Keep your hair on
Hair needs as much attention in the summer as the rest of you, so don’t forget about your crowning glory. Wearing a sun hat will both protect your hair and keep the sun off your face, so invest in a stylish one. Going to the beach provides the perfect excuse for a deep conditioning treatment which you can leave in your hair and then rinse off later for silky soft locks.
We tend to wash our hair more often in the summer, and you don’t have to break the bank to achieve a great hair day.
Head and Shoulders is a good example of this, it was recently voted most popular with Cosmopolitan magazine readers.
A leave-in conditioner is a great time saver and Bobbi Brown has come up with one in her Beach range ¤15 at Brown Thomas.
Wella’s Sun Vitamin Shake is packed full of goodness for summer stressed hair. Simply spray on after shampooing for silky smooth hair with extra shine. ¤10.70 at Wella stockists.
The L’Oreal tecni.art range is full of bright ideas, and their Playball Beach Crème is a soft silky cream that give the scrunched beachy effect so popular this year. ¤20 at Zeba Hair Salon, South William St, Dublin.
Pantene products have always done well in the hair surveys, and their Pro-V range does not disappoint. Be Sleek Mousse gives both hold and smoothness all for ¤5.49.
Bumble and Bumble are always front runners when it comes to setting trends, and their Surf Spray gives the perfect “just back from the beach” look without having to ride the waves. ¤22 at Peter Mark Salons nationwide.
Luxurious shine and antioxidant protection is what you can expect from Alfaparf’s Semi di Lino Diamante, a styling serum which includes powdered diamonds, no less.
An added bonus is the divine fragrance which will waft through the air as you walk. ¤29.90. Tel: 045 883 984 for stockists.
Clockwise from above: Alfaparf’s Semi di Lino Diamante; Loreal’s Playball Beach Crème; Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
The Irish Times