When it comes to looking after your summer hair, you need to pack your bag carefully. Being in the sun, sea and sand, and with the addition of sweat and salt hanging in the air, you need a set of emergency summer hair products on hand to keep your locks soft, smooth and oh so summer goddess like.
Silver Shampoo to Tone Blonde Summer Hair
Silver shampoo is something blondes often forget to think about, but it's one of the most important summer hair products you can buy.
Although being in the sun does lighten your hair in the short term, the longer term effects of UV damage include dullness, brassiness and overall blonde nightmares.
Silver shampoo's are actually purple, but work by cancelling out the yellow tones in blonde hair, leaving your colour icy, refreshed and perfectly shiny.
- The L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Silver Shampoo is one of the best on the market, and is loved by bloggers and hair stylists all over. Its bright purple hue immediately corrects any dull and brassy residue to leave your blonde locks glowing.
- Philip Kingsley's Pure Silver Shampoo is excellent at removing unwanted dullness and brassiness from your hair without compromising on its health or condition. Plus, this month you can receive a free Philip Kingsley Tropical Hair Treats Gift when you spend £60 or more on the brand. That's all your summer hair essentials sorted!
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
One of the key summer hair, and indeed all-year round essentials we couldn't live without is the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Pre-Shampoo Treatment.
You can discover what makes it so fabulous on the blog, but in essence it's a treatment you use before cleansing your hair to help add bounce, volume and manageability to stressed out and limp locks.
Every year, the brand brings out a new and limited edition scent to celebrate the summer months. This year, it's all about the tropical scent of coconut and keeping your hair gorgeous in paradise.
Sun Protection For Hair
One of the biggest causes of hair damage in the summer is due to excessive UV exposure. As the sun penetrates the hair fibre, shaft and cuticle, it can cause weakness, damage and dullness, so using sun protection products will help to ensure your hair stays beautiful all the way through the summer months.
- Start your haircare routine with an SPF shampoo to help cleanse your hair whilst also giving it superb protection against damaging UV rays. The Alterna Bamboo UV Vibrant Colour Shampoo contains special UV filters to protect colour and keep your hair soft, shiny and healthy.
- Follow with System Professional's Solar Oil, which contains UV filters alongside conditioning oils to help shield the hair against UV damage and keep it smooth and free from frizz. If you love System Professional's products, they have a whole collection dedicated to keeping your hair protected against UV rays.
Aquis Hair Towel
Using your normal body towel probably isn't the best idea if you want healthy and soft hair. When rubbed against your hair fibres, the fibres of the towel can cause breakage, damage and split ends; not exactly the sun-drenched summer locks you had in mind.
The Aquis Hair Towel has been designed especially to treat your hair delicately so that it stays beautifully healthy and smooth. It's the perfect size to take away with you too, and will fit easily in your suitcase. It's one of our unsung summer heroes, and we know you will love it as much as us.
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
A deep conditioning mask is an absolute summer hair must-have. The stress of the sun, salt water and extreme weather conditions wreak havoc on your locks and they need some serious nourishment to get them back into prime health.
The Biolage R.A.W Re-Hab Mask has been especially formulated to soothe stressed out hair and leave it feeling soft and conditioned. Enriched with Kaolin Clay to remove impurity build-up, the mask also contains nourishing honeycomb to replenish and restore lost hydration.