So the holiday is booked and the suitcases are packed. If you are jetting off to seek some sunshine any time soon then I bet you have stockpiled on various creams and sprays to keep your skin protected whilst enjoying your vacay under those rays. However an area that often gets overlooked is your hair. Sun, salty sea water and chlorine can ravage your locks and can leave you stepping back off that plane and booking straight in for a deep treatment at your hairdressers!
This is why Philip Kingsley’s new Summer Solutions launch is your new Summer hair essentials and needs to find a way into your suitcase before you jet off. Philip Kingsley’s hair products have been developed with over 60 years of experience in hair and scalp health so you can really trust them to do the business and keep your mane conditioned and cared for whilst you are on your travels. This range helps you style your hair easily whilst also guarding against UV, salt and chlorinated water damage. Say goodbye to parched hair!
The Summer Solutions range is made up of four key products – Sun Shield, Instant Beach, Swimcap and After-Sun Scalp Mask. I’m going to touch on each product and let you know what they do and how best to use them whether you are heading out for cocktails, taking a dip or just lounging poolside.
Instant Beach is a texturising spray for beachy, tousled waves but most importantly, it is salt-free, so hair wont be left feeling crispy and dry. It is infused with Elastin and Meadowfoam Oil so actually conditions the hair whilst styling it into tousled texture and waves. Simply spray into wet or even dry hair and leave to dry naturally in the evening sun. A perfect beach to bar solution!
Sun Shield is a UV defence spray that offers invisible sun protection and frizz control. Just like you protect your skin whilst sunbathing, your tresses need some attention as well which is why this spray is great at guarding against colour fade, damage and dryness from UV, salt and chlorine. It is enriched with Sunflower Seed Extract so simply spritz into wet or dry hair and leave to dry naturally. A great hair saviour to pop in your beach bag.
Swimcap is a protective cream that guards your hair whilst in the water. It defends against UV, salt and chlorine and was originally created for the US Olympic synchronised swim team. It is still a favourite amongst professional swimmers but now this cult classic can be your holiday hero. The rich cream is applied to damp hair and combed through before heading out to the pool. Whilst it protects it also hydrates and also stops blonde locks turning green in chlorinated water. Hallelujah. This has happened to me on quite a few occasions so will definitely be slathering this on in future.
After-Sun Scalp Mask is a hydrating and calming scalp and hair mask, enriched with Aloe Vera and Chamomile. It is a saviour for sun burnt scalps and sensitive skin which can so easily happen along your parting line. Ouch! Gently apply the lotion to the scalp in partings from front to back. Leave to work its magic for 20 minutes or so before washing out. You can also use it all year around to give your scalp a hydrating, healthy boost so don’t forget to unpack this one when you get home!
All the products mentioned can be found here. Here’s to healthy, happy holiday hair this Summer!