We all know the damaging effects that the sun can have on our skin, but what isn’t as well known is how UV rays and summer weather can affect your locks. If your hair is discolored, dry, brittle, broken, thinning and/or frizzy after a long summer spent poolside, then odds are that the season took a major toll on your hair. Well, while we may not be able to cure your post-summer blues, we can help to fix your post-summer strands by providing you with a list of the seven best products for nursing your damaged hair back to health.
Keep reading to find out all of the products that you need to fix your damaged hair and reverse the effects of a long summer spent in the sun.
1. R+Co CROWN Scalp Scrub
If you’ve ever had a sunburnt scalp before then you know how unpleasant the flaking, peeling aftermath can be. R+Co’s CROWN is the perfect solution for removing dead skin cells caused by sunburn and it helps to promote healthy, shiny hair since your hair’s health starts with the scalp. The clay-like texture gently exfoliates the scalp’s surface and leaves hair extra clean when rinsed thoroughly.
2. Malibu C’s Swimmers’ Wellness Collection
If you spent your summer days swimming laps in the pool or just hanging out on your unicorn float, then your hair could probably use some clarifying. Malibu C’s Swimmers’ Wellness Collection is made up of a shampoo, conditioner and a packet of clarifying crystals that gently, but efficiently strips the hair of chlorine and reverses the damaging effects that the chemicals found in chlorine can cause. You should first use the shampoo then rinse, then add the packet for Miracle Repair crystals to the shaft of the hair and let sit for 3 – 5 minutes. During that time the Miracle Repair works to restore moisture and shine. You then rinse the crystals and apply the conditioner.
3. Matrix Total Results Brass Off Collection
The sun’s rays act as a bleach to your hair, so if your locks appear to be a bit discolored now that summer is over, Matrix Total Results Brass Off collection contains violet pigments that will fight off brassy, orangey tones, leaving hair a cooler shade of blonde.
4. Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Christophe Robin’s regenerating mask deeply nourishes and moisturizes the hair, adds shine and controls frizz. The thick conditioning mask uses prickly pear seed oil to regenerate the hair and protect it from further breakage. After just one use, hair can go from tangly, frizzy and dry to smooth, controlled and moisturized. Aside from it’s benefits, the luxe mask’s fruity smell will have you wanting to use the mask again and again.
5. Vernon Francois Whipped Deep Conditioner
For those with natural curls, the sun can be even more damaging on the soft, flat coils so Vernon Francois’ Whipped Deep Conditioner will literally whip your post-summer curls back into shape. The conditioner is lightweight so it can be easily worked through the thickest head of curls while deeply moisturizing limp, damaged hair, reviving it of it’s shape.
6. Biolage 3Butter Control System Overnight Mask
If your locks are dry, brittle, frizzy and tangled as a result of the sun, Biolage’s overnight mask can help to tame the unruly hair. The mask should be applied to clean, damp hair and then tied up in a top knot and left in overnight. The mask can be rinsed or left in, depending on your preference. Upon waking up, you will find softer, moisturized hair that smells clean and fresh like Biolage’s signature scent.
7. Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil
To eliminate frizzy hair when styling, Living Proof’s No Frizz Nourishing Oil blocks out humidity and makes dry, coarse hair feel smooth without being greasy. The makeup of this nourishing oil is designed to mimic the hair’s natural oils so that it can condition the hair.