10 best holiday hair products

Protect your locks from the sun and master beach chic with these summer hair savers, including shampoos and conditioner for sun protection

You can't beat a week or two in the sun  – but while you'll be grateful for all that R&R, your hair might not be.

Nothing wrecks it faster than sun, salt, sand, chlorine and wind. We've trawled the beauty aisles to find the best protectors from Mark Hill to Aveda, and if you love the just-off-the-beach look, getting it from a bottle is better for your locks than salty sea air.

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Phyto Sun Veil protects from the sun and boosts volume if locks turn lank in the heat, while Wella Cream will protect and tame thicker unruly hair. Tigi Salt Spray ticks all the boxes for texturising, volumising, curl enhancing and frizz fighting, while Aveda Sun Hair & Body Cleanser will wash it all out at the end of a hot day at the beach.

Buy now:

1. Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil, £15 for 125ml

2. Bumble and Bumble Surf, £18.50 and £20 for 250ml each

3. Aveda Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser, £17 for 250ml  

4. Umberto Giannini Tousled Salt Spray, £6 for 200ml

5. Tigi Catwalk Session Series Salt Spray, £15.95 for 270ml

6. Bleach London Swamp Spritz, £6 for 200ml

7. Mark Hill Sun, Sea, Frizz-Free Anti-Humidity Spray, £5.99 for 150ml

8. Charles Worthington Sunshine Protector Take-Aways, £1.99 each

9. Mark Hill Summer Loving Protection Serum, £6.49 for 50ml

10. Wella Professionals Sun Protection Cream, £7.82

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