This post is another part of mine and Zoe’s collaboration and this weeks topic is hair! During the summer months your hair tends to suffer that bit more than the rest of the year because its dry out (hopefully) and exposed to the sun a lot more than during winter time. In this post I’m going to talk about some products that I use to help give my hair a bit of moisture and try to prevent damage. Zoe has some tips over on her blog for things you can do to help your hair during summer.
As Zoe explains in her post, it’s not necessary to have perfect hair all the time. Dry shampoo is something that has grown on me since I have found one that I like. I have been using the Tresemme Instant Fresh Cleansing dry shampoo for about a year now and when you know how to use it, it works really well. It absorbs any excess oil, smells great and definitely gives you that extra day at least before another wash. Depending on how much was use dry shampoo, I think £2.99 is a decent price.
I colour my hair and maintain my hair colour. I have mousy brown hair naturally so it tends to lighten up a lot over summer. If you’re going to continue dying you hair over the summer months I would recommend just taking that extra care to deep condition to make sure your hair doesn’t get too frazzled. Use a hair dye that is not so harsh on your hair, if you don’t get it done at the hairdressers there are some really good, easy to use ones in Boots or Superdrug. I use Nice n Easy a fair bit so would recommend using that and it gives such a lovely colour too. If you have long thick hair like me you will definitely be needed two boxes!
Washing your Hair
This is such a basic one but washing your hair and using conditioner each time is a must. Apply the conditioner only to the ends and leave them to work their magic before washing it off. I have been using the L’Oreal Elvive smooth Intense Anit-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner – these have Argan Oil in and really work for me. Also lovely summer tip that works for me is washing your hair in cooler water. When I have a shower at the moment I have been using much cooler water because otherwise it’s unbearable! From doing this I have seen my hair looks a lot shinier and feel nice after I have washed it and if you google it the results are really quite interesting!
Conditioners and Treatments
I love doing extra treatments on my hair, especially ones that make my hair look and feel silky smooth! I use the Elvive Extraordinary Oil Mask which I wrote about here so I won’t ramble on too much about it but I also use the Naobay Protective Hair Mask which I got in a Glossy Box and probably use every other week and I really like using this every now and then because it’s like a treat for my hair. Alternatively if your hair is screaming for some extreme TLC I would use coconut oil. I bought a massive tub in Superdrug and I put this on my hair after washing it but leave it on over night. By the morning it has really had a deep condition and is ready to wash out. My hair literally feels amazing when I do this but I would only say to do this every couple of months but if you don’t mind putting in the effort it’s so worth it.
I am probably the worst person to give advice on a heat defence because by the time I’ve washed, conditioned and used treatments on my hair I’m pretty bored and tired of it! However, when I can be bothered I do use the L’Oreal Studio Line Hot and Smooth cream. I run this through the ends before drying it and it stops my hair from going strawlike! I can’t find a link for it but this sounds similar and looks really interesting!
That’s all for my hair care products and tips I do to try and keep my hair in nice condition over the summer – Let me know what you do/use!