Summer is here and so is our low-maintenance outlook on hair! We’ve packed away our hair dryers until fall and are fully anticipating wearing our natural texture until temperatures drop below 60 degrees again. This month, the best new hair products and trends are all about enhancing the natural beauty of your hair, whether that’s through a mask that brings out the best in your hair color or a technique that makes you look totally effortless (hello, braids!).
Want to take note of the biggest products and trends in the hair world, from Kérastase Extentioniste to Redken Color Extend Blondage? You’re in the right place. Whether you have dark brown hair or ash blonde hair, you need to know about these editor-approved picks.
Kérastase Extentioniste Thermique
Here’s the thing: We want long hair and hair we can heat style without suffering the consequences. Rather than trade our flat irons in completely, we’re turning to a product that’ll help us out on both fronts: Kérastase Extentioniste Thermique, coming in June.
You already know what big fans of the Kérastase Extentioniste line we are—long hair is always a win!—but now the brand is extending the line way past the boundaries of your shower door. Try Extentioniste Thermique if you feel like heat styling is stunting your hair growth and let us know when you’re wearing princess-length braids.
Kérastase Extentioniste Thermique, coming soon
Redken Color Extend Blondage Express Anti-Brass Mask
This past year, every blonde on the planet seems to have gotten their purple shampoo routine in check and learned how to hold brass at bay between salon appointments. Great! That’s step one. Now that you’ve been initiated into the color care game, take that routine a step further with the aid of Redken’s Color Extend Blondage Express Anti-Brass Mask, a new product that complements the brand’s existing Color Extend Blondage Shampoo and Conditioner.
As an at-home treat, the mask promises to help breathe new life into blonde hair that’s been looking a little brassy (and a little less reflective than normal). This is the way we do self care!
Redken Color Extend Blondage Express Anti-Brass Mask, coming soon
Cool-Toned Hair Color
Golden blondes and chocolate browns took over our Instagram feeds somewhere around January, but we’re pleased to announce that an ice storm is rolling in once again. That’s right: If you haven’t tried ash hair color or cool blonde, this is your moment. Enter L’Oréal Professionnel’s Majirel Cool Cover, which provides deeper, cooler tones and perfect neutralization as well as high resistance to fading and opaque coverage. Don’t even freak out over dunking your hair in the ocean or a pool this summer; Cool Cover is specially formulated to fight oxidation caused by sun exposure, humidity, hard water, frequent shampooing, or coarse, resistant white hair.
If you want color that stands out, give your stylist a call and ask about cool-toned hair colors (Do they go with your skin tone? Does your pro recommend them for your hair type?). We can’t wait to see your ash shade.
Easy, Breezy Air Dried Hair
Fact: You will not catch us standing under a stream of hot air any time within the next few months unless it’s a wedding emergency. For work and play, air dried hair is the only way to go. Catch us relying on these no-effort styles to look polished on our way to the office.
Not sure air dried hair is for you? The trick is to use the correct air drying products for your hair type and avoid touching your hair as much as possible while it dries. Once all the moisture is gone, zhuzh away!
Air dried hair and braids go hand in hand, especially when the humid air is so thick you can barely take clothing touching you, let alone long hair weighing on the back of your neck. Use our guide to find braid ideas that are sophisticated enough to wear out and don’t take more than 10 minutes to style. Even if the most you can do is a French braid, your friends will be impressed by your Pinterest-worthy skills.
Interested in trying a new hair product or style this June? Use our salon locator to find an expert near you.