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July 30th, 2017

Summer-Proofing Hair: How to Practice Safe Sun, Sea and Swimming Pool

Beach days, bonfires, and a few (or 20!) swan float selfies. We hate to break this to you, but as good as summer can be for your feed, it can be equally bad for your strands. If dry, dull and a nice shade of chlorine-green wasn’t exactly your aim this season, time to check out our NEW Boho Beach hair collection! Think: an invisible swim cap, UV protection and loads of Coconut Oil, with beauty solutions that know the how-to of practicing safe sun, sea and swimming pool.


Pool Proof Leave-In Protection Cream

Process this: Colour-treated and naturally lighter locks require more upkeep – especially during pool party season! Simply put - chlorine can wreck havoc by drying out your hair, and if you’re blonde, leaving it green. And not in a trending #mermadhair way.

To help guard against, cover your strands before taking a dip with NEW Pool Proof Leave-in Protection CreamPool Proof Leave-in Protection Cream (£7). A lightweight leave-in formula, Pool Proof creates an invisible swim cap for your hair that repels water, detangles as it deep conditions, and minimizes the drying effects of chlorine, salt water and sun - with the help of coconut and olive oils.

Beach bonus? It’s got built-in UV filters to help protect hair from colour-fade too!


Boho Beach Jelly Coconut Oil Scrunching Jelly

No surprise here, heat damages hair. Add in sun, salt water and a splash of chlorine, and the last thing you need this season is another blow out! According to Mark Caswell of Umberto Giannini Hair Studio, Birmingham, “Blow drying causes a flash drying effect that removes surface moisture and water from the hair shaft.” Result? Hair cuticles become dry, brittle and way more vulnerable to summer.

Solution: Give your heat-styling routine the cold shoulder with NEW Boho Beach Jelly Cocout Oil Scrunching Jelly (£7). For air-dry-perfect curls & waves with UV filters (see ‘ya colour fade!) and nourishing coconut oil, apply Boho Beach Jelly evenly mid lengths to ends of towel dried hair. Allow to air dry, scrunching now and then to encourage volume and natural curl patterns. Want more definition? Twist individual locks into spirals and leave to air dry or style it overnight – just twist and pin or braid hair before bed and wake up California cool.


Beach Wash & Care Coconut Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

In the heat of summer your shampoo & conditioner game needs to be pretty (check) and all about prevention. Enter Beach Wash Coconut Oil Shampoo (£7) & Beach Care Coconut Oil Conditioner (£7), the first steps to preventing brittle locks and breakage before soaking up sun, sea and sand.

For a super gentle cleanse, Beach Wash is designed for daily use and a single shampoo & rinse (which helps prevent stripping hair of moisture). Follow with lashings of Beach Care, formulated with moisturising Coconut Oil and Shea Butter to hydrate dry cuticles, restore softness and improve flexibility.

Side note(s): Their perfume profile is major beach vibes with a fresh, tropical scent and notes of coconut, bergamot, mandarin, ylang ylang, vanilla and sea spray!

Tried it? Love it?

Tag #UGonMe to share your Beach Hair with us all summer long!


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