We protect our body and face with an SPF but what about our hair? It is very vulnerable to sun damage so we must protect it. As a hair product junkie, I do like to experiment with my hair care and try new brands, but when I find products that work then I stick with them and then just add in new treatment products. If you suffer from hair damage due to sun exposure living in a warm med climate or are going on holiday or maybe you just like to feel protected then I can highly recommend these specific targeted sun protection hair mists that do what they say they will.

Pureology Essential Repair Colour Max, 250ml
Priced from £14.30/€18.59
• Pureology Essential Repair Colour Max 250ml (100% vegan ingredients, organic & sulphate free!) here.
Fortifies and helps repair hair while delivering extra colour protection and radiant shine. This lightweight, daily-use mist envelops hair in the highest concentration of the exclusive AntiFadeComplex® to maximize colour retention, while restoring softness and manageability.

How to UseFor maximum colour protection, use daily. Spray liberally onto damp or dry hair prior to sun and environmental exposure. Comb through. Do not rinse. 


Advanced Repairing Micro-Emulsion Technology
Natural Ingredients: Soymilk and Biotin
Signature Aromatherapy Blend: Wild Rose and Sandalwood

This organic, sulphate free mist is just perfect if you prefer natural ingredients, it is lightweight, non-sticky, gentle and doesn't weigh the hair down. I have fine hair so this is very important to me. It smells wonderful, fresh and organic smelling so feels just like an aromatherapy treatment on the hair and scalp. Easy application with a twistable spray nozzle and with its generous 250ml size bottle, it shall keep your hair protected all summer long. If you worry about your newly coloured or highlighted hair becoming dull and faded within weeks of visiting the salon, be sure to use this as it shall save you money long term as it shall preserve your colour, maintain your hair and salon visits shall be needed less. This brand is totally new to me so I shall be investigating the range further.

Joico K-Pak Sun Therapy Protective Sun Milk
Priced from £9.31/€12.10
Joico K-Pak Sun Therapy Protective Sun Milk 150ml, here.
This lightweight, colour-safe leave-in protective spray combines the reconstructive power of Joico's exclusive Hydroxy Sun Complex with the highest intensity of Covabsorb EW - a powerful blend of three full spectrum UV protectants - to repair and shield the hair from future sun damage. It works by filling holes in that have been burnt into the cuticle by the sun. Contains aloe vera, for natural healing and soothing and the Quadramine Complex and KPAK Hair Protection System for advanced levels of reconstruction, manageability and shine.

How To UseSpray into wet or dry hair during long periods of sun exposure, this product leaves hair hydrated, conditioned and protected against future damage.

I use this when my hair is damp, after washing, as the formula is slightly richer than the previous one I mentioned and on my hair it can be a tad too heavy so this works better for me this way. It feels more like a protein treatment so I love the way this makes my hair be more conditioned. Im a big fan of Joico's K-Pak moisture treatment so I love the brand as I feel they all do what they say they will.

If you have thick, dry or frizzy hair than this is perfect to not only make sure your locks are fully protected in the sun but it seems to tame hair so this will create a more summer/beach look for you. Its a smaller size in a 150ml bottle, but you do not need too much of this so just a few sprays throughout the hair is all that is needed. The size is great for travelling or popping into your hand bag. 

Redken Colour Extend Sun Highlight Guard,
Priced from £16.95/€22
• Redken Colour Extend Sun Highlight Guard 150ml, here.
The Redken Sun Colour Extend Highlighted Hair Guard is a conditioner that helps to keep your highlights looking vibrant with a protective veil that shields and supports dry, highlighted hair. Protects hair and scalp from UVA/UVB rays, which damage the cuticle, leading to color fading on all hair types. Uses Mango Oil to replenish moisture and vibrancy.

How to use
Spray evenly on damp or dry hair, leave in to settle and reapply throughout the day as needed.

This spray targets and binds to weakened highlight areas, so it seriously helps to protect the hair that is more prone to damage, especially if your fair as blonde hair can simply just snap off (as I have experienced). Its smells amazing  and containing mango oil, it has a fresh beachy, summer scent but again very light weight in the hair. Great to use to top up with when your at the beach as its also very portable. 

Can you recommend any others?