Protective holiday hairstyles to keep sun damage at bay

Protective holiday hairstyles to keep sun damage at bay

We all love the feeling of the sun on our skin – but most of us know we should use protection to avoid damage. So what about our hair? Hair and skin are different, of course – but they share similarities that make them susceptible to damage from the sun’s rays. Whilst spritzing on some protective hair spray can help, these protective styles go a step further, keeping sun damage at bay whilst actively preventing breakage, split ends and frizz. Here we share a few of our favourites – all quick, easy and effortlessly stylish!


Braids have been a traditional go-to beach style for a while now – and it’s easy to see why. They’re stylish, pretty and versatile – as they can be worn a number of ways. Whether you opt for playful pigtails or an elegant fishtail, braids ensure your locks are kept safely secured to prevent breakage. They also offer a great opportunity to nourish hair ready to wash and go later on. Simply slick on some natural oil or a creamy hair mask, braid, leave in all day then wash out when the sun sets.


Hair scarf

The ultimate in protective style – covering your hair with a beautiful scarf is an easy way to prevent sun damage and dryness from salt and sand. Scarfs can be wrapped in a variety of different ways – so they’re super versatile and always in vogue. Turban, wrap, bow – simply wear it your way! You can even switch it up each day. Choose jersey, satin or silk fabric to avoid frizz-causing friction.


Buns are quick and easy – keeping hair off the face and away from seawater and chlorinated pools. They also hide a lot of hair from the sun’s rays – making it much easier to spritz protective spray on the remaining strands. Twist hair before tying for a tighter topknot – or keep it boho beachy cool with a messy updo.

Bantu knots

Super cute, super sexy. Bantu knots have been traditionally worn across several cultures for hundreds of years. Simply tie your hair into two ponytails, twist tightly then wrap around into tight knots. Unravel at the end of the day for effortless beachy waves.


Check out more beach beauty tips here on the blog.


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