Now that we’re (un)officially at the start of summer, let’s talk warm-weather beauty – specifically hair care. From now until the beginning of September, my blowdryer will rarely see the light of day (not that it really gets that much use the rest of the year). During the summer, I pretty much just let my hair air-dry. (This wave spray works wonders.) A damp braid is about as fancy as it gets. With that said, you’d think that my summer hair routine would be fairly low-maintenance. Not so much. Thanks to a combination of too much sun, salt, and chlorine, my hair needs more attention than ever. Here, two products that are essential to keeping my blonde locks in tip-top shape all summer long.
I’ve never been a product junkie. The less “stuff” I have filling my bathroom drawers, the better. This is especially true for hair products – which explains one of the reasons I love this spray from Davines. As the name suggests, it’s a one-and-done product. With just a couple of spritzes on towel-dried hair, it moisturizes, fights frizz, and adds shine. Bonus: it’s also an excellent detangler. It makes combing through my hair post-shower so much easier.
It happens every year: about one month into summer, my hair starts to take on the slightest tinge of yellow-orange along with an allover dullness that just looks blah. If you’re a blonde, you know exactly what I’m talking about here. This summer, however, it’s not going to happen. Well, it might still happen. But when it does, I’ll be ready for it, thanks to this purple magic from new haircare favorite Christophe Robin. (I’m still using this CR shampoo and loving it.) This hair mask is a miracle worker. It works to “neutralize” hair color, removing the yellow tones and keeping locks super bright. Word to the wise: don’t overdo it with this stuff. I use it once (maybe twice, max) per week. If you do it too much, your hair might start to actually look purple. That would be way worse than the yellow you were trying to get rid of in the first place, don’t you think?