So you’ve collected your exam results (congrats btw!), got in to the Uni you wanted (congrats again!) and panic bought a new wardrobe on ASOS for freshers week. Thought you were done? Wrong! Paying particular attention to your hair is *just* as important and attention-grabbing as the clothes you wear. So, if you’re hair’s not in tip top shape, now is the time to stock up on the ultimate Freshers Hair Survival Kit.
First things first though, is figuring out how much space you’ll have. There’s no point packing your whole beauty stash if you’ve not got the storage space. Equally, you might find that you’ve tonnes of space, even more than you do now – which is great. But it still doesn’t mean you need to be lugging boxes of products that you’re never going to get round to using. So, the key to packing for university is ‘essentials-only’ which is why we’ve included the only hair products you’ll need to get you through.
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All of the nights out, society meetups and 9am lectures will throw your hair wash routine right out of sync. Evo’s Water Killer Dry Shampoo is a freshers week essential when it comes to keeping your hair fresh as a daisy. Chances are you’ll be spending more time battling with your morning alarm than washing your hair as you settle into Uni life, so saving yourself precious time in the morning is definitely worth it. And, there’s no need to stress about skipping a hair wash day, as it can actually do you some good. Over-washing strips your hair of its natural oil, so giving it a break is always a good option. But if you do feel a little ick for not washing your hair, Evo’s Water Killer Dry Shampoo absorbs any excess oil giving you the feeling and appearance of healthy, clean hair. Not only is this a dry shampoo but it’s also a volume styling spray – we LOVE a 2-in-1! No excess oil and hair with body and bounce? Yes please! You’ll be ready to run out of the door in no time.
Shampoo and Conditioner Duos
Relying on mum and dad to pick you up your trusty shampoo and conditioner is a thing of the past now that you’re a campus goer. You’ll have to stock up on these essential products yourself, so make sure you’re buying the right type for your hair. Our top tip when it comes to choosing a shampoo and conditioner is to pick a brand that’s backed by the experts. Here at Supercuts HQ, we swear by the Matrix Total Results Duos as they’re super affordable and you get a shedload of product (1L to be precise!). Now that’s bound to last you a few months, right? Personally, we love the Mega Sleek range as its 24 hour smoothing technology will leave your hair cleansed from root to tip and those unruly knots and frizz minimised dramatically. They’re also available in other ranges: So Long Damage, High Amplify, Colour Obsessed and Moisture Me Rich – so there really is a range for everyone, happy (uni) days
Freshers week can be a very hectic (but equally exciting) time, what with all the rushing around you’ll be doing. Running from lectures straight to a night out is most likely going to be a common occurrence, so you’re going to want to lock your hairstyle in place, all day long. Our stylists recommend TIGI Bed Head’s Cult Creations Flexi Head Hairspray as it secures any style with a long-lasting hold. Whether you’re creating a super sleek look or a big, bouncy blow dry – always finish it with this signature hairspray, and it’ll last you all day and night. And don’t worry, it doesn’t leave that horrible crunchy feeling on your hair either, making it super easy to brush through after a night out. A good hair spray is flexible and allows for natural movement in your hair, whilst securing your overall style. For that reason, the Bed Head Cult Creations Flexi Head Hairspray gets a big thumbs up from us.
All of those nights out are going to take their toll on your hair eventually and we guarantee that at some point, you’ll be dying for a night in with your roomies. What better combo to go along with a Netflix and chill evening than a hair mask?
Quick quesch: does your mum always go on at you about drinking enough water? Well, that logic of staying hydrated is actually crucial for your hair too. Another multi-tasking wonder product from Evo is The Great Hydrator Moisture Mask. This is literally the perfect treatment for those with dry, frizzy and colour treated hair. It’s a deeply moisturising treatment, that helps to add softness and shine while helping to detangle and improve manageability of hair. It’s also packed with UV protector qualities to help shield your strands from sun damage, so it’s a win, win!
And there you have it…
Our top essentials for Freshers, courtesy of our expert stylists. Don’t forget, pop in to see us in salon with your student ID and we’ll give you 10% off hair services! Wednesdays are extra special however, as we give you 15% off instead!