Hair regimes for hot weather: A guide to the best hair routines for each type of hair
Long hot summer days are perfect for hitting the beach and dining al fresco. You may be heading off to beautiful shores to frolic in the sea or lounge by an infinity pool. (Lucky you.) There’s no need to compromise on luscious locks in the hot weather. Here’s our guide to getting gloriously glossy hair all summer long.
While everyone loves summer, the downside is that hot, humid, balmy days can play havoc with your tresses. The heady mix of sun, salt water and sand can leave you with damaged hair. Feeling frazzled? Fret not. We have all the summer hair products and hair treatments you need. So wave goodbye to frizz and hello to sunshine.
We asked our founders, Paul Percival and Adam Reed, to impart their wisdom and summer haircare tips. So, sit down with a cold drink or an ice cream and let us show you how to keep your hair looking and feeling fabulous through summer. You’ll soon be ready to rock the shiny ‘Insta-ready’ hairstyles of your dreams effortlessly.
Best hair treatment for dry hair
Struggling with straw-like texture? Need help to fight the effect of humidity on frizz? You can quench thirsty strands by choosing a product for dry hair to provide nourishment. The sunlight can zap moisture, but you can soon turn your locks silky smooth again.
Think of your hair like skin - if you have dry skin, it’s good to moisturise. Follow a regular routine to perk up parched hair. Try our Splendidly Silky Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner. The quality ingredients like shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil and vitamin E will help control frizz and keep your locks oh-so-smooth. Swish, swish, swish.
Looking for the best treatment for dry hair? Nothing beats an intensive mask. Try Percy & Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Mask. This rescue remedy contains marshmallow and coconut. It leaves your hair feeling super soft and smells deliciously divine too. *Not edible*.
If you add the mask to damp hair in the morning and wash it out in the evening, it will give you a soft, tousled look and help protect your hair from the sun. It also comes with a bonny bonnet that heats up and allows the mask to penetrate further into the hair shaft. The hydrating ingredients help you get goddess-like hair, effortlessly. It’s like a salon treatment at home.
Salon Tip: Use with the bonnet provided and leave on for at least 10 minutes. Treating hair at a higher temperature opens the cuticle, allowing nutrients to better penetrate the hair.
Best hair treatment for dull hair
Is your hair lacking vitality and shine? Get glossy, mirror-like shiny hair with Really Rather Radiant Divine Shine Shampoo & Conditioner. You’ll soon be shimmering wherever you go. For extra gloss, rinse thoroughly until the water runs clear. Using cold water will seal down the cuticle and flatten the surface of the hair making it appear shinier. Paul shares his A-list shine secrets:
“Work a small amount of Percy & Reed Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil for Fine Hair into the palms of your hands then, using a large blusher brush, smooth over the surface of the hair for a great shine boost. Another great hint is to spray products such as hairspray onto a brush and draw through the hair, rather than directly onto the hair which may weigh down and dull the hair.”
Best hair treatment for damaged hair
Locks lost their mojo? We hear you! Although it’s lovely to be out having fun in the sun, prolonged exposure to UVA and UVB rays can weaken the hair. You know the signs; dull, limp, lacklustre hair that looks and feels frazzled. Heat can damage the cuticle and cause discolouration. Take a deep breath and relax, the right products can transform your tresses.
If you are going to swim, apply water both before and after hopping into that lovely pool for a dip. Chlorine and chemicals can strip colour from the hair. So rinse, rinse, rinse and repeat to prevent damage. Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Wash Shampoo and Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Care Conditioner are multi-tasking marvels that have colour protection and environmental defence built in.
Give your hair a treat with a good quality mask. Many people only start to consider the best treatment for damaged hair when they can see or feel that damage has been done. But as we all know, prevention is better than cure. Adam suggests using a treatment mask weekly. Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery does its work while you sleep. At sunrise, you’ll be able to say “good morning” to lustrous locks. Dreamy.
“We created Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery for exactly this reason – it fits seamlessly into your regular beauty routine, nourishing and hydrating your hair while you sleep. Regular use of a mask or treatment will keep your hair in healthy condition and help fortify it, so it resists damage.”
So, step outside, soak up the sun, pad barefoot on the sand and frolic in the water to your heart’s content. Just don’t forget your hair prep and your summer hair product toolkit.