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There only 36 days left until summer! If you’re like me, you’re itching to get outside and feel the warm sun on your skin. However, with the fun in the sun attitude comes the responsibility of using SPF. At this point, we all know that protecting our skin from the sun is a priority, but it’s equally important to protect your hair from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Does your current haircare routine contain any SPF? If not, you should consider switching to products that incorporate UVA and UVB protection to avoid a dry scalp, brittle locks, and color damage. ColorProof, a vegan hair care brand who fuses the finest botanicals with advanced technology, has selection of products that can easily be incorporated into your daily mix of products, providing you a flawless finish and coverage all summer long.
The RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum instantly provides a smooth finish for long-lasting, frizz-free style with full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Featuring Camellia and Abyssinian Oils, this creamy serum will seal hairs' cuticle and provide intense surface smoothing and a silky shine. For all you curly girls, the TruCurl Anti-Frizz Oil will not only give your curls structure with revolutionary polymers, sugar cane and seaweed, but also provide long lasting shine and protection from the sun with UVA / UVB protection.
With the summer, also comes humidity, and the one product that you NEED to try is the HumidityRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray which will weatherproof your hair, lock out humidity and repeal moisture, providing frizz-free protection all day long. This summer, get out there and have the time of your life and remember if you don’t care of your locks, no one else will!
Summer Hair Essentials from ColorProof
RadicallySmooth® Anti-Frizz Serum($28.00, ColorProof.com)
This next generation serum instantly smoothes for long-lasting, frizz-free style with full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Feather-light, heat-activated formula effortlessly tames and defies while reducing drying time. Features our proprietary smoothing blend of Camellia and Abyssinian Oils along with soy lipids and seaweed to seal hairs' cuticle and provide intense surface smoothing with long-lasting shine.
TruCurl® Anti-Frizz Oil ($25.00, ColorProof.com)
Revolutionary, clear, non-staining, oil nourishes, defrizzes and restores hair to its healthiest condition ever. Provides long lasting exquisite shine, full spectrum UVA/UVB color and heat protection. Proprietary IllumaCurl Complex™ featuring revolutionary polymers, sugar cane and seaweed gives curls structure while Abyssinian, Camellia, and Grapeseed Oils soften and defrizz for the bouncy, beautiful curls of your dreams.
HumidityRx® Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray ($29.00, ColorProof.com)
Never fall flat or frizz up again. Weatherproof your hair. This weightless frizz-fighting, fine mist spray repels moisture and locks out humidity while maintaining your style all day long even in the most humid climates. Revolutionary water repelling polymers envelop hair for the ultimate in frizz control. Advanced ColorLast System provides unsurpassed color and heat protection. Weather or not, brave the elements with confidence.
When I come across beauty products that truly make a difference in my life, I want to shout it from the rooftops! I always change up my beauty routine according to what season it is. Currently, with the warm weather of summer, there are certain products that make life easier when you are sweating to death, like I am!
Scünci Multi-Color Soft Hosiery Head Wrap
I honestly do not know how I would survive summer without my Scünci head wraps. They make life so much easier. I simply put one on and go about my day. They keep my hair off of my face and out of my way. They look great with everything, and really come in handy on hot summer days when it is futile to try and do anything with my hair. I have them in every color! They are inexpensive and you can find them in almost any store.
Conair Ultra Detangler Large Round Wood Detangling Brush
This may sound kind of gross, but when my neck gets sweaty, my hair at the base of my neck gets all matted and tangled. And sweating or not, I have always had a problem with my hair getting complete rats nests and huge knots in it at the base of my skull in back. I have no idea why, but until I discovered my Conair Detangling Brush, I almost wanted to cut my hair really short to avoid these matted catastrophes. No brush I had ever owned would help to untangle my hair until I discovered this amazing, life saving, hair saving brush. I simply flip my head upside down and brush through the knots until they are gone. It works miracles!
DDF Youthful Tranquility Value Kit
In the busy summer months, it is easy to slack off on skin care when you are traveling, camping or going to the beach. DDF Youthful Tranquility Value Kit makes it easy and affordable to take perfect care of your skin while you are away from home. (Or even if you are having a stay-cation.) No matter what, nothing is worth neglecting your skin! The products in this kit are ultra lightweight and perfect for warm weather. It includes everything you need for beautiful, youthful, flawless skin.
The MakeupDrop Silicone Makeup Applicator was designed to blend and contour makeup flawlessly while not absorbing a single drop. It is also anti-microbial, so it won't collect germs. If you do not have one of these, you are missing it. It makes your makeup look perfect without wasting a lot of time. After all, who has the time to waste trying to look good when there are plenty of summer BBQs to attend?
Philip B. Katira Hair Masque
This intensive oil-free treatment that leaves coarse or curly hair feeling bouncy and silky-soft. Amazing for frizz-prone hair types. I love this hair masque. It is the perfect beauty treatment for warm summer evenings. Take a dip in the pool, or take a cold shower. Then, when your hair is damp (or even dry) apply a nice coating on your hair from roots to ends, and let it fry into a stiff mask. (It is actually kind of fun!) (To help the treatment sink in further, wrap hair in a hot towel, or use blow-dry on a warm setting to speed the drying process). DO NOT SHAMPOO OFF. Simply rinse well and commence styling.
This treatment is a really lightweight, yet DEEP conditioning treatment. It is so interesting because it seems like you are applying a hair gel, but after rinsing, you won't believe how luxuriously soft and silky your hair becomes.
I love summertime! I love the sun, the beach and swimming. Unfortunately, all of my summertime fun can ruin my hair color. That is no fun because I spend a lot of money at the salon. Thankfully, I have discovered Rita Hazan hair care products! Rita Hazan hair care products are designed to refresh virgin or salon-colored hair and keep it from fading.
True Color Shampoo
Step 1 in Rita's True Color Revolution. Specially designed for color treated hair, this rich-lathering shampoo gently yet effectively protects hues. Infused with botanical surfactants, it cleans and removes build up without stripping color. Rice proteins and Moringa Seed Extract leave hair squeaky clean and nourished. No build-up, so hair feels weightless.
True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss
Step 2 in Rita's True Color Revolution, glossing is the salon secret to keep color vibrant and hair as shiny as the day you got it colored. With 5 shades developed by Rita, this in-shower color-saver enhances shine and brilliance with mess-free application.
True Color Conditioner
Step 3 in Rita's True Color Revolution. Specially designed for color treated hair, this color-protecting conditioner richly hydrates without weighing hair down. Infused with Japanese Camelia Oil to leave strands feeling silky and manageable. Rita's fade-defying complex protects color from UV, environment and heat tools, preventing breakage while providing lustrous sheen.
Safe for all hair types. Sulfate, Sodium Chloride & Paraben Free.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
It is almost summertime! Hurray! Whether or not you have a summer vacation planned, you can treat yourself to these amazing beauty finds and feel like you are on a spa retreat all summer long!
Aquis hair towel. There is seriously nothing like it. I never blow dry my hair because I am trying not to use any styling tools. My hair is already color-treated and does not need any further damage. So after washing my hair, I grab my Aquis hair towel, wrap it around my hair, and then proceed to dry my body with my bath towel. I apply body lotion, all facial treatments and brush my teeth.
Finally, I remove my Aquis towel from my head, and my hair is no longer soaking wet. The Aquis towel removes most of the water from my hair, and my hair is ready for my leave-in conditioner. Not too wet, not too dry, just perfect. I love this amazing miraculous towel because before I discovered it, my hair would be drenched when I would go to bed, and even still be damp by morning. The Aquis towel dries my hair ever so gently, and keeps it from further damage.
Scunci has a variety of must-have products that keep my hair stylish and out of my face. I have used Scunci headbands and ponytail holders ever since my teenage years. They always have such a great variety of elastics, headbands and hair accessories, perfect for keeping your hair up and out of the way on warm summer days.
I am currently using the Conair Detangling Paddle Brush, and it is perfect for keeping the rat's nests out from the back of hair hair, where it is always massively tangled. I simply flip my hair forward and brush it while my head is upside down.
DDF Skincare (Doctor's Dermatologic Formula) I love DDF Skincare. I use their facial cleanser every morning and night. DDF has an entire line to suit all of your skin care needs. I especially love their weightless daily moisturizer which contains SPF as well as anti-aging ingredients that keep my skin looking young as well as protected from the sun's harmful rays. (Without oiliness!)
Makeup Drop helps me to apply my foundation effortlessly without wasting even one precious drop! It blends my makeup perfectly. I don't know how I ever lived without it before.
Malin + Goetz is one of my very favorite skin care discoveries. I am in love with their eucalyptus deodorant, cannabis hand and peppermint body scrub. Each product has an uplifting, summery fragrance, perfect for warmer months.
Philip B. Haircare makes my hair look and feel like I get it done in a salon every single day!
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
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Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist Ultra-light spray gives hair sexy volume and shiny, piecey, tousled waves (plus a gorgeous beachy scent).
- A texturizer and conditioning treatment in one, loaded with botanical moisturizers
- Boosts volume and amps up waves to recreate the piece-y, tousled, bombshell texture you get from the ocean
- Leaves hair gleaming and bouncy, not stiff; pure Orchid and Kukui oils impart a healthy, voluptuous feel
- Blend of Sea Salt and Aloe Vera creates gorgeous lift
- Infused with sexy, mood-boosting notes of pure Coconut and Tahitian Gardenia; perfect for your late-afternoon revival kit!
- Paraben & phthalate free; color & keratin-treatment safe
Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo Luxe twist on dry shampoo technology lets you create serious volume without sacrificing shine.
- Refreshes tired, unwashed hair, giving it a clean, powdery-fresh feeling without any powdery residue
- Extends the life of your blowout
- Creates gorgeous body, texture and lift anytime
- Absorbs scalp oils and neutralizes product build-up
- Leaves hair with a sexy, gleaming finish (not matte)
- Doubles as a hair perfume: Scents strands with warm, sensuous notes of Pure Russian Amber
- Paraben free; color & keratin-treatment safe
Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray Weightless, time-released hair perfume builds sexy texture, enhances shine and protects against damage from heated styling tools. Apply as a pre-styling primer to elevate shine and prevent breakage and split ends. A sexy, lingering hair fragrance that plumps up your hair and shields it against the ravages of heat styling. A mix of botanical hydrators (Safflower Oleosomes, Mongogo Oil, Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil) and a potent L-Amino Acid Complex repairs fragile strands as it protects.
- Strengthens hair with a potent L-Amino Acid complex and amino acids and condition it with botanical hydrators so light and tiny that they’ll never weigh you down
- Light, seductive notes of Oud , encapsulated in tiny safflower oleosomes, gradually release over time for a lingering, follow-me scent
- Detangles and shields hair from the scorch of hot styling tools. It also builds in sexy texture: supremely plump, bouncy and satiny-soft
- Creates an invisible, weightless shield against the sun, chlorine and salt water
- Sweet Blue Lupine Peptides offer superior color hold to keep color from fading or turning