We put a huge emphasis on sun protection for our face and body during the summer months. However, should we include our hair in this essential routine?
Most do not consider the harsh consequences of the sun’s UVA/UVB rays that can result in our signature locks becoming dull, damaged and dehydrated. Furthermore, the aggressive impact of sand and sea on our scalp and hair needs to be addressed.
Top tips to protect your locks in the sun:
- Protect your scalp from sunburn and dryness with a cap or a hat.
- Avoid using any heat styling tools
- Use SPF protection sprays/oils to nourish and protect your hair from the sun
- Rinse your hair after a dip in the pool or a splash in the salty sea.
- Use an after-sun care shampoo and treatment to re-hydrate your locks.
PhytoPlage – the Sun protection range from Phyto (€20)
Phytoplage L’Original Protective Sun Oil is perfect for anyone looking to nourish and protect their hair from the sun, sea, salt and swimming pool.
This is perfect for creating glamorous beach waves without the stickiness or a sophisticated slicked-back ponytail. This maximum sun protection oil moisturizes and softens hair with a glossy, wet-looking shine. Spray on dry or damp hair before and during sun exposure and make sure to reapply after swimming.
Phytoplage L’Original Protective Sun Veil (€19)
Phytoplage L’Original Protective Sun Veil is a lightweight sun protective mist that will protect your hair and guard colour from UV damage. Summer in a bottle! Even a little exposure calls for extra protection. Add a luminous veil of shine, while protecting hair from damaging UV rays and environmental stresses with this lightweight, invisible spray.
Fragrant lotus flower and sweet almond oil have anti-dryness and ultra-softening properties, while sunflower defends hair and colour against free radical damage.
Perfect for days on the golf course or lunch on the terrace. Spray on dry or damp hair before and during sun exposure. Reapply after swimming.
And don’t forget your after-sun repair care – try out the Phyto Rehydrating Shampoo (€15), After-Sun Recovery Mask (€20) and the After-Sun Recovery Spray (€17)