Green hair. Split ends. Strands like straw. Before you start dreading the effects of summer on your hair, read this.
Even if you live in the burbs, there are times when you want that beachy hair without schlepping to Bondi. A couple of spritzes of Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray will give you that authentic summer style minus the sand and bluebottle stings.
The combination of sun, salt and chlorinated water equals dry, damaged hair. Add this hydrating spray to your beach bag KMS California Moistrepair leave-in conditioner, $31.95, to help rehydrate scorched strands. Bonus: buy between now and January from a salon, you’ll receive a limited edition We Are Handsome head scarf.
Dry shampoo would have to be the best and most convenient invention in hair care. The Seven Wonder’s Moroccan Argan Oil Dry Shampoo, $12.95, cuts through the summer greasiness without leaving your hair dry.
Although Patricks hair products are technically for men you can steal from his bathroom cupboard. The M2 Matte Finish, $60, available from Sephora contains delicious smelling ingredients like bergamot and sandalwood. The styling mud also protects against UV damage and promotes hair growth.
Add this UV-protecting concentrate to your beach bag this summer. Simply mix with your regular hair product for instant sun-protection. Winning! Wella SP Sun Concentrate , $32.
Trips to the beach equals knotted hair, right? Wrong. The Lady Jayne Detangling Brush is a compact brush that is small enough to fit into any beach bag. Best of all, it ensures your hair stays free of any post-swim tangles.
Everyone wants a hair spray that holds hair without looking sun-scorched. Rusk Texture Dry Finishing Spray, $25, acts as a volumiser while holding those annoying flyaways down.
You’ve heard of BB cream for your face. Now it’s available for your hair. Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Crème, $10.99, is a hair treatment that can be used on wet or dry hair to moisturise, detangle and de-frizz.
There’s nothing worse than green hair. Rather than channel Shrek this summer, get your hands on a good purple shampoo like Shu Uemura Art of Hair Colour Lustre in Cool Blonde, $43. It’ll keep the brassiness – and the grassiness – out of your hair.
Finish of with a good conditioner. The John Frieda Beach Blonde Smooth Seas Detangling Conditioner is great for everyday use if needs be. And it leaves your hair with a deliciously tasty minty smell. Mojito anyone?