7 Summer Sun Hair Care Products

We all protect our skin from the sun when we go to the beach or spend a whole day out. It's almost an automated action, but what about protection for our hair? The sun and the beach/water environment can damage your hair in many ways, manifesting as faded hair color, brittle and dry hair with split ends.

I've round up some easy to use sun protect sprays and lotions. Sprays and lotions rest on the hair and protect it from the sun, but as with regular body UV protection products, these also require touch ups during sun exposure. Deep conditioner that penetrate the hair will give a longer lasting protection. Each brand has a sun care line, take a look at the complementary products for more options.

1. Redken Color Extend Sun Waterwear is a water-resistant treatment for sun-exposed hair. It contains the Hydra Shield complex that helps protect against environmental damage and humidity, UVA/UVB filters to prevent sun damage, Mango oil that replenishes moisture and vibrancy, the Ceramide repairs and resurfaces and an exclusice Interbond Conditioning System. It creates a frizz-free and natural finish in and out the water. So this one would be perfect to have when going swimming and reapplying as needed.

Buy: Redken Color Extend Sun Waterwear 100ml - €18.14

2. Kérastase Soleil Huile Céleste is a conditioning oil that protects the hair from the sun, sea and chlorine. The Kérastase Soleil Huile Céleste contains UVA and UVB filters to protect and is enriched with macadamia oil to condition. The smooth, light texture is easily and evenly spread through the hair. Reflective micro-particles give the hair brilliant shine and a glamorous finish. This one an be used before, after and during sun exposure. 

Buy: Kérastase Soleil Huile Céleste 125ml -  €20.93
3. Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Sun Protect Spray Conditioner is a protection spray for daily use that helps protect the hair against UV, minimising damage caused by sun and environmental factors such as saltwater and wind. The ingredient list includes UV-filter, antioxidant vitamin E, palm oil moisturizing complex, amino cell rebuild technology and cationic polymer. This is another spray with a combination of hydration, protection and strength. 

4. Wella SP Sun UV Protection Spray protects the hair from the sun and UV rays, rehydrates summer hair and keeps hair looking healthy, strong and shiny. It's a non-greasy, water-resistant formula that should be applied regurlary when in the sun. 

5. Matrix Biolage Sunsorials Protective Hair Non Oil helps shield agains sun, pool and seawater. It's a lightweight mist formulated with a blend of antioxidant Vitamin E derivative and repairative Ceramide that helps provide protection and strength. The mist leaves hair clean, natural and guarded against the elements. Best applied before swimming or sun exposure. Reapplying after swimming prolongs the protection wear.

6. Bedhead Colour Combat Colour Goddess Leave In Conditioner has been formulated especially for colored hair. Featuring their new Color Lockdown Technology this leave in conditioner creates a protective shield on the hair to fight against water, heat and UV rays. 

7. L'Oreal Professionnel Série Expert Solar Sublime Spray provides instant protection and nourishment to hair during exposure to the suns harmful rays. This lightweight, non-greasy formula with Mexoryl S.O. UV-Protect creates a protective film to the hair shaft to defend against moisture loss or UV penetration. Using this spray before and during sun exposure gives the best protection.

Buy: L'Oreal Professionnel Série Expert Solar Sublime Spray 125ml - €9.15

I have never used any sun protection for my hair, but I would love to try one of these out. Have you girls tested any of these? Which one do you recommend me trying? Share your experience with us! xx

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