Want hair looking fleeky not frizzy while you’re sippin’ ice-cold pinot by the pool? Slip our SOS guide into your suitcase for guaranteed good hair all summer... 

products to keep your hair looking good all summer long

Styling tools

Hair sin: You just couldn’t leave them at home, could you? But throw sun and sea into the mix, and your hair ends up drier than at any other time of the year.

Hair win: ‘Prep damp hair with a product that hydrates and protects against heat damage,’ suggests celebrity stylist Valerie Benavides. Try L’Oreal Stylista The Blowdry Cream which protects from heat damage of up to 230°C. And always, always use a heat-protection spray before styling. We recommend Superdrug Style Expertise Heat Spray.

Stylista Stylista The Blow Dry Cream 200ml £3.99 Buy Now
Style Expertise Style Expertise Heat Spray 300ml £2.99 Buy Now

Humidity and heat

Hair sin: Your smooth, sleek style turns to frizz as soon as you step outside. 

Hair win: To get your hair looking good for the gram, you’ve gotta layer. ‘Shampoo and condition with frizz fighters,’ says TRESemmé UK Hair Ambassador Aaron Carlo. We love Superdrug Extracts Coconut & Almond Shampoo and Conditioner. ‘Then add lasting hold with a TRESemmé Biotin Primer,’ adds Aaron. ‘Avoiding frizz is all about adding weight to keep out moisture.’

Superdrug Superdrug Extracts Shampoo Coconut & Almond 400ml £1.99 Buy Now
Superdrug Superdrug Extracts Conditioner Coconut & Almond 400ml £1.99 Buy Now
TRESemmé TRESemme Biotin Repair Prime Spray 125ml £3.02 Buy Now

Sun exposure

Hair sin: Your highlights are starting to go even lighter in the sun.

Hair win: You need to protect your hair and scalp from the sun, so use a shampoo with sun filters such as OGX Fade-Defying + Orchid Oil Shampoo. ‘Keeping hair conditioned acts as a shield for your colour,’ says Trevor Halls, Garnier Hair Colour Consultant. ‘Work Garnier Ultimate Blends Argan Oil & Almond Conditioner, through hair, slick back into a ponytail and top up a couple of times a day.’

OGX OGX Fade-Defying + Orchid Oil Shampoo 385ml £6.99 Buy Now
Garnier Ultimate Blends Ultimate Blends Argan Oil & Almond Conditioner 360ml £3.19 Buy Now
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