Holiday hair rescue
"The sun wreaks havoc on your locks, dehydrating the cuticle, making you appear drab and frizzy and acting as a catalyst for split ends," says celebrity hairdresser Alan Coban.
"Just like your skin, your hair needs to be protected. UV inhibitors create an essential barrier over the hair's cuticle, protecting your strands from sun damage."
Replenish & protect
1. Wella Biotouch Sun Hair & Body Shampoo, $20.50 Suitcase space-saver
This clever two-in-one cleanses the body and also gently removes salt and chlorine residue from summer holiday hair.
2. VO5 Hot Oil - Moisturising, $4.99 (3x15mL) Editor's favourite
Each of these one-minute treatments removes up to 75 per cent more chlorine than washing alone and provides UV filter protection that lasts up to four washes.
3. Kerastase Paris Soleil Crème UV Defense Active, $32.50
A deluxe, salon-quality treatment to revive colour and fortify weakened hair against the ravages of UV radiation, salt water and chlorine.
4. L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Solar Sublime Protection Spray, $20.95 Hi-tech
This weightless, quick-spritz film keeps hair tangle-free, glossy and manageable while smart ingredient mexoryl S.O. revitalises damaged strands and shields against UV rays.
5. Sunsilk Summer Care Intensive Post-Sun Treatment Mask, $7.50 Budget buy
A quick, intensive care formula that resuscitates sun-exposed locks and nurses them back to shiny, touchable health.
6. Wella Delva Leave-In Moisturiser, $18.50 Beach frizz patrol
A lightweight, yet deeply hydrating, leave-in conditioner that smoothes and softens locks while protecting them from the sun, sea and swimming pools.
7. PPS Hairwear Silk Moisturiser, $15.95
This creamy, leave-in wheat protein treatment features conditioning vitamin B panethnol and UV absorbers.
8. Schwarzkopf Extra Care Oil Nutritive Repair Butter, $7.99
A rich blend of shea butter and restorative argan oil to prevent split ends and breakage in long, neglected locks.
9. Joico K-Pak Sun Therapy Treatment Masque, $24.95
Packed with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and a heat-activated silicone complex, this nourishing mask restores what the sun steals and guards against future damage.