52 Confidence Boosting Beauty Tips Your Ultimate Guide To Summer

7 Steps to Summer-Proof Your Hair

The skinification routine that will leave you with healthy, glossy locks.

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Christophe Robin

Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, £17.00

Step 1: Detoxify
Enriched with sea salt, a natural exfoliant that helps to eliminate impurities, this detoxifying shampoo is a great first-step to remove any chemical residue, dirt or excess oil that may have built-up on the scalp. Apply a tablespoon to damp hair and use your fingertips to massage into the scalp. Add water as you work your way across the head to form a lather. Rinse thoroughly.

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Briogeo

Superfoods Mango and Cherry Balancing Shampoo, £24.00

Step 2: Cleanse
Packed with vitamins and minerals, this smoothie-inspired shampoo helps to support healthy hair. Briogeo founder Nancy Twine explains how: “a unique papaya enzyme helps to balance out oil production making this a great shampoo for summer when the weather is warmer, and hair and scalp are more likely to sweat.” Its fruity fragrance leaves hair smelling good enough to eat.

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Aveda

Botanical Repair Intensive Strengthening Masque Light, £35.00

Step 3: Rehydrate
This intensive treatment uses plant-powered molecules to instantly strengthen and help protect damaged hair at the core. Formulated for weightless conditioning, it’s ideal for summer months when hair has a tendency to be oilier and appear more lacklustre. Apply to lengths and ends after shampooing and leave it to work its magic for between two-to-five minutes, before rinsing out.

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Drunk Elephant

Wild Marula Tangle Spray, £21.00

Step 4: De-tangle
Hair is most vulnerable when wet as it can easily tear or break during the drying process. To prevent breakage, this lightweight spray helps to detangle and smooth the hair cuticle while strengthening and sealing at the same time. To use, simply spritz evenly over clean damp hair and comb through before drying.

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Olaplex

No. 6 Bond Smoother, £26.00

Step 5: Smooth
This highly concentrated, vitamin-rich cream helps to safeguard hair during blow-drying while also speeding up the drying and styling process. Its super moisturising formula, infused with vitamin E and coconut oil, helps to keep frizz at bay for up to 72 hours – making it ideal for dry, sun-drenched locks. Massage into lengths and ends of damp or dry hair and comb through before styling.

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Oribe

Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray, £19.50

Step 6: Protect
Humidity is quite possibly hair’s biggest enemy during the summer, so this superfine texturising spray with anti-humidity and UV protection is essential. Don’t be tempted to leave the house without spritzing on to finished hair to shield frizz, lock in style and secure sleek, glossy smoothness.

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Virtue

Refresh Dry Shampoo, £15.00

Step 7: Refresh
Keep this haircare hero in your handbag and use to refresh greasy roots on-the-go. Tapioca starch and kaolin clay work to absorb excess oil, but without leaving any tell-tale signs often associated with dry shampoo. “Think of this as your second-day hair saviour,” says Melisse Shaban, CEO of Virtue. “It absorbs oil so well but leaves hair weightless and touchable. It’s so clean – there’s no product buildup or colour residue.”

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