Summer has its own plan for your hair. Whether that means turning your freshly platinum hue a washed-out shade of neon green that Billie Eilish might approve of, stripping your color altogether, or saturating your otherwise stable mane in salt and making it go wild. It’s our favorite season, but our hair maybe doesn’t agree. This is especially true during the dog days of summer when you can cook an egg on the sidewalk or the forecast confirms there’s 98% humidity in the air, which causes every strand of hair to seemingly double in size. This is also a season when it’s probably time to update your hair arsenal, but without breaking the bank. We’ve got you (and your credit card) covered with this guide to under $20 summer hair buys. Shop below!
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Creme Of Nature Perfect Edges Hair Gel: $5.99
One of the first things to go when the thermometer rises is your edges. Keep them under control with a trusted product like Creme Of Nature Perfect Edges Hair Gel; you can even get creative and create designs for a surprisingly easy look.
Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse: $19.95
Humidity-proof hair for three days straight? All it takes is $20 and you’ve got yourself a summer hero product to return to every season. This formula is created especially for medium to coarse haired mavens.
Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask Travel Size: $18
Take your hair mask on the go and never get caught with cavewoman strands on vacay. Moroccanoil’s Restorative Treatment promises all the bang for less buck.
Head Kandy STAY SALTY Blow Dry Lotion: $18
Founded by hairstylist Kayla McNeil, Head Kandy was developed to work at an affordable price point. We’re loving the beachy collection, especially the blow dry lotion which eliminates frizz and prevents split ends—perfect for a day at the beach.
(via Head Kandy)
Curl Empowering Crème Gel: $12.99
Cream meets gel in this curly girl-approved product that will give you the perfect summer air dry.
Flower Beauty Pro Dryer Diffuser: $14.99
Root tip fingers create a natural look for this must-have diffuser on a shoe string budget by Drew Barrymore.
(via Flower Beauty)
Conair Navy Mid Size Turbo Dryer: $12.29
This lightweight and compact dryer is great on the go and gives the same results as dryers that are way pricier.
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