Whether in person or online, shopping for hair care products can be overwhelming. Often what works for one person won't work for another. But that isn't always the case. In fact, during the hot and sweaty months of summer most of us want to keep it light and fresh by cutting down on products as much as possible. That still begs the question: Which ones are worth adding to our carts?
Turns out, if you choose wisely, summer hair care essentials will work well across the board. Keep reading for a look at the conditioning, frizz-fighting and color-protecting products top hairstylists swear will work for everyone.
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"I love Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Hair Oil, which provides UV protection to shield hair from the sun's damaging UV rays while moisturizing strands and adding softness and shine. It rapidly absorbs into hair and tames frizz for effortlessly manageable styling. Another option: mix one part oil with three parts water in a spray bottle. Simply bring it with you to the beach or pool and spray into hair before and after swimming to keep your color and strands protected and picture perfect." -Jennifer Nast of Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger
"Color Wow Dream Coat Anti-Frizz Treatment is one of my go-to summer products because it's the ultimate frizz fighter. Its groundbreaking humidity-blocking technology lasts for three to four shampoos and the results are incredible! It's an ultra light spray that won't add weight to hair so you can feel free to use as much (or as little) as needed. Strands are left feeling and looking super smooth, glossy and shiny so achieving your desired hairstyle is a breeze." -Jennifer Nast
"For a quick and easy fix for summertime product buildup, I recommend Virtue Labs Refresh Purifying Shampoo. It's a clarifying shampoo that removes excess oil and product residue. Formulated with detoxifying ingredients, this deep cleanser purifies and rejuvenates both the hair and scalp bringing hair back to a healthy state. It's perfectly suitable for all hair types including color-treated hair as it also helps cancel out any brassy tones." -Jennifer Nast
"With hair damage from time spent in the sun and pool or even coloring and heat styling, Redken's Acidic Bonding Concentrate line is an absolute must-have to add into your summer hair care routine. The Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment is designed to pre-treat your hair and strengthens the hair fiber so it's prepped for the full benefits of the Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo and Conditioner. After the shower, finish your hair care routine with the Acidic Perfecting Concentrate Leave-In Treatment. This four-step system offers unmatched strengthening and conditioning benefits for your hair, which are much needed during the summer months!" -Rodney Cutler, founder of Cutler Salon and Redken brand ambassador