Summer Haircare Travel Essentials To Fight Against Humidity and Damage

Avoid Summer haircare stress and last-minute packing panic with our go-to guide on everything your hair needs this summer.

COVID and lockdown restrictions are out, international travel is in, and we are here for it with our Summer haircare essentials!

I can almost feel the breeze in my hair and the sand in my toes. But travel does come with a few stresses. Luckily, we have tried and tested our way through the Summer haircare travel-size essentials at Sephora.

If you’re planning on using the same products from winter to summer, STOP NOW!

You wouldn’t wear the same clothes, or use the same skincare, so stop reusing the same hair products. The summer heat can dry your hair out if you aren’t careful. It’s important to focus on some Summer haircare gems that can take you from beach to party and help your hairstyle last the distance.

If you’re adding foils to your hair this summer, you’ll want to be using a form of sun protection for it as well. A hat’s power only goes so far!

And if you are thinking about if a blonder look would suit you this summer. Check out this great blog to help you decide HERE.

Read below to find the list of 10 products that are essential for hair thriving this summer:

1. Summer Shampoo

It goes without saying that shampoo is a necessity when travelling. No one wants to rely on the hotel or a friend’s bathroom selection!

The role of shampoo in your summer kit is to help remove sweat, odours, debris, and environmental pollution accumulated while en route. Another benefit of having a shampoo at hand is that it cleanses your hair from excess oils and grease which builds up excessively in the heat.

When choosing a shampoo, you want something that is going to add hydration and fight against humidity.

The Davines SU Hair and Body Wash are excellent for this time of year. The formula characterised by a full-bodied foam moisturizes and gently cleanses the skin and hair exposed to the sun with an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory action.

Check out how to get the best hair wash results in our Guide to the Best Hair Wash Ever HERE

2. Sea Salt/Texturising Spray

Nothing says summer hair like beach waves. Whether you have pin-straight or naturally curly hair, sea salt spray is your bestie all summer long. Creating texture in your hair gives a natural effortless style that is flexible for up or down hairstyles.

The Briogeo Superfoods Banana + Coconut Hydrating Soft Wave Texture Spray has won a fair amount of awards. For optimal results, spritz your hair with the Superfoods Banana + Coconut Hydrating Soft Wave Texture Spray, then scrunch or twist your hair to shape your waves, or use a diffuser to really lock in your curl pattern.

Don’t let the salt-free formula freak you out — this spray will still give you the beachy bombshell hair of your dreams.

3. Hair Smoother

Nothing says protection like Olaplex No. 9.

This serum is everything I wanted No. 6 to be, but better. Designed to protect, detangle and improve manageability, this product is an essential item in my summer haircare travel kit.

If you only have room for 1 product, this is the one. Not only does it have an anti-tangle formula, but it is excellent at fighting frizz and humidity.

4. Hair Sunscreen

We always protect our skin, but we are terrible at protecting our hair from the sun. Don’t make that mistake this year.

If you find your colour is fading during the warmer months, chances are, your hair is damaged from the sun. If it is feeling dry and crunchy, the sun is to blame.

Protecting your hair from the sun will help fight against humidity and dehydration. The Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is our go-to all summer long.

This is a lightweight, water-resistant UV defence mist that forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure to minimise damage and dryness.

5. Scalp Sunscreen

There is nothing worse than wearing your hair in a parting and scorching your scalp in the sun. The red-itchy skin is not only painful, but extremely detrimental to your scalp. Burning your scalp can also damage where new hair grows out, preventing hair growth.

The SuperGoop Poof 100% Mineral Part Powder SPF 35 is one of the best on the market with its easy applicator.

6. Hair Oil

Nourishing your hair is extremely important when exposed to dry and hot conditions. Hair Oil is the best way to lock in moisture. Finding a light and weightless one is best to reapply every day.

Absolute Hair recommends styling your hair on your wash day with products and trying not to restyle it until your next wash. This prevents excess damage during the warmer months.

We love the Davines Oi Oil – buy-in salon today. It comes in a handy travel size so perfect for not taking up too much valuable space in your travel bag.

7. Summer Conditioner

Conditioning your hair in summer is an unmissable step, and can help fight against almost every hair concern.

This summer we urge you to focus on finding something to match your own personal hair. For example, curly hair is always on the dehydrated side of life.

Book in at Absolute Hair for a consultation appointment with one of our stylists to unpack your hair type and find the most perfect products to suit your personal needs.

Our favourite conditioner for effortless summer hair is the Davines Love Smooth Conditioner. This smoothing, anti-frizz conditioner locks in moisture and shine.

If your worried about your hair this summer – don’t worry, you aren’t alone. 

But these products will make the warmer months stress free when it comes to heat damage, humidity and dryness.

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