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Creating perfect beach hair
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There’s something about the new season that makes you feel energised. Get your locks in shape with these great tips.

Hair and make-up artist Yvette Gray said to create perfect beach hair, start by washing your hair and towel drying it.

“Spray from roots to ends with a beach spray. There are so many on the market but three of the best are KMS Hair Play Sea Salt Spray; Original & Mineral Surf Bomb and Redken Radiant Sea Spray,” she said.

“Using a diffuser, remove most of the moisture from the hair but leave it slightly damp. Then, taking very small sections of the hair, twist into tight twists and leave to dry naturally.”

For more texture, Ms Gray suggested using a light texturiser like L’Oreal Play Ball Deviation Paste or Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip.

“Put a small amount into your palm and rub together then scrunch the hair,” she said.

Stylist Nicole Mesiti, from Nicole Mesiti Hair, said you can also create a beach look by washing your hair, leaving it damp and putting it up in three buns (two on top and one at the bottom).

“Go to sleep on it and undo buns in the morning,” she said.

Add a sea salt spray and a light hairspray to complete the look, Mrs Mesiti said.

“You can make your own sea salt spray by getting water and adding a few teaspoons of sea salt and a few drops of a moisturising product like Moroccanoil in a spray bottle.

“You can apply the sea salt before styling and both products after, depending on the texture and thickness of your hair to how much product you need.”

It isn’t easy being green
While swimming may be good for your health, it isn’t so good for your hair. Sea water can dry your hair and make it brittle while chlorine from pools can leave you with an unsightly green cast to your locks.

Mrs Mesiti said it was important to protect your hair from the elements.

“A good product to protect your hair from the sun and chlorinated water is the Redken UV Rescue Protective Oil, it also conditions the hair,” she said.

Ms Gray recommends a leave-in hair masque to protect your hair from damage by chlorine.

It’s also critical to remove chlorine and product build-up from the hair by using a detox shampoo, she said.

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