If there's one thing you don't forget to pack this summer 2019, make it an after sun hair product...
Why do I need an after sun haircare routine?
After sun hair products are designed to remove a build-up of impurities from the hair that wouldn't usually be there such as salt water, SPF and chlorine.
Enriched with nourishing extracts and strengthening ingredients, they help to re-condition the hair post sun-exposure for beautifully healthy and vibrant results.
From shampoos and conditioners to masks and oils, there is a variety of different after sun hair treatments to suit your hair type; discover our edit of the best below.
8 of the best after sun hair products for 2019
1.Kérastase Soleil Bain & Masque UV Defense DuoOne of the brand's newest launches, the Kérastase Soleil Bain & Masque UV Defense Duo are the perfect combination to healthy hair this summer. While the shampoo gently cleanses away impurities and re-hydrates hair after a stint in the sunshine, the masque helps to protect against further damage caused by UV rays, thereby keeping your locks in tip-top condition. Plus, they smell absolutely beautiful and are the perfect accompaniment to your summer beauty routine. Suitable for all hair types, both the shampoo and mask work to strengthen the hair and shield it against damage caused by sun, sea and chlorine. Don't forget to use the Kérastase Soleil Huile Sirène Treatment the morning after to help double up on protection against sun, salt water and chlorine.
2.System Prfofessional Solar Sun OilThe multi-tasking Solaris Sun Oil from System Professional works in a number of ways to protect your hair against UV damage caused by the sun. First up, it can be used pre-sun exposure as it combines UV filters to shield against colour fading. People with chemically-treated or coloured hair should be using this everyday in the sunshine to keep colour vibrant and fresher for longer. Secondly, it can be used as a blow-drying mist after a day in the sun to smooth and reduce frizz as it contains a blend of luxurious oils to soften and hydrate. Finally, for an extra boost of moisture, mix in with your conditioner for a super soft hair feeling post cleansing.
3.L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Solar Sublime After-Sun Hair MaskGorgeously tropical in scent, the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Solar Sublime After-Sun Hair Mask makes for the perfect after sun hair treatment on holiday. Working to gently cleanse all impurities away from the hair including salt, chlorine and UV exposure, the mask replenishes lost moisture and gives back a beautifully bouncy and light feeling. It also brilliantly contains UV filters to help shield the hair against further damage or colour fading meaning that when you use this treatment at night, your hair is protected the next day.
4.Aveda After Sun Hair & Body CleanserLooking to streamline your suitcase? Pack this After Sun Hair & Body Cleanser from Aveda which works to not only keep your hair in beautiful condition on holiday, but also take great care of your delicate skin. Removing chlorine and salt water build-up from both the hair and skin, the cleanser also helps to uplift your senses thanks to its energising essential oil blend of organic neroli, cistus and ylang ylang (perfect for after a day in the sunshine). Rich in super-moisturising botanicals such as coconut, sunflower and tamanu oils, alongside Vitamin E, the cleanser also helps to rehydrate and leave both the skin and hair beautifully soft and smooth. Looking for an extra nourishing moisture boost? Try the Aveda After Sun Hair Treatment Masque - it's the perfect antidote for super stressed-out hair.
5.Wella Professionals Invigo After Sun Cleansing ShampooLooking for a way to gently cleanse away all summer impurities without disrupting the balance of your hair? Try the Wella Professionals INVIGO After Sun Cleansing Shampoo. The formula is infused with pro-Vitamin B5, which helps to really nourish and rehydrate parched locks; perfect for after a day at the beach or by the pool. Furthermore, it helps to protect hair against damage or oxidisation from the sun, meaning your colour will shine brighter and have long-term vibrancy. Use in conjuction with the brand's INVIGO After Sun Express Conditioner for the best results.
6.TIGI Bed Head Totally Beachin' Mellow After-Sun ConditionerFor a sweet-treat treatment after a day in the sun, try the TIGI Bed Head Totally Beachin' Mellow After-Sun Conditioner. Infused with a gorgeously delectable mango and tangerine fragrance, the conditioner works to replenish lost moisture in sun-drenched tresses. It also has UV filters, which not only help to maintain coluour vibrancy, but which also work to shield against further oxidisation and damage. Despite its balmy texture, the conditioner doesn't weigh the hair down and instead leaves locks beautifully light yet hydrated.
7.NUXE After Sun Hair and Body ShampooNUXE's scent is so iconic that it's become a staple in many a summer beauty routine. The brand's After Sun Hair and Body Shampoo has been specially formulated to remove impurities such as SPF, chlorine and salt water without disrupting your hair's natural balance. Sulphate-free, it's perfect for anyone with a sensitive scalp as it doesn't contain the natural foaming agents which can often cause irritation. Instead, it's infused with water flowers, vanilla and sweet orange to help gently cleanse and hydrate.
8.Beauty Works After Sun UV SprayPerfect for throwing into your beach bag for all day top-ups, the Beauty Works After Sun UV Spray can also be used before blow-drying to rehydrate the hair and keep it shiny and soft. Infused with UV filters, the spritz feels super lightweight when applied but helps to protect against colour fading and oxidisation, meaning hair remains vibrant and bright all summer long.