Updated: Jul 29, 2019
Just as it is important to take proper care of your skin in the summer, it is equally important that you do the same for your hair! Too much time in the sun, wind, chlorine, ocean, and even indoors in air conditioning can leave your hair dull, frizzy, dry, and brittle. Thankfully there are ways to combat summer hair damage since no one wants to give up all of the beach trips, vacations, and time spent outdoors.
Weather and summer elements all have an impact on hair. For example, humidity increases frizz because the water in the air lifts the cuticles and separates the strands of hair. Also factors like the sun, chlorine and ocean can all negatively affect your hair by causing dryness and breakage. To help prevent or minimize hair damage, be sure to keep getting regular trims throughout the summer months, stay hydrated, and try to decrease shampooing and heat styling. You might want to add some extra TLC to your haircare routine; so here are some great products to incorporate for healthy, strong and shiny hair all summer long...
Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist Hair Spray - Coconut
Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist Hair Spray will revive and moisturize your hair while adding volume and shine. This clean sea salt spray is formulated with the same salinity as the Pacific Ocean, which adds texture, and the Aloe Vera keeps the hair balanced since it is very lightweight and moisturizing. I love using this after an outdoor workout or a long beach or pool day to refresh my hair without chemicals. The coconut scent is very tropical and perfect for summer - plus, this can double as a body mist!
Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, and Zinc are all necessary to maintain healthy hair. In addition to these vitamins and minerals, Hair Sweet Hair also contains the traditional Chinese herb Fo-Ti which helps to improve blood flow throughout the body, especially the scalp. PABA is an antioxidant that helps to maintain natural hair color and prevent grays by helping the body break down protein more efficiently. I began taking Hair Sweet Hair and I noticed thicker and shinier hair after the first month, so it is a part of my daily routine now! I love that the formula is based on science and it isn't loaded with sugar like other gummy vitamins or "magic hair pills" that some companies have on the market. This supplement is a great way to keep your hair vibrant and healthy from the inside out.
Innersense I Create Lift Volumizing Foam
This volumizing foam is perfect for all hair types! The formula is a lightweight styler that can be used to add texture, boost volume, define curls, shape and sculpt wet or dry hair, or refresh roots between washes. A product like this is ideal for summer since it refines your wet hair, reducing the need to heat style it, and it also allows you to cut back on shampooing, which would contribute to dryness. A tip for a natural summer hair day - rinse your hair with cool water, then add this foam and let it air dry!
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil uses a combination of nourishing organic plant oils to help add moisture and smoothness to locks without making your hair look greasy! This natural hair oil will replenish dry and brittle ends, leaving hair healthier and more manageable even after the summer weather takes its toll. It can also be used to tame frizzy hair throughout the day, or as a scalp treatment at night to improve hair texture and promote hair growth. The oils used in this formula include Organic Argan Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Fir Needle Oil, and Camellia Seed Oil. This is a lifesaver for me after a busy week when I have a lot of heat styling done to my hair because I feel like it reverses the damage by properly nourishing my hair.
goop G.Tox Himalyan Salt Scrub Shampoo
The is a truly purifying shampoo as it cleanses both the hair and scalp of product buildup, dirt, and oil. It is made from exfoliating, mineral-rich Himalayan pink salt to detox, as well as nourishing cold-pressed moringa oil and pure unfiltered rosehip oil to replenish. Hair health begins at the scalp, so it is especially important to properly nurture it during the hot summer months. I love this cleansing shampoo because it isn't harsh on the hair, it's safe for sensitive skin, and it only contains a few, beneficial ingredients that will leave an orange-peppermint scent lingering!
I am always a proponent for natural, and minimalistic 'clean' products when it comes to haircare and skincare, as well as makeup. These are just a few of my favorites brands and products that I have found to be some of the best on the market! I hope you are able to find them as beneficial as I did! Cheers to a wonderful end to the summer :)