Tips, tricks and products for summer hair made simple
STYLE TAKE EASY STREET Effortlessly beautiful hair doesn’t require that much effort. On short hair, Marilisa Sears, artistic director for
Marc Anthony Hair Care, relies on texturizer. “It gets rid of grease, which appears faster in summer, and gives hair a new finish in 20 seconds.” Applying moisturizing cream to damp, long straight hair before tying it up into a loose knot to air-dry yields a pretty texture. And for natural curls, she encourages preventative maintenance. “Wrap it at night, use a silk pillowcase and have a dry conditioner on hand to add shine.”
Cocktailing hair products is the proapproved way to meet the changing mood of your mane, and Mother Nature. “Realistically you don’t use the exact same amount of any product every single day. On curls, if it’s a little bit humid you need something to stop the frizz from happening, and then just a bit of definer. With straight hair, if it’s so humid that the cuticle lifts and is open you need something that makes it sleek more than something that makes it straight,” says Sears. “What I like about cocktailing is that the control is so completely yours.” CARE A CLEAN START The greatest ally to boost hair health is in your shower. “In the warmer months we tend to use less heated appliances, but hair can be subjected to more frequent washing, lighter colour choices, which take more out of the hair, and exposure to the sun,” says celeb stylist Rebekah Forecast, Hair Food celebrity stylist. “Use a shampoo and conditioner system to address your hair type and replenish hair with what it needs.”
Wearing a hat scores high as the best way to protect hair from UV rays, but low on the doable-foreveryday scale. Forecast recommends using serums, oils and creams. “Anthing that coats the outside of the hair will ward off some of the sun. I also encourage clients to use more product in the summer to smooth the cuticle because that’s one of the reasons you’d use a hair dryer.” Unplugging during the sunny season isn’t just for your iPhone.
COLOUR BLONDE AMBITION
Creamy and caramel-y. That’s how New York-based stylist and Clairol Color Director James Corbett describes the hair colour of the moment, as seen on stars Jennifer Garner and Laura Dern at the 2018 Oscars. Garner’s highlights are especially easy to recreate at home with Nice’n Easy in shade SB2. “It’s a blonde shade that looks scary on the box but it’s really perfect because it gives more lift than deposit of colour,” he says, “Normally when you highlight with bleach you need to remove pigment and then re-tone. With this you’re doing it all in one step.”
A quick hair colour shift needn’t be an all-in commitment. Corbett loves Garner’s face-framing and “grownout” colour. “You can go through your hair, do some strands towards the bottom, and work up the hair shaft the more comfortable you get.”
It takes extra care to preserve any hue in the heat. Weekly conditioning treatments are key. “It’s like painting a surface, if your hair is not in the best shape then you’re not going to get the best results,” says Corbett. Hitting the pool? “Wet hair with tap water before swimming so it can’t soak up damaging chlorinated water.” He says to think of the hair like a sponge: if it’s already full of water, it can’t take in more chlorinated water.
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