Summer Hair Essentials

Alongside a passport and a strong margarita, great haircare is a vacation essential. The only downside of sun and sea being straw locks and brassy color. As much as we love the life motto 'big hair don't care' a little hydration and a little UV protection goes a long way. In aid of you not needing to book into the hairdressers the minute you get home, we researched 10 game-changing products you need to pack in your suitcase.

1 OLAPLEX Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

OLAPLEX Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3, $28

Anyone with dry/over-heated hair will tell you that this 'at home' treatment is a game-changer. Created by two of the world's top PhDs in chemistry, Olaplex is a patented, bond-building technology, that gives deep TLC to damaged hair. Perfect for post-vacation repair.

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2 COOLA Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30

COOLA Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30

A powerful protector, Coola’s Organic Scalp & Hair Mist uses plant-based antioxidants and sunscreen to lock-in color, diminish dullness, and strengthen hair from sun/sea/chlorine damage. A total beach bag essential.

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3 (48) Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand T3

T3, Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand, $270

T3 is our favorite new brand of heat styling tools. From the perfect mermaid wave to tousled beach curls, this trio of styling wands will help you achieve the perfect vacation hair.

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4 Magic Elixir' Hair Restructuring Concentrate KIEHL'S SINCE 1851

Magic Elixir' Hair Restructuring Concentrate KIEHL'S SINCE 1851, $20

A potent blend of rosemary leaves and avocado oils, Kiehl's Magic Elixir Hair Restructuring Concentrate is total hair therapy. Use before/during/after your vacation and get an all natural shine boost.

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5 (3) Anti-Frizz Smoothing Sheets OUAI

OUAI, Anti-Frizz Smoothing Sheets $18

Ever had your vacation Instagram-game ruined by big hair? Us too. Hence why we love Ouai's portable frizz-defying sheets. Infused with coconut oil,
swipe from root to ends to tame unruly frizz.

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6 Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque

Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque, $66

There's nothing like sun and sea to rob color-treated hair of its freshness and vibrancy hence why we love Oribe's bio-restorative Gold Lust Transformative Masque. The results are instant and a glossy mane is guaranteed (well if Meghan Markle's a fan...)

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7 Kristin Ess, Anytime Anywhere Recovery Balm + Cap

Kristin Ess, Anytime Anywhere Recovery Balm + Cap, $14

A little miracle worker, Kristin Ess's Anytime Anywhere Recovery Balm + Cap is our go-to elixir when in need of instant shine. Our favorite trick? Use it before doing beach braids so it can go to work, conditioning and restoring, while you lounge.

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8 Bay Breeze' Hydrating Shots DRYBAR

Drybar, bay breeze hydrating shots (set of 4), $38

Cheaper than an actual blowout, Drybar's hydrating shots are a single-use, super-concentrated treatment that instantly revives thirsty hair. Fragranced with notes of ginger, mint and sandalwood, it smells like vacation too.

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9 OUAI OUAI Wave Spray

OUAI, Wave Spray, $26

Is there any better summer look than tousled beach waves? A spritz of OUAI's Wave Spray on your locks will take the 'natural look' to the next level.
Created by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, it's paraben and phthalate-free too.

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10 The One by Frédéric Fekkai The Brilliant One Color Shampoo

Frédéric Fekkai, The Brilliant One Color Shampoo

Parisian-trained hairdresser Frédéric Fekkai's high-performance color shampoo uses Norwegian sea extract and active ingredients to give a beautiful tone. Use to protect against color fade and extend the vibrancy of your highlights post vacation blues.

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