Following on from my previous post on getting your skin ready for summer, I thought I would do a second part to the post focused all on prepping your hair for summer. You might have your skincare sorted, but hair is just as important. I know I have to take extra good care of my hair during the warmer months as it tends to dry out in an instant, so here are a few of the products I am using the prep my hair ready for summer.
I have really thick, curly hair so it tends to dry out quickly – especially in the heat. So I need to make sure that I use a good shampoo and conditioner duo that can restore its shine and keep the ends hydrated. The Green People Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo and Conditioner has been absolutely brilliant in helping with both those issues. My hair has been left looking really glossy and reduced in frizz. It is completely paraben free so you know that it isn’t going to dry your hair out or make it frizzy. In fact, the ingredients all help to maintain happy, healthy hair! The quinoa helps to keep your hair looking sleek, while the artichoke reduces frizz – sounds like an odd combo but I’m not complaining if it works! There are also added antioxidants which protect and repair the damage that may have been caused to hair from UV radiation, making this duo great for summer months.
The scent of both of these is fairly strong, and I don’t think it will be to everyone’s taste. It is a mix of lemon and ginger (kind of cinnamon-y too I think), which gives it a really distinct fragrance. I actually quite like it as it makes a nice change to the classic floral hair product scent that everything seems to smell like. Instead, this is a really refreshing fragrance, that is nice and summery!
With the “no nasties” policy on Green People’s products, this shampoo and conditioner set has been formulated with 91% organic ingredients. It has no horrible chemicals or synthetic fragrances, so it is great for those that suffer from sensitive skin or eczema. I do suffer from a sensitive scalp at times ( I think from using dry shampoo, so I try to limit use to once a week), and this set has been brilliant at not reacting with my scalp at all.
After doing lots of research and nearly giving up hope that sun hair cream actually exists, I finally came across a product that does protect against UV rays. The Philip Kingsley Sun Shield is a product that you spray into your hair to help stop colour fading and prevents damage from salt water, chlorine and UV rays.
Every time I have been on holiday in the sun, I have come back with an untameable mane of hair. It has been left dried out by the sea and sun and is just terribly dry. So this year before heading to Thailand, I really wanted to find a product that could help prevent my hair getting so damaged.
I leave for Thailand middle of June and will definitely be taking this with me in the hopes that it can save my hair from the intense heat. I will have to report back if it actually works, but from all the reviews I read online, I have very high hopes for it!
So when my hair does actually need an intense moisture boost, this is the hair mask I always reach for. It not only smells absolutely amazing, but it also works miracles. My hair has been in the worst of conditions (like super dry ends), and I have been able to put off getting a haircut for weeks with the help of this hair mask. It really works wonders for repairing fragile and damaged ends, with its intense moisture boosting properties. It also has a great effect on frizzy hair too, so when my hair is getting to the stage of looking a little bit electrocuted (you know the look?), this really helps smooth it through and get it looking healthy again.
What hair care products do you love to use in the summer months?
*I was kindly gifted these products, but all thoughts are my own. Post also contains affiliate links.