A-Lister Hairstylist Jason Collier’s Summer Haircare Routine

You may be surprised to hear this Glossies, but the sun can really take its toll on your hair and scalp. So, to help you come up with a sun-protecting summer haircare routine, I caught up with A-lister hairstylist Jason Collier.

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What’s The Best Summer Haircare Routine To Protect Our Locks From The Sun?

“Most of us don’t even realise that our hair needs a shield from the sun’s harmful rays and the heat. This can really take its toll on both your hair and your scalp.

If you’re planning on hitting the sea or the pool, soak your hair in fresh water before you take the plunge. The water will create a natural and protective barrier around your hair.

If you have bleached hair though, don’t take any risks. Cover your tresses in a deep leave-in conditioner to protect them from sun damage. I’d recommend using Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In Conditioner.

As part of your summer haircare routine, you should also ditch the hairdryer! Instead, run a small amount of Shea Moisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Blow Out Cream through your clean, damp hair. Then, place it into a small bun at the nape of your neck and leave it to dry naturally. Trust me, the less heat you use, the better.”

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If Hair Suffers Sun Damage, How Would You Suggest Reviving It?

Coconut! It’s the magic ingredient when it comes to any kind of hair damage.

If you want GLOSSYBOX’s suggestion, Palmers’ Coconut Oil Conditioning Shampoo and Repairing Conditioner make a great duo to deeply hydrate, repair and give your locks an incredible shine.

What About Dealing With Chlorine, Salt Water And Humidity?

“My top tip? Before going into the sea or the pool, make sure you wet your hair using fresh water first. As your hair will already have soaked up this water, it won’t absorb the harmful water containing chlorine and salt.

When it comes to dealing with chlorine and salt water, there is one golden rule: prep your hair with fresh water.

Humidity is the worse natural element to fight. Your hair naturally absorbs water, so the best way to fight humidity is to always keep your hair well moisturised. Use a leave-in conditioner as part of your daily summer haircare routine. It’s essential!”

Insider Tip: The Moroccanoil Treatment inside this month’s GLOSSYBOX is a great way of keeping your hair hydrated and protected throughout summer. Find out more here.

What Is The One Essential Haircare Product That You Can’t Live Without?

“If there’s one haircare product I definitely can’t live without, it’s the Shea Moisture’s Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Texture Spray!”

It adds the most amazing texture to my hair!

What Is The Trending Haircut This Summer?

The blunt bob! While bobs are nothing new to the world of hairdressing, the way we wear it is. A well cut, short blunt bob worn messy is all the rage for summer 2019!”

And there you have it Glossies, Jason’s summer haircare routine to help you protect your locks from sun damage!

A Bit About Jason Collier

summer haircare routine

A hairstylist to the stars, Jason spends his days creating beautiful new looks for celebrity and press clients in his London and Tokyo salons. He started learning his hairdressing trade at just 14 in his hometown of Cardiff, but soon found success. By 18, he was hosting his own hair shows. Now, he travels the world, hosting seminars and working backstage at major shows, including fashion week.

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