Pro-surfer Paige Hareb on World Oceans Day

What motivated you to team up with Trilogy for World Oceans Day?

Trilogy has a commitment to the ocean and I absolutely love that. I’m a professional surfer, so I’m in the ocean every day, wherever I am in the world. It is important for me to know I am in unpolluted water, free of plastics. Trilogy is backing the global movement to ban microbeads, which I support.

I’ve started using a range of their products and really noticing the difference. I love that they are all natural.

You’ve spent time surfing around the world. How do New Zealand coastlines stack up as far as pollution is concerned?  

Yes, I’ve been very lucky to see a lot of the world’s oceans, and I’ve seen both my fair share of beautiful clean coastlines and some which are terribly polluted- which is really sad.  New Zealand stacks up pretty well but I want to keep it that way and keep our ‘clean green’ image. It’s so much easier to preserve and take action than to try and clean up a mess.

What’s one change that we can all make to protect our oceans for future generations?  

One of the easiest changes is to choose beauty products with no micro beads in them. These micro plastic beads can get washed down drains into our ocean, harming our sea life and wildlife and eventually finding their way into the human food chain. Banning microbeads will make a difference to the overall plastic pollution in our oceans.

Aside from making eco-conscious beauty choices, what are some other initiatives we can take to reduce ocean pollution?

The obvious one is to re-cycle all your rubbish at home. Have a glass rubbish bin, plastic bin and waste bin. It’s so simple and makes a world of difference in the long run. Also, something as little as takeaway coffee, how many do you have a day? I’d say a lot of people have two. That’s 730 takeaway cups of paper/plastic/cardboard per year per person. Crazy! Get a re-useable cup or make some extra time for yourself and sit down and relax and have it in the cafe. Micro changes daily make the world of difference.

How do you look after your skin in the surf and sun?

I’m currently using a vegan kid’s 50SPF sunblock that I bought in Japan as a base layer on my face then I usually use Ella Bache’s foundation zinc.

My skin sees a lot of salt and sun, so I find the Trilogy Everything Balm an all-purpose saviour, as well as the Trilogy Rosehip oil antioxidant – I cover my face with this every night.  The Trilogy gentle facial exfoliant helps clean my skin from the layers of sunblock and salt I accumulate during days in the ocean.

Beauty essential that you can’t travel without?

  • Trilogy’s age-proof CoQ10 eye recovery concentrate
  • Trilogy’s Roseship oil antioxidant +
  • Trilogy’s Rosapene radiance serum


Creating the perfect blow wave at home

Stepping out of the salon with the tresses of your dreams is one thing, but we all know attempting to recreate said locks at home is another. Thankfully according to Kérastase National Education Manager, Gilda Wilson, creating a salon-worthy do doesn’t have to be a challenge. All it takes is some good advice courtesy of your stylist, a handful of tools and great products to keep your look in place around the clock. Mastering the art of the blow dry begins in the salon says Wilson. “It’s really important for a stylist to help coach their client on how to recreate a look at home,” she says. Before you even reach for the hair dryer, ask to add a ten-minute styling session to be added on to the end of your next salon appointment. As well as guiding you with the technique it’s important for your stylist to arm you with products suited to your hair type. “Incorrect prescription of products can result in the wrong texture,” Wilson explains. “Kérastase L’Incroyable Blowdry is a great introductory product as a base for lots of different styles. It can also be reheated with irons on day two if the look wants to be changed.”

 Tricks of the trade

Once you’re armed with the knowledge you need to create a salon-worthy blow dry at home you’ll need some tools. “A high-voltage hair dryer and a decent brush; large round or paddle are the easiest for beginners,” Wilson says. Using a brush in wet hair is one of the biggest mistakes most of us. “Wet hair is weaker than dry, so you don’t want to pull on the hair in a weak state; make sure hair has been dried off before using a brush.” Wilson says that best results come from applying a wet-hair product to hair before drying and then finishing it with a dry product. Whatever you do, Wilson explains that heat protection is a must.

 Taming Tresses

Thick, unruly hair is notoriously difficult to blow dry, but it’s by no means impossible. The key to taming rebellious tresses is a lot of patience and doing it in sections. “Drying time will be longer, so be patient as you work through each section,” she says. Thick hair often lacks moisture, so as well as using a heat protectant, apply a nourishing hair oil to keep locks hydrated around the clock.

Finer Things

A great blow wave is often the secret to adding oomph and volume to finer tresses. “Don’t be scared of product,” says Wilson. Kérastase Densifique Densimorphose Mousse is Wilson’s go-to for getting the job done. “Apply to wet hair then blow dry, then apply more to dry hair and dry off again. The layering technique will create fabulous volume. Finish with a strong hair spray.”