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summer 2015

The sun is finally here and we are all soaking up as much as we can possibly get.

With temperatures nearing the-mid 20’s it’s safe to say that we are feeling the heat and noticing the colour difference in our skin when we step back inside.

Another little perk to the sunshine is the natural highlights that run through our hair after a day in the rays… Or is it?

While the new little blondie bits make our hair look healthy and glowing, they are in fact a result of hair damage.

When you think about it, we always put on sun cream to protect our skin so why would we not do the same for our hair?

To prevent our hair from becoming split and damaged in the sun, here are five tips to help you keep your hair healthy this summer.


As the sun breaks down the protein in your hair, it is important that you keep it well moisturised throughout the day so as to avoid any permanent damage. So, when you get up in the morning, put conditioner in your hair and leave it in throughout the day – no rinsing allowed! Well, until you’re out of the sun anyway.

A fedora perhaps?

Hats are the best way to keep your hair protected when you are out in the sun. It’s a great summer for fedoras and floppy hats because wide-brimmed styles are the best for providing full protection.

Sun cream… for your hair?

Yep, the same way that UV protection works for your skin, it works for your hair. A great way to apply this is by mixing 3 tsps of sun cream (preferably a high factor) with a cup and a half of water together in a spray can. Then, just simply spray onto your like any normal hair spray.

Put down that lemon

As much as well all do love the blonde boost that our hair gets in the sun, adding blonde intensifiers such as lemon will greatly damage our hair. Lemon or lemon based products, peroxide and alcohol based products should never be used when in the sun.

Tie it up

Putting your hair up in a bun or any kind of wrapped-up style is a great way to protect your hair’s ends from the sun. The end of the hair strand is the weakest part so it will be more easily damaged than the top of the hair. 


As cynical as we Irish can be about almost everything, we do have an overwhelmingly positive attitude when it comes to the weather.

For a country that is notoriously rainy, we really do never give up hope that one day the sun will come.

And at last… that day is here.

It may not be Leaving Cert week but it sure does feel like it. And with the rise in temperature we have no doubt that there is going to be a serious surge in ice cream sales too.

Is there anything better than basking in the sunlight with a Cornetto? If so we certainly don't know what it is.

And we definitely are not the only ones: HB has predicted that it will sell 200,000 ice creams every day during the current heatwave.  

That means that more than a quarter of million HB ice creams are likely to be sold EVERY DAY during the heatwave – that is A LOT of ice cream. 

So before you get your bikini on, run to the shop and make sure your freezer is fully stocked because it looks like our frozen friends could be a sell out. 

Now we just need to pray that it lasts till the weekend.