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Make waves with our pick of the best summer hair care

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert5 years ago
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Whether you're jet-setting, heading for weddings or bracing yourself for the forthcoming festival circuit, we're here to ensure that your hair looks unfailingly fabulous...

Bring the beach to your bathroom with Oribé’s soft, flexible Après Beach Spray which creates tousled, surf-worthy texture without any stiffness or stickiness. Worshipped by Cult Beauty’s marketing team, this phenomenal mist is essential for those who crave waves — simply spray, scrunch and achieve the perfect decoiffé effect…

Contained in a gorgeous glass bottle, Gisou’s Honey Hair Perfume bestows a chic, light-catching lustre that looks truly stunning come golden hour… and, did we mention the heavenly smell? A holiday hero, this ultra-fine mist is enriched with Mirsalehi honey to hydrate and soothe post-sunshine strands while replenishing lengths to leave locks looking glossy.

In a limited edition tub that conjures the beautiful beaches of Normandy, Christophe Robin’s Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt is the ultimate foil for dry, scaly scalps — eliminating build-up, dead cells and excess oil to reinvigorate your roots without stripping strands of disrupting your scalp’s delicate balance.

And on the subject of scalp care, Act+Acre’s Cold Processed Stem Cell Serum is a cherishing blend of Swiss apple stem cells with aloe vera, pea and bamboo extracts to regulate oily and congested scalps — gently (but effectively) restoring equilibrium and feeding follicles to promote hair health. Like skin care for your strands, this rave-reviewed serum is ideal for all those with itchy, irritated or scaly scalp conditions — calming and comforting from first use.

If your tresses are stressed out by heat, salt and chlorine reach straight for the hair-healing heroes from OLAPLEX. Their No. 3 Hair Perfector boasts a phenomenal blend of reparative extracts to ‘seal’ and rebuild the hair fibres to leave your post-holiday mane feeling supple and swishy, while bestselling No. 7 Bonding Oil is virtually weightless yet deeply restorative; reviving broken, brittle hair while lending an enviable lustre.

If your ends are a little depleted, let Grow Gorgeous rush to the rescue with their Repair Daily Nourishing Leave-in Cream — a smoothing, reparative, featherlight balm that promotes shine and enhances manageability thanks to its specialist cocktail of wheat extract, avocado and cherry oils, alongside the powerful Bonding Plex technology, which fortifies delicate tresses.

After a long day of sun, sea and Sangria, treat your hair to Amika’s Dream Routine Overnight Hydration Treatment — a loooooong drink for dry, brittle ends, sealing in much-needed moisture for 72 hours! With plumping hyaluronic acid to replenish and ‘fatten’ each strand for increased volume and optimal softness, this works for all hair types — especially curls, coils and kinks which can be more susceptible to brittleness and breakage.

Deliciously scented, Virtue’s phenomenal Healing Oil is enriched with the brand’s proprietary (and ground-breaking!) Alpha Keratin 60ku, which targets weakened areas to strengthen and replenish. Perfect for those who’re devoted to heat styling, chemical treatments or bleach, this silky, non-smothering oil is suitable for even fine hair — maximising shine and restoring suppleness from first use.


Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...