Keep your locks aglow with these summer hair care tips – straight from the professionals.

Even the professionals love an au naturel look, with textured beach hair all summer long. Fake it, don’t bake it with these simple steps by MATRIX AUSTRALIA Design Team Artist Mathew Johnson.This super easy trick gives you those desired beach waves without heat damage!

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Step 1: Simply take rough sections of hair and loop into loose figure eights before placing a band in the center and allowing the hair to dry naturally

Step 2: Once dry, remove the bands and shake out the loops for messy, beach textured waves

Step 3: Apply Matrix Total Results Surf Waves Spray to add definition soft hold.

“I can’t get enough of beach hair. I just love the texture that seawater gives hair… waves, curls, body and that grungy feel is what I live for,” says Mathew.

Spending the whole day in the sun can cause fading of colour and tone, so protect hair with Matrix Biolage RepairInside Control Cream to maintain natural shine and bounce. This strengthening and high moisturising hair care collection will keep your locks hydrated and protected throughout the summer months.

“A lot more women tend to go blonder, style their hair more and use heat styling tools more frequently during the festive season,” says Mathew.

“This is why we need to give our hair a little more TLC over the summer season and Matrix Biolage RepairInside is the perfect collection to pamper hair!

Opting to spend the day in the sun without a sun brim hat? Treat your hair to Redken Color Extend Radiant 10. Australian Hair Fashion Awards South Australian Hairdresser of the Year Kristy Hodgson recommends you add this to your beach bag pronto!

“It is like sunscreen for your hair, the UV filters protect your hair from the sun and prevent colour fading,” says Kristy.

As for those with a lighter do, keep your blondes fresh and toned with Redken Blonde Idol. No brassiness and boosts shine, the Blonde Idol Sulfate-Free Shampoo, Custom-Tone Condition and Mask are a must have for all blondes in the warmer seasons. Redken BBB Spray is a lightweight multi-benefit conditioner that balances and strengthens root to tip and uniformly moisturizes the hair.

“BBB Spray provides heat protection from styling tools, lightweight conditioning, instantly detangles, controls frizz and brightens blondes for a smooth and silky feel.”

Heat from the sun reduces the protective protein in hair, wiping out shine and leaving locks brittle. For those who can’t resist those summer rays all season long, extra care is essential to ensure hair is repaired from damage. ELEVEN Australia Hair Director Joey Scandizzo recommends a deep treatment applied once a week for nourished locks.

ELEVEN Australia Miracle Hair Treatment is the perfect product for summer, it keeps hair hydrated and with a beautiful shine, controls all the fly aways and nourishes dry ends without adding any weight. And then once or twice a week use ELEVEN Australia 3 Minute Repair to really hydrate and repair any damage caused by the sun,” says Joey.

UV rays, follicle-frizzing humidity, and moisture-zapping chlorine can parch your hair and leave it looking bleached out and frizzy. Moisture in the air makes hair prone to frizzing and any damage – from heat appliances, colouring or natural sunrays – roughens cuticles. This enables water molecules in humid air to penetrate the hair shaft, causing it to frizz and sometimes look out of control. Kevin Murphy’s range of anti-frizz control hair will benefit those who can’t tame their locks!

Kevin.Murphy Hydrate-Me.Wash, Rinse and Masque is the perfect summer rescue for under nourished hair. “You need to keep hair hydrated in summer, then apply Kevin.Murphy Hair Resort Spray for a beachy texture or Easy.Rider for a natural softer look. Both can be left to dry in naturally so your hair looks perfectly effortless,” says Kevin.

For an even better frizz control, Kevin recommends to work with the texture of your hair, rather than changing it completely.

“You need to use products that repel the moisture but keep hair soft, it’s better to put the right product in when hair is wet so it is absorbed into the hair instead of trying to tame the frizz when hair is dry. Kevin Murphy Easy.Rider, Motion.Lotion, Hair.Resort.Spray, Session.Spray and Young.Again are all perfect for fighting frizz,” says Kevin.

About The Author

Ghadeer El-Khub

Breaking the latest trends in beauty and entertainment, Ghadeer hopes to take the digital world one tweet at a time. Her passion for print and broadcast journalism has led her to interview some of Australia's leading beauty directors, cover backstage fashion week looks, executive produce for Ch31 and more recently, review gigs for NovaFM. Coupled with a tertiary qualification in Journalism, Ghadeer is always looking for new opportunities and can be contacted via email [email protected]

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