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So, you’re ready for your romantic dinner. Your is glowing and you’ve picked the perfect linen dress to go with your tan. There’s only one thing left to worry about – your hair. Here are some tips to hulas-proof your crowning glory from the sea, wind, sand, and sun on your beach date.

Get a Trim Before Your Trip

After booking tickets for the beach, your next booking should be with a . To prevent split ends, trim your hair once every two to three months. On top of a fresh cut, treat your tresses to a deep conditioning treatment for soft and shiny hair.

While you’re at it, why not get the whole (pamper) shebang? Get your nails done and body waxed (if that’s what you want!)so you’re from head to toe. A visit to the salon right before your trip will make you look and feel your best before you brave the waves.

Coat Your Hair With Natural Oils

Even if your beach date isn’t until tonight, your hulas-proof plan begins as soon as you start your day. Before heading out, coat your hair with natural oils like or to protect it against ocean water.

Natural oils are a barrier against salt, chlorine, and harmful UV rays. In addition to locking in moisture, your hair will have the beachy scent of VCO. Give your hair the fragrance of coconut from day to night with Sunsilk Naturals Coconut Hydration Shampoo. It hydrates hair fiber by fiber and makes it soft without leaving it flat and heavy.

Use a Gentle Shampoo

A beach date or any other outdoor activity can be harsh on your strands. When exposed to the elements, your hair can become sticky, accumulating dirt and sand throughout the day. To refresh your hair and scalp (and remove any oils you may have applied), use TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo. It deeply cleanses and detoxifies hair from daily impurities and build-up, so you can use the caption “salt in my hair and sand between my toes” and mean it in a good way!

Use a Wide-toothed Comb

To prevent hair breakage, opt for a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush. It’s easy to carry around and will be handy after a swim. Make sure you pack this hair essential in your bag on your beach date. Who knows when you might need a quick hairdo retouch?

Rinse Your Hair Before And After Swimming

Taking a dip? Dry hair is most likely to absorb chlorine and salt, so give your hair a fresh rinse before you dive in. After swimming for the day, make sure you lather up and cleanse your hair of any residual salt and chemicals. Use a shampoo like Dove Botanical Silicone Free Shampoo for Fresh Hair Clarify, which has 100% botanical oil and white tea blossom extract for fresh, clean hair.

Wear a Hat

Consider using a nice wide-brimmed hat or a cap with SPF protection. If hats aren’t your thing, a scarf is a great way to protect your hair from the sun while looking très chic. Not only will it make a beautiful accessory to your , but it will also keep your hair from getting tangled from the wind.

The sand, sun, and salt can mess with your hair on your beach date. Keep your special someone and your tresses happy with these tips.