Beach Waves

Posted: May 16 2012 | Author: Jennifer Grimm

As soon as a hint of summer hits the air, I toss the curling iron & flat iron aside and embrace the wavy, beach look instead a la Kate Hudson & Jennifer Aniston.  Thankfully, it’s not that hard since my hair has a natural wave to it, but I still look to product to make life easier.

Tried, Tested & True

The crowds flock to Bumble & bumble Surf Spray for “sexy, salty, sun-dried, windswept styles-whenever, wherever.”

Even Leandra Medine from The Man Repeller uses Surf Spray, “It’s texture, it’s sticky, it’s weird, you’re welcome.”

Undone-Yet-Done

If you like the idea of adding texture to your hair, but would prefer it to be a little more sleek & smooth, then Bb Texture’s the one for you.  A little bit of texture, a little bit of hold, this easy to use cream elicits big results with little work.  Use Bb Thickening Spray before for the ultimate hair-do.

Salt & Sea

Love your hair product to be as natural as the beach you’re laying on?  Philip B’s Maui Wowie Beach Spray does just that; no parabens or phthalates here.  Spray it on and look as though you just spent the day lounging on the beaches of Maui.  I find it to be somewhat similar to the Bb Surf spray, but with just a little bit more volume.

Protect & Serve 

It’s summer time and you’re enjoying the beautiful sunny day.  You’ve got your Coola sunscreen on your face & body and some Jack Black Lip Balm to protect your lips.  Time to soak up the rays right?  Hold up-not just yet.

After all of the hours and $$$ I dedicate to keeping my hair healthy and fashion-forward throughout the year, I’m not about to let the sun destroy it.  That’s why I ALWAYS make sure to have the Phyto Protective Sun Veil kicking around during the summer.  It contains a U.V. filter to protect my hair from damaging rays which can not only dry out my hair but strip colour.  Illipe Butters, Sweet almond extract & White lotus extract also help to keep the moisture in.  Even though it is quite moisturizing, it doesn’t feel super greasy or weigh hair down.

Time to Make Amends

Alright, say you got SO excited to get out in the sun for the first time this year and you forgot to apply a UV filter on your hair.  Then you realize that the chlorine, salt & sun has left you with straw head and it’s not even July.  Not so good. Fix the problem before you have to explain yourself to your stylist with Bumble & bumble Mending Complex.  This potent, leave-in treatment repairs those who are truly damaged.

Hold On 

To be honest, this doesn’t really have anything to do with beachy hair or protecting it, but I added it in because finding a travel hairspray that has great hold and contains enough product to use more than once, is really hard to find.  That’s why I always keep a can of Philip B.’s travel sized Jet Set Spray at hand.  Who knows when your hair might need a little pick-me-up.