6th July 2021

Summer products and blow dry tips – Ben Hayman

Tips on products and blow drying this summer:

The perfect sulphate free Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoos and Conditioners:

As it’s the summer, hair can start to feel dry and damaged especially if you’re out in the sun. That’s why it’s important to find a good shampoo and conditioner to prevent dry, damage, hair.

Firstly, it’s important to know what chemicals are in these products – salts,  sodium chloride, sodium lauryl sulfate, silicones and polyethylene glycol can damage and dry out your hair.

A very good  sulphate free shampoo I trust and use a lot is “Wella Elements” It’s efficient and works extremely well in your hair without drying it out or damaging it.

Another product line I would recommend using  is Aveda. Their Shampoos and Conditioners are very  natural and don’t leave your hair feeling dry or damaged after use. A product I highly recommend is “Damage Remedy – Aveda”, this product gives you protection and strengthens your hair.

Damaged hair? This is the remedy for you

Products I would recommend avoiding are Head and Shoulders, Garnier and Herbal Essences as these products are not kind to your hair and can really make it feel dry and damaged.

Heat protectors against the sun and your hairdryer:

Once your hair has been washed and conditioned it’s important to still treat and look after your hair before blow drying especially if your hair is long.

A product I strongly advise to use would be Kérastase – Discipline this product is amazing, especially when you want to prevent heat or the sun damaging your hair. I like to apply this product to the mid-length and ends of your hair. I also like to section the hair and apply it the same way so I know the interior of the hair is also covered.

If a heat protection spray is more your thing then Revlon – Equave is a great spray to protect you from the sun.

Techniques on styling hair:

It’s time to blow dry –depending on the type of blow dry you want to achieve depends on the technique you do.

For example, if you want a more sleek, smooth,  blow dry then a larger brush would be the best way to do this.

If you want more of a bouncy and voluminous blow dry then a smaller brush will achieve this whilst also using rollers if your hair needs that extra boost.

If it’s more of a wave that you want then again, depending on your hair texture and  its capabilities, using a smaller brush will achieve this – either twisting the hair out from the brush or setting it and pin curl to create the wave will work wonders.

Finishing products:

Whichever blow dry you decide to do – using a finishing product will really help to give the hair a nice, clean, polished finish.

I would highly recommend to use a cream especially on the big bouncy or wavy blow dry as this especially gives a nice glossy finish to your blow dry.

A smoothing hair crème with keratin would be ideal as this also puts moisture back into your hair especially if your hair is slightly dry.

If you have smoothed or straighten your hair then a lighter oil would really help to give it a polish finish. A light oil I like to use is Orofluido – it’s light and doesn’t feel greasy in your hair.