Summer isn’t all cute dresses, sunny days and ice cream cones. It also means plenty of warm-weather activities, from countless weddings (especially if you’re of a certain age and all your friends are getting hitched) to long days at the beach or the pool to road trips with your friends or family. It’s all exciting, of course, but you may need a little help looking and feeling good from time to time. That’s where we come in!
These tried and true Aveda products will be your best friends through all the sun and fun you’ve got planned — even the stressful parts!
WEDDINGS – Hand Relief, Air Control, Cooling Oil
Ah, wedding season. If your weekends are packed with ceremonies and receptions, you’ll definitely need to keep your hands feeling soft and moisturized — after all, you’ll probably be meeting lots of new people and shaking tons of hands! Take a travel-size Hand Relief along, and while you’re at it, tuck a travel-size Air Control hair spray in your wedding bag just in case. It works to keep your style in place during a breezy outdoor ceremony and can help with static from your dress, too! Another pro tip? Grab Cooling Oil in a full-size bottle or rollerball if your feet hurt from dancing all night. If you had a few too many glasses of champagne and are feeling a bit hungover, use the rollerball to help soothe your headache.
FESTIVALS – Daily Light Guard, Feed My Lips
Music festivals mean long days spent in the sun, so be proactive and wear a hat! Load up on SPF, too; our Daily Light Guard SPF 30 is small so it’s easily portable, and it feels light and not sticky. If lots of Instagram moments are in your festival future, wear a bright and poppy lip color like Prickly Pear from our Feed My Lips lipstick line for the perfect pic.
BEACH DAYS – Daily Light Guard, Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, Texture Tonic
Obviously, you need to take SPF along to the beach, but you should also protect your Aveda hair color with Sun Care Protective Hair Veil. (It doesn’t take up much room in your beach bag, promise!) For post-beach hair, spritz your damp hair thoroughly with a travel-sized Texture Tonic spray for effortless, enhanced summer waves.
ROAD TRIPS – Be Curly Curl Enhancer (if you’re curly), Shampure Dry Shampoo, Chakra Spray, Peppymint
If a road trip is in your future, you need lots and lots of travel sizes! Luckily, plenty of your favorite Aveda products are available in smaller sizes, making them the perfect choice for a long car ride with your pals. We’d take Be Curly Curl Enhancer along as it defines waves and curls while preventing frizz — ideal for wash-and-go hotel stops. (Don’t forget your favorite Aveda shampoo and conditioner too!) Other road trip must-haves? A plethora of gentle elastics to keep your hair up and out of your face on a long stretch of road, Shampure Dry Shampoo to refresh on no-wash days, a Chakra Spray and Peppymint … you’re in close quarters, after all.
FAMILY REUNIONS – Stress-Fix Concentrate
Family reunions mean one thing: Stress-Fix! Things can get chaotic, emotional and more than a bit stressful when the whole clan comes together, so depend on Stress-Fix Concentrate to help calm stress when the big day arrives. (Get one for your mom too, while you’re at it.)