Whether you’re beach bound or hot in the city, summer hair requires an alternative approach to the rest of your year-round routine. Sun, sea and sweat all conspire to cause damage, while on the flipside, hotter months provide the perfect time to let loose with more laidback styles. From preventing expensive highlights from turning brassy and putting moisture back into dehydrated locks to creating fuss-free waves, we trust this cache of care and styling products to successfully see our hair through summer.
Loose, languid waves are a spritz away with this sea kelp-infused styling spray. It boasts enough hold to work both naturally textured and straight hair into soft waves, but without leaving behind any crispy residue and just the minimal tackiness needed to prevent the shape from dropping. Meanwhile the added sea kelp and polymers also ensure that hair stays flexible and full of movement.
Upgraded and reintroduced after almost a decade off the shelves, the cult Beach Blonde collection belies its name, as it’s not just for those fair of hair. In fact all beach bunnies will benefit from the deep cleansing and nourishing formulas, including this intensive conditioning treatment, rich in strengthening proteins and softening floral extracts. The cool, minty scent is an added bonus for overheated scalps and senses too.
The iconic Surf Spray gets a new companion in the form of this bi-phase, salt-in-oil formula, created to still create perfectly tousled waves but with the added benefit of conditioning ingredients to feed hair dehydrated by the sea or chlorine. The blend of tropical oils including coconut and mango, plus sea botanicals keeps hair feeling soft and supple, while sea salt injects instant volume and UV filters offer sun protection.
There’s a reason this sunscreen for hair has been a bestseller since 1974. Eschewing chemicals, it’s packed with active plant extracts blended into a lightweight, natural formula that offers exceptional protection against colour fade caused by the sun as well yellowing post-pool dip. It also utilizes hydrating and softening essential oils including calendula and rosemary, nourishes with olive wax, and boosts shine thanks to castor oil.
In the same way that the surface of the skin provides a barrier function that manages the moisture travelling into and out of it, research by Pantene has revealed that the outer layers of the hair work in a similar way, with balanced hydration levels being the key to soft hair that’s full of movement. This spray then provides a double whammy, nourishing hair instantly to restore the lipid layer while preventing dehydration and damage caused by the sun.