Heat, humidity, and pool water can take a toll on your hair and scalp. Having a good hair care routine and the right products can make such a big difference in how your hair looks and feels. Here are my summer hair care picks for keeping your hair looking and feeling healthy and flawless all summer long… and beyond! Keep reading>>
Healthy Summer Hair Care Must-Haves
Purology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner duo has been my go-to this summer. I love that it deeply nourishes and moisturizes my hair, which can often get dry in the SoCal heat. These color-safe products feature jojoba to moisturize, green tea to support a healthy scalp and sage to stimulate hair follicles. Plus, the conditioner features a blend of menthol and mint that provides a fresh, cooling sensation. This duo will run you about $65 but is so worth it.
I suffer from dry, itchy scalp and have been using the Kitsch Rosemary Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil With Biotin as a pre-wash treatment. Rosemary oil has anti-inflammatory properties and helps soothe my scalp, reduces dandruff and flakes and also helps to stimulate hair growth and strengthen hair follicles. My head feels so spoiled when I use this!
I am also obsessed with Kitsch Satin Scrunchies, which are super soft and don’t leave any creases or breaks in my hair. I can even sleep in them!
When it comes to hairbrushes, Wet Brush Original Detangler is the way to go for my summer hair care routine. I can use it on wet or dry hair without damaging or snagging my hair to instantly detangle knots. These brushes are about $12 and come in a variety of fun colors and prints.
Skip the Hot Tools
During the summer, I don’t use a lot of heat styling on my hair and typically let my hair air dry naturally. The JVN Air Dry Cream from Jonathan Van Ness features anti-frizz ingredients, so my air-dried hair looks smooth and provides hair with some hold and definition without appearing or feeling stiff. It contains natural ingredients such as chia seed and linseed extract to enhance texture, strengthening hemisqualane and shine-inducing moringa seed oil.
When I do style my hair and give it soft curls and waves, I like to set it with Ouai Wave Spray. This salt-free spray gives my waves hold and texture without feeling crunchy or drying hair out. I typically scrunch it into my hair once dried and styled but can be used on damp hair to enhance natural waves as well. If summer beachy waves are your thing, you need this spray!
Protect Hair from Harmful UV Rays
For a finishing touch, I like to apply the JVN Nourishing Shine Drops to smooth my hair and give it that healthy-looking shine. I love that this oil is super lightweight and doesn’t make my hair feel oily. It also has UV protecting properties, such as antioxidant-rich hibiscus extract… and the soft citrus floral scent makes my hair smell so good!
Soften and Condition
For super dry hair, the Amika Hydro Rush Intense Moisture Hair Mask with Hyaluronic Acid needs to be part of your hair routine. This hair mask is infused with squalene and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate hair. It’s especially great for those with more coarse, dry hair to help better retain moisture. While my hair is on the fine, straight side I do love how super soft and smooth my hair is after using.
For the last few years, Moroccanoil All-in-One Leave-In Conditioner has been my go-to leave-in conditioner. It hydrates, detangles and softens my hair. It features the brand’s star ingredient argan oil, which is rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants to help nourish hair. If you’ve been in the pool a lot this summer, this product is a must!
Have you tried any of these summer hair care products? Let me know in the comments!