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Summer Hair Protectors

Prepping for your big break in the sun? Don’t forget to pack a protective and nourishing hair product to keep locks safe from damaging UV rays and dehydrating salt and chlorine.

Particularly important for coloured hair, it’s the only way to ensure locks stay vibrant and healthy after a week by the pool.


Bamboo Beach Summer Sun Recovery Spray, £21 | Alterna

This leave-in conditioner deeply nourishes sun-parched hair in need of hydration, transforming limp locks into shiny tresses with its unique bamboo formula, while protecting strands against the elements.

Sun Care Hair & Body Cleanser, £17.50 | Aveda

Remove chlorine, salt and product build-up with this refreshing tropical-scented cleanser. It contains the likes of organic coconut oil and vitamin E to help maintain moisture balance after a day in the sun.

Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer, £20.50 | Bumble and Bumble

With no less than six feather-light blends of oil, this primer for hair will protect against UV damage and boost lacklustre locks on holiday. 


UV Hair Protector, £24 | Ultrasun

Suitable for all hair types, this protecting formula preserves and conditions natural and colour-treated locks from UV rays, chlorine and salt water damage, while replenishing moisture levels and detangling hair. A must for the beach bag, then. 

After Sun Recovery Mask, £16 | Phyto Phytoplage

Rehydrate hair damaged by a combination of sun, salt and chlorine with this recovery spray, which works to detangle, hydrate and smooth your locks.

Sun Recovery Hydrating Shampoo, £10.50 | Paul Mitchell

This nourishing, sulphate-free shampoo is infused with powerful UVA and UVB protection to guard coloured hair from fading and keep locks silky soft.


Swimcap Cream, £22 | Philip Kingsley

For swim and sun protection, look to this water resistant conditioner, which protects against the dryness and damage caused by chlorine and salt, while preventing discolouration by filtering out the sun’s rays.

Sun Oil SPF 30, £32 | DECLÉOR 

Protect your skin and hair with this fragrant spray, which contains UVA and UVB filters to guard your from harmful rays and prevent premature ageing.

Protect Sun Protection Spray, £20 | KeraStraight

Keep your tresses safe in the sun with this protecting spray, which offers your hair up to eight times its natural protection, plus reduces the damaging effects of salt water and chlorine.

Red Vine Hair Sun Protection, £10 | Korres

Containing natural UV filters, this spray offers long-lasting hydration and keeps your hair colour vibrant.

Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque, £21 | Aveda

With its intense moisturising properties, this hair masque restores and helps repair sun-exposed hair. The antioxidant blend also contains green tea to protect hair from free radical damage.

Original Protective Sun Oil (Collector Edition), £16 | Phyto Phytoplage

This luxurious oil spray features a sun filter and high-performance anti-UVB polymer to protect hair from harsh rays, while its moisturising properties repair damage from sea and chlorine.  

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