Just as a seasonal change often requires a switch-up in my skincare routine, the same goes for the products I use in my hair. This is especially true when it comes to summer. Unlike any other time of the year, summer really requires that I pay extra attention to my hair. The combination of heat, sun, and chlorine can really take a toll on my blonde locks. In order to avoid this as much as I can, I switch up my products to include more protection and extra moisture.
Below, the five products I swear by from June through August.
Sachajuan Hair Mask – If I know that I am going to be out by the pool for a long time then I always try to put this mask on my hair first. It acts as a shield for hair to the UV rays. Think of it as sunscreen for your hair. You can use it on wet or dry hair and a little really goes a long way.
Christophe Robin Conditioner – This one is for the blondes! If you’re like me then you know that avoiding brassiness is always the goal. A purple conditioner is the key here. This one is one of my all-time favorites. It keeps my blonde locks looking extra bright (read: not yellow!). I apply it after I shampoo and leave it on like a mask for a couple of minutes while I shave my legs. (Note: don’t leave it on too long or you might end up with a lavender tint to your hair!) Another great option is this one from EVO Fabuloso.
Davines Oi All in One Milk – As the name suggests, it’s a one-and-done product. With just a couple of spritzes on towel-dried hair, it moisturizes, fights frizz, and adds shine. Bonus: it’s also an excellent detangler. It makes combing through my hair post-shower so much easier.
OUAI Wave Spray – I try to let my hair air-dry as often as possible during the summer. In order to give my hair some life without using a blowdryer, I use this spray. I usually let my hair air-dry a little bit after I get out of the shower and then spritz this on before braiding my hair. When I take out the braid a few hours a later (or in the morning if I’ve slept in my braid), my hair has that wavy texture I’m after this time of year. I really love that it also works on dry hair. If I need a little texture, I just spritz this in and scrunch sections of my hair. (If you’re looking for a travel size spray that’s great, I love this one, too.)
Christophe Robin Sea Salt Scrub – Since I try to limit the number of times I wash my hair per week (washing it too much causes dryness and also because I’m lazy), I’m constantly using dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is a savior but it definitely causes product buildup on the scalp – especially as often as I’m using it. I use this scrub once-per-week to strip away all the build-up and keep my scalp extra clean.