The 17 Best Hair Products for Summer

From treatments and masks to dry shampoos and tools, these summer-approved hair products are sure to keep you enjoying the sand and sun longer without worrying about your locks half as much. 

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1/17

Clairol iThrive Split End Repair ($10)

The newest addition to the brand’s Keratin Rescue line, this damage eraser works on either damp or dry hair (you leave it in all day) to hydrate and seal dry ends from being in the sun and pool.


2/17

Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask ($12)

Much like how a clay mask works to curb excess oil production on skin, this 30-percent mineral green clay mask stops the scalp from producing so much oil while absorbing existing sebum. While you’ll feel a little silly applying it to your scalp pre-shampoo weekly, the results are serious.


3/17

Kérastase Nutritive Crème Magistrale ($43)

The ultimate comfort to stressed-out summer strands, this creamy, heat protective leave-in balm melts into hair to coat each strand with a smooth, shiny layer to protect it while leaving behind a super sleek, lightweight finish.


4/17

Grown Alchemist Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner ($49)

Launching this month, this luxe duo works to gently wash and extend the life of color- or chemically treated hair while also protecting strands from the sun damage, water and environmental stress that plague our locks each summer.  


5/17

Bed Head by TIGI Beach Bound Protection Spray ($19)

Formulated for colored hair, UV filters and pink grapefruit extract fill this playful bottle while seriously protecting hair from heat up to 446 degrees. Say hello to your new beach bag staple. 


6/17

Invisibobble Nano ($7 for three hair rings)

‘Tis the season for undone braids and mini top knots, and what better way to do it than with these tiny miracle-workers that hold all day without leaving any crease behind? Reach for their full-size sister for whole-head styles that work just as well.


7/17

Eufora Dry Shampoo ($26.50)

This aloe vera-based dry shampoo keeps your styles intact for longer without weighing down hair on even the hottest days, because summer hair calls for a few more spritzes of your go-to formula. 


8/17

Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock ($20)

Actual magic for colored hair that’s lost its luster due to summer damage, this new in-shower treatment leaves hair nine times more resistant to breakage and damage while leaving locks instantly more vibrant. 


9/17

WEN Coconut Lime Verbana Cleansing Conditioner ($72)

This limited-edition blend of the brand’s signature cleansing conditioner not only smells like summer in a bottle, but also promises the need for less washes in between with regular use so you’re spending more time outside and less in your shower. 


10/17

Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal 3-Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner ($5)

 Nothing screams summer quite like chlorine and sunshine—two of the biggest culprits for dry, brittle and damaged hair. Luckily, all it takes is three minutes and this do-it-all conditioner to protect and restore your locks. 


11/17

CHI Tea Tree Oil Soothing Scalp Spray ($16)

Whether the reason is from an overuse of product or from an unlucky sunburn, there’s nothing more irritating than a dry and itchy scalp. Fortunately, this lightweight spray from CHI uses tea tree oil, peppermint and chamomile to soothe even the most exasperated scalp in between shampoos.  


12/17

ESPA Purifying Shampoo and Nourishing Conditioner ($28 each)

Deeply purifying and intensely soothing, the ingredients in this straight-from-the-spa duo range from coconut and jojoba oils to protein-rich soy to remove excess summer sebum and grime while leaving it rejuvenated, healthy and glossy all season long. 


13/17

Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray SPF 30 ($36)

Stop damage before it starts with this double-duty spray that is formulated with Indonesian Nyamplung Oil to protect hair (and skin!) from chlorine, salt and sun without weighing it down.

14/17

Philip Kingsley Swimcap ($38)

Don’t forget to bring your towel, sunglasses and swimcap…Philip Kingsley Swimcap that is! Olive and caster oils help pack hair with hydration while protecting it from UV damage and chlorine. 

15/17

Phyto Phytoplage After-Sun Rehydrating Shampoo ($24)

Lather up and wash away all of the harmful effects that a day in the sun can have on your hair with this shampoo. Coconut, kukui oil and bamboo marrow cleanse and hydrate your locks, leaving them super soft and moisturized. 

16/17

Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask ($79.50)

Give your damaged tresses some relief with this mask, which is infused with argan oil and enriched with keratin to hydrate, strengthen and rebuild your strands for soft, shiny-looking hair. 

17/17

Rene Furterer Solaire Leave-In Moisturing Spray ($23)

Fight back against dry hair with this dual-phase spray formula that is enhanced with jojoba wax and camelina oil to detangle, hydrate and repair weakened hair.