3 Ways to Use Protection at the Pool

Babes, beware—bikini-clad chronicles and fun in the sun can majorly sabotage your skin and hair color. But if you think we're going to let a little UV keep you from getting groovy this summer, think again. With the right prep pre-fun, you can protect your strands from heat damage and color fading all while smelling like a goddess. Ahead, our roundup of the OUAI products you need to prevent the summer hair scaries by the pool and at the beach. 

1. Rose Hair & Body Oil

I look rich and work hard—if OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil (RHBO for short) were a Real Housewife, that would be her tagline. Our resident multi-hyphenate and rich b*tch glow-giver, RHBO has everything your mane needs to maintain soft, hydrated hair while filling up on fun in the sun. The silicone-free fusion of oils includes Absinthium Oil to rehydrate dry skin and hair, Rose Hip Oil to reduce appearance of scars, and Shea Oil to moisturize. Work a few drops through wet hair while watching the waves, and lather up for a dewy, radiant glow that goes well with the bougie pool you’re brunching by. Not only will the fast-absorbing oil nourish, its swoon-worthy signature scent, Melrose Place (with notes of Rose, Bergamot, Lychee, Cedar-wood, and White Musk), will linger long after you lather.

2. Treatment Masque 

Rose Hair & Body Oil, lathered. Rosé, ordered. While you wait for your afternoon delight, do your strands a solid and apply the OUAI Treatment Masque as you bask. The color-safe healing mask is good for all hair types, and can be left in while you slay about your sunbathing, swimming, or jog on the sand. Simply apply on damp hair then comb through with fingers. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes then rinse and she’ll penetrate strands to make for the perfect hair color and health protector. Here’s how: Artichoke Leaf Extract creates a layer to seal and protect hair color from UV rays and fading; while Taramind Seed Extract makes a velvety moisture barrier to hydrate hair amid the heat. The best part? Treatment Masque repairs damaged hair, but also increases resistance to future damage so you can stay out all day but still maintain virgin-like hair.

3. Hair Oil

She’s not our best selling oil for nothing. A member of OG OUAI fam, Hair Oil is our destination vacay must-pack. Fight humidity, protect hair color, repair frizz, smooth dry hair—you name it, Hair Oil does it. Before playing poolside or beach-bumming it all day, use one pump of Hair Oil from mid-shaft to ends on damp hair. All-natural oils like Borage Oil smooth strands, Ama Oil repairs hair, and African Galanga Root Extract shields hair fibers from UV exposure and color fading. Plus, you’ll smell like Rue St. Honoré, our beautiful floral fragrance that contains notes of Violet, Gardenia, Ylang Ylang, and White Musk. 

Heatless hair hacks from Jen Atkin? Yeah, those will come in handy