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    24 Products To Jumpstart Your Summer Hair Care Regimen

    Products that'll hydrate and protect your hair from the beach, pool, and sun!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer has UV and thermal heat protection to condition and detangle your dry hair while defending it from the sun's harmful rays.

    This product is cruelty-free and is formulated without sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehyde, or phthalates.

    Promising review: "I am not usually a fan of B&B hair stuff, it tends to weigh my hair down. I have thin/fine hair but I have a lot of it, and it's on the wavy/curly side which can look dry and frizzy! This stuff is amazing, it's lightweight, it makes my hair super soft and my hair doesn't frizz! I live in Texas and with the summer heat and humidity my hair can end up looking like a mess, not anymore! This is my new hair obsession, it is my new go-to leave in conditioner! I also love the smell!" —mlaz

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    2. Sun Bum Revitalizing 3-in-1 Repair Spray is a leave-in treatment that's made with hemp milk and hemp seed oil to hydrate and seal in moisture so your hair will be smooth, shiny, and ready to take on the sun.


    This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and has UV protection. It's also formulated without sulfates, dyes, or parabens.

    Promising review: "It smells AMAZING, is cruelty-free, and makes my hair lustrous and shiny. I have less split ends just after days of using. I'm actually really amazed by this product. I really recommend." —Ollie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    3. Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner detangles and hydrates all curl patterns and wavy hair. You won't have to worry about your hair knotting up after hot beach day if you use this.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this leave-in conditioner. I have noticed a huge difference in my hair since I have been using this. My hair is fine and very curly. My routine is in the shower, using the wide tooth comb in the shower, microfiber towel to dry, put the Kinky-curly in and then Garnier curl scrunch. I have been getting compliments on my hair ever since I started using this. I love it so much. Will definitely be buying all of the time. The best part is you only need a dime size so it will last a long time!" —Alexis

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    4. UltraSwim Dynamic Duo Repair Shampoo and Conditioner contains vitamin E and aloe vera to nourish and condition your hair while removing chlorine and copper deposits that come from swimming, leaving it healthy and shiny.


    And check out The Best Shampoo And Conditioner Sets You Can Get On Amazon.

    Promising review: "I can no longer find this shampoo locally so I was happy to find it on Amazon. I swim almost every day, and my hair gets really dry and brittle even though I wear a cap (there is not a cap made that will keep your hair 100% dry). This is especially true in the summer because sometimes it is just too hot to wear anything but a lycra cap, so my hair gets soaked in chlorine for about an hour. It really helps, and it also gets rid of the chlorine smell. I use it for body wash sometimes too. Unscented, which is perfect for me." —maryquitecontrary

    Get it from Amazon for $17.60 (available in seven pack size options).

    5. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask is a weekly deep conditioning treatment to replenish hydration and moisture to over-processed and brittle summer hair.


    This is cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, or phthalates.

    Promising review: "This product changed my hair routine! It's an absolute must for me! My hair is coarse/thick and by the end of the week, the ends get brittle and dry. I use this in the shower every Sunday and it adds moisture, softness, and shine back into my locks. It's totally changed the way my hair feels throughout the week! LOVEEEE!" —Caybabe

    Get it from Sephora for $36 (available in three sizes).

    6. TGIN Miracle Repair Anti-Breakage Serum strengthens and rejuvenates your post-beach hair with coconut, olive, argan, jojoba, and peach kernel oils.

    This is cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sulfates, or petrolatum.

    Promising review: "Love the feeling of my hair and so far it looks a lot better and healthy. Will tell all my friends to try this for their hair." —HeatherHuff

    Get it from Sally Beauty for $14.99 or Amazon for $14.99.

    7. Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue silkens and refreshes your summer curls without weighing them down. And the smell is just amazing!,

    Promising review: "It's hard to describe how much I love this stuff. It leaves my hair soft, curly and smelling great! I get lots of compliments on my hair and have a people following me around trying to figure out what I'm wearing that smells so good. By the way, Amazon has about the best price for this product." —M. R. Bellamy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.60.

    8. Alterna Bamboo Beach Summer Sunshine Spray is a weightless shine mist with UVA/UVB protection to shield your hair from the harsh summer elements.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this stuff. Just like I don't leave my house without applying sunscreen to my face, I don't leave my house without applying this sunscreen to my hair. It smells amazing and very lightweight so it doesn't weigh my hair down. It gives a light sheen, but not greasy. And did I say it smells amazing?!!!!" —Marcia

    Get it from Amazon for $13.75.

    9. Verb Sea Texture Spray gives your hair that natural, beachy texture and body without the crunchy feeling. And it has a light hold to keep the volume in place — perfect for summer!

    This was formulated without parabens, sulfates, or gluten, and is cruelty-free!

    Promising review "I have been searching for a product like this. I have bought a dozen others that leave my hair either flat or greasy-too-soon or with no change at all. I am a woman and have short, thin hair. I put this on after my hair dries and it gives it a little body without looking stiff or forced. By days end, it still looked like it did when I fixed it that morning. The next day, my hair wasn't greasy, which never happens with other products."—Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    10. CHI Curls Defined Aloe Vera Oil reduces the loss of moisture of dehydrated summer hair strands to keep them smooth, shiny, and bouncy — rain or shine.


    Promising review: "I used this oil even when I have straight hair since I liked the concept of organic aloe vera oil, after the first use my hair feels so soft and my dry ends look more healthy. On the plus side, my hair looks like if I used the wand to make some nice waves. I really love this product!!! It's amazing!!" —Sandra

    Get it from Ulta for $25.

    11. DryBar Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist is a dry spray that'll preserve your hair from heat styling up to 450°F so your curling iron beach waves are damage-free. It's also made with marula oil to leave your hair silky smooth.


    This is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

    Promising review: "This is the perfect heat protectant! Love it because I can apply it on dried hair, and it’s dry spray, non-sticky, and smells delicious!!! Most other heat protectants are to be used on damp hair, or if you use it on dried hair it makes the hair wet and sticky which I don’t appreciate at all. This spray, however, I can’t even feel in the hair. I can still easily brush through my hair the next day and don’t feel gross! I have medium length, fine and straight hair. It doesn’t weigh my hair down, and it’s doesn’t dry it up either! Yay!" —CC84

    Get it from Sephora for $26.

    12. Herstyler Hair Repair Serum smooths and hydrates your after-pool hair from the roots to the ends, thanks to a blend of aloe vera and argan oil.

    Take a closer look of the Herstyler Hair Repair Serum.

    Promising review: "This the best hair styling/conditioning hair product so far! I apply it to towel dried hair before blow drying. I also apply it to ends on dry hair almost every day. I find that it protects my hair from heat and the flat iron. No split ends!! My hair now is silky and shiny." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three pack sizes).

    13. Tarte Cosmetics Limited-Edition Hair Goals Dry Shampoo will actually lift that summer oil, dirt, and sweat out of your hair without weighing it down or leaving white residue. And it boosts volume with an amazing scent!

    Tarte Cosmetics

    This product is vegan!

    Promising review: "This is my holy grail dry shampoo! I have long, fine light blonde hair and this does not weigh my hair down or look powdery at all. It leaves my hair soft and fresh like I just showered that day! It even made my hair look nice and clean on a hot, humid day when I had been sweating. I don't ever want to use another dry shampoo!" —Danielle B

    Get it from Tarte Cosmetics for $19.

    14. Ion Swimmer's Leave-in Conditioner rehydrates your hair after mineral build-up, chlorine, and saltwater damage. It's also really good at preserving your hair color!


    This product is vegan!

    Promising review: "My daughter swims year-round, and this Ion product keeps right up with her hair! She is African-American, but this product knows no racial boundaries. It does what it is supposed to do — restores hair after hair is butchered by chlorine! My daughter washes her hair after swimming with Ion swimmer's shampoo, and she rinses her hair with Ion swimmer's conditioner. And this leave-in conditioner is the perfect, finishing touch, as I blow dry her hair. It really keeps the moisture!" —Skeptical Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

    15. IGK Beach Club Texture Spray is salt-free and will give you the voluminous beachy, wavy texture you've always wanted!

    This is cruelty-free and vegan. It's formulated without parabens, sulfates, or petrolatum.

    Promising review: "I got this texture spray without ever hearing of this brand. I love this stuff! It smells awesome, gives me just enough texture, doesn't weigh my hair down, and doesn't make my hair look dirty. The look I am able to achieve is beachy waves. I am going to be a repeat customer with this." —erinnnm

    Get it from Sephora for $29.

    16. Puracy Natural Shampoo and Conditioner are plant-based with citrus, eucalyptus, and mint to deep condition, moisturize, and improve your overall scalp and hair health so you can enjoy your summer care-free!

    This is formulated without sulfates, formaldehyde, parabens, or phosphates. And also vegan and cruelty-free! And check out The Best Shampoo And Conditioner Sets You Can Get On Amazon.

    Promising review: "I've been using this product for a couple of weeks now and I'm really impressed! I was not expecting the conditioner to leave my hair so soft, it's great. Also, almost zero hair falls out while I'm showering — something I have never experienced with any other shampoo/conditioner! I love that about this one! Lastly, I have sensitive skin and this does not irritate at all. Overall, highly recommend." —allison

    Get them from Amazon for $19.94.

    17. Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil will not only smooth those pesky flyaways from the summer heat but will also hydrate your body at the same time. And might I add, the smell is delightful!


    This product is cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this stuff for body and hair. The smell is amazing and I feel like it does wonders for split ends. I've gotten so many compliments on the scent already! I will definitely repurchase it." —DelaneyJane

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    18. Grow Gorgeous End Split Ends Leave-In Serum uses a lightweight blend of Amazonian oils to heal and repair broken hair follicles and split ends from the summer elements.


    Promising review: "Like the title, this stuff actually works! I use heat on my hair every day and I would use this before applying heat to my wet hair and it would leave my ends super smooth! I ran out of it and didn't use for about three weeks until I repurchased it and noticed how damaged my hair was because I stopped using this magic in a bottle! The smell is great too!" —CynthiaCali

    Get it from Ulta for $23.99.

    19. John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum smooths and eliminates that annoying frizz, even in the summer heat.

    Promising review: "I have thin hair, and putting oil in it makes me beyond nervous. I had been applying to my hair while wet, which made it incredibly soft, but the summer humidity was a real struggle and the frizz was pretty bad after my hair dried even with polish in it. After nervously applying this polish to my dry hair, I found my hair smoothed and in no way oily! This was definitely a great buy and I use it often whether my hair is straightened or curled." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three styles).

    20. Living Proof Perfect hair Day Fresh Cut Split End Mender seals in moisture and hydrates your beach hair and brittle ends so it'll feel like you just left the salon with a fresh trim.


    Promising review: "Oh yes, this works! Prolongs the inevitable end breakage, and even helps to mask and reseal (somehow!) those pesky frizz ends. I'm not a scientist but I have hair, and I say this is a keeper." —Molly

    Get it from Amazon for $21.88.

    21. AquaGuard Pre-Swim Hair Defense prevents chlorine damage before it even begins. Just apply three to five minutes before swimming to protect those gorgeous locks!


    Promising review: "Best product for people constantly in the pool. You put it on your dry hair or wet hair and it doesn't let the chlorine latch on. I would never go swimming without it. I am in the pool 3-5 times per week swimming laps, not to mention aqua fit classes. This product is a lifesaver!" —Buba

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two size options).

    22. Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Shine Pomade hydrates your dry summer curls and controls frizz with a blend of shea butter, cocoa butter, and nettles. And it's is great for type-4 curl patterns!

    Promising review: "I am 60-years-old and have lived with tight, dry, frizzy hair all my life. I have tried everything and every product on the market. This product is exceptional. My hair has a beautiful and shiny curl with no frizz at all. It's all natural, which I love. I'm buying more! For the price, try it!" —Deb

    Get it from Amazon for $8.45.

    23. Davines Minu Shampoo is perfect for colored treated hair! It'll gently cleanse, enhance, and prolong the lifespan of your colored hair throughout the summer.


    Promising review: "This stuff is magical! I have fine hair and not a lot of it, but I keep it long because I live on a farm and need to be able to put it in a ponytail most days. It's also that sort of not straight, not curly stuff that's really hard to keep smooth. This shampoo leaves my hair full and wonderfully silky! It's lots more expensive than the drugstore stuff, so I only use it for special occasions or when I feel like I just need to feel prettier. Highly recommended!" — Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $11.18 (available in two sizes).

    24. And DevaCurl SuperCream is a coconut oil infused styler that'll lengthen, shape, boost moisture, define, and smooth your natural curls, no matter the weather.,

    This product is cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this cream. I use to use it as the last product on my dry hair, but I’ve recently started using it as the first product on my soaking-wet hair and WOW! More definition and soft curls. Curly girls, get this product. It’s so much more expensive in salons, so just try it! At this price, it’s too cheap to have anything to lose." —Dana Jean

    Get it from Amazon for $14.53 (available in three sizes).

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