Shea Moisture's Love Island survival kit

Shea Moisture brand ambassador Jason Collier gives the scoop on what some of the islanders should be using to survive

Jemima Cousins

Six weeks in and we've seen relationships break up, make up and swapped around i.e. Anna trading in Ovi for Jordan *no comment!

Plus, with so much time spent in the sun we're left wondering how their tresses are fairing? It my come as as a surprise, but hair needs sun protection. Direct exposure to UV and UVA rays can cause damage and wreak havoc on your style. After all, frizzy hair has never been a good look!

Brand ambassador for Shea Moisture has a few tricks that he's kind enough to impart with Spell readers. If you're going to pack one essential hair item to not go over the luggage allowance, Jason says: 'I would opt for the Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-In Treatment spray. Holiday hair needs an extra level of care and attention, thanks to the damage done by the sun, the heat, and saltwater or chlorine. This treatment spray is packed with nourishing coconut and shea oils and coconut milk, restoring hydration, detangling and even protecting against heat. Plus, I love the gorgeous scent, which just smells like a holiday to me!'

The summer holidays is an ideal time to experiment with a new hairstyle, or for convenience opt for a protective style. Jason says, 'Embrace your natural texture! Most of us (apart from the select few that have naturally super-straight hair) have natural texture, waves or curls to some extent, but trends have dictated that we spend hours each week blasting hair into submission, to create super-sleek, flat locks. But for summer this year, I am urging you all to embrace your natural look – be that beachy waves, spiral curls or afro hair – and celebrate your own natural beauty! Use whichever SheaMoisture products are right for you to help you make the most of that texture and celebrate just being you.'

So when it comes to the islanders who have textured hair, what does Jason recommend?

Amber Gill

Amber has beautiful thick curls. The ends are bleached so her coils will be extra dry and need a daily moisture top up. Rather than wetting the hair to redefine the curl – remember hair is at its weakest when wet – work in a curl lightweight curl defining cream to seal the cuticles and keep the hair hydrated.

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

·         For thick, curly hair

·         Defines curls, reduces frizz and smoothes hair for a soft and silky feel

·         Coconut and Neem Oils restore moisture and create brilliant shine

·         Nutrient-rich vegetable butters condition hair without weighing it down for bouncy, healthy curls

Michael Griffiths

Michael's curls are very soft, and therefore, likely to have normal porosity. Heavy products like butters will weigh the curl down and lead to product build-up. Lighter formulas like a milk with condition and retain the curls natural bounce.

Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk

·         For thick, curly hair

·         Defines curls, reduces frizz and smoothes hair for a soft and silky feel

·         Coconut and Neem Oils restore moisture and create brilliant shine

·         Nutrient-rich vegetable butters condition hair without weighing it down for bouncy, healthy curls

Anna Vakili

During her time in the villa Anna has kept her locks sleek and straight. The frequent heat styling means her hair needs to be strengthened inside and out. Cleansing the hair with a strengthening shampoo will prepare it for thermal styling and minimise damage. Avoid using anything that will strip the hair of its natural moisture or cause colour fade.

Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Shampoo

·         Targets damaged, brittle and over treated hair

·         Suitable for coloured or heat styled hair

·         Gentle cleansing texture

·         Helps to strengthen and restore hair

·         Contains Jamaican black castor oil

·         Also includes apple cider vinegar and organic shea butter

Jordan Hames

Jordan likes to wear is mop of curls defined. He needs a gel that doesn't harden as the hair dries out. The Daily Hydration Styling Gel will do a great job of looking after delicate curls without causing the style loose movement and become stiff. It absorbs so well that the build up is minimal and it can be used as a daily styler.

Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Styling Gel

·        Provides medium hold that keeps your style in place with soft smooth strands

·        No crunchiness

·        Formulated with a nourishing blend of 100% Virgin Coconut and Shea Oils

·        Coconut Milk and Acacia Senegal restore hydration

·        Controls frizz round the clock

Jourdan Riane

Jordan's Brazilian waves makes a gorgeous beach babe style. She kept her own hair out at the front which requires some extra TLC. A leave-in treatment will make detangling easier and stop the hair burning in the sun because it coats it with a protecting shield.

Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-in Treatment

·         De-stress your tresses

·         Lightweight leave-in hair treatment

·         Suitable for all hair types

·         Softens hair and improves styling manageability 

·         Contains100% Virgin Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Milk and Acacia Senegal 

·         Rehydrates and detangles hair 

Ovie Soko

Ovie's close shave cut requires maintenance. To keep coif fresh and clean. a sulfate-free shampoo will gently remove daily grime and restore much-needed for his ripple-wave effect.

Shea Moisture Daily Moisture Shampoo

·         Gentle sulfate-free shampoo

·         Lifts away impurities and re-hydrates hair 

·         Formulated100% virgin coconut and shea oils

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