11 Products That Will Save Your Hair This Summer
If there’s ever been a time for hot girl summer living, it’s now. We’re prepared to live our best life and that includes putting our best strands forward, but alas, summer has a way of throwing a frizzy wrench into the party when you’re not in the mood for bad hair.
Hot, humid temps, along with sun, salt, and sweat, are not a mane’s best friend. Yet they tend to be part of Mother Nature’s summer plans like it or not. Just like constant washes can strip your hair of moisture, beach, pool, and lake days can take a toll on your color.
Before you give up all hope and grab the nearest hair tie vowing to commit to updos the rest of the season, consider these 11 hair-saving products that were made for summer.
From heat protectant sprays and oil-absorbing dry shampoos to moisture-enhancing masks, serums, and creams, we’ve rounded up an army of replenishing must-haves that will keep your locks healthy and well-coiffed.
If you have trouble getting your hair to grow (and keeping curls defined and bouncy, instead of frizz city), try this blueberry-based control jelly. Proanthocyanidins, the plant chemical found in blueberries, actually encourages hair growth at the follicle and slows down graying and loss at the same time.
Dry shampoo is clutch in the summertime. All that beachy, wavy, coiled-up goodness? You can stretch salt spray misted locks for days (ok maybe 1-2) with a good dry shampoo and this one adds mega volume and movement while absorbing oil. Ideal for all hair types and textures, too.
Can’t swing a St. Barts vacay? Settle for the next best thing: a dual-purpose scalp and body scrub inspired by the French West Indies island. You’ll pick up notes of dragon fruit, tuberose, and orange blossom as you exfoliate away product buildup and the flakies. We also love it for its nourishing coconut oil after effects.
Powered by chia and flaxseed gels, plus murumuru seed butter, this ultra-rich crème is designed to deeply hydrate and enhance the pattern of type 3A-4C curls. Style twists and knots with ease and let air dry, or simply blow dry with a diffuser. Essential fatty acids impart a proper dose of shine throughout for glossy AF strands.
Burned your scalp? Forgetting SPF on your head never leads to a good hair day, but this SOS serum will immediately cool and calm, thanks to 20x the concentration of peony extract for intense relief.
Sometimes all you need is a spritz of restyling spray to revive a dull set of curls. Apply to dry hair to reactivate second-day coils or to damp hair in-between washes to refresh without weighing down.
Trying to keep your ‘do from falling flat in the middle of summer isn’t always easy. ABC’s super fine and fast-drying hairspray delivers long-lasting hold (plus thermal protection from hot tools), without the stiff ick factor.
Basically everything you need to fake surfer-worthy waves, without heat styling — or any actual surf. This travel-friendly trio fights frizz, enhances soft waves, and adds beachy texture.
Reverse summer-induced brassy blonde with purple shampoo and conditioner. Amika’s healthy hair-boosting formulas contain ultra-violet pigments to counteract yellow and brassy tones, while quinoa protein and plant butters repair a damaged, parched mane.
It’s natural for your hair to take it all in the summer, given the excess sun exposure, extreme temperatures, and chlorine — NOT that we condone going underwater if you have color-treated tresses. Infuse some moisture back into lifeless locks with an ultra-rich conditioning mask. Bonus: It helps detangle like a boss.
Keeping edges in check can be a full-time summer job. Banish breakage with this serum that strengthens your keratin infrastructure leaving them healthy and strong.
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