Holiday hair

The importance of looking after our skin in the sun is well documented, but what about our locks?
Just like skin, hair su ers from environmental damage. ‘Wherever you’re holidaying, it’s important to protect your hair from the surrounding elements,’ says Richard Ward, celebrity stylist and former hairdresser to the Duchess of Cambridge. ‘The key is to use plenty of conditioning treatments and protective products to keep hair strong, healthy and at its best.’

Happily, there are plenty of products to choose from. Here are some of the best to ensure your hair remains your crowning glory all summer long…

Salt from the sea and chlorine from the pool can have ravaging e ects on your locks. Phyto Plage Recovery Spray (5) is a leave-in treatment that repairs and smooths hair, leaving it instantly shiny. £13 at Space NK: 020-8740 2085,

Often hair is dried out by the sun, so it needs both more moisture and protein. Trevor Sorbie Rejuvenate Strengthening Treatment (3) can be used as a conditioner or mask, providing intense nourishment. It also keeps dry ends at bay. £8.99, available from July at Boots: 0845-070 8090,

It’s well known that even the most vibrant hair colour can fade in the sun. Come to your colour’s rescue with an intensive mask. Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Diamond Color Intensive Mask (2) not only enhances your hair’s luminosity thanks to a diamond gloss serum, but it also has a UV ? lter to protect your hair from the sun’s rays. £5.49 at Boots: as before.

Tired of ?fighting the frizz at the ? rst hint of moisture in the air? The bio-advanced peptide complex in JOICO Humidity Blocker (4) replicates the DNA of healthy human hair to rebuild the protein structure (in other words, smoothing it down). Spray on to enjoy silky locks. £14.95 at JOICO: 0845-071 2326,

Salt, sweat, sun lotion… All of these cause build-up in the hair, leaving it looking lifeless and dull. Bumble and Bumble Surf Shampoo (1) is specially formulated to gently cleanse the hair without stripping it of moisture, leaving it light and bouncy. £18.50 at John Lewis: 0345-604 9049,

A brush that dries hair faster, diminishes heat damage and ? ghts frizz sounds too good to be true, but Ecotools Smoothing Detangler Brush (6) does all three. £10.99 at Boots: as before.


1 Richard Ward Colour Makeover The salon’s style directors take into account skin tone, eye colour and season to create and execute your perfect hair colour. A glass of champagne, a manicure and make-up application complete the experience. £399 at Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa, Chelsea, London.
020-7730 1222,

2 Over-processing, pollution and sun exposure can strip hair of natural oils. The Vidal Sassoon Repair Treatment aims to combat brittle and dehydrated hair, fortifying the hair ? bre to leave it stronger and more resilient. £15 to £25, at Vidal Sassoon salons nationwide.

3 A good blow-dry should last you days. Why not discover a style uniquely your own with an Aveda Bespoke Blow Dry? £46 at Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa, Covent Garden, London.
020-7759 7355,