Spring Hair Tips, Karine Jackson Hair & Beauty Salon, Covent Garden, London

Spring Hair Tips

Karine Jackson says: “With spring almost upon us, it’s time to take off the woolly hats and embrace the new season hair. If you’re not quite ready to give up your duvet just yet, I’ve put together some tips on prepping your hair the night before, meaning you can snooze for just a little longer. I’m also looking forward to the catwalk trends and how to get these at home; this season is all about texture…Sleep on a satin pillowcase – investing in a better pillowcase will stop the abrasiveness whilst you’re sleeping so your hair won’t get frizzy – and it’s also better for your skin.

“When you wake up, try not to touch your hair; let it settle back into place. Like your skin it needs to settle down for about 20 minutes. Once it’s settled, try not to play with it too much – just gently comb or brush and spray with hairspray. The less you need to play with your hair in the morning, the better it will be.

“If you struggle to manage your curls, sleep with slightly damp hair. Again, don’t touch it straightaway when you wake up. Just mix a little mousse with argan oil and water, scrunch into the curls and go. Braid damp hair or swirl it into a top-knot before securing with snag free bands. In the morning release the braids or the bun and spritz a little salt spray into the waves to break up.”

Saving up for a summer holiday? A full head of chunky highlights every six weeks can be costly, high maintenance and aging; opt for natural sun kissed Balayage highlights throughout the hair for a much softer shade that only needs to be re-done every 8-10 weeks (and you’ll have some spare change for another beach-side cocktail!)