Everyone looks better in the summer. Sun-kissed faces, golden tans, sparkling makeup, citrus-bright manicures, literally everything is improved by the warmer weather- except hair. Whether it’s flat and lifeless or weather-worn and frizzy, more often than not, hair just refuses to behave as it should in summer.
I suffer from the latter hair dilemma. At the slightest hint of humidity, my locks puff up like a candy floss maker has exploded on top of my head. Serums and sprays calm flyaways but they don’t last long and can make hair flat and lifeless. So in my never-ending search for the holy grail of frizz-taming products, I’ve found that unruly summer hair can be slicked in to submission with lightweight, non-greasy oils.
Jojoba and Argan oil work brilliantly if you’re an eco-friendly kind of girl but if you prefer a more lux option, Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil is the ultimate for super pampered locks. The formula contains the Oribe Signature Complex, a blend of watermelon, lychee and edelweiss flower extracts which protect hair against oxidative stress, photo ageing and the deterioration of natural keratin. It also contains Argan and jasmine oils to fight frizz, protect hair against harmful UV rays and help to combat scalp dryness as well as enhance shine. Cassis seed oil is rich in nourishing omegas 3 and 6 to moisturise and strengthen, and finally Shea butter to soften and deeply condition damaged hair. It also smells irresistibly pretty.
You can use it on either wet or dry hair, but in the summer I prefer to use it both ways. Work it through damp hair first and style as usual, or leave to air dry, then wipe over the dry ends again with a little extra oil for added shine. For the ultimate frizz-prevention shield, I finish with a generous spritz of Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray.
It’s definitely worth investing in if you’re prone to poodle head in the summer or if you tend to hit the bottle (of hair dye that is) a few too many times a year.
Have you tried this? What did you think?