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BEAUTY

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR HAIR THIS SUMMER

By Amelia Bell, 9 June 2019

Between sun exposure and sea salt, our hair’s in for a pretty rough ride during the summer (and that's without even considering the humidity). Thankfully, with the right hair protection on your side there are ways to avoid future sun damage, split ends and bad (read: dry) hair days for good. So, we asked beauty maven Farzana Ahmed, who's known for her long shiny locks (and extra eye makeup), to share her new Bumble and bumble summer routine. Here are the six easy steps the influencer (aka @textbookbeauty) uses to beat the heat in the warmer months.
Farzana shares her bumble and bumble haircare routine on ASOS  | ASOS Style Feed

Step 1: Shampoo
'Summer is one of the most important times for me to look after my hair: between the humidity and the UV rays, I always try to lock in a good routine early to get my hair in shape. Sun protection isn’t just for your skin, and for a while I didn't understand the importance of using haircare that helps with heat damage. It was only until I noticed the change in the texture of my hair after sun exposure that I knew I had to make a change. Using sulphate-free shampoos is also important, as chemicals can strip your hair of moisture. So, I use the Bumble and bumble Invisible Oil Shampoo – it's sulphate-free and has six essential oils, which work wonders for breakage.'
Bumble and bumble shampoo

Step 2: Condition
'If you want smooth, hydrated and healthy hair, conditioning is a crucial step. I always focus the product where it's needed: for me, it's at the ends of my hair, so I use my fingers to run the product through the ends, using pushing with the palms of my hands to help seal the hair cuticle to prevent split ends and breakage. Like the shampoo, the Bumble and bumble Invisible Oil conditioner is brilliant as it contains a blend of six lightweight oils for hydration.'

Step 3: Prime
'Just like you use a primer to prep your skin for makeup, hair primers also create an even base or surface for styling. Using one not only helps styling tools make your hair look smoother, it can also keep the 'do you’ve created last longer. I personally find the Bumble and bumble Primer works best as a styling protector on wet hair to use before putting any heat on your hair – plus, it's UV protective too, which is key for causing less breakage in the future.'
Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil Primer | ASOS Style Feed

Step 4: Invisible Oil
'My hair tends to be quite dry, so I always look for products that can help nourish and soften. Bumble and bumble's Invisible Oil does just that with a magic formula that helps protect hair from the drying effects of the sun – and it’s particularly good if you’ve got coloured hair. I feel like I get the most out of this product when my hair is damp and I run it through the ends. However, when my hair's in serious need of TLC, I've also been using it on dry hair as a nourishing treatment. I love how well it blends, and it's not too greasy so you don’t feel like your mane's been overloaded with product. Growing up, my mum would always tell me 'your hair and scalp need to eat, too' while forcing me to put oil in my hair. Now I get it!'
Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil Collection | ASOS Style Feed

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Step 5: Dry Oil Finishing Spray
'Our hair can say a lot about us and, personally, when I’m feeling good about mine it can really uplift my mood. I've been using Bumble and bumble’s Dry Oil Finishing Spray during the summer as it replenishes dry, lacklustre and flat hair, all the while providing important heat and UV protection (something which is key when you’re in the sun). Containing argan, coconut, sweet almond and macadamia nut oils, it helps spruce up any hairstyle I have that day, which can instantly change the way I feel. It also leaves my hair feeling soft and super-silky without that greasy residue, which I hate!'

Step 6: Accessorise
'Summer is such a great time to really go all-out with your hair. Recently, I've been loving statement clips in all shapes and sizes and they really do (as cheesy as it sounds) take me back to when I used to style my hair for secondary school. I would say the more the merrier to create an eclectic and playful finish.' 

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