How to: protect your locks from the sun

Just like we protect our skin from the harsh effects of the sun in summer, we also need to protect our hair. Sarah Simpson showcases five of the best products to arm you with the right protection.

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Sun and humidity wreak havoc on hair and what can often feel like a bouncy, beautiful mane at other times of the year, can turn into limp, disobedient frizz. To correct and protect arm yourself with this line-up:

Davines Wellbeing De-stress Lotion, $42
The perfect product for summer,  this lotion works for both hair and skin and is quickly absorbed. It detangles, nourishes and protects the hair and scalp from sun damage and calms dry overheated skin, with added UV filters and a beautiful clove scent. Easily applied with a spray nozzle, this is an essential for the beach bag. 

Davines SU Hair Milk, $37
This leave in hair-treatment is perfect during summer on coloured hair thanks to anti UVA and UVB filters. This leave-in milk will have hair feeling soft and looking-shiny fast. Apply to wet or dry hair.

Oribe Masque for Beautiful Colour, $98
Colour-protecting UV filters in this hair mask, maintains the length of hair colour, as well as protecting against the sun. Added keratin prevents UV damage and the mango butter provides rich conditioning - this is a beautiful restorative hair mask designed to heal damaged hair all summer. 

Stylist fave: Kerri Thomassen from Matt Forsman Hair
For summer we love the O&M Original Detox Shampoo. It has a UV filter to protect your hair from the sun, and removes chlorine build-up after swimming in the pool. Also our favourite go to for the beach bag is the O&M Know Knott, for before and after swimming. Know Knott keeps your hair hydrated, will help prevent mineral build up in the hair and will also help stop your colour from fading. 
All products are available exclusively in salons. Phone 0800 25 25 30 to find you nearest.