Summer is upon us, and that means we have to take extra care of our hair in the sun. Karine Jackson is a well-respected name within the hairdressing industry, winning multiple awards for cuts, colors, and all-around creativity. She’s also known for her holistic approach to hair as she makes use of sustainable products in her popular central London salon. The result? Hair that is thoroughly nourished, healthy, and looks great with it! Karine shares her top ten tips for looking after your locks as the warmer climes hit.

Tip 1: Protect

Protect your hair when in the pool or at the beach by keeping a small bottle of conditioner in your bag. Use it like sunscreen every time you get out the water by applying a small amount to your hair, keeping it healthy and shiny.

Tip 2: Curly Morning Hair

Like your skin, hair needs to settle 20 minutes after waking up so make sure to leave it, don’t even look at it. Then, gently scrunch the hair with warm water and finish with a light cool water spray to set the curl and prevent frizz.

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Tip 3:  Morning Hair

Much like with curly hair, leave it for the first 20 minutes, and once settled, the style from the day before should bounce back in and you’re ready to go.

Tip 4: Beach look

For those with straight hair wanting a beach look, plait the hair in four to six plaits around the head and smooth over with a leave-in conditioner before bed. In the morning, take out the plaits and scrunch a small amount of curl memory gel into the hair for hold.

Tip 5: Sharp Blondes

If you have blonde hair and don’t like the way purple shampoo changes your color, charcoal shampoo is a great alternative. It is amazing at keeping color looking fresh without being too brassy.

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Tip 6: Sharp Curls

Organic Color Systems Keep Curl range is great for sharp curls. Use the shampoo followed by the Spritz Treatment, after 15 minutes, rinse and add on the Keep Curl Conditioner. Wash ¾’s of the conditioner out and finish off by removing excess water and apply Keep Curl Memory Gel, twisting the hair section by section. To finish, pop on some argan oil and let the hair air dry or gently diffuse without moving the hair too much.

Tip 7:  Summer Volume

To create long-lasting volume even in the summer heat, prepare your roots with a memory gel spray. With the tips of your fingers, rub the roots vigorously when applying. Follow that by blow-drying the hair like normal and the volume will remain even in humidity.

Tip 8: Curl Control

In the humidity, it is extremely important to get control over your curls. Add a small amount of curl control product in between the fingers and smooth onto very wet hair whilst twisting. Leave the hair to dry naturally.

Tip 9:  Reduce the Fade

Summer will take its toll on beautiful colors, so make sure to keep moisture in the hair by using a leave-in conditioner, especially on the ends. If you’re worried that’s too heavy, mix a small amount into some water and spray onto the hair.

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Tip 10:  Split Ends

Explanation: To keep ends healthy, it is important to keep them trimmed. A dusting cut is a great way to get rid of unwanted split ends, getting rid of the fray.