There is nothing worse than spending hours styling your hair just to watch it get ruined by the rain or humidity. Thankfully, the hair gods have heard our prayers and have brought us water-wicking products that will protect your strands from rain, chlorine, salt water and beyond. Scroll through to see these must-have style-protecting saviors.
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If you have damaged hair, try IGK BLOCKED Water-Resistant Hair Shield ($20)
This magic cream includes a hearty blend of water-resistant and sulfate-free waxes as well as balm mint extract to protect the hair from UV rays, chlorine, sweat and more. If you’re outdoors a lot and notice the effects of environmental damage, comb this through wet or dry hair before you step out to create a barrier from harsh minerals. When styling, Blocked gives hair a cool, wet look and will leave your hair looking luxurious and soft even after a full day in the sun, ocean or pool.
If you have frizzy hair, try It’s a 10 Miracle Blow Dry H20 Shield ($27)
A few spritzes of this humidity-defying hair product and your frizz is nowhere to be seen! This blow dry shield leaves you with salon-quality hair even in the worst of weather conditions thanks to Polysilicon-29: a high-performance moisture shield that coats individual strands and locks out frizz. Work this product through just-cleaned, damp hair and tousle with fingers to distribute. You must use a hair dryer or styling iron to ensure activation of the product’s water-resistant powers.
If you have fine hair, try Color Wow DREAM COAT Anti-Humidity Hair Treatment ($28)
DREAM COAT covers each strand of hair with a waterproof “raincoat” that lasts up to four shampoos. Also activated with heat, it leaves the hair looking extra silky and naturally smooth. This hydrophobic solution is feather-light and nongreasy; your friends won’t even be able to tell that you’ve even applied this.
If you have blonde hair, try Philip Kingsley Swimcap Water Resistant Mask ($28)
This “swimcap” shields hair from both chlorine and salt water. Perfect for blonds, this protecting treatment also contains sunscreen in order to extend the life of color-treated hair. My favorite part about this? It doesn’t require heat in order to activate it, you can simply just comb this through the hair and trust it’s going to work immediately.
If you have curly hair, try Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel ($26)
Humidity is every curl’s biggest nightmare because it makes coils expand with unwanted volume and become frizzy and dull. Thanks to Ouidad’s best-selling Humidity Gel, your curls won’t stray away from their normal shape. The brand’s Anti-Frizz Nano Technology, complete with a protein derived from silk, protects the cuticle from environmental aggressors, leaving your locks crunch-free and defined.