Now that we’re swiftly approaching summer, hotter weather means specialist haircare.
From products to tools, accessories and masks; look no further for our favourite summer hair picks of the moment.
The Manta Brush
When I began researching this edit, my hair was having issues. Due to a medical condition, it had begun snapping off to the point that I needed several inches chopped off. At the same time, a Manta brush arrived in the post and I’m not exaggerating by saying it completely tamed my tresses. A gentle brush which glides through your hair creating a soft shine, after first using it, I felt very clear relief. Now a few weeks on, I love gripping the handle to get a bouncy blow-dry and wouldn’t be without it again. Designed by professional hairdresser Tim Binnington, he created the The Manta after a life-threatening condition led to his wife losing her hair. As her hair grew back, Tim wanted to minimize breakage and combined his 25 years in the profession alongside cutting-edge materials and technology, meaning the Manta was born. Recommended by expert trichologists, this brush will work wonders for sun-damaged hair or simply smooth wet tresses ahead of a beach day.
Aveda Rinseless Refresh
Part of a brand-new duo from Aveda, Rinseless Refresh also joins their Heat Relief product. Both designed specifically for second day hair, Rinseless Refresh is a Micellar Mist to pep up your ‘do and tame frizz. Ideal for holiday hair, revive your locks before a night out or boost a bit of life into it without washing. Suitable for use on the scalp to the ends of your hair, there’s no need to rinse out either. Lifting impurities from the scalp, you can then spritz a bit of the Heat Relief Thermal Protector & Conditioning Mist, doing an impromptu blow-dry without a full hair wash. Naturally-derived, this product pair provide total hair genius.
Green People Intensive Repair Conditioner
Keep your locks in tip-top condition with this excellent Intensive Repair Conditioner. An award-winning haircare buy, its Green Tea & Orange Peel scent also smells divine. Green People are passionate about natural ingredients, and this gentle conditioner can be used on dry, damaged, coloured, and chemically-treated hair. Nourishing from the scalp right through to your hair shaft, there’s a matching shampoo too.
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Hair & Scalp Mask
A beautifully indulgent hair mask in cult Elemis scent Frangipani Monoi, add a little luxury to summer haircare proceedings. Created with weekly use in mind, the combination of Frangipani Monoi and Pink Clay nourishes, softens and strengthens hair. Pop it on at the end of a busy summer’s day, offering a restorative treatment for your tresses.
T3 SinglePass Curl
If you buy one hair tong this summer, make it the T3 SinglePass Curl. A versatile curling tool; create the look you want, whether that’s tousled beach babe, spiral curls or gentle waves. Combining specialist T3 technology, the wand heats quickly, and its ceramic detail ensures shine aplenty. The Cool Tip & Stand is a nifty feature and there’s even a 360° Swivel Cord so the cable doesn’t get twisted. Intuitive and innovative, the main thing is, you’ll be able to achieve chic curls swiftly, with the wand cutting down styling time and offering long-lasting results. Here at SN, we are officially T3 hooked.
Kerluxe Luminage Repairing Hair Mask
Intensive and anti-ageing, Kerluxe Luminage Repairing Hair Mask joins a matching shampoo and conditioner to heal and replenish damaged locks. Using a Cera Filler Complex, Swiss-born Kerluxe ultimately believe your hair and scalp should be treated with the same excellence and precision that luxury skincare brands provide. Beautifully fragranced too, the Luminage range is infused with floral, amber and woody elements. Active ingredients such as marine collagen and hyaluronic acid work hard to reboot hair and I’m loving exploring this deluxe haircare brand.
L’Occitane Purifying Freshness Scalp Essence
Launching as an online exclusive from 6th June, this summer L’Occitane present their latest Purifying Freshness haircare line. Products include: Purifying Freshness Cleansing Scrub, Shampoo, Conditioner, Scalp Essence and Vinegar Finishing Lotion. Invigorating for summer hair, this refreshing range will offer several new options for your styling routine.
L’Oreal Professionnel Solar Sublime Shampoo
A sun haircare range with aloe vera, L’Oreal Professionel debut their Solar Sublime collection comprising a shampoo, masque and UV protection spray. Your expert summer holiday hair toolkit, the line was designed to protect and strengthen your hair, before, during and after being exposed to the scorching hot sun. Also enriched with vitamin E, this haircare collection nourishes hair while also counteracting the potentially damaging impact of salt and chlorine too. Refreshing and repairing, we’re huge fans of this summer range here at SN HQ.
Slipsilk Navy Stripe Twist Headband
Hair accessories are huge at the moment, and amongst them, Slipsilk remain top of our list. Already obsessed with their scrunchies, Slipsilk products are created using a specially commissioned silk which took over ten years to formulate. Wear your hair in luxurious style with this striped beauty, whether going for off-duty chic or dressing up your ‘do. Also available in lots of other colours, including gold and leopard print, you’ll be completely spoilt for choice.
Maria Nila Structure Repair Leave-In Cream
Apply the Structure Repair Leave-In Cream to towel-dried hair before styling, also working well as heat protection. Presented in a useful-sized bottle with pump, this cream glides onto hair and is easily absorbed ahead of styling. Noticeably softening and smoothing locks, the clever cream helps fight frizz as well as repairing damaged hair.
Moroccanoil Treatment Light
Perfect for coloured or fine hair like mine, Moroccanoil Treatment Light adds nourishment without weight or greasy residue. Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, hair shines with health. Apply to wet hair before blow drying or smooth down frizz on styled hair. Whichever way you use this treatment, it’s a versatile buy brilliant for a haircare boost.
Innersense Organic Beauty Inner Peace Whipped Crème Texturizer
Tame frizz and flyaways with this indulgent Inner Peace Whipped Crème Texturizer from Innersense. Lightweight yet conditioning, the inclusion of certified organic shea butter and bee-friendly honey means it offers reliable definition to hair strands whilst also adding nourishment. And, if your hair hates humidity, this will be your best friend in product form.
Rita Hazan New York True Colour Ultimate Shine Gloss
Celeb stylist Rita Hazan infuses her products with expert insight, and this True Colour Ultimate Shine Gloss offers a hair refresh in between salon visits. Providing a quick colour lift, there are several shades available. Specifically designed for in-shower use, save time and revitalise your ‘do. Also delivering a glossy shiny finish, use in between True Colour Shampoo and Conditioner.