We now know that the effects of the sun on our hair is just as harsh as chemical bleach, lightening it’s natural colour and fading or changing our pricey highlights and colours! In addition to this, sea water and chlorine also plays havoc with our luscious locks, so what measures can we take to ensure were not frying or barnet’s to oblivion?
Basically look for haircare products which contain a preventative UV filter. These products will act in the same way a sun cream does on our skin, protecting the hair from harmful rays whilst keeping it well moisturised.
Redken have a fantastic range of After-Sun products (this doesn’t mean you have to fry your hair first, they work perfectly well as a preventative measure) which protect the hair all year round from the damaging effect of the suns rays. We love the Color Extend After-Sun Shimmering Defense £15.35 , which is basically three products in one, a sun protector, a colour extender and a shine booster, to be applied to damp or dry hair and combed through.
Aveda’s After Sun Treatment Masque £14.70 is a lovely weekly treat for parched hair, magically restoring the hairs protein balance whilst defending against free radicals and the effects of the sunlight. Again this can be used at anytime but you will really feel the effects after a day spent flitting between the sea, the pool and sun bathing.
If you are looking for a good range to pop in your luggage and take away with you then we highly recommend Charles Worthington’s Sun Shine UV protection range. This range comes includes a shampoo, conditioners and finishing spray, all of which come in mini’s that are designed to last you a two week holiday.
The whole range is enriched with moisturising rice proteins and antioxidant white tea, ridding your hair of any salt, chlorine and pollutants and safeguarding it from colour fade and dulling all for a miniscule £1.95 each!