach that your hair needs extra care. Once you return from a day in the sun, make sure you nourish your hair from all the UV, heat and saltwater exposure with a conditioning treatment. This one from TIGI is enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to rehydrate sun-drenched locks and keep them soft and healthy.
After a day in the sun. there's nothing better for your hair than treating it to conditioning and nourishing mask. This mask from Kérastase however is slightly different and gives your hair UVA and UVB protection for your following day in the sun! We love its lightweight feel, and the fact it gives our hair a nourishing nighttime treat and protective boost the next day.
If you like to wash your hair in the morning, then swap your regular shampoo for one that contains UV protectants. It's a great way to keep your hair well-cared for from environmental aggressors, and will work to keep your colour vibrant, healthy and shiny. Plus all Alterna products are formulated without chemical nasties such as parabens and sulfates, making them ideal for sensitive hair and scalps.
One of our favourite summer hair essentials, this Jo Hansford Protect and Shine Leave-In Conditioner is formulated with Keratin Amino Acids to repair hair and leave it healthy, glossy and nourished. Sun-drenched hair needs extra treatments, and this lightweight spritz will do just that without weighing it down or causing stickiness.