If you have recently returned from the sun or have just been mistreating your tresses in general then listen up! Help is always at hand and I have chosen some of my favourite products to give your barnet a boost this summer. Pharmcy brands are sometimes overlooked but these specialist products will help you maintain your tresses right throughout the year. Next summer invest in some SPF for your hair and a nice wide brimmed hat which will save you from wrinkles too.


Shea Moisture

As anyone with bleached or coloured hair will know, tangles go hand in hand – split ends are coarse, dead ends of the hair and cause knots and tangles, so hair needs more moisture and protein. Intensive hair masks and at-home treatments are vital in between regular salon maintenance.

The SUPERFRUIT COMPLEX SHAMPOO €14.95 is a gentle sulphate-free cleanser that protects colour and renews vibrancy to lacklustre hair. The conditioner (€14.95) detangles and helps to preserve colour, while providing intense moisture and manageability. For an intensive, antioxidant-rich treatment, try SUPERFRUIT COMPLEX HAIR MASQUE (€17.95 340g), to renew vibrancy to brittle, lacklustre hair.


Certified Organic Shea Butter: Deeply moisturises while conditioning hair and scalp.

Superfruit Complex: A blend of raspberry Ketone, Goji, Acai and Guava extracts rich in anti-aging antioxidants.

Marula Oil & Biotin: Combines in a moisture-rich formulation to support hair’s elasticity.


  • No Sulphates
  • No Parabens
  • No Phthalates
  • No Paraffin
  • No Gluten
  • No Propylene Glycol
  • No Mineral Oil
    No Synthetic Fragrance
  • No Synthetic Colour
  • No DEA


After all the hard work you put into keeping your hair healthy and hydrated, you don’t want to set yourself back by damaging it. Apply PHYTOKÉRATINE EXTRÊME CREAM (RRP €19) onto your hair before heat-styling to protect the strands, while nourishing them.


Thicken up your strands and give your hair the fullness you know it deserves with PHYTOVOLUME ACTIF VOLUMIZING SPRAY (RRP €22). This heat-activated spray lifts hair at the roots to create volume and fullness without your hair feeling sticky or stiff. Your hair will still be able to move naturally.


The final touch for smooth, nourished, shiny hair is PHYTODÉFRISANT BOTANICAL SMOOTHING BALM (RRP €21). After using PHYTOKÉRATINE EXTRÊME CREAM (RRP €19), you still want to give your hair a shot of moisture to last throughout the day. This balm does just that. It’s heat-activated, meaning it’s designed to work best under pressure. Distribute it evenly across your hair by using a wide-tooth comb and then blow dry as you normally would.

Brand Ambassador for Mane ‘n’ Tail Tori Keane gave me the following tips for two of their bestsellers


To maintain your new revived healthy locks use Mane n’ Tail Hair Strengthener (RRP €13) all over wet hair after EVERY wash. It is a fortifying leave in treatment that will maintain moisture and protect against further damage due to heat styling and the elements.

For future holidays I would recommend using Mane n’ Tail Original (RRP €7) or Deep Moisturising Conditioners (RRP €9) daily as a protector in your hair. When I’m away I comb it through and leave my hair in a sleek ponytail or bun to create a barrier between my hair and the sun, or spray in some Braid Sheen Spray (RRP €11) and sport some cute summer braids but don’t forget to sun cream your hairline and parting!













By  Mary-Jane O’Regan