The elements of a fun-filled summer can certainly take their toll our hair—heat, sun, humidity, ocean salt water—not to mention the damage from daily upkeep via heated appliances.
Whether you rock short and sassy locks Halle locks or go bold and blond like Beyonce´, your hair needs protection.The good news is that there are products available that defend against damage and protect hair, as well as those that do an awesome job correcting our abusive ways.
Here are some of the best hair care products that we have tried and would not be caught without:
1. Daily use balm that protects from the sun
Try: Phytospecific Moisturizing Styling Cream $28
A subtle blend of Quinoa oil, Hibiscus and Althea extracts, it hydrates and nourishes the hair without weighing it down. Sunflower extract, a natural photoprotector, helps protect the hair from external aggressions through its anti-free radical action.
2. Leave-in Conditioner that protects from heat damage
Try: Arcona Essential Nutrients Silk Leave-in Conditioner $20
Conditioning silk protein and Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B-5) eliminate tangles and provide superb manageability. Pure flower extracts help to moisture bond the hair and protect from sun damage and heated styling tools
3. Protection from chlorine
Try: Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $35
It protects skin and hair from the drying effects of sun, salt water, and chlorine.
4. Protective Shampoo and Conditioner
Try: Alterna Bamboo UV+ Color Protection Vibrant Color Shampoo & Conditioner $22 each
A color-protecting and strengthening shampoo and conditioner that prevents color fade-out..
5. Frizz Fighter
This exceptional finishing creme works instantly to restore silky-softness and natural shine. Just a dab camouflages imperfections while keeping style-ruing flyaways & stragglers in place.