Save your strands with these summer hair heroes

Save your strands from the ravages wrought by sun, sea and sangria with our favourite tress rescuers…

If your hair goes to shhhhhh-izz at first sign of humidity, keep things remarkably sleek with OUAI Haircare’s {Rose Hair & Body Oil}. A great way to work a cool, wet-look aesthetic, smooth this through your strands from the roots to the tips once you’ve spruced yourself up for the evening (slicked-back styles look amazing with tanned skin and hot coral lips). Leave overnight so the cocktail of nourishing plants oils and extracts can fortify hair’s fragile fabric, then rinse in the morning for super-soft, tumbling locks that are gorgeously mermaid-worthy. 

Great for a sun-soaked mini break, wherever you’re heading ensure you’re equipped with these miracle masks care of {Davines}. Things of beauty (and a joy to use), each screw-topped sachet is hand luggage-compatible, infinitely Instagrammable and, nothing short of miraculous! We’re loving {The Renassiance Circle} – S.O.S. for hair in crisis, this blend of yellow clay and emollient babassu butters quickly revives lengths in crisis. 

Styled to perfection, Sachajuan’s heroes are not just a gorgeous addition to holiday #flatlays. Their {Hair In The Sun} and {Hair Out Of The Sun} wage a double-pronged war on the negative impact of sea and UV – shielding your strands from the drying effects of the heat (and colour-leaching) rays, while rehabilitating stressed-out strands thanks to the brand’s signature ‘Ocean Silk Technology’. Heavenly scented and beautifully bright (how gorgeous are these orange tubes?), get both (for a limited time) with a purse-friendly 20% saving!

Water babies take note… salt and chlorine are nightmares for manes, so eliminate every last trace of tress-wrecking contaminants with Philip B’s {Peppermint & Avocado Clarifying Shampoo}. A cooling and scalp-soothing cleanse for hot-and-bothered heads, this gets rid of drying and colour-compromising nasties without leaving locks feeling stripped. Plus, the tingling mint is refreshing post-beach and pre-dinner – reviving your roots and your heat-wearied senses with its fresh and uplifting scent.

And for those who like travelling light look no further than Briogeo’s brilliant, {Rosarco Repair-on-the-Go Travel Kit} – a trio of hair-healing heroes which work to deliver sustained (featherweight!) hydration to dry, stressed-out or damaged hair textures. With a super-charged blend of rosehip, argan, and coconut oils, this unites shampoo. conditioner and leave-in, protective conditioning spritz to maintain moisture levels and keep your hair healthy.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…