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Frizz, dryness and fading colour… welcome to high-maintenance hair season. here’s how to survive it
Whatever your desired finish, Ken O’Rourke, Charles Worthington’s brand ambassador, has a solution:
IF YOU WANT Body and bounce…
You need John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse, £5.99/599 points (200ml).
Ken’s tip ‘Dry hair with your head tipped upside down to create height and body with a strong hold:
IF YOU WANT Mirror-like shine…
You need Charles Worthington Diamond Shine All Over Gloss Spray Boots exclusive £6.99/699 points (100ml).
Ken’s tip ‘While blow-drying, use a paddle brush to keep hair cuticles flat, smooth and straight’.
IF YOU WANT Super-smooth locks…
You need New Umberto Giannini Mane Tame The Ultimate Hair Taming Blow Out, £7/700 points (150ml).
Ken’s tip ‘Squeeze a small amount of the cream onto the back of your hand, then rub a bristle brush in it and smooth over damp hair.’
‘Your hair needs nourishing treatments more than ever in the summer,’ explains colourist Sally Northwood. ‘Use them as a middle step between shampooing and conditioning, and leave them on for as long as you can.’
• BEST FOR COLOURED HAIR L’Oréal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Intensive Masque Care + Protection, £5.09/509 points (300ml).
• BEST FOR CURLY HAIR Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Intense Replenishment Mask, £7.75/775 points (200ml).
• BEST FOR FINE HAIR Garnier Ultimate Blends The Strength Restorer Balm, £4.99/499 points (300ml).
‘Haywire hair is OK for the beach, but on the commute it’s best to use a smoothing serum or spray,’ says Luke Hersheson, creative director at John Frieda UK. ‘It’ll help condition locks and control frizz caused by humidity, without jeopardising your natural texture.’
1. Umberto Giannini Weather Proof Finish Anti-Humidity Hairspray, £7/700 points (200ml).
2. John Frieda Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum, £6.99/699 points (50ml).
3. Lee Stafford Anti Humidity Spray, £5.99/599 points (200ml).
‘Accessories are an easy way to add playful detail without spending hours in front of the mirror,’ says Luke. Plus, scrunchies are cool again.
• Invisibobble Original in Crystal Clear, £4.95/495 points (3-pack).
• Elegant Touch House Of Holland Tie Me Up! Denim Scrunchies, £8.95/895 points (3-pack).
• Kitsch Hair Ties in Nude Petal Peach, £6/600 points (5-pack).
‘The one product no one should be without in the summer is a detangling spray,’ says Ken. ‘During hot weather, the easiest style to wear is a messy topknot – but this can result in tangles and breakage. So, when you want to wear your hair down again, spritz in a detangling mist before brushing.’
TRY Charles Worthington Everyday Gentle Protective Detangling Mist Boots exclusive £5.99/599 points (150ml).
‘Its unique chemical structure penetrates the hair shaft, which can help improve flexibility and strength,’ says celebrity stylist Lee Stafford. ‘It smells amazing, too.’
FIND IT IN L’Oréal Paris Botanicals Safflower Rich Infusion Masque Boots exclusive £9.99/999 points (200ml); and Lee Stafford Coco Loco Coconut Spritz, £5.99/599 points (150ml).
• Sea salt spray
• Waving wand or tongs
Want that tousled, spent-the-day-by-the-coast look in your back garden? Here’s how to achieve it…
1. ‘Apply sea salt spray throughout dry or damp hair, then blow-dry it in,’ says hairstylist Liam Moore. Try John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray, £6.99/ 699 points (150ml).
2. Next, divide your hair into four sections and tong each one in turn, holding the wand vertically as you go.
3. Once you’ve tonged all the hair, spritz again with sea salt spray.
4. Use your hairdryer on the cool setting to help your style stay put.
Humid conditions ruining your style? ‘Dry shampoo is the perfect solution, as it adds instant texture while soaking up any excess moisture and oil, which can make hair look lank,’ says Lee. Don’t leave the house without the pocket-sized Lee Stafford Original Dry Shampoo, £1.99/199 points (50ml).
Top news: Tangle Teezer has joined with accessories brand Skinny Dip to create some super-cool flamingo compact stylers. We want! Tangle Teezer Limited Edition Skinny Dip Palm Flamingo Boots.com only £13.50/1,350 points.
‘Apply a protective UV spray, and wear a hat at the hottest time of day,’ advises Sally. We love Mark Hill Protective UV Shield, £5.99/599 points (150ml). ‘Post- sun, treat your hair to a hydrating shampoo and conditioner,’ she adds. Our faves? Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo, £3/300 points (400ml) and Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner, £3.14/314 points (200ml).
Shampoo that doesn’t lather? Yes, really: ‘low shampoo’ is the next generation of haircare. These sulphate-free cleansers – such as L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Low Shampoo Gentle Cleansing Cream, £6.99/ 699 points (400ml) – are ideal for dry locks that need TLC. And they’re so nourishing, you can skip the conditioner.
‘Braids are always on-trend, and suit all hair types and most lengths. Go for the classic three-strand plait, or experiment with a side braid.’ Mark Hill, celebrity hairstylist
‘Dilute two tablespoons of sea salt in warm water and pour over wet, clean hair for a cool, textured vibe.’ Ken O’Rourke, Charles Worthington’s brand ambassador
‘After washing, rinse locks in cold water to help seal the cuticles and boost movement.’ Luke Hersheson, creative director at John Frieda UK
‘Let hair dry in a centre parting and spray a root booster on the front section,’ says Luke. ‘Then use straighteners to create random kinks in the lengths and ends, spritzing with sea salt spray as you go, and comb with your fingers for a casual finish.’ We like John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray, £6.99/699 points (150ml).
We’re totally smitten with new brand RPR. Containing soothing ginkgo and cucumber, its De-Chlorinate My Hair Clarifying Shampoo, £12.95/1,295 points (200ml), gives locks a deep clean to remove the chlorine build-up that a summer by the pool can cause. Genius…
Photography John Rowley Words Alice Manning Still-life photography Pixeleyes Hair and make-up Lisa Valencia Beauty direction Donna Francis Model Lyza at Storm With thanks to The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi resort, Maldives