Summer hair spectacular: How to keep your locks lustrous
We spa A LOT. We love nothing more than steaming and sauna-ing and swimming. So we know better than anyone how important it is to protect your hair from the extremes of temperature, the frizzing effects of steam and the brittle-inducing hardships of chlorine.
There are some amazing hair care products out there that can save your locks from all things lacklustre and lifeless. We've picked some of our favourites to keep you looking and feeling fabulous.
Top of the list, front of the queue, head of the class has to be ESPA's Pink Hair and Scalp Mud. The Spies adore this rich, indulgent mud that can bring your hair back from the brink of brittle. Available as part of many a spa treatment as well as a retail product, you can try it for yourself at Sofitel London Heathrow or buy your own pot of hair heaven for £31 via ESPA's online shop.
Good Spa Guide award-winning brand Temple Spa promise you'll have a Good Hair Day with their aptly named Good Hair Day Frequent Use Shampoo. Containing aloe, basil, bitter orange and coriander, this simple shampoo is designed to condition your hair as well as wash it, and help reduce split ends and damage. Perfect for pool addicts. You can buy this product for just £8.50 by visiting the Temple Spa online shop.
Stoke Park Spa by SPC use Philip Kingsley in their salon. You can get a deep conditioning treatment, scalp, neck and shoulder massage, blow dry, and use of the glorious spa facilities all for just £50. If you can't make it over to Stoke Park yourself, then we recommend Philip Kingsley's Weatherproof Hairspray. This light spray gives lasting hold and will help to avoid that terrible frizz affliction so many of us suffer from as soon as the UK weather takes a slight turn for the worse. You can buy this hairspray for just £9.20 at Philip Kingsley's online shop.
If you want to give your hair a little protection and a quick spruce up while you're on the go, TIGI's Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo is a must-have. Dry shampoo allows for fewer washes, which equals less heat damage and better colour retention. On top of that, dry shampoo gives texture to clean hair, too -- which makes your last-minute up-do far more achievable! Visit TIGI's website to find the stockist nearest to you.
If you think the damage has already been done, all hope is far from lost, Aveda offer a fantastic Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment. According to the Aveda experts, this weekly treatment "deeply penetrates to help repair, seal and smooth even the most damaged hair". Aveda recommend you use this as part of their three-step Damage Repair programme, but in our experience it works very well on its own merit, too. You can buy this hair treatment for £21 at the Aveda online shop.