Following on from last week’s Beauty Tuesday post on summer hair trends, we’ve got a round-up of the hair products you need on hand this summer. From washing and styling to a good DIY treatment,
Sea Salt Spray
For locks that look like you’ve just stepped off the beach, sea salt spray is a must. Spray some into your freshly washed hair to rough it up a bit, or squirt on after an ocean dip to keep your do’ looking fresh and ‘done.’ I’ve been using the Pure Elements Thyme and Clary Salt Water Spray after creating some loose ghd waves, and the LUSH Sea Spray Hair Mist for a perfect weekend look. Beach Babe Waves? Heck yes!Hair Spray and Heat Protection
We all love a Brisbane summer as much as the next person, but humidity and friz ain’t no fun. That’s where hairspray becomes your BFF. tackle #qldsummer with hairspray that boasts a strong, firm hold to ensure your curls don’t droop, your slick side part stays polished and that messy bun remains effortlessly chic. We’re loving the Pure Elements Lime Blossom Medium Hold Finishing Spray for holding your style in place, and Paul Mitchell’s Hot Off The Press that also protects hair from heat styling.A Good Conditioner
When it comes to washing your hair, you need something that cleans and rejuvenates your locks and preps them for the days ahead. Wash twice with shampoo for best results, and then lather in a condition and leave it in for a couple of minutes before rinsing. We’re currently using Paul Mitchell’s Instant Moisture Daily treatment to rehydrate and the American Cream Hair Conditioner from LUSH, because who doesn’t love a good LUSH product that works!
A Weekend Treatment
A good ol’ home treatment is just what the hair doctor (if only that was a real thing!) to keep your hair looking and feeling like that of a VS model. We were recently gifted the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger 3-Pack Collection from some lovely PR folk to trial and we think it’s pretty darn good for some TLC. There’s a shampoo, conditioner and high glossprimer, so it’s the perfect pick-me-up after a week of using products and heat styling wands.
Of course, a round-up wouldn’t be complete without a few honourable mentions that help to tame the mane in summertime. TIGI’s new Bed Head range is perfect for creating volume and texture, and doubles to firmly hold your do’ in place. Mermaid Perfume’s Conditioner (available via Lulu & Lipstick) is also one to watch, because who doesn’t want to have mermaid hair! And then there’s the evo hair brushes (pictures below) and ghd hair straighteners that win the MVP awards in the brush and heat styling categories respectively.
And that’s a wrap!