7 Tips For Healthy, Instagram-Worthy Summer Hair
We're officially in the thick of summer (and the silly season at that) which means suns out, buns out and plenty of time spent getting your selfie on at the beach.
When it comes to your summer beauty routine, and in particular your hair, exposure to the elements like sun, wind and salt can take you from Emily Ratajkowski in Barbados to Mel Gibson in Castaway with little notice.
That's why we've enlisted the help of Jules Peacocke, owner and director of Lily Jackson Hair + Makeup to answer everything you've ever wanted to know about achieving (and maintaining) effortless, healthy and sexy summer beach hair.
What's the best way to protect your hair during summer?
1. Wearing a hat helps as your hair needs UV protection just like your skin. Products like Oribe, include UV protection.
2. Rinse your hair out in fresh water after a swim in the sea and use a spray serum or leave-in conditioner to nourish your hair.
3. If you're swimming in a chlorinated pool, shampoo each time your hair gets wet. Chemicals in chlorinated water affect hair condition and colour.
4. Don't ignore split ends. Get your hair cut as the beginning and end of summer.
What's the easiest way to achieve 'beach hair?'
1. Get a cut that gives you shape, texture and movement.
2. If you're coming from the beach, rinse shorter, finer hair in fresh water and apply a product like R+Co Sea Salt Spray before letting dry naturally. For longer hair with more texture, apply Oribe Matt Waves Texture lotion to damp hair and scrunch with your hands.
3. If you're at home, follow the above but finish with Oribe Airstyle Flexible finish cream for shine and frizz control.
4. Air dry your hair or apply low heat from a dryer until your hair is about 90% dry.
5. Turn your head upside and run your fingers through 2cm sections from your scalp to gently shake out the ringlets.
6. Turn upright, scrunch, shake and further adjust to finish with a dry texture spray like the Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray.
How can you stop hair from frizzing in the heat?
Straight hair is safest from the frizz monster while wavy and curly hair usually needs some support.
Filling your hair with moisture from shampoo and conditioner is the best place to start. When styling, try applying a serum like Oribe Smooth Style Serum to damp hair and once the hair is dry, seal it with an anti-humidity spray to seal the cuticle.
What are the most on-trend up-dos when it's really hot?
Braids of any sort are in, but they are challenging to create by yourself.
I'm loving knotted hair as well - making one or more ponytails in any position (high or low) then twisting them into shapes before securing with pins.
The key is to not brush the hair smooth. Run your fingers through to create body, and let a small amount of hair fall out to create texture.
I wasn't a fan of the topknot, until I met the under cut. Have blonde hair on top and leave an undercut natural, or colour your undercut and have your stylist create a design with precision shavers.
Last year was all about braids, what do you think the hottest hair trend of Summer 2017?
Braids are still big with designers like Céline and Proenza Schouler and with support on social media and from the Kardashians, they haven't left the scene entirely.
Designers like Bottega Veneta, Rochas and Balenciaga have recently featured relaxed, knotted buns and ponytails in their ready-to-wear collections which is easy for the average woman to achieve.
When it comes to colour, cool blondes are hot but balayage is not.
For hairstyles, the hottest hair trend is texture and movement no matter what the length. Think Emma Stone's blunt beachy bob, Emily Blunt's lob, Kate Mara's textured style and disconnected short bobs like that of Michelle Williams.
What's the biggest no-no when it comes to styling your hair?
Not using a heat protection product if you use styling tools like blow dryers, tongs and irons. They're really damaging to hair and without protection, the damage is virtually irreversible.
Which celebrity do you think nails this season's hair trends?
1. Scarlett Johansson has the confidence to wear her hair in any colour or any length, making her look beautiful and unique all the time.
2. Jennifer Lawrence, whether she's gone short or long, blonde or brunette, her signature look is feminine.
3. Rihanna is a great one for experimentation. She's not afraid to change length or colour but she's also open to try braids, hair extensions and radical cuts.
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