The 16 Best Summer Hair Products for All Hair Types
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From beachy waves to a sleek pony summer hairstyles are so much fun. Depending on the style you’re trying to rock, you may need different products to help you. Since there are a ton of options out there you’ve probably been dying to try (and haircare ain’t cheap), we’ve narrowed down the essentials for you based on your hair type and what you’re looking for. Here, the 16 best summer hair products you should invest in this season.
1. Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment
Best for frizz control
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: We love this spray. Spritz it onto freshly washed hair and activate the smoothing ingredients with your blow dryer to eliminate frizz and make styling much easier.
2. Ouai Wave Spray
Best for beachy waves if you have thin hair
Mist this onto limp locks to add texture and volume that will make you look like you just came from the beach.
3. Playa Endless Summer Spray
Best for beachy waves if you have thick hair
Highlight your natural wave pattern with a few spritzes of this salt spray. The lightweight formula won’t weigh your hair down or leave you with a crunchy finish.
4. Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream
Best for a slicked back ponytail
Control those pesky flyaways and baby hairs with this cream. Not only does it smell fantastic, but it also tames your hair for hours with no oily finish.
5. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Best deep conditioner
This bestselling deep conditioner adds a healthy sheen to hair while sealing damaged ends.
6. Amika Soulfood Nourishing Hair Mask
Best hair mask
This formula is packed with vitamins and minerals like jojoba seed oil and sea buckthorn to bring shine and moisture to dull, dry hair. Use it as a weekly treatment or in place of your daily conditioner if your hair is extra porous.
7. Oribe Superfine Strong Hair Spray
Whatever hairstyle you have, this spray will keep it in place all night long. It has a strong hold, but a soft, natural finish—quite literally a dynamic duo as far as hair products go.
8. IGK Mixed Feelings Purple Leave-In Toning Drops
Best for blondes
Blondes, you know the drill. It’s not easy keeping that cool, icy hue we love so much. Luckily, these drops will help you avoid any brassiness that tries to rain on your parade.
9. Drybar Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist
Best heat protectant
Now that we’re spending more time out and about again, we’re going to be using our hair tools much more frequently. Just make sure to protect your hair from breakage and dryness with this mist beforehand.
10. Supergoop! Poof 100% Mineral Part Powder SPF 35
Best hair sunscreen
Yes, your scalp needs SPF, too. Avoid the itchiness and flaking that comes with a sunburn by dusting some of this powder over your part before you head outdoors.
11. Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
Best hydrating shampoo
The restorative and moisturizing properties in this product are unmatched. It repairs and strengthens bonds within the hair leaving it stronger and shinier after each wash.
12. Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner
Best hydrating conditioner
Top off the shampoo with this luxurious conditioner that will leave your strands softer and easier to manage. It’s the rare formula that actually works for all hair types.
13. Amika Desert Trip Temporary Hair Color Spray
Best temporary hair color
Have some fun with a pop of spray-on color in your hair this summer. Choose from rose gold, purple or silver tones. To remove the color, simply rinse it out in the shower.
14. Briogeo Curl Charisma
Best for coily hair
Thanks to the natural ingredients in this formula like chia and flax seed oil, your curls will stay moisturized. The ultra-creamy styler gives your tresses a shiny gleam, while adding definition to each ringlet.
15. Verb Dry Shampoo
Best dry shampoo
Since most of us wash our hair a tad less in the summer, we may need a little help keeping our scalps fresh in between shampooing. This lightweight formula soaks up excess oils and comes in TK shades to blend in with your hair color.
16. Verb Ghost Weightless Hair Oil
Best hair oil
This lightweight oil is great for increasing shine, moisturizing and taming frizz. Comb a small amount through your ends for a more polished look.