There’s no mistaking it—this summer’s turning out to be a hot son of a bitch. (Which we can’t really complain about, because we live in Canada, land of igloos and polar bears. Or a least that’s what some of our southern neighbours seem to think. Ha.)
In researching hair care products that hold their own when it comes to heat, sun, chlorine, and salt, I came across some amazing finds. For the days (or weeks) that you just can’t make it to the salon, you need to be armed with a selection of easy fixes for your hair.
Check them out!
Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Care
A half-dozen spritzes of this ecofriendly, lightweight, water-resistant find while at (or after!) the pool or beach will keep your hair colour looking fresh all summer long. Purchase for $26.00 at aveda.com.
Kérastase Nutritive Bain Oléo-Curl/OléoRelax Masque
Chlorine and salt water can leave your naturally cute curls looking tight, shellacked, dry, and crispy. Tame your frizzy, sunned-out hair with shorea and palm oils, and bring your glossy, gorgeous locks back. Purchase for $39.00 at kerastase.com.
Philip B Maui Wowie
Beachy waves are HOT right now. To get the look, divide your damp hair into three or four sections (three for finer hair, and four for thicker hair), and braid each section. Unravel your locks when they’re semi-dry, then complete the look with Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist. Purchase for $22.00 at philipb.com.
Paul Mitchell Hot off the Press Spray
This 2015 winner of best heat-protecting spray goes on dry hair, so no need to plan ahead. Rice-hull extracts insulate hair strands from damage caused by curling rods and flatirons, and protect against serious heat—something we’ll have plenty of in the next couple of months. Purchase for $18.00 at paulmitchell.com.
Davines Hair Pak
Plan on hitting the pool or beaching it today? Counteract sun, chlorine, and seawater damage with a rich hair mask. Davines After Sun Moisturizing Pak contains 100% natural ingredients, like almond butter and argan oil. Locks are left soft and shiny and looking fab. Purchase for $26.50 at davines.com.
Interested in a stylist making product recommendations specific to YOUR hair? Visit Fusion Hair Design; these ladies and gents will hook you up with professional advice and applications. You can also visit their Facebook page HERE.