Summer is here, chances are you’re rocking your swimsuit pool side, soaking up sun and salty summer air by the beach or just plain enjoying the heat and great outdoors. Go you!
Unfortunately all of that fun can come at the price of damaged, dry, frizzy and dull dehydrated hair. We here at deZEN also enjoy our summer fun, so we want to share with you some products we love that will help you maintain your healthy hair glow.
The Stylists here at deZEN aren’t shy about how much we ♥ KEVIN.MURPHY, His products are Cruelty Free and come in Eco-Friendly packaging, both hugely important facts for us. With such a wide variety of products to choose from, it was hard to narrow down just a few for this post, but we managed to come up with 6 standouts to help you have some healthy damage free fun this summer.
This Kakadu Plum infused moisture delivery Shampoo for normal to dry hair will have your hair feeling like a silky dream. Native to the Australian Northern Territory, Kakadu plum has the highest concentration of natural Vitamin C of any known plant. Vitamin C stimulates production of Elastin and Collagen to help maintain hair’s luster and elasticity. Hydrolysed Silk Extract is an excellent emollient for adding moisture to the hair, smoothing the hair shaft and preventing split ends, which makes it a beach bag essential.
A super smoothing and hydrating conditioner for hair that just cannot be repaired, that is naturally dry or that has experienced drying as a result of sun, chlorine and salt. Kakadu Plum, Jojoba Esters, Micro Algae and Shea Butter are excellent emollients for hydration and added radiance. Sunflower Oil is a natural sunscreen for the hair, it contains Omega 6 which helps mop up free radicals that cause damage to the hair. Evening primrose oil hydrates and softens, it contains phospholipids that are hydroliphic, meaning they are moisture loving and are attracted to water. They literally suck the moisture from the air and draw it into the hair.
Both are included in KEVIN.MURPHY’s New Beach Bag kit $65. Along with Hair Resort Spray, get a “day at the beach” with this fragrant volumizing beach hair spray. Honey Citrus & Tangerine make this spray essential for sexy messy surfer girls and boys. The kit comes with a limited edition bag for all your travel essentials.
Another product we love! A Leave-in conditioner that helps to detangle, strengthen and restore hair with added heat protection. 6 Australian Fruit Extracts (Desert Lime, Australian Round Lime, Illawara Plum, Australian Finger Lime, Burdekin Plum and Kakadu Plum) Chosen for their resilience to harsh climatic conditions, these carefully picked extracts are Hydrophilic, meaning they can absorb moisture from the air. Rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, these extracts were shown to flourish in harsh climates. This product also contains KEVIN.MURHPY’s Famous X-HP Complex, which provides unrivaled defense against the intense heat generated by modern appliances while delivering impressive style hold. Protecting hair at temperatures up to 428°F.
4. YOUNG.AGAIN OIL
A weightless Leave-in treatment oil infused with Immortelle to counteract the oxidization and ageing process. Indulge yourself with intensely conditioned smooth, soft hair. Apply daily throughout the summer to infuse hair with shine and protection from heat and the environment. This bottle pumps out a chickpea sized amount, which is all you need to reap the glorious benefits.
These last two are for once a week hair therapy, once you’ve put your hair through styling, chlorine and hot summer sun it’s time to detox and revitalize. these products are an absolute must.
5. MAXI WASH
This is a KM staple, whichever wash or rinse you choose, your arsenal isn't complete until you pick up this detoxifying shampoo. Niaouli Oil acts as a hair softener and relieves overworked scalps by speeding up the healing process. Chamomile & Aloe soothe and moisturize. Tea Tree, Sage, Thyme & Rosemary add a botanical scent and provide increased blood circulation. Remove build up & relieve your scalp. Follow with your favorite KM wash and rinse for radiant results.
A repairing and smoothing masque infused with Rose Hip & Evening Primrose Oil. Also contains Kakadu Plum, Seaweed and vitamin charged treatment capsules that explode on impact to deliver extreme moisture and hydration. Ideally you would leave this on for 5-10 minutes and massage for better penetration.
Another thing we've been loving at deZEN is Sunless Tanning, our stylist Sarah Mason is specially trained in Dinair Airtan, which can be applied In 15 minutes! This effective sunless tanning product contains dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active ingredient. DHA is a colorless chemical (it is derived from glycerin) that interacts with the amino acids in dead skin cells to produce a natural buildable tan color that fades evenly. Since these dead skin cells are constantly being shed, the color change produced by DHA usually lasts about five to seven days, depending on skin hydration and your lifestyle.
DHA is not absorbed through the skin and has no known toxicity.
deZEN is running a special through this summer, 2 Tans for $75 (regularly 50 each). You can book instantly online at salondezen.com.
To wrap up, we hope everyone has a safe, healthy summer. Cheers!
Product pictures courtesy of Rachel and Kevinmurphy.com.au