Summertime is the best time, if you ask me. But if you ask my hair, the answer may not be so positive. With summer, comes frizz, dryness, discolouration, and of course sun damage, but it’s not all bad. With a few miracle potions, your summer hair problems can be solved in a pinch, and here are my faves!
1. Dryness and Frizz
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue (Holt Renfrew), L’Oreal Mythic Oil (Shoppers Drug Mart), Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray (Shoppers Drug Mart), Coconut Oil
To combat dryness, my not-so-miracle solution is coconut oil. Spread it all over your hair, avoiding the scalp, leave it on for an hour or so, wash off, and voila – instant softness. To add extra hydration, spray Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray on clean damp locks. Once your hair is dry, Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue is the absolute best for getting rid of frizz without weighing down the hair. L’Oreal Mythic Oil is a great alternative if you’re on a budget. Both oils leave hair shiny and smooth.
2. Yellowing and Brassiness
Light Blue Shade (Shoppers Drug Mart), Aveda Blue Malva (for blondes) and Black Malva (for brunettes) (Aveda)
Blonde or brunette, the powerful sun rays can cause major yellowing and discolouration. To get rid of those pesky yellow tones in my bleached grey hair, my tried and tested fave is Light Blue Shade…from the “old lady” shelves of Shoppers. Its highly-pigmented purple formula reduces yellow tones in blonde (and grey) hair, leaving my strands cool as a cucumber. For brunettes, Aveda’s Black Malva gets rid of brassiness, and helps bring out natural deep tones in brown hair.
Kerastase Aqua Seal (Donato salon + spa)
If you want to avoid breakage, dryness, and discolouration, preventing sun damage is key. Kerastase Aqua Seal protects the hair using a waterproof veil to limit the negative effects of harmful UV rays and water aggressors, and it leaves hair looking shiny and smooth.
All tips shared by Toronto Style Blogger, Nelia Belkova.