Monday, 14 June 2010

Festival Hair....

If it's short, it's easy. If it's long, it's tie-up time - simple!

To keep it looking, smelling and feeling clean whatever length, use a dry shampoo or a wash and wear product.

The best dry shampoos are -

Batiste £2, now also available in brunette and mini cans. If you have brown hair using the white version can make you hair quite matte and dull looking, opt for the brunette version £3.

Bumble and Bumble Hair Powders £24, also available in mini cans £13, and come in a verity of colours, no dullness even with the white on brown hair.


If you want to actually wash your hair at a festival, without showering - you need a wash and wear product. These products refresh and protect the hair, they are weightless and all smell lovely. You just spray the product all over, give it a little massage as if washing it, then leave it to dry.

The best wash and wear products are -

Federic Fekkai Summer Hair £19. (has been repackaged)

Bumble and Bumble Tonic £12 or a mini for £4.50.

Ojon Revitalising Mist £15


Salt sprays are also really good, as the salt absorbs the oils in the hair, it is a little drying but it's only for 5 days. They also give great beachy texture.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray £16

Label M Sea Salt Spray £12.50


Hair up-dos are great for dirty long hair, but so are wigs and hats!

Ben Cooke and Jonathan Long of Lockonego put together these looks for festival hair needing no heat tools, no hairspray and no touch ups in the loo - just a brush, dry shampoo, hair pins and a hair tie.

Festival waves

Show off luscious locks like frequent festival-goer Fearne Cotton. Jonathan Long says: “Plaiting wet hair is a great cheat. Once it’s dry un-ravel the plait to reveal lovely loose waves.

The Messy Bun

Ben Cooke says: “Give a sexy spin to this old classic. Wind your hair round and tie a loose bun with some clear elastics, then ruffle it up, pulling out strands from the top and front of your head for a softer finish.”

The Messy Plait

Ben Cooke says: “Braids, French plaits and fishtails are a big look at the moment. Leona Lewis looks great in them and they are so easy to achieve. Plait hair and then give it a good massage with both hands, to make it look less school-mistress and more wind-swept and relaxed.” Mistress.

Ponytail with Quiff

Jonathan Long says: “You love the Lady Gaga coke-cans-in-the-hair classic, but you can get a festival-friendly version quite simply. Sleep with a big roller holding the front portion of your hair, away from the hairline. In the morning, release your roller and pin a quiff in place with a neat clip or a hair pin. Tie the rest of your hair into a ponytail, and your good to go.”

Love from London x

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