Now that Summer has blessed us with its presence early we cant wait to throw on our favourite bikini and get out there and enjoy it! But after a long unforgiving winter you might be looking a little on the pale side and maybe you want that sexy beach hair but your not keen on going for a quick dip in the ocean just to get it? Thats ok because you can fake it till you make it with our favourite summer hair and body products to get you beach babe ready..
St Tropez Tinted Self Tanner
This is hands down the best self tanner I’ve ever used. It has a green base which is the opposite on the colour spectrum to orange so you wont end up with that oompa loompa look. It lasts up to 10 days if you maintain it correctly which is easy with St. Tropez line of skin scare products. It doesn’t smell awful like a lot of other selfless tanners on the market which is a plus but be careful it will stain your hands so wear gloves when your applying it!
Price – $51.50 for 8floz for lotion and $54.00 for 6.07floz mousse.
Where – You can find the whole range of St. Tropez products at any Sephora or selected Shoppers Drug Mart locations.
If your looking for something more temporary for a night out try Prtty Peashun, it comes in four different shades and unlike a selfless tanner it washes off in the shower. It comes in four shades so you can go for that supple glow or full on bronzed beauty, it doesn’t rub off on clothes once its dry. It also contains Arnica which helps heal skin and sore muscles and the grapefruit extract makes it smell amazing!
Price – $27 for 3floz $45 for 8floz
Where – You can find it exclusively at any of Waxons five locations.
Aveeno Active Naturals
Aveeno is known for its natural ingredients and this doesn’t change with their sunscreens. Their sunscreen acts as a barrier from the sun as well hydrates and nourishes the skin. They have a broad spectrum range from SPF 30 to SPF 60. They also smell great which is an added bonus!
Price – $15 + in a range of sizes
Where – You can pick up all Aveeno products from your local Shoppers Drug Mart.
This sunscreen just smells like summer! All of Hawaiian Tropics sunscreens and tanners have a tropical fragrance which will transport you instantly to an island paradise somewhere in your mind. As well as smelling great their sunscreens contain vitamin C & E which will keep the skin feeling soft and subtle. They also come in a broad spectrum range from SPF 15 to SPF 60.
Price – $8.99 + in a range of sizes
Where – You can find all of Hawaiian Tropic products at Shoppers Drug Mart or most major supermarkets.
Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil
Unlike a lot of UV protecting hair mists this products is lightweight so it wont leave your hair feeling greasy and weighed down. Using a UV protecting spray in summer is not only great for keeping your colour from fading but its essential for preventing that crispy feeling which comes from sun damage. It also give your hair a brilliant shine and adds a little oomph if your hair is looking a little flat. Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil is also free of GMOs!
Price – $38 for 4.2 oz
Where – They stock the full range at Sephora
Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
Aveda’s UV defence mist is also water-resistant which is an aded bonus. Its also lightweight so you wont get any greasy build up and it contains Vitamin E to help fight free radicals! Its UV protection lasts for up to 16 whole hours so theres no need to reapply while your too busy having fun in the sun. To top it all off it has a lovely citrus fragrance.
Price $28 for 3.4floz
Where – Any Aveda store or hair salon that stocks Aveda products.
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
Looking for textured beach waves without the hassle? Bumble and Bumble have you covered with their surf texture spray, Ive used pretty much every texture spray on the market and this is hands down the best. Its a salt water spray which means you can get that “surf chic” look without actually ever leaving your lawn chair. All you need to do is spray it evenly on damp hair and voila! Sexy beach hair without the fuss.
Price – $28 8.5floz
Where – Pick it up at any Sephora or hair salon where they stock Bumble and Bumble products.
Biosilk Silk Therapy
Unfortunately with the sun comes the humidity and that can mean frizzy hair for some of us. There are a lot of anti-frizz products on the market but more often than not they leave your hair looking flat and greasy and nobody wants to walk around looking like they haven’t showered in three days. Biosilk Silk Therapy is worth every drop, you only need a small amount but a little goes a long way. Its weightless formula smoothes and protects hair, its ideal for putting in curly hair when its wet to give defined curls or applying to wet hair before blowing for a silky smooth finish.
Price – $25.00
Where – Shoppers Drug Mart stock the whole rang. Alternatively you can get a value pack from Costco which includes shampoo and conditioner.