Sun-Damaged Hair and How To Revive It

Read how to revive dry, damaged locks and how to prevent sun-damage in future with tips from John Frieda.

back of a woman holding a straw hat on her head in sunny weather and looking out onto the ocean

by John Frieda UK

The sun, the sea, the sand! Summertime is truly the best. But like all the best things in life, there’s a slight downside - sun damage!

beach hair

Sun weakens the protein structure and saps out moisture leading to reduced elasticity and more breakages! You know when your hair goes lighter in the sun? That means it’s a little bit damaged. And if you have blonde hair, make sure you read this before you even go on holiday. 

From sun protection for hair to what to do when the damage is done, here’s our roundup of all the tricks and holiday hair products to look after your locks this summer.

Be prepared

Hot weather is great, but it also means… frizzy hair! You can prep your hair before you even head to the airport. Use Frizz Ease 10 Day Tamer Pre-wash Treatment so you get your holiday hair off to the best start.

10 day tamer frizz ease john frieda

Wear protection

Beat the rays and protect hair from sun with a sunhat or protection spray. Don’t forget to give some extra love to your ends; they’re older and prone to more damage. Run a few pumps of Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Repairing Serum through the tips of your hair to help seal split ends and restore dry heat-damaged hair.

Add moisture

Hair needs moisture at the best of times, but even more so in the sun! A good moisturising shampoo and conditioner can really save the day. Quench your hair’s thirst with a long drink of Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Shampoo and Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Conditioner. Don’t forget to finish with a cold blast of water to seal in the goodness.

frizz ease miraculous recovery shampoo


Just like a green smoothie after over-indulging, Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner is the life-restoring miracle damaged hair needs. Enriched with Milk Protein and Avocado Oil, this deep conditioner gives silky-smooth softness and shine.

John Frieda frizz ease deep conditioner


Much like heat damaged-hair, sun-damaged hair can be prone to breakage.

While your hair is feeling a bit delicate, it’s best to go easy on it. Brush occasionally, and very gently. Use products designed to repair damage and restore strength like Full Repair Strengthen + Restore Shampoo and Hydrate + Rescue Deep Conditioner.  

full repair deep conditioner

Enjoying the sun needn’t spell the end for your lovely locks. We’ve covered how to prep, protect and repair your hair this summer, so enjoy it while it lasts!

Page Top