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Hair protection on the beach

(9 Posts)
balancingfigure Wed 24-Jun-15 15:12:39

On previous beach/pool holidays I have sometimes used hair products that supposedly protect hair from the sun, salt etc. I am now more budget conscious and not really sure if the products did any good anyway.

Does anyone use things like this? Think they do any good?

thomashardon Wed 24-Jun-15 15:24:58

I just wear a hat now. I have very fine hair, and my parting always burns if I am out in the sun for long.

I really want to like spf sprays for hair, but what I have tried has been so foul and makes my hair feel so disgusting, that I now just resort to wearing a hat (although I know it's not practical if you are swimming!).

The Soltan spf spray for hair is only £4, but it was beyond rubbish. Ultrasun also do a product for hair, but I am worried it will be an expensive mistake.

Lynne2015 Wed 24-Jun-15 16:35:20

A couple of years ago I bought the Boots - sun,swim and gym and it is rubbish so last year I splashed out on
Philip Kingsly - Swimcap, its amazing stuff worth every penny
I use it to protect my hair colour and to stop my hair drying out and I have enough left for this year

rabbitmummy Wed 24-Jun-15 16:38:48

I've got Phillip Kingsley Swimcap too, M&S sell it, I try and wait til they have their 20% off days!

specialsubject Wed 24-Jun-15 17:19:31

hat, fresh water rinse.

hair is dead anyway so doesn't matter if you sun-bleach it.

Marylou2 Wed 24-Jun-15 18:24:36

I use Cyclax Sun and Sea cream from Amazon. DD has waist length hair and I comb it through before a day in the pool and wash it out at night.I have highlighted hair and it protects it brilliantly. About £4 a tube so a fantastic price too. Leaves your hair really soft and shiny.

SwedeDreams Wed 24-Jun-15 18:37:32

I used this solar sublime ink{\]]e} in Mexico- my hair had gone to dry straw on previous beach holidays. Brilliant stuff. I had the shampoo to remove chlorine, the conditioner and the sun protection spray. No regrets at all - it smells gorgeous and my hair looked silky all holiday!

SwedeDreams Wed 24-Jun-15 18:38:46

Oh dear link fail. Loreal solar sublime. Got a set on eBay and it was worth every penny anyway!

Aridane Wed 24-Jun-15 18:58:51

The Boots one that is half oil, and you have to shake it to mix it, is awesome. Ok, you'll look a bit oiled up (or look like you have wet hair), but it really protects hair, incl against swimming in the sea.

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