Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

Feeling a breeze waft through your hair or the late afternoon sun beating down on you are the signatures of summertime. Fun in the sun is the one of the best things about the season, but this time of year can wreak havoc on your locks. Fighting frizz, beating brassiness, soothing damage and pumping up the volume are a few of the most common summer hair challenges. Luckily, the best new hair products are up to the task. Find a fast fix for your hair woe:

Damage

Living Proof Triple Bond Complex

Bond treatments are all the rage these days and Living Proof has upped the ante with their breakthrough, patent-pending technology that is unique because it repairs all three types of bonds in the hair—not just one or two. It builds a 3D network within the strands of hair for instant repair, making it stronger and protecting it from future damage. $45, livingproof.com

Drunk Elephant Silkamino Conditioning Leave-In Milk

Leave it to Drunk Elephant to take a leave-in conditioner to the next level. The multitalented formula is also a styling milk and heat protectant that works to strengthen, smooth and hydrate while providing flexible hold. Silk amino acids and proteins do the heavy lifting to rebuild hair bonds while plant-sourced oils lock in moisture. $32, drunkelephant.com

JVN Complete Conditioning Mist

True to its name, this leave-in treatment covers all the bases. It hydrates, conditions, protects, detangles, reduces frizz and revives strands with just a few spritzes. There’s tremella mushroom extract to deliver long-term moisture, sustainably sourced black spruce bark extract to protect from UV damage and brassica seed extract to condition. $18, jvnhair.com

Lolavie Lightweight Hair Oil

Jennifer Aniston has had one of the most coveted manes for decades, so who wouldn’t want a piece of her haircare line? This new 97% naturally-derived hair oil does everything from smooth split ends to fight frizz, moisturize, boost shine and erase the signs of damage, courtesy of a vegan keratin complex and natural botanical extracts like bamboo, chia and coconut. $32, lolavie.com

Rahua Aloe Vera Hair Gel

Hair gel has come a loooong way since the 80s, as this refreshing formula proves. Powered by organic aloe vera, cucumber and sugar cane, it provides soft, flexible hold to smooth strands while strengthening them. The regenerative formula adds shine and antioxidants from the rainforest, including guayusa, rahua and sacha inchi. $32, rahua.com

Moroccanoil Protect & Prevent Spray

Spritz this on before heat styling to save your strands and color from heat damage, brassiness and fade. A blend of sunscreens and the potent combo of antioxidants neutralizes free radicals from UV, pollution and other stressors, so it’s equally great for a day of fun in the sun. As always for Moroccanoil, there’s argan oil to add softness and shine. $30, sephora.com

True Botanicals Shine & Protect Hair Cream Oil

For their first hair product, True Botanicals applied the same care to the ingredients as they do with their skincare. This multitasking cream oil moisturizes and nourishes all hair types while protecting it against heat damage, dryness and frizz, leaving a glossy finish. Passion fruit seed, creamy avocado seed and wild-crafted pracaxi seed oils work their magic to deeply condition. $52, truebotanicals.com

Shaeri Intense Care Mask

Thirsty strands cramping your hairstyle? Even straw-like hair will look and feel good as new with this deeply conditioning mask that works on any type of dry hair. The 98% natural formula is powered by prickly pear oil to moisturize from root to tip without weighing locks down. $45, shaeri.com

Frizz

Virtue Smooth Frizz Block Smoothing Spray

Even the hottest, most humid days are no match for this spray that delivers a whopping 72-hour protection. It creates an impenetrable veil over hair to protect and smooth, powered by Virtue’s exclusive Alpha Keratin 60ku technology. $44, virtuelabs.com

Compromised Curls

Curlsmith Miracle Shield

Our hair goes through a lot during the summer. But this single spray can safeguard it from many of those stressors. The multitasker protects strands from heat, UV rays, sea water and color fading with just a few spritzes, saving you time and your hair from damage. Powered by superfoods like prickly pear, kale, guava and shiitake mushroom, the Vegan Thermal Shield formula cleverly works by mimicking the natural amino acid composition of keratin to strengthen strands. $28, curlsmith.com

R+Co Cassette Curl Defining Masque + Superseed Oil Complex

Bring curls back to life—we’re talking bounce, shine and definition—with this weekly hair mask. The rich crème transforms into a liquid butter texture to deeply penetrate, helping to prevent split ends. Chia seed nourishes the hair and scalp, mango butter locks in moisture, avocado butter softens and rice protein strengthens strands. $39, randco.com

Joico Curl Confidence Defining Crème

Don’t let your curls fall flat! Spiked with nourishing moringa seed oil, this definer minimizes frizz and boosts shine and hydration. $24, ulta.com

Color fade & brassiness

Matrix Brass Off All-In-One Toning Leave-In Spray

Trying to prevent your hair from going brassy in the summer can be a Herculean challenge, but this toning spray is up to the task. Blue dyes help neutralize brassy and orange tones on highlighted and lightened brunettes. But that’s not all—it also conditions, detangles, fights frizz, delivers shine and improves manageability. For blonde and gray hair, there’s the So Silver All-In-One Toning Leave-In Spray with violet dyes to neutralize unwanted yellow tones. $24, ulta.com

John Frieda Violet Crush for Blondes Purple Toning Mask

Strike out brassy tones in just one minute with this fast-acting purple toning hair mask for blondes. Doubling as a deep conditioner, it also improves shine and texture while smoothing damaged cuticles, leaving hair a cooler, healthier blonde. $9.99, target.com

Goldwell Dualsenses Silver 60sec Treatment

Brassy tones will be gone in 60 seconds—that’s how long this treatment takes to work its magic and restore cooler tones to gray and blond locks. You can thank Goldwell’s Luminescine technology for that, which transforms non-visible UV light into visible light to add brilliance to hair. $22.50, beautycarechoices.com

Second day hair

Ouidad No Sweat Post-Workout Mist

We’ve all been there—you hit the gym and don’t have time to shampoo and style your tresses. Simply spritz to cleanse and refresh after a sweat session and it will fight frizz, breakage and dryness. The lightweight mist works on all hair textures but is especially great for curls. $29, ouidad.com

Klorane Dry Shampoo Volume with Organic Flax

Pump up the volume for eight hours, courtesy of natural flax, while extending your style and maximizing texture and fullness. A few spritzes lifts even the finest hair at the roots. $20, kloraneusa.com

Limp locks

Aquage Spray Wax

Though hair wax has plenty of perks, it can be tricky and sticky to apply. Enter this spray format for ease. The fine mist dries quickly and is a cinch to apply. Amazing for adding texture, it’s also adept at adding volume, separation and definition. $9, aquage.com

Sensitive Scalps

Ouai Scalp Serum

Essentially skincare for your scalp, this serum will keep it healthy and balanced while soothing irritation with adaptogens such as arctic root, Siberian ginseng and chaga mushroom. There’s also hyaluronic acid for hydration, red clover flower extract to minimize scalp discomfort and peptides for thicker, fuller hair. $52, theouai.com

Briogeo Scalp Revival Dandruff Relief Charcoal Shampoo

An itchy, irritated and flaky scalp can be a nightmare to deal with. Strong yet gentle, this shampoo puts a stop to dandruff, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis with salicylic and lactic acids without stripping the scalp of moisture and nutrients. There’s also Binchotan charcoal to detox and tea tree oil to soothe. $42, sephora.com

Aveeno Plant Protein Blend Shampoo & Conditioner

Leave it to Mother Nature to do damage control on compromised strands. The gentle formulas strengthen and lengthen while smoothing and soothing with plant protein, vegan keratin and chia seed. $7 each, amazon.com

David Mallett Shampoo & Conditioner Pure

David Mallett’s clients told him they weren’t just concerned about what their sunscreens were putting in the ocean when they were on vacation—they were also worried about their hair products. That was the Australian-born Parisian-based celebrity hair stylist’s aha moment. He decided to create the purest shampoo and conditioner possible, hence the name. Made with natural ingredients sans any fragrance, PEG, silicone, sulphates, dye or mineral oil, the gentle formulas go easy on sensitive scalps to revitalize hair. $38 and $42, materiae.com

Hair Rituel by Sisley Gentle Purifying Shampoo

Between styling products and sweat, hair buildup can happen before you know it. This gentle shampoo delivers a fresh slate without stripping strands, leaving them shinier and refreshed. Purifying active ingredients like java tea extract and rosemary essential oil also help restore volume and vitality. $83, sisley-paris.com

Aging

Better Not Younger Full Transparency Shine Revitalizing Conditioner

Losing luster? As we age, our hair can become more brittle and dull. This powerful conditioner combats that by strengthening and restoring strands with chia seeds and mongongo oil. It adds back shine and deeply hydrates without weighing hair down. $29, better-notyounger.com

Vegamour Gro-Ageless Gray Delay Hair Supplement

It might sound too good to be true, but this supplement really does delay hair from going gray, powered by the brand’s Advanced Melanogenic Micronutrient Technology. Their exclusive blend of B Vitamins, minerals and micronutrients also work to reduce hair shedding and stress as well as support healthy sleep. For maximum results, use it in tandem with the Anti-Gray Hair Serum. $68, vegamour.com

When all else fails…

The Hair Edit Large Gold French Hair Pin

Go for the gold with a French beauty twist with this sophisticated yet simple hair pin. Truly foolproof, you can twist up your hair into a pretty bun or do a half-up style with ease. $9.99, thehairedit.com

MJ Hair Studios Hot B*tch Clip

What’s black and white and cool all over? This on-trend no-slip claw clip that looks equally good with leggings or a cocktail dress. No matter if your hair is wet or dry, curly or straight, you can toss it up in this clip for instant chicness. $17.99, mjhairstudios.com

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