Summer. It’s the perfect time to switch up your style with a fresh cut, but did you know that the hotter season can actually be pretty tough on your hair? Heat damage, chlorine and untameable frizz can make maintaining your new look a nightmare. Fortunately for you, we’re on the case.
Whether you’re going for the chop or just looking for ways to combat the high humidity and UV damage, we’ve got you covered. We’ve brought together five of our favourite men’s hair products to tame flyaways, moisturise your locks and style your way to summer perfection. Grab these and hit the beach or festivals with confidence.
Mid-length cuts with a retro flavour are right on trend this summer, and they demand that trickiest of styles – looking like you’ve not really styled at all. Whether you’re going for that languid 60s look, or more of a 90s grunge vibe, you’ll want a hair product that doesn’t get in its own way. For a natural but controlled approach, with a little bit of texture, salt spray is your friend. Depending on how much you use, you can get a gently tousled wave or a beachy surfer style. This spray from Fudge has the added benefit of UV protection, which is perfect for the summer months whether you’re at home or abroad.
If you’re going for the huge spikes that we recommended as one of the must-have 2017 men’s styles, then American Crew’s UltraMatte fixative is definitely what you need. It holds, it adds texture, it volumises – and it also gives an authentic, matte finish. If you want to look like you’ve just been surfing at a SoCal beach, then this is the product for you. And did we mention that it’s even humidity resistant? Perfect for that summer style that needs to last all day long.
Undercuts are back, but this year they’re a little less slick, and a little more playful. That said, nothing ruins a well groomed cut like frizz and flyaways, and an overdose of styling products can really kill your style. The humidity of the summer months really doesn’t help, which is why we recommend grabbing some Kérastase Discipline Fluidissime Spray. As the name suggests, it’ll give your errant locks some discipline, and the gentle gloss leaves a pomade-like finish.
Long hours in the sun can really dry your locks out, leaving you with split ends, brittle hair and fragile roots (yes, even on shorter styles!) To lock moisture in and make sure that your hair survives the season, a hydrating shampoo like American Crew’s Daily Moisturising Shampoo is your best bet. Packed with Ester- and vitamin-rich rice bran oil, this powerful product can undo hours of heat damage, and provide long-lasting protection for days after it’s used.
Arguably the trendiest of trends right now, dyed grey hair needs a little TLC to keep it looking fresh. Redken’s Silver Charge Shampoo will revitalize your hair by eliminating those annoying brassy or yellow tones, while its Steel Lock technology gives a protein boost for added strength and smoothness. And yep – it’s got that all-important UV protection too, so you can keep your silver fox status all summer long.
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