Hats Off! Treat Your Tresses To The Season’s Best Products

A selection of UMMA hair products

We’ve all been there—one too many dips in the pool and hours in the sun, and your hair is reduced to straw. It’s not fun, it’s not pretty and it’s certainly not the look you want to rock all summer long. Add to that all of the treatments you put your locks through (yes, that includes heat styling), and you may find yourself at a complete loss for restoring your mane to its healthy state. But, what you should also be careful about—and what many forget to consider—is your scalp health. This season, just as much as you nourish your
hair, take care to nourish your scalp as well.

Adria by Thalia

Created by Mexican singer, songwriter, actress, author and entrepreneur, Thalia, Adria is a full line of haircare ready to prep, cleanse and style your hair for a day of work or play. What sets the Adria line apart is its proprietary CAPPA 5 Complex—coconut, agave, passion fruit, peony and avocado extracts.

The seven-piece collection is sold separately, and delivers salon-quality results at an affordable price. Composed of The Foundation Shampoo ($8.99), The Nourisher Conditioner ($8.99), The Stylist Styling Foam ($9.99), The Big Deal Volumizing Spray ($9.99), the All-in-Wonderful All-in-One Spray ($9.99), The Refresher Dry Shampoo ($9.99) and The Perfectionist Hair Spray ($9.99), each product boasts a floral scent and an ingredient list that keeps tresses radiant, hydrated and strong.

Use the shampoo and conditioner for hair that dries soft, frizz-free and ultra shiny. Not a hair washing day? Use the dry shampoo to absorb oil and add volume and texture. Hold the can an arm’s length away and spray directly on the root, massage in and re-apply as needed for best results.

However, “Take a break from dry shampoo that can clog the pores and lead to scalp issues and shedding,” said Nunzio Saviano, owner of Nunzio Saviano Salon in Manhattan. . “It also dulls hair’s vibrancy and it is difficult to wash out after multiple applications.”

To combat this, use the all-in-one spray—a leave-in treatment without the weight—to repair, detangle, control frizz, guard against heat tools and prevent breakage. Before styling, be sure to spritz the volumizing spray to boost your hair’s height. Pair that with the styling foam and you’ll see hair that’s never been so smooth, rich and moisturized.

After doing up your hair to perfection, lock it all in with the hairspray for a touchably soft hold on hair, whether you’re trying to keep curls in place or keep straight locks tame and smooth.

All Adria by Thalia products can be purchased at Target and Walmart.

UMMA: A Good Hair Day of Seoul

Just as K-pop has taken the world by storm, so has Korean beauty. From makeup to skin to hair, K-beauty covers it all, and now, you can indulge in the ultimate K-beauty hair and scalp regimen with UMMA: A Good Hair Day of Seoul. Comprising seven Korean haircare products, this collection was put together by UMMA’s Chief Curator Daniella Jung to solve any and every haircare woe.

“A healthy scalp is the essential first step toward achieving beautiful hair,” said UMMA Beauty America-Europe Regional Head Youn Chang. “In Korea, we approach our scalp care in the same way we think about our skincare—with multiple steps to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate and nourish as the skin needs. In the summer months in particular, it is even more important to care for your scalp.”

With this in mind, the A Good Hair Day of Seoul collection includes: Beigic Scalp Revival Purifying Scrub; Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask; AMH Shampoo; Moremo Hair Essence Delightful Oil; Moremo Revitalizing Hair Tonic A; AMOS Repair Shine Enrich Night Cream; and White Rabbit Volumizing Air Brush. Complete with weekly, daily and on-the-go routines to achieve your best hair yet, along with tips and tricks for each product and general haircare, this UMMA collection is a surefire way to make you think differently about how you treat your hair and scalp.

Starting with the Beigic scalp scrub, which doubles as a shampoo, cleanse and restore your scalp’s natural balance with ingredients like sea salt, mint menthol and green coffee bean, all while adding volume and radiance to your locks. If you choose to skip the scrub that day, use the deliciously pine-scented AMH shampoo—formulated with salicylic acid and zinc pyrithione to exfoliate and improve scalp health.

“Use a clarifying or scalp exfoliating shampoo once a week to remove styling product build up, dirt, debris and dead skin cells,” said Saviano. “This allows products to work better and for active ingredients to penetrate the scalp.”

While scrubs and powerful shampoos can be taxing if used too often, forgo your usual conditioner and use the argan and rosehip oil-infused Beigic treatment mask, intense enough—without a bad scent—to bring hair back from the damage done by chlorinated pools. Once you’re out of the shower, spray the Moremo tonic A directly onto your wet scalp to strengthen weakened roots with seven different plant root extracts and essential oils. Then, once hair is damp or dry, seal your cuticles and protect damaged tresses by applying the Moremo oil directly to the ends of your hair, delivering a healthy dose of hydration.

End the night with the White Rabbit brush, designed with S-shaped teeth that bend and flex to painlessly detangle hair while minimizing damage and adding volume. Apply the AMOS night cream, avoiding the scalp, to seal in the products you’ve applied, maintain your hair’s water-oil balance, mend breakage, and moisturize and nourish your mane—all while you’re asleep.

UMMA: A Good Hair Day of Seoul is available for $99.99 at Costco (for both members and nonmembers).

Allison Eichler
Allison Eichler is the former editor of Hicksville News and Farmingdale Observer and creates beauty content for Long Island Weekly.

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