Too much sun, sand and exposure to the elements this summer? You’re not alone. The harsh Aussie summer – whilst picturesque and perfect for soaking up sun – can wreak absolute havoc to our hair and skin.
Fortunately, there is a whole host of products on offer that promise to reverse some of that damage – and if it can’t be undone, at least help to disguise it. From bond-building hair products through to after-sun skincare and overnight face masks that will add a little plump to your complexion, there’s a miracle worker that is set to be your summer lifesaver.
Here, we’ve gathered our top post-holiday SOS hair and beauty products perfect for both you and your clients.
OLAPLEX NO.7 BONDING OIL (RRP $86.00 for the larger than ever pro-sized bottle).
“Sun exposure and heat can drain the hair of its moisture,” explains OLAPLEX Chief Scientist, Lavinia Popescu. “However, OLAPLEX No. 7 Bonding Oil (60ml) is a concentrated light blend of oils including sunflower, moringa, pomegranate, green tea and grape seed oils loaded with antioxidants and essentials lipids that can prevent the damage from the free radicals, replenish the essential lipids on hair fiber, and add moisture and shine.”
Our other faves from the iconic OLAPLEX range? The OLAPLEX | Nº.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask (RRP $54.00) and the OLAPLEX | Nº.5P Blonde Enhancer™ Toning Conditioner (RRP $54.00).
ROBE LEAVE-IN TREATMENT (RRP $69.99)
This lightweight leave-in conditioner smooths, softens and hydrates all hair textures, particularly those prone to split ends and breakage. The buildable formula works to fill in porous areas and protect dry, brittle or damaged hair, giving your locks a much-needed boost of moisture while also smoothing down strands to prevent static, frizz and flyaways.
VEGAMOUR HYDR-8 DEEP MOISTURE REPAIR MASK (RRP $85.00)
The ultimate reset for dehydrated, lacklustre locks that works hard to restore shine and moisture to sun-damaged hair – perfect for both you and your client!
WELLA PROFESSIONALS ULTIMATE REPAIR RANGE (FROM RRP $48)
The ultimate range to have on hand as you nurse your sun-bleached strands back to their post-summer health. The four step hair care routine works together (much like your skincare would) for optimal health and to undo some of that sun/surf damage.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY HOLLYWOOD FLAWLESS FILTER (RRP $70)
The ULTIMATE answer to perfect non-makeup makeup – because who wants to wear layers upon layers of base in the warmer months? Breathable with a blurring effect that will leave you looking retouched, glow on this summer and allow your natural beauty to shine.
ELIZABETH ARDEN 8 HOUR CREAM SKIN PROTECTANT (RRP $32)
With eighty eight different uses for this lifesaver, there’s something for everyone! Our top summer uses? Chapped summer lips, sunburn salve and for a little dewy glow as you hop from beach to bar.
OPI REPAIR MODE (RRP $40)
A lifesaver for those who went the gel polish or shellac nail route this past festive season! Get your nails back to pre-silly season strength with this heavy hitter.
L’OCCITANE VERBENA COOLING DUO (RRP $120)
Calling all sun-worshippers… This dynamic duo from L’Occitane will give your sunburnt skin the cooling refresh it’s crying out for, post day in the sun! Come for the sensation on your skin, and stay for the ultra-intoxicating scent.
OLE HENRIKSEN BANANA BRIGHT + EYE CRÈME (RRP $63)
If you’ve spent the past few months making the most of those long, warm summer nights made for socialising, you’ve probably got the tired eyes to prove it. Fear not, because Ole Henriksen’s heavy-hitting Banana Bright + Eye Creme is here to take care of your baggage for you. Keep those eyes bright… Even if you’ve been burning the candle at both ends this summer!
PAULA’S CHOICE 6% MANDELIC ACID + 2% LACTIC ACID LIQUID EXFOLIANT (RRP $47.00)
Improve sun damage and resurface your skin with a powerful yet gentle blend of mandelic & lactic AHA exfoliants for smoother, softer & brighter skin. This new liquid exfoliant from Paula’s Choice is the perfect quick and easy addition to your summer skincare routine and will leave you looking like you’ve spent your day in the spa (not the sun).