Hair for Spring and Summer 2016 is unstructured and undone; bonus points for a deep sideswept part, a trend that’s having a major moment. Redken Creative Director Guido composed this unstructured bob look, which is a perfect style to transition into spring and summer.
To get the look, Guideo prepped the hair with Redken’s satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion and water and then roughly blow dried the hair to keep the natural texture, to give a luxurious, rich finish.
Right now there are two products that I absolutely cannot live without: L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air-whipped Densifying Foam and Advanced Hairstyle Air-Spun Texture Mist. For someone like me who is always in search of a good volumizer for my stick-straight hair, these products have been life-changing! I use the Air-whipped Densifying Foam on my wet hair before blow-drying and it gives a nice, full finish. I use the Air-Spun Texture Mist on dry hair for texture (hello, beachy waves!). Neither product leaves hair sticky or weighed down. Love!
Another new find that I really like is the Pantene Pro-V Air Spray Hair Spray. It’s an alcohol-free formula with a light scent that delivers flexible hold, moisture and natural movement, without stiffness or stickiness. I’ve bought both the Level 2 and Level 3, and prefer Level 2, which leaves a “touchable” hold. In using the Pro-V Air Spray, I’ve noticed that it disperses a little differently, so the experience is not the same as with other aerosols. The nozzle is specially designed to balance the right amount of water and formula; it takes a little getting used to. But I really like the natural feeling and at under $5.00 for hairspray, it’s a bargain.
I’m all about protecting my color-treated hair; did you know that UV rays can fade and oxidize your color? A good UV Protective Spray is a smart investment in your hair. I’ve recently discovered StriVectin Hair UV Protective Spray and it’s an excellent way to protect hair from the elements. With warm weather comes outside activities; you can use StriVectin Hair UV Protective Spray on wet or dry hair and protect your color. Ditch the baseball hat and use this instead!
Spring and summer are high travel seasons, so that means finding smaller sizes of your favorite products. I love the Pacifica Jet Set Hair Trio Kale Collection! The set includes Super Kale Juiced-Up Shampoo, Super Kale Juiced-Up Conditioner and Hairvana Leave-On Detangling Conditioner. The sizes are portable–and the Leave-On Conditioner is small enough to throw in your beach bag for some extra hair-conditioning! The formula is great, with detoxifying extracts and hair strengtheners and pollution protection. And being Pacifica, the Jet Set Hair Trio has a lovely, light fragrance.
Do you have any recent great hair product finds? I’d love to hear about them!
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