I’ve hung out with hairdressers for many years and whilst I’ve never actually taken a pair of scissors to anyone, apart from hacking off my daughter’s tangled mass when she was about 8, I could draw you a pretty good diagram of how to cut a “forward graduation” and I know what a “horse shoe section” implies………….
Which is why, I feel I can speak with some authority on hair care.

This time round let’s think about post-summer hair. Even if you’ve had a ‘staycation’, the chances are your hair is in need of a bit of TLC around this time of year. Almost everything about summer signifies grief to hair: sun, heat, chlorine, scraping it off your face, pulling it into knots and bands… on top of the holiday diet (or rather non-diet) and a cocktail or two.

So first things first, your ordinary conditioner isn’t going to do it. An in-salon treatment is the absolute and will get your hair on the return journey to its formal healthy existence in no time, followed up with recommended aftercare treatments you can do yourself at home. Alternatively, if you can’t get to a salon, treat yourself to a hair mask and indulge yourself to a few minutes of pampering once a week.

Coloured hair, especially blonde, brings a whole range of problems over summer from colour fade, to the dreaded green tinge, to just plain old “brassy”. But do you know lots of products specifically aimed at this problem? Speaking to a few people recently I’ve been surprised how little most people understand about caring for hair that’s coloured. Very briefly, violet tones take away those unwanted tinges and revive your colour. Coloured conditioners will brighten up your hair a shade, and colour protective shampoos, conditioners and protective sprays will maintain your colour vibrancy between salon visits.  And remember, when you’re in the sun, just like your skin, your hair needs UV protection.

Below I suggest some products for you to try, that I’ve used and liked.
However, my best advice is talk to your hairdresser. Ask for a consultation and get a bespoke recommendation for your own hair colour and type.

Happy Hair Day!

Bed Head Urban Antidotes Resurrection Shampoo, Conditioner & Mask


This trio will give your hair much needed intense repair .

Perfect for severely damaged hair, Bed Head Urban Antidotes Resurrection repairs, adds strength and smoothes.

Available from TIGI salons & from


Catwalk Fashionista Shampoo, Conditioner



For anyone with blonde or highlighted hair. Fashionista is perfect to remove any ‘brassy’ tones, and will keep your colour cool and leave your hair super-shiny. It’s also sulfate surfactant free. In addition, the conditioner keeps hair looking cool toned and protects it from heat, adding a healthy sheen.

Available from TIGI salons & from



TIGI Copyright Care Colour Shampoo & Conditioner (Only available from salons)




A new, salon only brand that has been especially created for hair needing TLC and hair that’s regularly coloured. The Colour Shampoo and Conditioner will be part of a bespoke haircare regime created for you by your hairdresser. Infused with Coconut Oil, Keratin & Lipids the shampoo and conditioner are colour safe and leave hair nourished, vibrant & healthy looking.








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