12 best summer hair products for super healthy locks
Sun, sea and sand can often leave our hair needing a little extra TLC through the summer months. But the best summer hair products can help to keep it in tip-top condition between trips to the salon.
Intensive treatments and nourishing masks can help to soothe hair that has been stressed out from chlorine, salt water and sunshine. Giving our hair a break from styling tools to let it dry naturally can also help to keep things healthy. And always remember to wear a hat to protect your scalp when in the sun.
Here, we share the 12 of the best summer hair products for healthy, strong and shiny tresses. Scroll on for our top hair product picks.
Our pick of the best hair products for summer
Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil – £28
Olaplex has gained a cult following for its restorative hair products, earning it a place on our list of best hair products for summer.
The haircare brand’s No.7 helps to repair damaged and compromised hair, while strengthening and protecting its structure for a healthier appearance and texture.
If you’re prone to split ends, smooth the weightless, restorative styling oil through your lengths for extra shine and to tame frizz all summer long.
OUAI St Barts Scalp and Body Scrub – £36
Scrub away product build-up over summer with OUAI’s weekly detox of a blend of sugar and coconut oil for your body and scalp.
Sugar crystals help to gently exfoliate the scalp while increasing microcirculation, and coconut oil fatty acids add extra nourishment.
The fragrance screams summer with notes of dragonfruit, orange blossom, tuberose and baltic amber. Gorgeous.
Jim and Henry Eight Leave-In Conditioner – £35
Suited to curly and afro hair types, Jim and Henry’s Leave-In Conditioner uses just eight ingredients to nourish thick textures when it needs it most.
Ingredients include shea butter to soften and hydrate and rosemary essential oil to protect your strands. Apply from root to tip on damp or just-washed hair. Leave in and style as you like.
Philip Kingsley Swimcap – £20
Locks got a greenish tinge from jumping in and out of the pool?
Philip Kingsley’s Swimcap can help to add an extra layer of protection by deeply conditioning hair and shielding it from the damaging effects of pool and salt water.
Just leave on hair to guard against effects of sun and water while swimming and sunbathing.
Percy & Reed Bye Bye Dry Hydrating TLC Mask – £28
Percy & Reed’s Bye Bye Dry Hydrating TLC Mask is a rescue remedy for tired, overworked hair, serving strength and moisture in a 10-minute treatment.
Harnessing the powers of marshmallow root extract, aloe and coconut oil, the product has been specifically formulated to repair frizzy, coarse, damaged or chemically-treated hair in just a few minutes.
Use the treatment weekly for healthy hair, or pop in your shower in place of a conditioner on wash days.
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Beauty Pie Coconut Water Heat Shield Blow Dry Spray – £10 with membership
Perfecting your beachy blowout? A heat protector is a must when using hot hair styling tools (all year round, in fact).
Beauty Pie’s Coconut Water Heat Shield Blow Dry Spray doubles up as both a heat protectant and styling spray, creating a barrier for fine, weak or damaged hair.
Not only does coconut water scream summer, but the electrolytes, amino acids, vitamins and minerals in the ingredient help to replenish, detoxify and fortify hair.
You’ll be left with a natural bouncy finish and super healthy locks.
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Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler – £10.99
If your hair is often left tangled and knotted from days in the pool, a detangler will be a god send.
Shea Moisture’s Extra Moisture Detangler is best suited to natural curly, coily hair, using natural botanicals to condition and smooth out dryness and damage.
Argan oil, sea kelp and Fairtrade shea butter help to deliver intense moisture and nourishment, helping to restore body, shine and manageability.
We Are Paradoxx Hangover Hair Elixir – £30
Summer fun left your hair feeling a little… hungover? We Are Paradoxx’s Hangover Hair Elixir will breathe new life into your tresses, with extra rehydration to restore damaged and brittle hair.
Working as both a leave-in treatment or a finishing oil, Irish whiskey helps to add shine and bounce to dull and frizzy hair for a silky finish.
Ingredients also include coconut, soya and argan oils to intensely moisturise strands.
Gisou Propolis Infused Texturising Wave Spray – £31
If you’re desperate for beachy and effortlessly undone waves for summer, Gisou’s Texturising Wave Spray is your answer.
In just a few spritzes, this spray helps to create movement, texture and bounce without feeling heavy.
Propolis, which is made by the mighty bee, contains lots of oils, vitamins, minerals and flavonoids to keep your hair seriously healthy.
Plus, the spray also has a UV filter to protect against sun damage, making it a no-brainer for our list of best summer hair products.
Davines SU Milk – £22
Just like we protect our skin from the sun with SPF, Davines’ SU Milk can do the same for our hair.
The leave-on softening milk is enriched with UV filters to protect colour and hydrate, all while enjoying the sunshine.
And the milk keeps hair feeling lusciously soft for summer and helps to loosen out any tangles when brushing as a leave-in conditioner too.
Michael Van Clarke LifeSaver UV Leave-in Styling treatment – £29.50
This 3-in-1 moisturising miracle from celebrity hairstylist Michael Van Clarke styles, treats and offers UV colour protection for your locks – all in one bottle.
Cashmere proteins drive deep into hair shaft to repair and strengthen, reducing splitting and thinning hair, making it a perfect choice for summer.
Your hair will feel thicker, smoother, softer and stronger. Plus, you can use the LIZLOVES code to save 15% at Michael Van Clarke.
Aussie SOS Blonde Hydration Vegan Purple Shampoo – £5.99
Sunshine and pool dips can often leave blonde, grey and lighter hair colours discoloured. But a purple shampoo is a great way to restore its colour and banish brassy tones in between trips to the salon.
We love this affordable option from Aussie, priced at just £5.99.
The formula helps to neutralise brassy and yellow tones to leave blonde hair boosted, hydrated and bright, and is infused with superfoods.