10 Summer Hair Care Essentials

Ten products that combat summer hair care ills—sun damage, chlorine and seawater.

Deena Campbell Jul, 14, 2015

1 of 11 Carol’s Daughter

Made with Monoi Oil, an ancient reparative ingredient, this hairspray was designed to offer lasting hold with a natural finish, providing the power to style, brush, and restyle without breakage.

$18, available at ulta.com.

2 of 11 Philip Kingsley

Originally developed by Philip Kingsley at the request of the first US Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team, this creamy formula protects against damage from the sun, sea and chlorine. Swimcap is also gentle enough to use on children’s hair to protect and even de-tangle.

$38, available at philipkingsley.com

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A hydrating leave-in conditioner that revitalizes chlorine-damaged hair, while also providing UV protection. And, if that’s not all, the Brazilian mango and coconut milk summer scent is to die for!

$22, ulta.com.

4 of 11 Motions

This balm provides instant relief from tight, dry scalp. Perfect for protection when wearing protective styles. 

$9.50, available at amazon.com.

5 of 11 Oribe

This cleansing crème gives moisture and deeply conditions the thickest of hair.

$44, available at oribe.com.

6 of 11 Shu Uemura

You love primer for your face, so why shouldn’t you use one for your hair? Use this multi-tasking spray to enhance the performance of styling creams and gels, or that perfect blow out you finally mastered.

$33, available at shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com.

7 of 11 Creme of Nature

Tame frizz and shield your hair from damage with this leave in conditioner that’s chock full of coconut, avocado, and olive oils.

$10, available at straightfromeden.com.

8 of 11 Kerastase

Give your over-processed hair a quick fix with this masque loaded with amino acids.

$63, available at kerastase-usa.com.

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Formulated with certified organic babassu oil, this co-wash will moisturize hair for up to 3 days and even fight the toughest frizz. 

$24, available at aveda.com

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Fianlly! A lightweight foam mousse conditions AND moisturizes your hair while helping to shield from heat styling damage.

$12, available at nubianheritage.com.

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Bonus! Okay, we know we're supposed to offer 10 fab finds, but this creamy sulfate and paraben-free spray provides 25 benefits in three key areas: manageability, protection and beauty. A must for every hair type. 

$22, available at ulta.com.


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