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Prep Your Hair For Holiday Season

Prep Your Hair For Holiday Season

Holiday season is finally upon us! If you’re planning a vacay, it’s likely that right now you’re shopping for those killer shades, bright and bold lip colours and swimsuits that would make a real life mermaid envious. Have you thought about prepping your hair though?

Hot sun, saltwater and humidity can take it’s toll on your hair, so we’ve created a go-to list of haircare and styling products so you can avoid any unwanted frizz and make sure your hair is well and truly beachin’!

Before you head off to your dream destination, grab yourself the Grow Gorgeous Overnight to Gorgeous Hair Masque. Apply it the night before you fly, and it will work through the night to smooth, hydrate and strengthen your hair so that you can wake up to healthy, lustrous tresses! It is enriched with hyaluronic acid, purified mushroom and tamarind derivatives which combine with Amazonian acai and palm oils helping you wake to soft, moisturized, frizz free hair! It also has a soothing fragrance of Bulgarian Lavender and forest woods, which will help you drift off into a deep, restful sleep, especially if you've got that Christmas Eve excitement!

The Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy helps to protect, nourish and transform dull, damaged hair. Ojon gathered nourishing natural oils from the remote rainforests of Central America, across tropical Tahiti and the great Kalahari African Desert. The oils are legendary for their 'great healing powers' and Ojon infused them into three hair phases: Amber, Crystal and Red. Shake up the oil to blend the layers, then pour one drop into the palm of your hands and warm them together. Apply it to damp hair to help protect against damage, or to dry hair to add shine!

Beach Bound? Pick up one of the TIGI Bed Head Beach Bound Protection Sprays! This leave in heat protection treatment protects against heat styling and humidity. It is infused with Sunflower Seed Oil and Grapefruit Extract to nourish the hair, and UV filters target the internal protein bonds of the hair to fortify every strand. Your colour vibrancy will be saved and frizz and flyaways banished! BEACHIN'!

Anything from Kerastase is sure to make our hair pretty darn happy, and their Soleil CC Creme is no different! The multi-purpose cream works to protect, repair and add shine whilst offering several benefits including nourishment, radiance and correction. Combining linseed oil with polymers, the balm uses active ingredients to restore the shiny silky look to the hair. It's suitable for all hair types and the CC creme revives tired fibres whilst antioxidant UV filters protect exposed lengths from sun damage.

Get 24-hour weatherproofing for your hair with KMS California's Anti-Humidity Seal. This spray provides a shiny, weightless finish, heat protection and shields hair from frizz regardless of weather conditions and humidity levels. It's simple, a spritz of this and you'll have smooth, slick and soft hair all day long.

Treat and protect your hair with Pureology's Smooth Perfection Shampoo, Conditioner & Serum set! This trio works in tandem to control frizz, protect colour vibrancy and infuse your hair with a host of nourishing oils. The shampoo is sulphate free, developed to cleanse hair and remove excess oils, dirt and impurities. It also provides UVA & UVB protection to promote radiant and healthy looking locks.

The perfect shampoo for a post-beach wash. The After Sun Shampoo from Wella helps remove residues of sunscreen, salt and chlorine to leave you with fresh, deeply cleansed hair. Replacing lost moisture and nourishing the hair, this shampoo will keep your locks hydrated and easy to manage.

Give your hair a light and flexible hold whilst creating volume and body for that perfect beachin' tousled style! Perfect for creating beachy waves, it's formulated with grape, peppermint and sea salt that gives a lightweight and matte finish. The flexible movement means you can re-work your style throughout the day. Throw this into your beach bag or make sure you've got it poolside for beachin' waves.

What are your essentials for totally beachin’ hair?




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