20 TIPS FOR SIZZLING SUMMER HAIR
The switch from winter through to summer often leaves little time for proper hair care, catch up with our summer guide!
1 Drench your hair - before swimming in the pool or sea to prevent damaging chlorine or salt.2 Re-apply your hair sunscreen after stepping out of the pool or sea.(Try Schwarzkopf BC sun protection spray £16.99)
3 Take extra care to protect coloured hair. What ever measures you take coloured hair exposed to bright sunlight will lighten; avoid this with a cool summer hat.4 Bleaching your hair can leave it vulnerable, to breakage and brittle lengths and ends when exposed to excessive sun. Consider waiting till after your holiday.5 Wear a rich conditioning mask overnight and rinse off in the morning for a great hair boost!(Try Tony Maleedy deep penartrating hair mask £)
6After an après-swim looks? Smooth your hair to one side, and then pull it back to the nape of the neck. Use UV styling product and secure with grips.(Try Charles Worthington Takeaways Suntime £1.65)7 Don’t brush your hair when wet! Comb it; use a wide toothed comb to prevent breakage.8 Keep your hair in tip top condition by having it trimmed every six weeks.9 Boost the shine in your hair by giving it a cold rinse under the shower after washing and conditioning - brrrr!10 Never vigorously dry your hair using a towel. This action roughens up the cuticle giving hair a dull and tangled appearance once dry.11 Accessorise - Whether your going to a summer wedding or beach party, try bands, bobbles, clips, combs, slides, tiaras and a whole lot more to make your hair look sassy and sexy in the sun.12 Curls are going to be huge in the trend style stakes this summer, so dig out your tongs or purchase a new pair of Babyliss tongs at www.ukhairdressers.com for a mere £13 Tousled waves are huge this summer so leave hair slightly damp after diffusing. This should encourage natural waves.14 Leave your hair to dry naturally using a leave in conditioner, avoiding excess heat styling will leave your hair all the more moisturised.15 Apply a volume mousse to wet hair then comb through into a pony tail. Secure with a band, rap hair around the band and tuck in the ends.16 Rough dry short hair until bone dry, then work a gel wax through the hair to give a funky beach look.(Try Nicky Clarke Hairomatherapy Maxi Wax ultimate gel £4.99)
17 Shine like a star all through summer with a handy glossing spray that fits neatly into your handbag.(Try L’Anza Straitline shine spray available at www.ukhairdressers.com £11.10)
18Hair sets when it cools down, so after forming a curl or wave with a brush and heat, give it a gentle blast using the cold shot button on your hairdryer.
Have a look at the comparison chart at www.ukhairdressers.com for a complete range of dryers with cool shot.
19 Shampoo your hair thoroughly after swimming to avoid leaving chlorine on it.20 Go for one of the hottest looks this season, the fringe! There’s a different look for all face shapes.