Summer Hair Care Tips London 2024

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Going on Holiday to the Beach?

Going on a beach holiday ? Ah, the beach! The sound of waves crashing, the feel of soft sand beneath your feet, and the warmth of the sun kissing your skin. It’s the perfect getaway for relaxation and fun. But while you’re soaking up the sun, your hair can take a beating from the elements. Don’t let the sun, salty water, harsh breeze and of course sand turn your beautiful locks into a dry, brittle mess especially if your hair is naturally finer, lighter in colour, or chemically treated as they are more susceptible to sun damage compared to coarser, darker, and unprocessed hair. Looking for Summer Hair Care Tips London 2024? Here’s how to keep your hair sun-safe and looking fabulous all vacation long. 

Are you Beach-Ready this Summer?

Planning a beach holiday is exciting, but the preparation is definitely not! Yes, getting beach-ready involves a bit of preparation. And we know that you have already packed all the obvious beach essentials from that sexy bikini flaunting your hard-earned body to high-SPF sunscreen and anti-UV-ray sunglasses to safeguard your skin and eyes. But what about your hair?! Prepping your hair is equally paramount for a perfect beach getaway. I know what’s springing to your mind. No, wearing a hat alone won’t do the job! Then how can I protect my hair from the sun? Fret not… girl! Here’s your ultimate guide to ensure that just like you, your hair is also all set for some sun, sand, and sea!

1. Stay hydrated to slay the day

  • Before You Hit the Beach: Just like your body needs water, so does your hair. Hydrate your hair before you leave for the beach by using a deep conditioning treatment or hair mask. We advise looking for products with ingredients like coconut oil, argan oil, or shea butter that provide intense moisture and protection like SP Hydrate Mask. Boasting the highest active hydro-deposit of the Hydrate line, this mask will deeply moisturise your hair fibre for long-lasting suppleness and improved combability.
  • While at the Beach: Bring a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to reapply throughout the day. These products help lock in moisture and create a barrier against the drying effects of the sun and saltwater. Opt for a spray leave-in conditioner not just for easy application but also for instant hydration, helping to restore moisture to your hair and prevent it from becoming brittle because beach environments can be harsh on your hair, with sun, saltwater, and wind causing dryness and damage. 

2. Sun Protection for Your Hair

  • UV Protection Products: Just as you wouldn’t forget your sunscreen, don’t forget UV protection for your hair. Many hair products now come with SPF to shield your hair and scalp from harmful UV rays. Look for sprays, creams, or serums labelled with UV protection.
  • Hats and Scarves: Wearing a hat or scarf is a stylish and practical way to protect your hair from direct sun exposure. A wide-brimmed hat not only protects your hair but also provides shade for your face and neck, reducing your overall sun exposure.

3. Rinse and Repeat

  • Post-Swim Rinse: After a dip in the ocean, rinse your hair with fresh water to remove salt residue. Salt can be extremely drying and can cause your hair to become brittle and prone to breakage. Many beach showers offer fresh water for rinsing off, so take advantage of them.
  • Daily Wash and Condition: Wash your hair at the end of the day with a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo to remove any remaining salt, sand, and sweat. You may trust Oribe’s Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo for the task! And yes, do not forget to follow up with its Hair Alchemy Resilience Conditioner to replenish lost moisture. Consider this deep conditioning treatment every few days during your beach vacation.

4. Protective Hairstyles

  • Braids and Buns: If you really enjoy your beach time with all the freedom, you need to leash your hair! Opt for protective hairstyles like braids, buns, or twists to minimise exposure and prevent tangling. These styles keep your hair secured and reduce the risk of damage from wind and sun. Plus, they’re easy to maintain and can look effortlessly chic. And what better time to show off that ink on your nape babe?!
  • Avoid Heat Styling: There is no denying how beautiful those smooth shiny tresses look, no matter the occasion! But please ditch them this time! The sun and saltwater are enough to stress your hair, so avoid additional heat styling with blow dryers, curling irons, or straighteners. Embrace your natural texture and let your hair air-dry for a beachy, relaxed look. (Just a quick tip here: Choose a wide-tooth comb over a brush with fine bristles to comb your tangled hair).

5. Stay Nourished and Slay Healthy

  • Drink water like a mermaid: Every day. Even if you’re not thirsty! Remember hydration starts from the inside out. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body and hair hydrated. Dehydration can lead to dry, brittle hair, so keep a water bottle handy. And bypass alcohol and sugary drinks — they will only make you more dehydrated. Tipple fluids with electrolytes, supermarkets are flooding with. Pick your favourite sports drink or coconut water. You might want to check out this list of the best and the worst beverages to stay hydrated
  • Eat a Balanced Diet: Nourish your hair with a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, C, and E, and biotin can promote healthy hair growth and strength. Snack on nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables to keep your hair looking its best.

6. Nighttime Care

  • Silk or Satin Pillowcase: Do you know that the choice of pillowcase can have a bad or good impact on your hair?! Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase to minimise friction and prevent hair breakage. These materials are gentle on your hair and help retain moisture, unlike cotton which can absorb oils and cause tangling.
  • Nighttime Hydration: Apply a light hair oil or leave-in conditioner before bed to provide extra hydration while you sleep. This can help repair any damage from the day’s sun exposure and keep your hair soft and manageable

7. Get tanned in style!

  • Look versatile and be sun-ready every moment: Balancing comfort with style doesn’t come easy when you’re headed to the beach. Of course, you’ve got your two-piece for your sunbathing or swimming but you might want some more coverage, particularly if it’s an all-day affair with drinks, food, and socialising. Wear loose, lightweight clothing, comfy can-be-kicked-off footwear, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. It’s Tan o Clock. Embrace the sun and let your skin tell the story of your summer adventures like your tan lines tell the story of your new sun-kissed glow! And remember “SPF is your BFF!” 
  • Make Hair Alchemy Collection Your Beach Vacay Routine: Hair care products often promise amazing results, but the Hair Alchemy Collection stands out for its unique formulation and impressive benefits. Whether you’re looking to repair damaged hair, enhance your hair’s natural beauty, or protect it from future harm, this collection offers a range of products designed to address various hair care needs. Here’s why you should consider using the Hair Alchemy Collection.

Why choose the Oribe Hair Alchemy Collection for a Beach Vacation?

The Hair Alchemy Collection is an excellent choice for a beach vacation due to its deep hydration, UV protection, repair and strengthening properties, convenient application, versatility for all hair types, frizz control, and nourishing ingredients. These products ensure that your hair stays healthy, manageable, and beautiful, allowing you to enjoy your beach holiday without worrying about hair damage.

Here’s why you should pack these products for your next beach adventure.

  • Intense Moisture: The travel-friendly Hair Alchemy Collection offered by Oribe includes Hair Alchemy Shampoo (250ml), Hair Alchemy Conditioner (200ml) and Hair Alchemy Serum Travel (75mL) that are formulated to provide your hair with intense hydration. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and coconut oil penetrate deeply to keep your hair moisturized and prevent it from drying out in the sun and salt water.
  • Prevents Dryness: Regular use of these hydrating products helps to maintain your hair’s moisture balance, combating the drying effects of the beach environment. This keeps your hair soft, smooth, and manageable.
  • UV Protection: All three products in the Oribe Hair Alchemy Collection offer built-in UV protection, shielding your hair from harmful sun rays. This is crucial for preventing colour fade and damage caused by prolonged sun exposure. 
  • Saltwater Shield: Saltwater can be extremely drying and damaging to your hair. Oribe’s Hair Alchemy Collection forms a protective barrier around your strands, minimising the impact of saltwater and reducing the risk of breakage and split ends.
  • Damage Repair: If your hair is already damaged from previous styling or treatments, the Oribe’s Hair Alchemy Collection’s reparative ingredients like keratin, biotin, and collagen help to restore and strengthen your hair. This is essential for maintaining healthy hair during and after your beach trip. 
  • Strengthening Formula: These products are designed to fortify your hair, making it more resilient against environmental stressors. Stronger hair is less likely to break or become damaged in harsh beach conditions.
  • Easy Application: The Hair Alchemy Collection from Oribe includes an easy-to-apply-on-the-go Hair Alchemy Fortifying Serum which reinforces, enhances softness, and strengthens fragile hair from the inside out by hydrating every strand and locking in moisture. The serum also forms a scaffold around each hair fibre to protect it from external aggressors and Improve the tensile strength and elasticity of each hair strand. The elixir also prevents breakage and hair fall caused by brushing and styling, encouraging length over time. And here comes the cherry on top – it provides 450° F heat protection making hair 2.9x more elastic and 133% stronger. Isn’t it the convenience, perfect for quick touch-ups and to maintain your hair care routine while enjoying your vacation?! 
  • Travel Sizes: All the products from the collection are available in travel-friendly sizes, making them easy to pack in your beach bag or suitcase without taking up too much space. This ensures you have everything you need to care for your hair no matter where you are.
  • Suitable for Various Hair Types: Whether you have curly, straight, wavy, or oily hair, the Oribe Hair Alchemy Collection offers products tailored to different hair textures. This versatility ensures that you can find the right products for your specific hair needs during your beach holiday.
  • Multi-Purpose Products: The collection includes multi-purpose products that provide hydration, protection, and repair in one, simplifying your hair care routine and making it easier to manage your hair while travelling.
  • Reduces Frizz: Beach humidity can lead to frizzy hair. The Oribe Hair Alchemy Collection includes anti-frizz products that help to smooth your hair and keep it under control, even in humid conditions.
  • Enhances Manageability: With every use of products from this collection, your hair remains manageable, reducing the effort needed to style and detangle after a day at the beach.
  • Natural and Effective: The Oribe Hair Alchemy Collection uses high-quality, natural ingredients that nourish and protect your hair. These ingredients work synergistically to enhance hair health, making them ideal for maintaining your hair’s condition during a beach vacation.
  • Gentle on Hair: The gentle formulations ensure that your hair is not stripped of its natural oils, keeping it healthy and vibrant even after exposure to sun and saltwater. For instance, the serum from the collection can work great wonders even in a small amount. And the best part? It can be used as an overnight treatment as well.

Happy Beach Vacation!

We all need some beach time amidst the routine life! Those awe-inspiring palm tree-lined ocean views, warm golden hours and sands, majestic blue skies above and cold water underneath, soul-cheering breeze and relaxing sounds of waves! Nothing else can recharge, restore, and rejuvenate you than a beach vacation away from city life! But bring home with you the sweet moments, not the salty post-beach-vacation-effects! 

Go ahead, embrace the beach life, and let your hair shine as brightly as the sun! These simple hair-care tips and products will help you enjoy your beach holiday without worrying about the sun wreaking havoc on your hair. Hydrate, protect and care for your locks to keep them looking stunning all vacation long. We’d also love to hear how you keep your hair sun-safe and gorgeous during your seaside adventures! Feel free to consult with one of the best haircare experts in London at MadamMe if you have any doubts or questions, before you set off!


What else? Go girl! It’s time to soak in some vitamin D and vitamin SEA and let the stress and depression out! Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.

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