Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities, beach days, and sunshine, but the season can also pose challenges for maintaining healthy, vibrant hair. From sun damage to frizz-inducing humidity, summer weather can wreak havoc on your locks. Fear not! This guide will answer your pressing summer hair care questions and help you keep your hair looking fabulous all season long.

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How Can I Protect My Hair from Sun Damage?

Just as your skin needs protection from the sun's harmful rays, so does your hair. Prolonged sun exposure can lead to dryness, breakage, and color fading. Here’s how to shield your hair from the sun:

Use Products with UV Protection:

Look for hair products that contain UV filters. Sprays, leave-in conditioners, and oils with UV protection create a barrier against the sun’s rays, helping to prevent damage.

UV Protection Leave Ins

Rahua Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier

Great for fine to medium hair types and includes UV and heat protection.

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Evolvh Smart Start Leave in Conditioner

Go-to for medium hair types and also kicks UV rays and heat to the curb.


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Oway Glossy Nectar

This ultra-rich hair serum makes it perfect for dry, damaged or thicker hair types.

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Wear Hats or Scarves:

Covering your hair with a hat or a scarf provides a physical barrier against the sun. Opt for wide-brimmed hats to protect both your hair and scalp.

Hydrate with Oils & Hair Masks:

Sun exposure can dry out your hair, so keeping it hydrated is crucial. Apply nourishing oils, like Naturally Drenched Watermelon Dreams Oil, daily as well as a weekly deep conditioning mask, like Evolvh Ultra Repair Reconstructing Masque, to maintain moisture and protect the hair shaft.

Avoid Peak Sun Hours:

Whenever possible, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun during peak hours (10 AM to 4 PM). If you’re outdoors, seek shade frequently to give your hair a break from the sun.

What Are the Best Products for Frizzy Hair in Humid Weather?

Humidity is the nemesis of smooth, sleek hair. It causes frizz and can make styling a challenge. Here are some tips and product recommendations to tame frizz:

Anti-Frizz Serums:

Serums like, Oway Silk'n Glow Anti-frizz Serum or 100% Pure B5 Pro Vitamin Smoothing Serum, are excellent for taming frizz and adding shine. Apply a small amount to damp hair before styling.

Smoothing Shampoos and Conditioners:

Use a smoothing shampoo and conditioner duo, such as the Evolvh Ultra Shine Shampoo and Conditioner, to combat humidity and keep hair smooth.

Leave-In Conditioners:

Products like Rahua Leave in Treatment, provide moisture and help control frizz throughout the day.

Anti-Humidity Hairsprays:

Sprays like Davines Strong Hairspray form a protective barrier against humidity, keeping your style intact.

Hydrating Masks:

Weekly deep conditioning masks, such as Briogeo Super Moisture Hydrating Masque , can help maintain moisture levels and reduce frizz.

How Do I Protect My Hair Color This Summer?

Color-treated hair requires special care, especially in the summer when the sun and chlorine can cause fading and damage. Here’s how to maintain your hair color:

Use Color-Safe Products:

Choose shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for color-treated hair. Products like Oway Color Protection Shampoo and Conditioner help preserve color and keep hair hydrated.

Incorporate Color-Depositing Conditioners:

To keep your color vibrant, use color-depositing conditioners that refresh your hair color with each use. Kavella Purple Shampoo is great for maintaining blonde tones.

Avoid Frequent Washing:

Washing your hair too often can strip it of natural oils and fade color. Aim to wash your hair 2-3 times per week and use dry shampoo, like Cult & King Hair Powder, in between to keep it fresh.

Rinse with Cool Water:

Hot water can open the hair cuticle, causing color to fade faster. Rinse your hair with cool water to seal the cuticle and lock in color.

Protect Hair from Chlorine:

Chlorine can be harsh on color-treated hair. Before swimming, wet your hair and apply a leave-in conditioner, like Cult & King Tonik Hair and Scalp Purifier which protects your hair and scalp from UV rays, to create a barrier. Wearing a swim cap can also help protect your hair.

best hair products for summer

GmReverie Rake

RAKE styling balm is as nourishing as it gets- like a hair mask with hold. And it protects your hair from UV rays!


Oway After Sun Hair Mask

Hydrate and relieve stressers caused by UV damage.

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Cult & King Balm

This unisex ultra-hydrating balm is great for hair or skin suffering from dryness. Also works as a great beard balm.

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This spray fights frizz while protecting fron heat

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Oway after-sun hair & body Bath

Use this all-in-one hair and body bath to thoroughly cleanse while treating from UV exposure.



Sun exposure can dry out and irritate your scalp. Use Viori's soothing essential oil based tea tree and mint shampoo bar to cleanse and treat dry, itchy scalp.

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