When the sun is out and blessing us with the pleasantly warm weather we’ve been waiting for all year, the first thing we think about is protecting our skin. However, our hair is just as exposed to the same harsh sun rays. Therefore, it’s important to give your strands that extra bit of TLC to keep them fully protected and hydrated. Today we’re sharing with you some of the best hacks to help keep your hair in the best condition possible whether you’re off on a summer holiday or heading to your nearest beach.

One of the first things you should aim to do is to wash your hair less often. So many of us are guilty of over washing our hair and what this means is that we’re stripping our hair of its natural oils too often. There are so many dry shampoos out there like the Tigi Rockaholic Livin The Dream Dry Shampoo which is great if you have fine, straight hair to give you that instant refresh and a little extra volume too. If you have thicker more textured hair and need to wash it for detangling purposes, why not try co-washing? This is when you wash your hair with conditioner only and massage it into your roots before washing out for a boost of moisture. A great product to do this with is the Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Cream Rinse Conditioner.

After washing your hair, instead of wrapping it in a towel to dry, why not use an old t-shirt? It’s a lot gentler on your strands as there is a lot less friction. Then a great tip for detangling any knots is to use a wide tooth comb. The Macadamia Natural Healing Oil Infused Comb is a life-changer! It’s part of an innovative new process that allows the macadamia oil treatment to give you hassle-free shine and smoothness. This would be a great tool to pack on holiday as because the comb is oil-infused you get all the benefits without the hassle of having excess oil on your hands afterwards.

After you’re all washed and dried, when you’re out and about in the sun, one of the first things you’ll most likely think of doing is applying sun cream, right? Here’s another tip for you… with the excess lotion left on your hands, run it through your hair. This will act as a protective SPF layer to prevent your hair from being frazzled in the sun and it’s also great to protect your scalp too. A popular favourite here at fragrance direct is the classic Piz Buin Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 15.

Finally, our last hair hack for the heat is to top up throughout the day with a moisturising hair spray. A great one to use is the Mane ‘N Tail Hair Strengthener which provides essential protection to help prevent split ends, protect from the heat and provide additional moisture. This would be the perfect kind of product to take away with you on any holidays you’re going on too. Just imagine how refreshing it would be when you come out of the swimming pool, hop on your sun lounger, and have a nourishing, cooling hair spray to spritz on that also smells lovely. Then, pair that with the excess sun cream trick and your hair will thank you for it later.

It’s just as important in the summer to look after your hair as well as your skin, so paying some extra attention to your lovely locks will be incredibly beneficial. If you’re able to practice even just a couple of these hacks, you should be able to feel the difference and lap up the benefits in no time!