Summer is by far my favourite season. I wait patiently, covered in layers throughout the cold winter until, one day, summer graces us with its presence! And once the warm weather finally hits, you’ll most likely find me outside making the most of each and every sun-filled day. From my morning runs, to long bike rides, to afternoons on the golf course, to lazy days soaking up the sun – there are endless ways to make the most out of this blissful season. As beautiful as this season is, unfortunately it’s also the season that tends to leave a lasting impression on your hair and skin. When it comes to beauty, I prefer to protect and prevent rather than treat. Since joining the short hair club, I’ve made it a point to keep my tresses healthy and hydrated any way I can. This summer, I’m getting a little help from a few new summer accessories and the Kérastase Après Soleil 3-step routine.
Kérastase Bain Après-Soleil – If you have colour-treated hair (and even if you don’t), you’ll wonder how you’ve never tried this shampoo before. It’s ultra hydrating, perfect to counteract the harsh drying effects of the sun, salt water and chlorine, and contains UV filters to protect your colour from fading. And, like all Kérastase products, it smells divine! I have never used a shampoo quite like this one. I used it without following up with a conditioner and it left my hair super soft and touchable (seriously, I couldn’t stop running my hands through my hair). I didn’t even think that a shampoo that was this hydrating even existed. Kudos Kérastase, kudos!
Kérastase Huile Lactée – Frizzy-haired gals take note! You’ll definitely want to add this to your summer hair care routine. This leave-in treatment gives frizzy hair a long-term break and leaves it feeling smooth and hydrated. It’s a dual-phase treatment that combines an oil with a nourishing milk to prevent your hair from losing moisture and gives it manageability and softness. If you’re planning on spending extra time in the sun, you’ll definitely want to treat your hair to this since it contains loads of antioxidants in the form of vitamin E, heat-protective Xylose and UV filters to keep your colour vibrant.
Kérastase Aqua Seal – I’ve never come across a product quite like this before. It’s a fluid cream that has a waterproof effect to protect hair from sun and water damage. So if your hair is extra sensitive to the elements, this is the product for you. It’s formulated with silicone cationic agents (wha???), which gives it its waterproof properties, ceramides to reinforce the hair’s cuticle, UV filters to prevent sun damage and pro-vitamin B5 to improve your hair’s water retention and keep it soft.
If age and experience has taught me anything in the beauty department, it’s to take care of your hair and skin today to prevent damage tomorrow. Sun protection has been a part of my daily routine since my early 20s, and the condition of my skin is proof that prevention is everything. For some reason, I had never thought of extending that philosophy to my hair. I’m so happy to have discovered the Kérastase Après Soleil collection. The immediate difference is my hair’s texture after justa few uses make me very excited and extremely trusting that they will keep my hair looking vibrant well after my summer glow has faded.
Disclaimer: Although some products are provided for review, all opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.