7 Haircare Essentials To See You Through Summer Effortlessly

Summer Hair Essentials 2024 | Space NK
When it comes to packing for your holiday the focus is always on skincare, makeup and beauty essentials for the beach. Few of us give our hair much thought. Yet there are several summer hair essentials that can make a huge difference to how our locks look and feel.

From the featherlight SPF spray to the humidity-defying mist, scroll down to peruse the holiday hair products we won’t travel without. Before you put your out of office on, make sure these are in your shopping basket.

Seven Summer Hair Essentials For 2024



Perk Up Dry Shampoo, N/A

Best Dry Shampoo For Volume
Buckle up dry shampoo lovers, Amika has a new treat for you. Infused with nutrient-rich sea buckthorn for a shot of vitamins and natural rice starch for oil absorption, this talc-free spray will help you extend those no hair wash days – even as the temperatures rise. But as well as absorbing oil and reducing odour, it delivers volume too. A staple for all year round in our opinions.



Minnie Scrunchie - Seaside, $51.00

Best Silk Hair Scrunchies
Much like our skin, our locks are also fond of all things silk – especially when it involves Slip’s signature slipsilkTM blend. Made from 100% silk, these hair scrunchies are designed to avoid any hair creases and help prevent breakage – all while also looking pretty fab. We love that they come in a variety of styles and shades, although as it’s summer we’ll be taking this delightfully colourful set on our next sunny getaway.



Ultrasun UV Face & Scalp Mist SPF50, N/A

Best SPF For Hair
Finding the best sunscreen for your face is imperative, but what about your hair? Looking after your scalp and protecting it from harmful UV is just as important, yet most of us overlook it entirely. Fortunately, Ultrasun’s clever SPF 50 mist is lightweight and provides valuable sun protection for your face and scalp without leaving your hair feeling greasy or crispy. It is one of our won’t-travel-without summer hair essentials.


Hair by Sam McKnight

Sundaze Sea Spray, $18.00

Best Texturising Spray
Legendary hairstylist Sam McKnight knows all too well how coveted a good texturising spray is. Those relaxed, beachy waves aren’t as easy to achieve as they look. Thankfully Sam has created the ultimate styling spray that provides just the right amount of texture and hold, and it even offers UV protection.


Color Wow

Dream Coat Supernatural Spray, $35.00

Best Anti-Frizz Hair Product
This is a game-changing holiday hair product, especially if you’re heading somewhere with a humid climate. The lightweight mist acts as a waterproof shield for hair, batting off the frizz-inducing effect of humidity and leaving you with smoother, glossier locks. We’ve also found that using Dream Coat makes our hair easier to manage and speeds up drying time. For extra rebellious locks and even sleeker results, try Color Wow Extra Strength Dream Coat, $19.00.



Detox Shampoo, $15.50

Best Clarifying Shampoo
SPF, sand and chlorine can build up on your scalp and hair, so it’s always worth packaging Ouai Detox Shampoo – it comes in a travel-friendly 89ml bottle. It’s by far one of the best clarifying shampoos we’ve tried as it rinses away the above without stripping out natural oils. For the best results, use this clarifying shampoo once a week to give your hair and scalp a deep cleanse.


JVN Hair

Complete Air Dry Cream, $28.00

Best No-Heat Styler
If no-heat styling is your mantra during the warmer months, it’s likely you’re familiar with JVN Hair's bestselling Air Dry Cream – and if not, prepare to become addicted. Packed full of hemisqualane, chia and linseed extracts and moringa seed oil, this tress-strengthening frizz fighter is perfect for letting your natural texture literally shine through and stepping out of the house in minutes.


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Posted: Monday, 17 June 2024

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