We all want to walk around with beautiful, bouncy waves, but the summer holiday reality is more sweaty fringes, straw-like strands and fried ends. Don’t worry, though, we’re here to fix all your warm-weather hair woes and have rounded up the best tips and tricks to make sure that every day is a good hair day this summer.
SOS: Faded colour
The combination of time spent in the sun, frequent shampooing and heat styling can lead to seriously blah hair. To avoid colour from fading, use a sulphate-free shampoo that’s packed with protein – it can help reverse (and even prevent!) damage. Alternate washes with dry shampoo to keep your hair tone looking fresher for longer.
Try Moroccanoil Color Complete Protect & Prevent Spray. Apply just after you’ve washed and towel-dried hair to give your colour extra protection.
If you have blonde hair try swapping your usual shampoo and conditioner for new John Frieda Sheer Blonde Hi-Impact Vibrancy Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner, to help strands reach optimal health with added body and gloss.
Biosense Color Seal Shampoo is packed with vitamin E-rich mongongo oil to keep hair hydrated, while the pH-balancing formula ensures your tone looks fresher for longer.
SOS: Frazzled and fried hair
Just like we get dehydrated in hot weather, our hair and scalp do, too. What’s the solution? Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner, then finish off with a squirt of leave-in conditioner to keep your hair hydrated until the next wash. And nourish it with a weekly mask to pack in that moisture. If you have fine hair, apply a restoring treatment before washing. Your hair is weaker when wet, so applying a mask first will protect it from breaking.
L’Oréal Botanicals Lavender Soothing Pre-Shampoo oil, is the ultimate relief for a burnt scalp thanks to calming lavender essential oil.
SOS: Tangled tresses
Salt water and sand can be a knotty nightmare for your hair, but hacking away at tangled tresses with any old brush can snap it. When you step out of the water, spritz on a conditioning spray and use a specialist detangling brush. Be sure to focus on your ends and then work your way up.
Wet Brush Shower Detangler, is what you want to use to remove those stubborn knots without risking breakage when you’re in the shower.
The Body Shop Truly Nourishing Banana Hair Mask, brims with banana extract to improve manageability and cupuaçu oil to smooth locks – it’s ideal to treat stressed hair once a week.
SOS: Fighting frizz
Frizzy hair has holes in it, making it difficult for it to hold on to moisture from conditioners and masks. The result? It sucks up moisture in the air, causing it to swell up. Sort it with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner, plus a leave-in treatment. Also, swap your regular styling creams for a straightening balm to seal hair’s cuticles.
Design.Me Fab.Me Multi-Beneft Lotion, this spray flattens split ends and protects from heat damage and colour fade.
Noughty To The Rescue Anti-Frizz Serum, is all that you need to tame flyaways and fight frizz ’ plus, it’s 97› natural!
Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Repair & Protect Conditioner has a rich formula that’s great to make your locks sleek. TOP TIP To rehydrate hair without having to wet and style it, spritz a leave-in conditioner on to the ends. We really like Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Serum Deep-Repair.