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SUMMER HAIR SORTED: EASY TIPS & TRICKS

Just how it affects our skin, the change in weather impacts our hair. Summer months are often accompanied by increased humidity, which results in frizzy, discoloured, sun-ravaged hair. Here, we take a look at the most common summer hair dilemmas and how to fix them.

SUMMER HAIR CONCERN #1: FRIZZ

Whether you have long or short, curly or straight, dyed or natural, frizz has a way of wreaking havoc on all hair. And once summer hits and the humidity rares its head, frizz only gets worse.

THE SOLUTION:

When your hair becomes frizzy, it can be all too tempting to take a piping hot straightener and get to work - but don’t. The key to fighting frizz is plenty of moisture and hydration. Pureology Smooth Perfection Shampoo and Conditioner restores manageability to frizzy hair with a burst of hydrating ingredients such as Camellia and Shea Butter.

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PUREOLOGY Smooth Perfection Shampoo 266ml

€23.00

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PUREOLOGY Smooth Perfection Conditioner 266ml

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SUMMER HAIR CONCERN #2: DRY SCALP

Whether it's three degrees outside or thirty, dry skin is inevitable. And while you may be taking care to de-chap your lips and moisturise your face, there’s another patch of skin that you may be forgetting about when it comes to adding extra hydration: your scalp.

THE SOLUTION:

Start treating your scalp how you do your skin and implement a scalp care routine. The Sunday Riley Clean Rinse is an AHA/BHA-infused, rinse-off serum to clarify the scalp of product build-up, excess oil, dead skin, and pollution for a cleaner, healthier-looking scalp and refreshed hair. Whereas the Aveda rinseless refresh micellar hair & scalp refresher cleanses the scalp in the same way a micellar water does the face.

SUMMER HAIR CONCERN #3: SPLIT ENDS

The summer months can put your hair under some extraordinary stress: sun damage, sweat, extra washing, extra product, sea swimming, poolside dips…the list goes on. So who could blame it for breaking and splitting?

THE SOLUTION:

One of the biggest beauty myths is that you can “reverse” split ends. Unfortunately, the only way to fix a split end is to cut it off. However, you can keep them from getting worse or prevent them from happening in the first place. Olaplex’s iconic No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner strengthens, hydrates, repairs and eliminates frizz making it a summer haircare saviour.

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No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

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SUMMER HAIR CONCERN #4: COLOUR FADING

From chlorine in pools and salt in the sea to the hot sun and harsh UV rays, everything that’s fun about summer will likely ruin your salon-fresh colour. That’s the hard truth. Chlorine can turn your fresh head of highlights green, seawater can cause colour to fade and UV rays from the sun can discolour your hair altogether.

THE SOLUTION:

Help protect your locks from the sun’s colour-leaching rays with products specifically designed to help you win this battle, like Living Proof’s Colour Care Shampoo. Sulfate and silicone free, this shampoo gently cleanses, nourishes and protects against UV rays, hard water and damage.

Once you've successfully fought frizz, prevented split end and hydrated your scalp, it's then time to have fun with your hair. Whether it's a texturising spray to give you beach waves or a shine-enchancing hair mask, discover our edit of the best haircare products below.

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