“MY HAIR HAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE A HUGE PART OF MY IDENTITY AND I WANT TO PROTECT THAT”
Hair, for me, is more than just something to style every morning. It’s a huge part of my identity, heritage and my personal style. I’ve written before about all things barnets and locks; from my secrets for long, healthy hair and why you NEED to start using hair oils (a long hair must have!) Whether you’re enjoying the (surprisingly decent!) British weather this year, or heading abroad to warmer climates, protecting and arming yourself with goodies to keep your hair happy is key.
We’re constantly chasing treatments to fix broken, dry and dehydrated hair – but why not look at protecting it in the first place? Sunscreen for your hair, deep, nourishing masks and amazing smelling detanglers are amongst my top picks. It’s one of the things you guys comment on most over on my Instagram, so I’m sharing the products I love for keeping your hair in top condition, from summer and beyond!
THE PREVENTATIVE AND THE CURE
So admittedly, prevention is better than the cure – but these two Aveda goodies have got you covered, providing for hair that’s protected from the sun and also caring for it afterwards. The Aveda sun care Protective veil is lightweight, water resistant and protects hair for up to 16 hours. It helps protect your hair from sun damage whilst also conditioning and detangler (WINNER!) So perfect to spritz on for a blistering, hot day at a festival or on the beach! To treat your locks after, grab the Aveda After Sun Treatment Masque, an intensive cream masque that treats sun exposed hair and makes it feel happy again! It helps protect from free radicals and restore weakened hair, all whilst smelling beautiful! A definite summer, hair savour to really nouish and protect the condition! Great after a day swimming too!
SHOP THE SWIMWEAR
IF YOU’RE STAYING AWAY, YOU WANT MULTI-TASKING PRODUCTS THAT WILL SAVE YOU VALUABLE SUITCASE SPACE (MORE FOR SHOES!)
If you’re bound for a tropical destination, save on suitcase space and pack some Maria Nila goodies for a hair treat, minus the massive bottles. Not only are they super instagrammable, but the perfect size for a week long trip (or even just a few days) – they keep my hair looking revitalised and thickened, whilst also protecting your hair from UV rays and heat damage. If you’re looking for a multi-tasking wonder products (which will also save you bringing 3 separate products! Look no further than Sam McKnight’s Modern hairspray.
It can be used to set heated styles, used before styling or to give some root lift and volume, as well as spritzed though the ends for bedhead chic and tousled locks! It also has the most delicate, stunning scent of ‘green garden’, so doubles as a subtle hair fragrance! If you find your hair is lacking volume at the roots (long & fine haired gals, this ones for you) try Time Bombs Mass Appeal, hair thickening supplement, to volumes, give some body and movement, all without feeling brittle or sticky!
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CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
I can’t say my love of a good detangler has sprouted from Childhood – because that fills me with memories of me crying from my hair being pulled! But as an adult, I’ve learnt to appreciate a product that makes brushing a breeze! I l particularly love the Mane ‘N Tail detangler for when I’m fresh out of the sea – nothing causes knots more than salt water! I also ritually spritz this on after a shower, and comb through with a tangle teaser – it makes an easy task out of brushing long hair!
Lee Stafford has always been a staple in my hair care since I was 14, but a new love is the Mucho Moisture Mask from the Cactus Crush range (grab it at Boots!) – which uses the vitamin and nutrients properties of Cactus to restore hairs natural moisture levels – so perfect for hair that’s been exposed all summer and needs a boost of hydration! It also smells incredible, so is a great, pamper evening treat!
Would LOVE to know your top tips and products for keeping your hair happy in the summer months and on holiday, I always find it’s a prime time for dryness and hair damage! Join the conversation below or pop me a message over on Instagram!
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Photography by Ben Kapur