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Rejoice! For hot weather is finally here, and seemingly to stay. The evenings are long and the mercury is rising high, but, as much as I love a balmy summer soirée, the increased temperature brings with it a risk of your barnet getting a little melty.

Nic testing 5 hair products for hot weather | ASOS Style Feed

So, to help you keep things up top from going torpid, I tested out five of the best hair products for the warmer months. For reference, I have straight, quite fine hair that hasn’t been cut for about a month.

I tend to use hair products with a bit more bulk in them to give my hair more body, so this clay-wax hybrid is right in my comfort zone. Naturally, it takes a little more working in than a lighter product, but it styles well and keeps a matte finish, which is ideal for summer – no one wants their hair to look as sweaty as their face.


Hanz De Fuko Claymation, £16

I’ve wanted to give sea-salt spray a go for a while now, because my hair always seems to look better on holiday so I thought there must be some correlation. Turns out I was right! A few quick sprays of this gives decent hold and plenty of body without much effort – thanks, nature. Don’t go too heavy on it for risk of ending up with a proper crispy lid – there’s a fine line between sea-licked surfer and crusty beach bum.


Blind Barber 40 Proof Sea Salt Spray, £16

Don’t be fooled by the slightly agricultural product name, Ted’s Grooming Room Hair Mud is actually a pretty pleasantly textured kind of putty with a cumin seed and olive fragrance. At first touch I thought it was a little greasy but after working it into my hair it gave a surprisingly light, natural look and matte texture. I’ll be keeping this one very close by this summer.


Ted's Grooming Room Hair Mud, £14

Now, if there’s one guy who’s undeniably got his grooming regime down, it’s David Beckham. So, testing out this body and hair wash from his new range of grooming products seemed like a no-brainer. As far as I’m concerned, you can never go wrong with a two-in-one wash – this one lathers up well, has a fresh scent to it and left my hair feeling fairly soft. Nice one, Becks.


House 99 Polish Up Body & Hair Wash, £10

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Is it gel? Is it pomade? Is it mousse? No, it’s Liquifflex. Packaged up in a smart pump bottle, this revolutionary hair cream responds to two styling desires: for hair not to be left sticky or stiff, and for your hands to remain dry after use. I can confirm it is successful on both fronts, leaving me with a well-bodied do, clean hands, and a conundrum as to which of these products I’m going to use from now on.


men-ü Liquifflex, £15.95