Attention beauty babes, I have a confession. Amongst our celebration of skin care, pretty palettes, musk must-haves and the sensational highlights of red carpet season, I have been neglecting a critical element of every glam gal’s arsenal—our lovely locks. Amidst our bravery in battling April blizzards, spring has bolted and ran for the hills… leaving us in a torrential pile of pollen dust. Summer is officially upon us.
Now before you scamper off to the nearest watering hole (with your favorite bikini in tow) in pursuit of fun in the sun, take a brief moment to update your seasonal product inventory. Check out my stockpile of hair protection products aimed to arm your marvelous mane against the elements of summer.
Safeguard those strands!
To apply SPF protection to your hair, look no further than Aveda’s Sun Care Protective Hair Veil. The lightweight mister defends against harmful UV ray exposure and contains helpful ingredients to minimize damage and lock in healthy moisture including, green tea, Vitamin E and cinnamon oil (for those Banter Buffs, you know my obsession with cinnamon oil’s benefits). Spritz away!
Fancy a dip?
Calling all water babes! Summer is a great time to take advantage of cooler exercise options like hitting the lap pool and conquering a turbulent sea swim. While you’ll be reaping the benefits of sculpted swimmer arms, your hair will require special TLC to combat the hindrance of salt water and chlorine. You’ll be supremely satisfied when you utilize the incomparable Swimcap Cream by Philip Kingsley. Originally developed for the first US Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team, this product performs as promised with ultra conditioning to minimize the impact of hydra chemical damage and discoloration.
Limit the lime (color) to your umbrella drink.
Green is gorgeous, but not on your noggin. To protect your natural-born or bottled color, add Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Damage and Color Repair Deep Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner to your shower routine. The affordable product combination targets your scalp, removing chlorine residue, boosting moisture lock-in and is especially effective on color treated hair.
Pass the oil, will you?
Oil should be a summer essential for your beauty routine, and I’m not talking about sunbathing. On top of its repair benefits, products like Garnier Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil and miracle worker Moroccan Oil are incredibly versatile in tending to the aftermath of a summer day. Combat pesky flyaway strands while styling for a night out or even apply to skin for smooth and silky legs and arms—these products have you covered, literally.