Salt sprays have been around for a while now but what do they actually do for your hair? If you dream of natural looking, textured beach waves then this is the product for you.
There are so many ways to incorporate a salt spray into your hair routine as well as so many brands to choose from. We've tried and tested all the cult faves so that we can give you our top 5 product breakdown for you to choose from!
Spray on damp hair near the roots and ends for just a smidge of volume and fluffiness. No crunch, no coconut smell, no greasy residue. Perfect for the beach and the office.
OUAI WAVE SPRAY
When Jen Atkin released a wave spray we had to try it. It's probably one of the most popular ones and with good reason. We especially love this one for the beach as it adds real waves to your hair. Simply spray on almost dry hair and scrunch in an upward motion. It adds a little crunch but holds the style all day.
The OG salt spray. This product adds so much volume and fluffiness to your hair without weighing it down. It also smells like holiday!
This salt spray is slightly different from the others as it contains propolis (a bee ingredient) and a UV filter to protect your hair from sun damage making it the ultimate holiday salt spray.
HERBIVORE SEA MIST
The closest to natural you can get as this salt spray has only 7 ingredients: Water, aloe, Pacific sea salt, radish root ferment (?!), coconut pulp, and vanilla and lime essential oils. If you like heavily scented hair products then this one is for you.
Which one will you go for?
We're catching up on NYFW looks this week...so many amazing looks that we want to recreate! Next stop: London.
Rihanna for the Fenty Beauty launch - we can't wait to get our hands on it! Love this clean, slicked back look.
Bella looking like a boss in a red Ralph Lauren gown and sleek, sharp hair.
Spice up your life vibes. Cuteness on Hailey.
Loving this super sleek pony paired with this red bossy suit.
Bangs never looked so good...
The definition of wet hair GOALS.
We need to remake this hairstyle.
This #nomakeupmakeup and hair look took me less than 15mins using: 💄Rose water spray to freshen my skin 💄#kiehls ultra moisturiser 💄#loreal telescopic mascara 💄 @lorealmakeup colour riche lip pencil in timeless coral 💄#glossier boybrow 💄#moroccanoil hair spray 💄#lauramercier matte powder #nofilter #nofacetune 💯
Iskra rocking up to NYFW with this sleek and sophisticated hair style.
That blend though. Love this short look on Chrissy.
What was your favourite #HairGoal moment this week?
It may seem like the most basic thing that everyone already knows, but are you washing your hair properly? How often you should be washing your hair is completely down to you and your hair texture - some of us can't last a whole week on dry shampoo!
When it comes to cleaning your hair you have to think about the kind of shampoo you use. Using a basic shampoo with sulphates will actually leave your hair with more product build up than you started with. Also, shampoo isn't really for your hair - it's for your scalp. Washing your scalp properly with help your hair grow healthily without buildup. That's why you always get a good scalp massage at the hair salon. We'd recommend OUAI Clean Shampoo for a purifying cleanse with no ugly ingredients.
Your conditioner makes all the difference to having fresh, clean hair that lasts longer between washes. A conditioner is just as vital as moisturising your face after cleansing. Think less is more, reach for something that feels silky soft when you wash it out but isn't so heavy that it weighs down your hair with a residue. We love using Davines OI Conditioner.
When it comes to styling, use products that won't build up quickly. Add oil/serum to towel dried hair for a shiny, clean "done" look. Choose texturizing sprays that are lightweight and easily brushed out. The trick is not necessarily to cut down on products but to choose the right ones that work for your hair.
New York Fashion Week has landed and so have the insane hair styles. We've been spotting so many hair goals on Instagram from the runway to the front row. Scroll down to see some of our faves from this week...
Negin taking us back to the 90s with this Spice Girls vibes hair style.
Love this long, barbie blonde look on Suki.
It was only a matter of time before Kim went blonde on us again. Were loving this platinum silver hair just in time for NYFW.
How gorgeous does Jordyn look with this sleek blonde lob?
SIMI & HAZE
The twins are at it again with their fire outfits and fierce manes.
In love with Chloe's balayage done by Konstantinos at Samantha Cusick London.
The mane master herself went for the chop and we LOVE it.
How amazing is this hollywood hairstyle on Kendall? Styled by Jen Atkin.
This slicked back look is everything!
Let us know what your fave #HairGoal moment was.
Ever wanted to make your own custom hair colour? Well, it's now possible with the Evo Fabuloso custom colours exclusively at Samantha Cusick London! Simply tell us what kind of colour you want to go for and one of our team members will mix it for you.
From Platinum to Rose Gold to Chocolate Brown. Be as creative as you want, the tones are endless! These AMMONIA & PEROXIDE FREE direct pigment in a conditioner base have a unlimited colour palette, total respect of the scalp and hairs integrity and all without the commitment of permanent colour! WANT!
These little babies are also an the answer to that dreaded fade keeping your mane looking salon fresh with every wash! Fabuloso's colour care innovation enables your hair stylist to create customised colour maintenance conditioner, tailored to your individual hair colour and type, to maintain your colour in between salon visits.
Scroll down to see some hair colours we created with Evo Fabuloso...
What colour would you like to try?
We can get stuck in ruts with our hair sometimes and end up doing the same old hairstyle every day. We've written a few 'How to' posts on different hairstyles before but we've found some looks that are so different from anything you've seen - a challenge to create but super cool once you achieve them.
All it takes is a little pomade and hairspray here and there, knowing how to work your hair texture and playing around with it to make it your own style. These looks are perfect for creative photo shoots, festivals or even just to go the supermarket!
This is the trickiest one. Learning how to braid your hair upside down is a mission. Ask a friend for help if you can and once you reach the top of your head wrap the remaining straight hair into a towering topknot leaving around 5 inches of your hair out. Add extensions if needed!
These aren't just any old cornrows. For starters, the braids face different directions and are different sizes. The braids also have pieces of hair coming out them that blends into the rest of the straight hair. Lots of pomade for this one to keep those baby hairs down!
This one looks way more complicated than it is but is by far our favourite! Start by sectioning your hair into 6 squares and securing with plastic bands. Start braiding with 2 pieces of hair to create a tight twist and work your way diagonally through the 6 squares making sure that there are no gaps. Finish at the ends of your hair on each side with a band and you're good to go!
A unique style if you want your hair down. Make a deep side parting and take the front section of the side that has the most hair. Start braiding down towards your ear, making sure to miss out a strand on each braid to get this effect. Keep braiding in front of your ear until you reach the end and tuck the rest of your hair behind your ears. There you have it!
Will you be trying any of these out?
Finding the right dry shampoo for your hair can be a challenge. It has to tick all the boxes. Does it leave a white residue? Does it smell good? Most importantly, does it work? They are a staple product in every girls collection - because we're all super busy and sometimes just don't have time to wash our hair. We've tried and tested a few out and narrowed it down to our top 5 favourites. Keep scrolling to find out more...
The Foam Dry Shampoo by OUAI
Yes, we were sceptical too when we heard that OUAI were bringing out a foam dry shampoo. How could it possibly work? Somehow this magic foam formula dissolves into a powdery texture as you massage it into your scalp. It leaves your roots dry and fresh without any feeling of product.
Bumble & Bumble Pret a Powder
This one is great for those of you that don't like to use aerosol/spray cans. The powder really works into your roots to soak up the excess oil and sebum leaving your hair feeling clean and lifted.
Philip Kingsley One More Day
This product does what it says on the tin. It gives you one more day of fresh hair before your next dreaded wash. The lightweight formula contains Zinc PCA and Allantoin to cleanse the hair and give your locks a super clean shine, whilst preventing product build up.
Duck & Dry OOMPH
Perfect if your looking for a dry shampoo + texturizing spray in one. Utilising a host of natural extracts, this lightweight formula offers an alternative to dry shampoo, working to add volume and texture at the roots while soaking up excess oil and greasy residues for instantly renewed vitality.
EVO Water Killer Dry Shampoo
Doubling up as a super styling spray, this multitasking dry shampoo also helps to build volume and texture, so you can create big, bouncy styles that exude lustre and vitality. It also smells like you've just washed your hair!
Let us know how you get on!
The 90s was such a cool time to be alive, albeit sometimes cringe-y but this was the era of hair accessories. We experimented with all kinds of clips and headbands. We're taking you back in time with this series to revisit the funny things we did to our hair and also see the ones that have made comebacks! Lets start with the cringes...
Canerows and backcombed hair - not forgetting the 2 bits of bangs out at the front. This one is definitely a leave it in the 90s look.
Butterfly clips take us back to our pre-teens when we would just clip them all over without any direction. We thought they were super cute at the time...
Everyone and their mums used these claw clips for that half up, half down look or the twist and flip. It looked good at the time but it hasn't made a comeback just yet!
What was up with gel slicked back hair with 2 antennas back then?
The Olsen twins were our hair goals back then (still are) and this flicked up hair with random clips was the sh*t.
Who remembers placing these spiral clips everywhere?
Bandanas were goals AF in the 90s. Everyone from Xtina to Beyonce was rocking them - if you rocked them you were the coolest girl ever.
Space buns made their comeback last year summer during festival season and it's one of our fave looks of all time!
Remember pushing your bangs back with these babies? Now they've come back and even made appearances on the catwalk as well as on footballers with long hair.
Did anyone else crimp their entire head of hair? Or did you only crimp small strands of hair like Britney? Ariana Grande brought the crimped strands back in her signature pony.
Scrunchies made a major comeback this year, especially the big velvet style.
Bobby pins and clips were life back in the day. Forever pinning back our bangs like curtains. Bella brought these back looking like a 90s model.
Are you a 90s baby? Let us know if we missed out on anything!
If you feel like being a 90s child again (for Halloween maybe?), shop the accessories here:
The hair game this week has been unreal. So much slayage on Instagram! Keep scrolling to see who made it into our best #HairGoals moments this week...
Justine shows us how to take your dutch braids to a red carpet event.
With her indie flicks and blockbuster roles, @ElizabethOlsenOfficial has cultivated the kind of career most actresses dream of. She tells us about her famous sisters, her fears for America and how she plans to build her empire… (Link in bio.) #ESmagazine X #ElizabethOlsen Styled by: @nicky_yates Photographed by: @blairgetzmezibo #ESmag #London #LondonLifestyle #EveningStandardMagazine
Our muse Elizabeth Olsen on the cover of ES magazine this week! That slicked back hair though.
Kim channels her inner Lil Kim for a 90s feature and looks hot af.
Loving this sleek, mermaid hair on Vanessa. The Cher look is back.
Just look at those perfect waves in motion.
Beyonce looking smokin' in a House of CB dress and her lioness natural, curly hair.
Urgh, wet hair never looked so good.
Witness @kyliejenner like you've never seen her before. The youngest Jenner's life is a no-holds-barred affair, but clearly, there's always room to reveal a bit more. The ethereal shots of Kylie in translucent gowns, selected by @annatrevelyan, are shot by legendary photographer (and longtime V contributor) @nick_knight at his @showstudio. Kylie wears @msgm dress and @othongthai necklace. Go to vmagazine.com to read an interview with Kylie about the red-hot shoot with words by @treytylor, and pre-order your copy of the upcoming issue now at vmagazineshop.com, on newsstands August 31.
A different kind of blonde for Kylie but we still love it. Who else is watching Life of Kylie? Let us know what you think!
The definition of cool girl hair.
How cute are these space buns on Negin?
What was your favourite #HairGoals moment from Instagram this week?
Blow-drying your hair is an effort. Especially in summer when you're already sweating your makeup off and have to spend 30 minutes with a hot tool on your head. It's also time-consuming.
Once you find the perfect formula for air-drying your hair - your life will change. Of course, we know not everyone's hair type is suitable for air drying but we have taken each type into consideration just in case you want to give it a go!
We recommend trying it out on a home day first to see if it goes well. Worst case scenario; it dries frizzy and you'll end up using the blow dryer after all.
NATURALLY STRAIGHT HAIR
It can be difficult to get texture from naturally straight hair, especially if you have fine hair.
After applying oil and wave spray to damp hair, make 2 plaits either side of your head and sleep with them in for a natural, textured beach waves.
NATURALLY WAVY HAIR
If you've got natural waves then you're already half way there. We get that they can look uneven or frizzy at times which is where your hero products come in. Apply oil and wave spray to almost dry hair and make 2 low buns on either side of your hair. Keep them in whilst you get ready. You should end up with super wavy beach locks. Hairspray for hold!
NATURALLY CURLY HAIR
So many naturally curly haired beauties straighten their curls out and it's such a shame! Learn how to manage your curly mane with these products. The Bumble & Bumble Curl Primer will ensure that your curls are consistent and frizz-free, whilst the salt spray will manipulate your curls to stay put all day. Don't forget to apply the oil to your ends for soft, shiny hair.
Give air-drying a go and let us know how you get on!
Summer is slowly coming to an end but the summer hair is still on full steam. From cool LA girl hair to Carnival aqua blue - here are our fave #HairGoal moments from Instagram this week...
Does Rocky ever have a bad hair day? We think not.
Shayoncé indeed. Blonde locks look so good on Shay!
Cool girl braids rocked by one of the coolest.
Two things: 1. That eyeshadow be poppin'. 2. Those locks be so shiny.
Rihanna looking like a queen. Aqua blue hair never looked so good...
Gigi's golden mane is to die for.
All we see is hair in this photo. Living for this family's locks!
Mane muses for life.
The perfect braid with the perfect view.
What was your #HairGoal moment from Instagram this week?
This post is for the girls that suffer from an itchy, dry, inflamed scalp. We all know that when it happens it's more than a minor an inconvenience and you feel like everyone is looking at it flakes. It's so important to look after our scalps so that it doesn't interrupt healthy hair growth.
Itchy, flaky scalps can occur for a number of reasons. Are you using a new shampoo or hair product? Have you been in the sun a lot lately? Maybe you're not drinking enough water? Whatever the reason, we're here to help restore your scalp back to a happy, healthy one.
A lot of people think that dandruff is caused by having a dry scalp/hair but it's actually a build-up of Lipophilic yeast that eats oil and gathers to create chunks of flakes.
The best thing you can do is reduce the number of hair products you use and switch to a good shampoo and treatment.
The formula's active ingredients will help to relieve flaking and itching (thanks to piroctone olamine) and gently cleanse the hair and scalp (courtesy of lauryl betaine).
Gently massage it into your scalp and throughout hair before shampooing, and let the apricot seed powder and argan shells slough away dead skin cells and buildup.
This scalp shampoo contains actives (piroctone olamine, climbazole, salicylic acid) and naturally stimulating fragrances (rosemary oil, menthol) in a pared-down bottle. Medical ingredients to help treat your scalp.
Refresh the hair and scalp with this 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo Plus Conditioner; a convenient 2-in-1 formula that combats unwanted flakes and dandruff to leave hair visibly healthy. The gentle formula is suitable for all hair types and can be used safely on colour-treated hair.
Looking for something with a natural active ingredient? French hairstylist Christophe Robin's formula is gentle enough to be used as your everyday wash, but also packs jujube bark extract, a natural anti-dandruff ingredient.
Let us know how you get on in the comments!
There comes a time where we just want to feel sassy with longer, thicker hair whether it's just for a day or permanently. There are so many different types of hair extensions on the market, so we wanted to break down the main ones for you - that way, you can choose the right method for your hair type.
Good old-fashioned clip-ins. They're perfect for nights out or temporary wear and so easy to clip in. You buy them in grams by length and they usually come in wefts (pieces). Clip in as many as you like depending on your hair thickness - if you have fine hair don't go overboard as it can weigh down your hair and damage it.
PRICE: Varies from brand to brand, real hair obviously costs more than synthetic and depends on the quality of hair.
DAMAGE TO HAIR 1-5: 1. Unless you wear them day in, day out they should cause little to no damage to your hair.
LONGEVITY: A good quality set can last a few years if looked after properly.
This genius method is also great for a temporary fix and is super quick and easy to apply. The halo sits on top of the hair and is hidden by the front section. One halo piece is equivalent to a full set of hair extensions but is glue, tape and clip free!
PRICE: From £80
DAMAGE TO HAIR 1-5: 0. This method causes no damage at all as it doesn't pull on hair - just sits on top.
LONGEVITY: Depends on how often you wear them but they can last up to 12 months.
MICRO-RING HAIR EXTENSIONS
You've probably seen these micro extensions all over Instagram - they're great if you're looking to go more permanent. The whole process can take up to 4 hours as each piece is attached individually underneath the top layer of hair to create a natural look.
PRICE: From £250
DAMAGE TO HAIR 1-5: 1. As long as they are applied properly by a professional they can do little to no damage as there is so glue involved.
LONGEVITY: 3-6 months
Tape-ins are another permanent solution for longer hair as they can last up to 9 months. They're attached weft by weft onto your hair with adhesive but are not as heavy as you may think.
DAMAGE TO HAIR 1-5: 3. As this method uses glue to attach the hair, it may cause some damage over time if you repeat the process over and over.
LONGEVITY: 6-9 months
Originally, sew-in hair extensions were applied by braiding the hair super tight and then sewing the hair onto the braid. This method caused a lot of hair loss and pain due to the tight cornrows but now they have found a way to sew in the hair without having to braid.
PRICE: Varies (depends on the hair stylist)
DAMAGE TO HAIR 1-5: 2. Not as much as the tape-ins but this method can weigh down your hair as usually heavy wefts are sewn in rather than light small pieces.
We hope this post helped any of you looking to go longer and thicker so that you can hair flip.
It's the weekend which means it's time to round up our favourite #HairGoals from this week! Scroll down for some major mane inspo....
Waves for days.
We didn't think Bella could get any hotter but this boy hair cut style looks hot AF.
Need one of these hair wraps in our lives now.
Ponytail goals or what.
LOVE this baby pink with dark roots look on King Kylie.
Maya slaying at life with these short, voluminous curls.
Kristen looking like a bawse with this choppy sharp hairstyle.
Eyes up. We're looking at those perfect curls.
What was your favourite #HairGoal moment of the week? Let us know!
What was life even like before memes? We spend hours just scrolling through our favourite meme pages sending them to friends so we thought why not dedicate a whole post to hair related memes?
Most girls will relate to at least one of these and some are for our fellow hair stylists out there!
When your dogs hair is better than yours...
When the humidity makes you look like Monica from friends
The real reason why you're always late.
New trend for 2017?
For our fellow hair stylists. Who needs gym?
We've all been there.
Top knot if we cba.
Seriously, where do they all go?
How times have changed...
Send us your favourite hair memes!
The #HairGoals are never ending, just when you think they couldn't get any better! Here are our top picks from Instagram this week...
Our girl Chloe looking cute AF with this washed out pink hair.
Living for this hair colour and wavy locks.
LOVE this pink pony on the gorgeous Gigi.
We can't get enough of Bella with short hair!
Wild, voluminous waves styled by Justine Marjan.
This hairstyle was made for Khloe 🙌🏼
We know what you're looking at but we're looking at that cute AF hairstyle...
Is there a hairstyle or colour that Rihanna can't pull off?
Wet hair look GOALS.
Who's your ultimate hair crush?
Blow-drying your own hair can be an absolute mare if you're not doing it right. Your arm starts to ache, your makeup slowly melts off in the stress of it all and then your hair poofs up as soon as you step outside - we've all been there. This is why we've decided to put together a little guide on perfecting that blow-dry and making sure it lasts longer...
The most important step that people often forget. Make sure your hair is towel-dried and you have applied some oil at the ends and a good blow-out spray. We love using wave sprays that add texture and volume and protects hair from heat + UV. This step is crucial for that memory hold that will last days.
FIND YOUR PERFECT BRUSH
The type of brush you use makes a huge difference in the body and shine of your blowout. There isn't one perfect brush for all so make sure to check out our brush guide to see which brush is best suited for your hair type.
Invest in quality tools and products that will last you a lifetime rather than just a quick fix.
1. Invest in a powerful hairdryer. We know, not everyone is willing to splash on the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer but there are some great, more affordable alternatives out there. Go for one that's over 2,100 Watt to give you a salon smooth finish.
2. Invest in a silk pillowcase. We've also got a whole post on silk pillow cases which you can read here. One of the benefits is that you won't wake up with frizzy, bed hair that is normally caused by the friction of your cotton pillow case. Your blowout will glide on the silk and stay fresher for longer.
Rough dry your hair first using a paddle brush to detangle until it's about 80% dry. Once you're ready to start blow-drying properly, section off the front part of your hair and leave till last - this will give you some time to practise on the back parts too.
Start by taking small sections of your hair and wrapping them under and over your brush, pointing the hair dryer downwards to achieve a smooth finish. Take the front part and place your brush on top of your hair, wrapping the hair back and blow-drying upwards for volume. Finish with the cool setting all over to close cuticles and set hair.