Laidback, beachy hair is the perfect summer beauty accessory, but vacation season comes with plenty of its own pitfalls when it comes to haircare. UV exposure, chlorine and sea salt can all wreak havoc on your tresses, leaving you with dry, crispy locks come September. Here are five styling products that will keep you looking the part this summer, while protecting your hair at the same time.
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Memory Mist, Ouai
First things first—sun protection is key during the summer months, and that goes for your hair as well as your skin. Several heat protection sprays now offer UV protection too, making them the easiest way to keep your hair in good condition while at the beach. Memory Mist by Ouai safeguards against the color alteration and oxidation caused by UV damage, and also promises to hold your style in place until the next wash.
24K Beach Glam Mineral Wave Spray, Sally Hershberger
The sticky, drying salt sprays of old have been revamped, meaning you no longer have to deal with clumpy products in order to perfect the surfer vibe of your dreams. Sally Hershberger's new 24K Beach Glam Mineral Wave Spray uses natural minerals to recreate the look instead.
Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray, Oribe
Humidity can be a dealbreaker when it comes to good hair days, and too much sun exposure can dry out your hair. Luckily, Oribe's Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray has everything you need to bask in the sunny islands this summer. The product's blend of moisturisers and plant extracts, including hydrolised wheat protein, helps protect the hair cuticles from sun damage and oxidative stress while adding body and shine to your locks.
Mousse Bouffante, Kérastase
If salt sprays aren't your thing, try this mousse from Kérastase for volume and texture. Formulated with Vitamin E and UV filters, your tresses will be protected from environmental stressors and UV rays all summer. Micronised polymers help to hold your style without any stiffness and weight, so you don't have to worry about limp, clumpy hair at the end of the day.
Chance Eau Tendre, Chanel
Fragrance at the beach is a little too much, but hair mists are having a moment, so try adding a spritz into your beach routine for a fun finish. Chanel's Chance Eau Tendre features notes of grapefruit, jasmine and white musk for a light, summery vibe.
Additional reporting: Chloe Pek
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