Summer Hair Tips

BY: Nic | 9 Jun 2014
Summer Hair Tips

Sun, sea and sand can play as much hair havoc as icy winds and rain, leaving summer hair  parched and bleached with a halo of frizz. Read on for ideas on sun protection for hair and products to help keep locks strong and healthy all summer long.

Roll with it...

Spritz in some surf spray and go with the tousled, beachy look. There are lots of budget alternatives but it's hard to beat the legendary Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray (Space NK). If your hair is mermaidesque, opt for a fishtail braid leaving it slightly loose and unkempt for an I woke up like this look. Twist hair up into a top knot or undone bun to keep it out of your face in the heat (there will be heat in Belfast this summer, right?!).

Protect it...

We're all getting better about SPF-ing our faces and bodies, but what about our hair? There are plenty of spray in hair products that guard both scalp and hair from burning. Try Boots Soltan Dry Touch Head & Hair Moisturising Suncare Spray SPF 30 or Clarins Multi-use Sun Care Radiant Oil Spray SPF30 for hair & body (Debenhams).

Post-Beach it...

Sooth sun-drenched hair with Phyto Plage Apres Soleil Recovery Spray (Space NK), a leave-in express treatment that instantly de-tangles and smoothes.

Treat it...

Post-washing, massage a little oil into the ends of your hair to nourish, soften and strengthen. My favourite is Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil (Space NK) as it's so lightweight both in my hair and in my bag - it comes in a tiny, travel friendly bottle . It won't leave hair looking oily or greasy and a tiny amount goes a long way, so it lasts forever. Products for summer hair styling

Smooth it...

I often let my hair dry naturally in warm weather, especially on holidays, but it still needs a little help to smooth out cuticles and stop it getting too puffy in heat and humidity. John Frieda Frizz Ease Perfect Finish Polishing Serum (Superdrug) works best on dry hair and helps keep things under control.  Argan 5 Super Smooth Serum (Boots) can be used on wet or dry hair and leaves the hair surface looking super sleek. For daily touch ups and de-frizzing, Colour Wow One Minute Transformation is your hair's new best friend - feather light, non-sticky and keeps unruly hair under control. When the sun is at its highest, the best way to avoid hair damage is of course a hat, with added benefit of shading the sun from your face while looking stylish. A full brim is best for maximum protection of the head, face and neck and Urban Outfitters have some great ones - you'll thank me for it when you're older!

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