A summer of fun in the sun can play havoc on your hair. Air conditioning, aeroplane flights, pool chlorine, sea salt and sun all suck the moisture right out of your hair. Since moisture means strength and flexibility, not to mention healthy looking locks, it’s the key to conquering any summer hair dilemma. Here are our top five tips to keep your hair hydrated and in top condition all summer long.
If you do nothing else before you swim in a pool or the sea, wet your hair in the shower first. Plain old water, the kind that comes out of the tap, provides some of the best protection against salt water and chlorine. Dry hair is absorbent. By giving it tap water to absorb first, it makes each strand less likely to absorb chlorinated or salt water because it’s already full. For additional protection, lather your hair with a barrier enhancing product like Intensive Care Leave in Conditioner.
If you have mid to long hair, unfortunately lack of hydration can mean an increase in tangles. Enter your knight in shining armour, ready to triumph in the battle against dryness and tangles: Thirst Aid Conditioning and Detangling Spray. We’ve packed this leave-in formula full of natural hydrators (like sweet almond and sunflower extracts), combined with humectants (such as glycerine), to raise hair's moisture levels and banish those tangles in a flash. You can read more about how it works here.
FIGHT THE FADE.
Sun, or more specifically UV, is the archenemy of coloured hair. It speeds up that dreaded fading that leaves manes a shadow of their former shade. Treat your hair like your skin, protect it from the sun and switch your regular shampoo and conditioner for antioxidant-rich products like Colour Bomb Shampoo and Conditioner, designed to help prevent fade. You can even coat your hair in Colour Bomb Conditioner before hitting the sun lounger for ultimate colour protection. Slip on a sun hat too, to deflect the worst of the sun’s rays without risking a fashion fail.
A LITTLE EXTRA TLC.
Before you rush to condition your thirsty main, set aside an extra 3-5 minutes to give your hair a little extra TLC, with To The Rescue Intense Moisture Treatment. This little miracle in a tub is packed with sweet almond and black oat extracts to hydrate, restructure and transform hair in distress. Simply repeat the mask as often as you find you need it – we’d recommend a minimum of every third wash, but you’ll find your perfect balance.
Summer brings the start of the wedding season and with it an endless round of up dos. To achieve these styles, you want clean hair without the slip and shine. A co-wash like 1 Hit Wonder Co-Wash creates the perfect ‘second day hair’ for pinned styles. For styles that require heat to perfect, apply To The Rescue Anti-Frizz Serum before styling, to protect hair from heat up to 220 degrees.