We've all been spending a lot more time indoors lately, but now that the warm weather has officially arrived it's time to reconnect with friends and nature by prepping our lovely locks with some of the hottest products for summer hair care.
Each season I always make a point of trying something new. Expressing different parts of our personality is always fun and what better way to do that than with a different shade of hair colour. Beachy blond, rich auburn, midnight black, or even a punchy purple or rose gold, there are so many different ways to express your mood through colour. The best news is that if you get bored of one shade, it's semi-permanent and so it will wash out in 8 shampoos, depending on your hair's condition or porosity. You can even mix colours and intensities giving you a custom look without the salon price tag.
When you're away from home, you may not have all the essentials for hair care at your fingertips. Paul Mitchell solves this especially for the extended summer road trip or weekend cottage vacay. They have an invigorating foaming dry shampoo that is lightweight and absorbs excess oil delivering that just-washed feeling with anti-inflammatory ginger to soothe your scalp, stimulate hair growth, and protect from sun damage.
While we enjoy nature we can also care for it by ditching the harmful chemicals and reaping the benefits of natural extracts. AG's Bloom Natural Spray is 98% plant-based and uses sweet almond, olive and rosemary extracts for natural shine while its unique bloom spray pattern ensures light, wide coverage with a brushable but lasting hold, perfect for a put-together style while maintaining that casual beach vibe.
If you want to play up your natural tone or highlights, look no further than Moroccanoil purple shampoo. It neutralizes unwanted tones from highlighted, blonde, gray or white hair. The purple pigments eliminate yellows and oranges and revive the beautiful bright colour you were made to flaunt. There is also a bonus, it's suitable for all hair types and there are no sulphates, SLS, SLES or parabens.
If the Tiktok wolf cut isn't your thing, why not go with the sentiment, less is more? The summer is trending toward the bob which is a mix of close-cropped layers around the neck and cheekbone sweeping pieces up front. With the summer heat, it's a great way to stay cool if you've had your hair long all winter. If you want to keep your current cut, but add a new feature, you can try draping bangs to add some game to your mane. They can be curled, clipped or dripping gracefully around your face for a swanky outing. Despite what you've been told, bangs actually don't require a lot of commitment. Come Autumn, they will be grown out and you can experiment with a totally new look depending on what the season brings. If you just want to add some freshness, while staying on trend, lobbing off a few inches and using a product like Purology Beach Waves Sugar Spray will give you a wind-swept look that can really breathe new life into your hair.
If you have fine or limp hair, you're in for a lift. Matrix's silicone-free formula with strengthening protein cleanses and leaves hair soft and shiny while boosting the structure of fine hair with its continuous lifting power. Use it once a week to nourish your hair and add up to 35% more volume.
If you're looking for deeper repair than a typical conditioner can provide, Olaplex has got you covered. When used weekly, No 3 reduces breakage, encourages hair growth, and hydrates with jojoba seed oil. With all the care you're providing your hair you can also rest assured you are protecting animals with it's cruelty free formula and caring for sensitivities like its formula being nut free and gluten free which is super important as you take care of yourself and your hair.
There's nothing worse than getting a blow out and coming home to a mess of frizzy hair after the summer heat. Redken offers additional humidity protection with up to 82% less frizz with its moisturizing agents like babassu oil that detangles and smooths your locks to perfection again. Redken Frizz Dismiss Instant Deflate Oil-In Serum, another product in this line, can even be applied to dry hair to tame your mane on the go.