We love summer, but boy, does it play havoc on our hair. From sun exposure to humidity, chorine, and saltwater, the elements all conspire to leave our hair dry, brittle, frizzy, damaged, lackluster… the list goes on. But fear not! There are a number of beauty products – rescue remedies, if you will – that can solve your problem. Whether your concern is flat, flyaway hair without volume, or thick piles of damaged and unruly hair, we’ve got you covered.
To ensure super-hydrated hair, start with a hair mask. Unlike regular conditioner, which only hydrates the top layer of hair, a mask penetrates deeper. Hair oil, on the other hand, is a more versatile product that can be used on wet or dry hair and is ideal for helping temporarily disguise split ends. For extra moisture, apply to your dry hair and leave in for a while before shampooing. Alternatively, apply hair oil to towel-tried hair before styling for extra protection from heat damage. For fresh-from-the-salon hair, styling products can also make a world of difference. They help protect hair from heat damage and can add shine, bounce or frizz-control.
If your locks have been stripped of its natural oils, leaving you with parched locks, these nine products will help give new life to your hair.
FIX 1: Hair masks
Quick and easy to use, a mask will sort your hair in the time it takes to shower. Choose a deeply nourishing mask and gently comb it through your hair post-shampoo. Leave in for a few miutes, rinse off, and then apply conditioner.
For colour-treated hair:
Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Pak
For frizzy hair:
Aveda Smooth Infusion Smoothing Masque
For all hair types:
MoroccanOil Smoothing Mask
FIX 2: Hair oil
If you have extremely dry and damaged hair, add hair oil to your routine. Apply either on towel-dried hair before styling, overnight for some serious TLC or after styling to just the ends to keep flyaways at bay.
For unmanageable hair:
Kahina 100% Organic Argan Oil
For fine hair:
Toni & Guy Radiating Tropical Oil
FIX 3: Styling products
Using the correct styling products can make all the difference when you’re struggling with dry, damaged hair. More than ever, you have to protect your hair from heat.
For thick hair:
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Smoothing Anti-Frizz Blowout Butter
For long hair:
GHD Advanced Split End Therapy
For all hair types:
Dr Paw Paw It Does It All