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Summer Strand Struggles: Our Guide To Heatwave Hair

Summer ushers in the promise of long hazy nights and sunny days languishing on sandy shores with perfect mermaid hair.

However, we all know that the summer sun can bring in a whole new wave of issues when it comes to taking your hair from the beach to the club, dealing with humidity on the commute or even the joys of office air con.

From frizzy hair problems to dry ends and lack of volume, our cheat guide to Heatwave Hair is going to unpack the main ways in which you can combat summer strand struggles and maintain a tousled je ne sais quoi about your coiffure. Move over swamp monster from the deep and hello Brigitte Bardot!

Hair Mists, Sprays & Perfumes

There’s such a wide range of hair mists, sprays and perfumes on the market that it can be hard to know where to begin. We’ve picked a few of our favourites for the season below.

Looking for bounce and volume?

Reach for a Hair Mist! Hair mists contain a variety of different minerals and vitamins designed to strengthen and enrich your hair. Italian brand Davines uses turnip extract in it’s Volu mist to provide hair with vitamins A, B and C.
Davines - Volu Hair MistTo use, spray Davines Volu (RRP £25.15 Our Price £22.45) onto towel dried hair to add volume and shine. This product can be used on all hair types but is especially effective on fine or limp hair

Looking to add texture?

Maybe you should try a hair salt spray! Salt Sprays are great for adding waves and movement to your hair for that tousled beach siren look.

Alterna Caviar Style  Sea Salt Spray  (RRP £29.50 Our Price £17.95) can be used when air drying your hair and helps to protect hair from heat.
Alterna Caviar Style Sea Salt SprayDead Sea Salt adds body and waves whilst Caviar extracts help to add shine and prevent dryness. Use on damp hair.

Looking to scent your hair?

Are you a classic beauty who is fond of spritzing your favourite fragrance on your hair? You could be doing yourself a disservice due to the higher alcohol content in perfumes which have the potential to dry out your hair. Hair perfumes, sometimes also referred to as mists, are especially formulated for hair, meaning that you can protect and hydrate your hair whilst also smelling fabulous – something to consider if you suffer from dehydrated locks. Sachajuan’s protective hair perfume 50ml helps protect against static and uses ocean silk technology to provide UV protection. It’s also great for when you want to freshen up your hair without reaching for the dry shampoo. Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Mugler have also formulated hair-friendly versions of some of their cult scents.

allbeauty loves:

Aquolina Pink Sugar Hair Perfume 100mlAquolina Pink Sugar Hair Perfume 100ml
RRP £34.00
Our Price £9.95
Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume 50ml

Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume 50ml
Our Price: £40.00

Dior J’Adore Hair Mist 40ml

Dior J’Adore Hair Mist 40ml
RRP £41.00
Our Price £36.90

YSL Mon Paris Hair Mist 30m

YSL Mon Paris Hair Mist 30ml
RRP £35.00
Our Price £31.50

Hair Oils

Hair oils are great for hydrating dry strands, controlling frizz and preventing split ends from forming. Kérastase’s new Soleil Huile Sirene (literally translated as sunshine mermaid oil) is a beach bi-phase oil mist which offers softness, subtle scent and shine for hair exposed to sun, salt and UV rays. Been on a speedboat or on a summer hike? Use hair oil sparingly to smooth over any stray hairs to refine your look and add a bit of shine.

allbeauty loves:

Kérastase Soleil Huile Sirene 150ml

Kérastase Soleil
Huile Sirene 150ml
RRP: £23.80
Our Price: £17.85

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi Purpose Dry Oil Spray 100ml

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
Multi Purpose Dry Oil Spray 100ml
RRP: £29.50
Our Price: £18.40

Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beauté Natural Beautifying Oil 95ml

Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beauté
Natural Beautifying Oil 95ml
RRP: £42.20
Our Price £31.65

Kérastase Ultime Rose Hair Oil 100ml

Kérastase  Ultime Rose Hair Oil 100ml
RRP: £43.00
Our Price: £29.95

Dry Shampoo

Of course, there are some moments in life when you need to get rid of excess oil in a hurry. Dry Shampoo is a key product to pack with you for festivals and glamping or even when you need an extra bit of volume for hair flattened by humidity . A spritz of dry shampoo at the roots goes a long way – just spray and massage into your scalp for sneaky styling on the go.

allbeauty loves:

 Bumble and bumble Dry Shampoo 40ml

Bumble and bumble Dry Shampoo 40ml
RRP: £12.00
Our Price: £10.20

Sexy Hair Big Dry Shampoo 150ml

Sexy Hair Big Dry Shampoo 150ml
RRP: £16.95
Our Price £9.95

label.m Dry Shampoo 200ml

label.m Dry Shampoo 200ml
RRP: £14.50
Our Price £6.95

A’kin Dry Shampoo 150ml

A’kin Dry Shampoo 150ml
RRP: £12.00
Our Price £9.70

Masks & Shampoos for weekend repair

Is your hair showing signs of water damage from chlorine or seawater? Deep recovery and cleansing treatments can help to replenish hydration – we recommend masks enriched with coconut (vitamin B and potassium) for hydration and cleansing the scalp of product and environmental build up.

allbeauty loves:

Kérastase Soleil Masque Après-Soleil 200mlKérastase Soleil Masque Après-Soleil 200ml
RRP: £32.99
Our Price: £24.75
Novex Coconut Oil Deep  Hair Mask 400gNovex Coconut Oil Deep  Hair Mask 400g
RRP: £8.40
Our Price: £7.25
TIGI Bed Head Totally Beachin Shampoo 250ml

TIGI Bed Head Totally Beachin Shampoo 250ml
RRP: £12.50
Our Price: £6.25

Revlon Professional Uniq One Coconut Hair Treatment 150ml & Conditioning Hair & Super 10R Hair Mask 300mlRevlon Professional Uniq One Coconut Hair Treatment 150ml & Conditioning Hair & Super 10R Hair Mask 300ml
Our Price: £14.95

Travel Sizes

Like the brands that you’ve read about but going on your holidays? Check out the following Travel Sizes for when you’re on the move:

Sachajuan Ocean Mist 50ml

Sachajuan Ocean Mist 50ml
Our Price £9.00

Kérastase Aura Botanica Travel Size Gift Set

Kérastase Aura Botanica Travel Size Gift Set 
RRP: £29.50
Our Price: £22.95

label.m Brunette Dry Shampoo 50ml

label.m Brunette Dry Shampoo 50ml
Our Price £4.95

 

Moroccanoil Treatment Light 25ml

Moroccanoil Treatment Light 25ml
Our Price £13.45

Explore our full range of Summer Beauty products at www.allbeauty.com/summer

*Details correct at time of publishing

Hair Perfume & Hair Mists: What They Are And Why We Love Them

Hair perfume is a thing. It may be something you never thought you’d need, but it is and you definitely do…

Hair perfume and hair mists are having a moment for 2018, but you’d be forgiven for thinking ‘doesn’t normal perfume  do the same thing?!’. The reality, is that regular fragrances can actually cause damage. The reason? Traditional fragrances contain alcohol, which can be incredibly drying to hair.

Enter the hair mist: not only do they help to mask any stale cooking smells that might be clinging  to your hair from the night before, most good ones are also formulated to moisturise, reduce static, add shine and/or protect tresses from UV rays.  Perfect for taking on holiday, popping in your purse to take on-the-go, and a must have to finish off any wedding hair up-do.

Attention piqued? Shop our favourites in the gallery below…

 

 

Shop all haircare at allbeauty.com

Festival Hair How-To With SACHAJUAN

allbeauty have teamed up with SACHAJUAN and Joelene Hill Studio to create the perfect festival hairstyle!

We’ve had major flower-crown envy since #coachella. So we got together with the expert stylists at Joelene Hill Studio in Jersey and SACHAJUAN haircare, to show you how to create a braided flower crown that’s not only festival-ready but will last all weekend…

Get the look:

To achieve this look, our expert Joelene Hill recommends using SACHAJUAN Root Lift and SACHAJUAN Hair Perfume.

  1. Start by curling your hair with wide barrel tongue (if you have natural waves, skip this section).
  2. Section the hair and spritz the SACHAJUAN ROOT LIFT at the roots to achieve a more ‘lived-in’ wave and enhance volume and texture.
  3. Part the hair in the middle and take a 1 inch section at the front , leaving a little bit of hair around the face.
  4. Plait the hair all the way down and secure with a clear band. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Take both plaits and secure at nape of neck.
  6. Loosen the plaits by gently pulling them apart. Spritz with the SACHAJUAN HAIR PERFUME and weave flowers into the braid. Now off to the festival! ✩✩✩

The SACHAJUAN Root Lift can also be used as a dry shampoo as it soaks up excess oil – perfect to refresh hair when spending the weekend at a festival!

Shop all SACHAJUAN at allbeauty. With thanks to Joelene Hill Studio.

ARTIST: JOELENE HILL, MODEL: DANIELLE QUINN

Beach To Bar Hairstyle With SACHAJUAN

allbeauty have teamed up with SACHAJUAN and Joelene Hill Studio to create the perfect beach to bar hairstyle!

Finding a hairstyle that’s beach-proof and cocktail ready is tricky. So we got together with the expert stylists at Joelene Hill Studio in Jersey and SACHAJUAN haircare, to show you how to create a simple, sleek bun that can take you from beach to bar in a matter of minutes!

Beach to Bar SACHAJUAN

Get The Look:

To achieve this look, our expert Joelene Hill recommends using SACHAJUAN Ocean Mist and SACHAJUAN Hair Perfume.

  1. Spritz SACHAJUAN OCEAN MIST all over hair before brushing to leave hair feeling nourished, with maximum shine and volume.
  2. Brush hair through and secure in to a low ponytail at nape of neck. Twist hair around pony and secure with pins.
  3. Finish with the SACHAJUAN HAIR PERFUME to help to manage fly always – perfect for a sleek finish and smells amazing! Now off to the bar! ☼☼☼

Watch The Video

Shop all SACHAJUAN at allbeauty. With thanks to Joelene Hill Studio.

ARTIST: JOELENE HILL, MODEL: RIA HILL

EXPERT SERIES: Sacha Mitic On Curls Culture & Care

We get expert advice on curls culture and care, from Sacha Mitic of SACHAJUAN haircare.

curls culture Sacha MiticSacha Mitic, co-founder of SACHAJUAN haircare, gives us his expert advice on curls culture and care. Cold air, bracing winds and central heating can all leave curls parched – the right treatment and care products are critical to keeping curls healthy and frizz-free. Keep reading to learn more about curls plus how to care for and style them.

 

Curls Culture: What You Should Know About Curls

An estimated 55% of Europeans have a wave or curl in their hair, so no wonder as we became known for our product range, we found more clients asking for advice on how to care and style for curls.

Curly hair has long been a source of inspiration in art, and its beauty holds a fascination for the whole hairdressing and product development industry.

There are many curls classification systems out there, with all sorts of codes and numbers attempting to segment curly hair types. We have a simpler perspective. Your curls are unique.   

curls culture curly hairIn fact, each curl pattern is determined by each strand as it grows. Whilst their proximity to one another starts to form a more regular curl pattern, each individual hair forms its own shape determined by the unique shape of its follicle – the more elliptical and less round, the more likely the hair is to curl – and the shape of the root positioning in the scalp – the more angular the tighter the curl will form as the hair will turn back on itself as it grows. The result is your very own personal array of curls and waves which will evolve as your hair rejuvenates itself through the natural growth cycle.

This personal curl formation is affected by daily weather and temperature fluctuations, the hair colouration process, certain medications and the hormones that evolve in our life stages; such as parenthood and the menopause.

Curls lose moisture faster because more platelets of the cuticle are elevated as the curl twists and curves down its length.  Curls also struggle to replenish their own moisture as the shape of the curl slows the journey of hair’s natural moisturiser, sebum traveling down hair the shaft.

Curls Culture: Treatment & Care

Every curly client has a personal journey of finding the perfect care and style regime. We’ve always spent time with our clients creating unique combinations of our products to help them care for their hair. SACHAJUAN’s treatment and styling range contains many products that work to help hydrate and perfect curls. But it was our curly clients love of our Hair Repair that started us questioning whether we could create a perfect care system designed specifically for them. Many clients described the ease of styling after using Hair Repair and because the washing process holds such a critical opportunity to boost and seal in moisture, it’s the foundation of every curl care regime.

curl culture

SACHAJUAN’S new Curl Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment have been specifically developed to give curls intensive nourishment. The range harnesses Ocean Silk Curl Complex combing wheat proteins with minerals from two cold water algae to rehydrate and repair damage. This caring combination smooths curl’s cuticle, sealing out frizz, repairs split ends and provides enduring moisture. Leaving the curl treatment on wet hair for ten minutes also provides a great foundation for styling, making the creation of soft, bouncy curls that last, easier.

Your own curl texture and styling regime will dictate how often will feel optimal to use the curl treatment versus the conditioner. The tighter your curls, the more moisture loss your hair will be susceptible to. Heat styling will further dry out curls, so start with a treatment, once a week and then see if an additional mid-week boost works for you.

curls culture cleansing creamA cleansing cream or conditioner can also play a role in the perfect curl-care regime. Unless you work in a profession such as garden design, or decorating, chances are that the lengths of your hair won’t be “dirty” when you come to wash it. SACHAJUAN Cleansing Cream offers a way to refresh and re-balance the moisture of curls. Its cream formula gently lifts sebum oils from the scalp, whilst boosting moisture, shine and swing. You could try using Cleansing Cream mid-week and switch to Curls Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment when you have more time for deeper cleansing and care at the weekend.

Another excellent product for curl care is SACHAJUAN Leave in Conditioner. However beautifully curls are formed in the styling process, they can get ruffled and fluffy overnight.  SACHAJUAN Leave in Conditioner comes in a fine pump spray, meaning it’s easy to distribute across the curl array. Sprayed onto curls in the morning, Leave in Conditioner boosts moisture and re-activates the styling products, without weighing curls down, leaving them soft, defined and shiny.

Curls Culture: Styling

curls culture stylingThe right combination of styling products to curate your curls is also unique. We work with clients to change and adapt their styling regimes according to their preferences of style and the impact of the seasons. Products such as SACHAJUAN Intensive Hair Oil, Styling Cream, Shine Serum are often used as a preparatory base. We combine and nuance this with a defining product such a SACHAJUAN Mousse, Volume Cream, or Ocean Mist. Don’t be afraid of Mousse for Curls. Old fashion formulations of the 80’s could dry curls, but SACHAJUAN Mousse offers a buildable definition which isn’t sticky nor drying.

Encouraging The Perfect Curl

Once the styling products are applied as a base on wet hair and combed all the way through, it’s time to encourage the perfect curl formation. Flip your hair forward between your knees and using a soft, absorbent towel; gently scrunch curls, scooping them upwards towards the scalp and using the towel to squeeze out excess moisture and encourage the optimal natural curl barrels to form. Once you have this foundation of your perfect array developed, use a diffuser to gently dry curls, keeping your hair upside down during the drying process.

Once you’ve dried your hair, it’s time to seal and define your curls to give them some style stamina. We use products such as SACHAJUAN Finish Cream, Matt Wax, or Intensive Hair Oil to gently run through and across curls to encourage shine and definition. Finally use a light hairspray such as SACHAJUAN Light & Flexible to seal in the shape, and protect from humidity.

curls culture hair salonThe perfect combination of products for your curls and desired style really is a unique and personal choice. But it’s thrilling when you reveal the true simple beauty of your curls. So take advice from your hairdresser on the perfect product combination for you.

With thanks to Sacha Mitic for his invaluable advice. You can discover the history of SACHAJUAN here or shop the full range online at allbeauty.