If you want soft, shiny and healthy locks when you return from the beach, then you need to protect, hydrate and repair your crown after every visit.
Just like how SPF products are made for your skin, haircare products can protect your locks from the summer heat. Especially when your exposing your hair to corrosive elements such as saltwater or pool-water for long periods of time. Your hair can actually get burned in the sun (yikes!) and face other forms of damage.
Burnt Hair: Why You Need Sun Protection
Just like your skin, your hair can burn and become damaged in the sun. Damaging UVA and UVB rays penetrate the hair-shaft, and although they can cause hair lightening, AKA the 'sun-kissed highlights' we all love, prolonged heat exposure will lead to splitting, breakage, and overall dullness in the long haul.
And no one wants that.
Our Top Sun Protection Products For Hair
- Institut Esthederm Sun Care Oil Strong Sun
- Wella Professionals Sun Conditioner
- Phyto Phytoplage Hair and Body Rehydrating Shampoo
- Philip Kingsley Sun Shield
- Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil
- Joico K-Pak Color
- Joico K-Pak Clarifying Shampoo
- Cantu Thermal Shield Heat Protect
Institut Esthederm Sun Care Oil
If you're a fan of all natural products, then look no further than the Institut Esthederm Sun Care Oil Strong Sun. This rejuvenating sun care oil is a non-greasy formula that is dry to the touch and provides triple cellular protection.
Wella Professionals Sun Conditioner
If you have fine to medium hair which gets easily weighed down by heavy products, then make sure to try the Wella Professionals Sun Conditioner. It feels super lightweight once spritzed onto the hair, and helps to both hydrate and keep your locks protected against damaging UV rays. It also has a unique vitamin complex to feed the hair with nutrition, making it perfect to use if you suffer from easy breakage, split-ends or dullness.
Phyto Phytoplage Hair and Body After Sun Rehydrating
The Phyto Phytoplage Hair and Body After Sun Rehydrating Shampoo is Infused with Coconut Oil, the multi-use shampoo performs a gentle yet thorough cleanse; it eliminates sunscreen residue and other impurities that can accumulate after a day in the sun. Intensely moisturizing, the formula will cleanse hair and skin without stripping, promoting supple skin and silky-smooth tresses.
Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil
The Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil is a lightweight sun shield that has a natural UV filter to protect hair and enhance color radiance, all while working against damage and dehydration from chlorine and salt water. It's great if you have dry locks as the spray helps to provide impeccable softness and shine.
Joico K-Pak Color Therapy
If you prefer the feel of an oil over a spray, you will love Joico K-Pak Color Therapy. Blended with luxurious oils and UV filters, the lightweight oil helps to shield against the sun's rays, all while keeping the hair soft and hydrated. It strengthens, protects and repairs hair.
Joico K-Pak Clarifying Shampoo
Although technically an after sun haircare product, the Joico K-Pak Clarifying Shampoo Effectively removes all impurities from your hair. Specially formulated for swimmers, people who live in hard water areas and those with heavily-styled hair, this salon-quality shampoo will leave your hair looking and feeling clean and vibrant.
Cantu Thermal Shield Heat Protect
If you're rocking your naturally coily hair, it's a no brainer that you'll need heat protection. Hence why we'd suggest the Cantu Thermal Shield Heat Protect. Better known for heat styling, this spray is also good for minimizing heat frizz and giving your hair a glossier shine. Spritz before stepping out into the sun for an extra barrier of shea butter.
...The after-sun evening routine
- Phytoplage Hair and Body After Sun
- Wella Professional Sun Conditioner
- Philip Kingsley After-Sun Scalp Mask
Shampoo, condition and treat
When you return from a day in the sun, on the beach, or by the pool, you'll need to effectively cleanse, condition and treat your locks to keep them super soft and healthy. Rinsing away chlorine, environmental aggressors and salt from the sea will ensure your hair stays in its best condition all holiday long.
First, start off with the Philip Kingsley After-Sun Scalp Mask. With it's Aloe Vera and Chamomile extracts, your scalp will be intensely hydrated and soothed after a long day in the sun, especially for sensitive skin.
Next, move on to the Phyto Phytoplage Hair and Body After Sun Rehydrating Shampoo, Infused with Coconut Oil, the multi-use shampoo performs a gentle yet thorough cleanse.
Conditioning your hair is an easy way to help add in the lost moisture from a day sunbathing and swimming. The Wella Professionals Sun Conditioner is a high-performance cream which deeply repairs and nourishes hair, leaving it irresistibly smooth, healthy and soft to the touch.