Novelties in hair products: prepare for summer
With summer just around the corner, many of us are already planning to swap sweaters for sundresses, and stocking up on suncream. Hair care often comes a little further down the to-do list. However, a winter of central heating and “hat hair” all too often leaves even the once most lustrous locks dry, frizzy, and peppered with split ends. Luckily, there are some great new hair products on the market that are just right to get your hair summer ready, and keep it that way. We check out some of the most promising.
Once the sun goes down, you might want to try Rene Furterer’s Leave-In Moisturizing Spray. Repairing and detangling hair, it also smells enticingly summery: jasmine, orange blossom, tiaré, and manoi come together to give this product its aroma.
Paul Mitchell’s Super Strong Treatment is another exciting new product to try. Paraben-free, vegan, and safe to use on dyed hair, it is packed with lipid conditioners, wheat proteins, and amino acids that strengthen your hair while also making it easier to style. Use it just twice a month for maximum protection from sun, chlorine, and salt water.
If hair drying out in the heat and sun is a particular concern, stick with Paul Mitchell, and check out his Awapuhi Moisture Mist Spray. This hydrating spray works well even on very curly hair, and can be used last thing at night to refresh hair while you sleep.
Another sun protection idea comes once again from Rene Furterer. His SUN Protective Summer Fluid offers non-greasy sun protection for exposed hair, ideal when you’re not wearing a hat. And, because it’s waterproof, it’s great to use when swimming or doing water sports. It can be used on damp or dry hair, and does not require washing out. With the naturally photo-protective sesame extract among its ingredients, you can be sure your hair will be well cared for.
Dyed hair can pose particular worries, due to its tendency to fade faster in the sun. Redken has several useful hair products to help. The Color Extend Magnetics Conditioner, in a bottle as bright as the hair colours it looks after, is a particular favourite, and a brilliant addition to your summer hair care arsenal. A small amount after hair washing detangles even long hair, leaving it shiny and, of course, preserving the colour of your dye through even the sunniest of summers.