The one negative aspect about summer that most females can agree on is how rough it is on our hair. From the chlorine in pool water to overexposure from the sun, our precious locks really take a beating when the summer months come around. Luckily, we’ve discovered five fabulous products that can really lock in moisture and improve hair quality. Be sure to stock up on the following:
1. Straight Arrow’s Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo and Conditioner
This inseparable pair has been around for what seems like ages. Consistent use will give you the gift of longer, stronger, healthier hair. Just ask the horses who this product was originally made for! This horse to human crossover is arguably one of the best kept secrets of the hair world. As a committed user for the past 5 years, I can assure you, it works! You can find Straight Arrow products at most local beauty retailers and pharmacies.
2. Moroccan Oil Restorative Hair Mask
What a gem this little tub is! Use a generous amount on shampooed, towel-dried hair once a week. Comb it through your hair with a wide toothed comb. Leave it on for about 10 minutes (I like to wrap my hair up and leave it on for 20) and then rinse off. You will immediately notice your hair’s softer, more manageable texture that will only improve week after week. As an added bonus, the incredible smell lingers in your hair all day! At $74.40, it doesn’t come cheap from Moroccan Oil’s website, but search for it from online beauty retailers (or even Amazon) to get it for half the cost!
3. Moroccan Oil Treatment
A little bit goes a long way. Put a dime sized drop of oil on your palm and run it through your locks from mid-hair to ends. Avoid the roots unless you really need it, as it can make your hair look oily. It smoothes out frizz and flyways, but more importantly, it moisturizers hair that’s been BBQ’d by the summertime. Like the restorative hair mask, be sure to order online to get the best price.
4. Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle
No matter the season, most of us still favor the blow driers, wands, and flat irons for the fresh-out-of-the-salon look. This item is an absolute must in such cases. A couple of sprays over wet hair will not only protect you from the damage associated with heat-styling, but it will ease the detangling process. This two-in-one treasure is a Birchbox exclusive and can be ordered on their website, www.birchbox.com.
Okay, so while this isn’t a “product,” braids are a must for summer. Not only are they absolutely adorable, but they maintain hair in almost any situation. A French braid stays put while swimming in a pool or at the beach. A well done fishtail braid will stand up against those hot, but windier days. What’s even more amazing is that you’re avoiding those unbearable tangles during summer’s unpredictable weather. Another perk? Undo the braid after you get home for natural beach waves!
Practice these tips, and keep all of these products in stock to maintain manageable, beautiful hair all summer long.
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