Beach hair is arguably the best type of hair – salty, wavy and full of volume. Yet anyone that has returned from a beach holiday will know that within a few days your hair can end up with messy looking dreadlocks to rival Bob Marley’s.
The sun can unfortunately have adverse affects on your hair, causing it to damage and dry out. If your hair has prolonged sun exposure, the UV rays can damage the cuticle (outside cover of your hair strand) leaving hair discoloured, dry, brittle, with split ends, thinning and frizziness. If your hair is showing any of these signs, chances are the sun has caused a little damage (even if it has been over a long length of time). The following products will help you to manage beach hair, maximise the look of those natural waves, and most importantly of all, fix any damage caused by the sun.
They say prevention is always better than cure and a few sprays of Keune’s Sun Shield Oil will protect hair before too much damage is done. Best applied to hair before sun exposure, it’s a protective spray that shields hair and scalp from harmful, dehydrating UV rays.
Another genius invention that protects hair from everything you’re going to do to it, R+CO’s Prep Spray is like a primer for your hair. It’s the base coat you need that will even out the porosity in your hair so that products adhere evenly. Doubling as a revitaliser, spray R+Co’s Prep Spray generously on your hair for the ultimate preventative and restorative protection.
If you’ve ever lived in a humid climate or taken a holiday anywhere tropical, you’ll understand just why you might need this. Alterna Bamboo Smooth’s Anti-Humidity Spray is an eco certified bamboo and smoothing kendi oil for sleek and frizz free hair.
Stylist to the Kardashian’s, Jen Atkin’s Ouai Haircare Rose Hair and Body Oil is like liquid gold for sun damaged hair. This luxurious, fast-absorbing oil is a silicon free fusion of nutrient rich oils from all over the world that illuminates hair and skin as it restores moisture. If it’s good enough for the Kardashian’s then it’s good enough for us!
We all know the brand GHD for their magical hair straightener that is a staple of bathroom cabinets the world over, however the hair care brand also specialise in restorative products such as their Advanced Split End Therapy gel which is activated by heat. This styler gel will help nourish and fortify damaged ends, leaving hair feeling sleek, smooth and shiny.
Lux Aestiva’s Endless Summer Hair Hydrator is the ultimate all-in-one hair saviour, which moisturises, repairs and strengthens your hair, whilst leaving it glowing. Rescuing damaged hair, this leave in and wash out treatment has already gained a cult following, making it Lux Aestiva’s signature product. Its powerful ingredients will protect your hair from heat, seal in moisture, prevent damage and encourage growth.
PANTENE PRO V BB CRÈME FOR HAIR
This 3 minute multi tasking treatment is like a miracle conditioner and everything you need for incredibly healthy looking hair. It works by moisturising, detangling, de-frizzing, preventing split ends, strengthening hair, smoothing, adding shine, offering heat protection and softening, and best part about it is that it can be used on wet or dry hair any time of the day.
PANTENE PRO V BB CRÈME FOR HAIR | 135ML | RRP $10.99
This weightless texture mist from celebrity stylist Jen Atkin results in effortlessly chic, undone hair. For those that prefer that beachy, wavy and messy look, this is all the beach you need in a bottle. Infused with rice protein to add hold and memory for that ‘just got out of the ocean and my hair dried perfectly’ look, Ouai Haircare Wave Spray is an all year round essential.
OUAI HAIRCARE WAVE SPRAY | 150ML | RRP $40 | https://www.sephora.com.au/products/ouai-wave-spray-150ml
David Mallett’s Mask No. 1 is the ultimate hair care saviour, providing a turbo-blast of lasting moisture for dry hair, leaving it feeling replenished and strong. Hair immediately feels sleeker, regenerated and revitalised without that weighed down feeling. Consider this the product you need if your hair requires some serious TLC.
DAVID MALLETT MASK NO. 1 | 180ML | RRP $103.50 |