Whether you’re at home or away, keep summer hair simple and stylish with help from the Duck & Dry experts
Words Hannah Hopkins
Before you style your hair, make sure you prep it properly. According to Duck & Dry’s experts, good summer hair starts in the shower. “You need to pick the right shampoo and conditioner to set the perfect foundation”, says their senior stylist. When shampooing, “make sure to distribute the product evenly and work it in all over the head including the nape area.”
To give your locks a volume boost, try Duck & Dry’s newly launched Up Up and Away Feather Light Shampoo and Conditioner. The ultimate duo adds fullness to the hair without weighing it down. Infused with shea butter, honey and coconut oil, the conditioner leaves hair perfectly detangled and soft – ready for the styling regime. Here are three easy styles to try out…
Elegant or messy fishtail braid
Keep chaos at bay and whip your hair into a fishtail plait this summer. Make it imperfect and messy by slightly pulling the strands out with your fingers. Don’t forget to add hairspray at the end to keep the style in place.
Shorter styles can also work the braid trend. Simply tong the bob into a beachy, wavy style and loosely plait your fringe from one side to another. Secure it with a grip.
Messy top knot
Messy buns and top knots are quick and easy when you are on the go. Simply finger comb hair into high, loose and messy bun and secure it with bobby pins. Add a thin headband to give your messy look a chic update.
The easiest way to achieve the messier texture is by adding a spritz of Duck & Dry’s all-in-one volume spray, Blow Dry In A Bottle. It adds texture and grip for the undone and effortless look.
Tousled and relaxed waves
For tousled, just-walked-off-the-beach hair, choose your desired texturising products and spray onto towel-dried hair from mid-lengths to the ends to achieve the perfect beachy texture and grip.
Then flip your head upside down and start rough drying the hair to about 80% dry. Use your fingers to tousle small sections while moving the heat around the scalp and strands as this will add natural-looking volume to your hair and increase the effect of the styling product.
If your hair is prone to frizz in the summer, then Duck & Dry’s Instant TLC is a must have for your holiday beauty essentials. This leave-in conditioner is enriched with a unique blend of honey, shea butter and coconut oil that help to combat frizz leaving your hair super smooth and shiny.