The Season is changing, and we are starting to spend more time outside in the sunshine, and in swimming pools. All this, mixed with heat styling can really dehydrate your strands, leaving them weak, dull, and lifeless. As much as we are loving Summer, do not forget to stick to a good haircare routine. To keep your tresses looking sexy and sleek all summer long. We have tried some of the latest offers on the market and we have narrowed down our top six besties below:
Shampoo’s / Conditioners and masques:
The Acidic Bonding Concentrate range is fondly known as the ABC range. The ABC range is available in a shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioner option. It is perfect for every-day use and we love that this range is ultra-rich, luxurious, and sulphate-free. It is a concentrated formula for strength repair for all damaged hair types and it provides the ultimate strength repair, intense conditioning, and hair colour fade protection to damaged hair.
Redken ABC features citric acid, and concentrated bonding care that reinforces weakened bonds to improve hair strength. And because it is pH balanced it is specifically formulated with an acidic pH to defend against the negative effects of hair colouring, styling tools and water. This results in hair that looks and feels healthy and happy. We love that this range offers 56% less breakage, 82% less visible split ends, 11x smoother hair, and its pH balancing for all hair types and textures. T&C apply. I love that this range smells fresh and citrusy, so you can walk around smelling like a freshly sugared grapefruit at the end of your shower. This range usually retails for R355, but retail box is currently having a 30% off sale.
This range is available as a shampoo, conditioner, and treatment spray. This range will leave your hair feeling soft, and lustrous, while protecting your colours vibrancy. It uses a beautiful blend of natural ingredients such as jojoba esters, shea butter, peppermint, sage, rosemary, and a signature aromatherapy blend to name a few. We love that this range is feel good (vegan) and sulphate free. So, it is good for the environment, as well as your highlights.
This range is highly recommended for someone who has recently started bleaching their hair, as the bleach can make your hair feel weak and prone to breakage. You can use this range daily and it will leave your hair feeling soft, bouncy, glossy, and smooth. You will leave your bathroom smelling like a young peppermint crisp. As much as you will want to leave it in all day, you will need to wash it off, but the good news is, that you can use it daily! This range has been specifically formulated for brittle, coloured hair, and it will gently bring your hair back to life.
After a few dips in the ocean, or in your family pool, your hair may be feeling a knottier than usual. And as though it requires a little TLC. Introducing one of our favourite brushes on the market now. The original tangle teezer, now available in coral glitter. In both a full and travel size option. This range has the same teeth technology as the Wet Detangler, the only difference is that now the superior detangling benefits are now spread over a bigger surface area – this is ideal for users with thick, curly hair.
The brush has 433 flexible, unique teeth, it flexes over tangles without pulling at the hair and it is ideal for drawing through shampoo for a superior hair cleanse. It also helps to evenly distribute conditioner, treatments, and masques through the hair, to help prevent breakage. It is comfortable to hold, easy to grip and control and I LOVE that it is available in a travel size too. Best believe you will see this baby in my Prada handbag, on my next holiday abroad.
Wet brushes have been tried and trusted by stylists and consumers, both in salon and at home, for years now. The new limited-edition WetBrush is giving us all the spring feels with their bold prints and fun designs. These brushes result in 45% less damage, 55% less effort and 100% happier hair. This brush has managed to turn a mundane task into something to look forward too. Personally, I practice my daily affirmations while brushing my hair for 5 mins a day.
This is an award-winning hairbrush, which helps to keep your hair strong, and healthy. The IntelliFlex® bristles are thin, strong, and flexible. And the SofTips™, are twice dipped, and guaranteed not to fall out. They are located at the top of the bristles to massages the scalp to stimulate circulation at the follicle, making them ideal for sensitive scalps, and extensions.
This is a great limited-edition sulphate free, active bar. It is so easy to pop into, well anywhere as it takes up, no space. It is perfect for your gym bag, toiletry bag, even your handbag. This little bar is sulphate free, can be used for the hair and body and it is derived from the Arnica flower (part of the sunflower family), it contains healing properties and improves the density and strength of your hair. It is also enriched with the antibacterial benefits of eucalyptus and refreshing menthol crystals – now you can leave your shower feeling fresh and clean, whilst smelling like a little eucalyptus leaf.
Some of the ingredients used in this bar are macadamia nut oil (for added strength and shine). Avocado oil (for deep penetrating moisture), coconut oil (to stimulate hair growth). And sunflower oil (to nourish and soothe the scalp).
This antioxidant, nourishing butter has a delicious sensory scent. It has an anti-frizz disciplinary action giving your hair extraordinary softness and brightness, with an immediate cosmetic effect. These products can easily be purchased at any Carlton salon, or online. This range is also environmentally friendly, which makes it a feel-good product too.
I love using this treatment after I have double cleansed my hair, conditioned, and then treated it with this hair butter. I use this hair butter as a weekly treatment and my hair thanks me every week after I do. It is so important to give your hair a tall drink of water weekly, especially in Summer when we are drying it out with all our outdoor activities.