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Summer Hair - Dare to Care
Wed, May 12, 21

Summer Hair - Dare to Care

It is the Summer we’ve all been waiting for, and the sunshine we all need, time is precious so make the most of it. Hopefully, you will have already secured a much-coveted spot with your favourite stylist, and lovingly restored your hair to its fabulous former glory. Or maybe lockdown was just the rest your hair needed, and, now it is longer and more luscious than ever before. 

Either way, Summer is the perfect time to embrace sun kissed highlights, warm tones, natural texture, and fabulous, beachy style. There is nothing as satisfying as popping product in your hair and walking out the door, knowing just how effortlessly gorgeous it will be as it dries in the natural environment. It portrays a relaxed, casual, but glamorous attitude, and best of all takes minimum effort.

The key to this ageless and timeless style is product, be it control or volume you are looking for, once you hit the nail on the head with great hair homecare then this is easy-peasy! 

My own hair used to be tight ringlets, but has fallen to between a wave and a curl, and if I don’t get the product balance just right I can end up with a halo of frizz, which is not the desired look. I find applying Olaplex No.6 to my hair while it is saturated and a little more when it has dried slightly, topped with a drop of Alfaparf's Semi di Lino Curl Multi Benefit Oil stops frizz in its tracks, gives my curl extra bounce, and creates the most natural, moveable finish with beautiful shine. This is a technique I demonstrate in our IGTV’s and works well with all types of curl or wave. Adjust the product quantity if you think you have finer or thicker hair.

Shop Olaplex No. 6 here.
Shop Alfaparf Semi Di Lino Curls Multi-Benefit Oil here.

To achieve a matt, beachy vibe, whether your hair is straight, wavey, or curly, try Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray. It will give texture and soft hold to the lengths of your hair and is enriched with argan oil too. It also works beautifully for prepping up-styles and braids.

Shop Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray here.

If you’re one of the lucky ones who will be seeing the inside of a swimming pool this summer, or one of the unlucky ones who live with hard water, prevent or remove mineral build-up with a Clarifying shampoo like Joico K-Pak Clarifying Shampoo. It works to remove chlorine, hard water residue, pollutants, and product build-up, leaving your hair weightless, bouncy, and seriously shiny.

Shop Joico K-Pak Clarifying Shampoo here.

To keep your hair hydrated and protected through the summer months Kerastase has blessed us with Soleil, a range of haircare enriched with antioxitive and UV protective vitamin E, cationic silicone to create a hydrophobic barrier, and smoothing polymers to provide unrivalled detangling. Your colour and condition will be protected, and your hair will shine like never before. All that, and it is one of the most beautifully scented products out there.

No one wants to spend their holiday time styling and restyling their hair for hours, in the summer heat. Save yourself the bother and stretch your style out with Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair which will absorb excess oil and bring you locks from limp to lush in an instant. Spray it at your roots. shake out your hair and enjoy fresh hair with added texture and volume.

Shop Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair here.

If you wish to give your hair some added shape and curl Hot Tools 24k Gold Curl Bar is super easy to use, and will give you a gorgeous natural result. Top Tip: Keep your sections undefined for a more relaxed, casual result.

Shop Hot Tools 24k Gold Curl Bar here.

And finally, if you decide to fight humidity with all your might, and opt for sleek, straight hair you’ll need some seriously smoothing, anti-humidity help on your side. 

Let me introduce you to Color Wow Dream Coat, a super sealant that will help your hair remain sleek and controlled in adverse, muggy climates. It is heat activated, so locking the shape in with a straightener is advised, but after that it will remain active in your hair for the next 2-3 washes.

Shop ColorWow Dream Coat here.

So, there you have it, my top contenders for stunning summer hair. As always if you need any further advice or information, please feel free to contact me on Instagram messages and I’ll be more than happy to help.

Fiona O’Connor