21 July 2024

Summer Hair Care Round-up

Our Summer Hair Care Round-up provides an overview of great products for keeping your hair beautiful and healthy when dealing with stress from the sun’s UV rays, high temperatures, and more!

Estetica’s Summer Hair Care Round-up reminds you of products your hair needs to protect it from heat, brine, chlorine, and more frequent showering this season. From specific shampoos and conditioners to protective oils and how to maintain your color as fresh as possible. Take some advice from some of the best in the business!

Cervando Maldonado, OLAPLEX Global Brand Ambassador

OLAPLEX is very beneficial to hair in warm weather and heat. Start with the OLAPLEX No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo followed by OLAPLEX No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner. This is a good base to form a routine that helps with protecting your hair. Is your hair more damaged or dryer than usual? You can use OLAPLEX No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask for extra moisture. After shampooing and conditioning, it will depend on your hair type. For wavy or thicker hair, add OLAPLEX No. 6 Bond Smoother on damp hair. This helps to repair, strengthen, and add moisture to help with any damage from dryness or heat of the day. Once hair is dry, you can also add a little of the OLAPLEX No. 7 Bonding Oil to add shine, repair and protect from the elements. With straight, fine hair, you can add a little OLAPLEX Volumizing Blowdry Mist to shield it from heat & humidity. It’s also good for all hair types. Once dry, if needed you can add OLAPLEX No. 7 Bonding Oil for extra shine and protection.”

Briana Cisneros @wellahairusa Brand Ambassador Education

Care treatments should be applied daily! For best results, incorporate Wella Professionals Care products into your morning & night routines. Mist hair with Miracle Hair Rescue right after your shower. Then start your day with Protective Leave-in to protect your hair from everyday stresses.

Light blonde and red shades can be more difficult to maintain because hair tends to be more porous or dry. If you are looking for the highest level of color protection, we recommend the ColorMotion+ care regimen to meet your daily color saving needs.

Ultimate Repair Miracle Hair Rescue is perfect for REPAIRING damage caused when enjoying sunshine, dipping in the pool or ocean, or heat styling for a night out. Ultimate Repair Protective Leave-In is the ideal partner to PROTECT hair against the 5 causes of damage that you may experience in the summertime These include hair breakage caused by hats, hair clips, and ponytails. And remember that mechanical damage can be created by brushing wet hair or creative festival styles. Sunshine causes UV damage and keep hot tools on a lower setting.

Brendnetta Ashley•Stylist•SF (@edgybgirl) Curly Hair & Textured Hair Expert and Schwarzkopf Professional Ambassador

With spending more time in the sun, your leave-in conditioners are gonna be your best friends! For all hair types I like using BLONDME Blonde Wonder Glaze Mist. It’s a leave-in spray with 3D Bond Creation technology to create new bonds while protecting against UV rays. It also adds a great shine to the hair. The next is a great option for color treated hair Fibre Clinix Vibrancy Heat Protection Mist. It will protect your color and prevent fading while adding moisture to the hair. With both of these spray into damp hair and style as usual. 

When selecting hair products you want to think of what your specific hair needs are. Start by determining your hair type. Are you straight, wavy, curly, coily? Then determine if you are fine, medium, course. Next, determine if your hair is color treated or not. These questions will allow you to select what is best suited for your hair. For example if I’m curly, medium, and color treated I want to select a product that is color safe and hydrating to my curls. A great product would be BLONDME All Blondes Rich Shampoo and BLONDME All Blondes Rich Conditioner. Any color service has a level of maintenance  to it, however some colors require more maintenance than others. Light blondes, platinums, and vibrant reds require more maintenance. These tones fade faster if not properly treated.

Dana Cash: Eufora National Trainer

Eufora is and has always been aloe based, this truly replenished moisture and offers healing benefits after sun exposure and other summer elements. First get an assessment of your hairs current state. Is it lacking moisture, protein, or both? Is it damaged or do you have any scalp issues? Product prescribing will also target issue first and then add additional benefits like color protection. You can’t have healthy hair color without healthy hair! Eufora’s Beautifying Serum is a great all-in-one. It targets the scalp, the hair, and skin with UV protection and antioxidant benefits. Haircolor will always oxidize, even more so in sun and salt water, so I would say all. The obvious answer would be fashion colors and bright bold reds. But everyone with hair color should be extra cautious during summer months!2

Aaron Grenia, Co-founder of IGK Hair Care

For colored hair, look for products specifically formulated to protect and prolong color, such as color-safe shampoos and conditioners that are free from harsh sulfates. If your hair is not colored, you might focus more on products that provide hydration, protection, and repair from environmental stressors, without necessarily needing color-protection properties. We recommend using the IGK Intense Daily Smoothing Mask as part of your daily hair care routine, especially if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors or in harsh summer environments. Other products, like UV protection sprays or leave-in conditioners like our Thirsty Girl Coconut Milk Leave-In Conditioner, might be applied more frequently, especially before and after swimming or prolonged sun exposure.

IGK Good Behavior Intense Daily Smoothing Mask offers both prevention and treatment for summer hair. The formula contains innovative ingredients that form a protective barrier around the hair fiber, shielding it from the drying and damaging effects of the sun, saltwater, and chlorine. This mask includes deeply nourishing components that treat and repair hair, restoring moisture, and smoothing frizz caused by humidity.

Mego Ayvazian – Farouk Systems Vice President of Education and Shows

Product application should align with individual needs, adjusting as hair conditions evolve. A hairdresser can feel and tell when a particular hair treatment is not offering the same results as it did previously. It also applies to consumers at home. This change in results usually happens because the hair porosity can change with time due to different factors. A consultation with a hairdresser is the best option because, as an expert, he or she can give their clients the best products. For consumers with color-treated hair, they should look to opt for good color-enhancing shampoos while considering their hair type (curly, dry, or thin).

All CHI Haircare products, at Farouk Systems, Inc., are free of sulfates and parabens. With up to 90% natural ingredients and signature elements like silk, aloe, white truffle, and pearl powder, our formulations provide essential moisture, hydration, UV protection, and anti-aging properties. CHI products make sure that hair remains resilient and radiant throughout the summer while protecting against damage caused by heat exposure.

Summer Care with Nioxin

With summer around the corner, it’s time to start prepping your hair against shedding due to heat and humidity. To help minimize potential hair loss during the warmer months, Nioxin Ultimate Power Serum is clinically proven to improve hair anchorage, locking the hair into the head, and improving root resistance. Help keep your scalp healthy and clean for a foundation for thicker, fuller hair this summer with Nioxin System Kits. The brand’s best-selling product that delivers thicker and fuller hair in just 30 days is now streamlined into four formulas to easily find the right routine for your hair type. Rooted in scalp science, the three-part kit comes with a shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment designed for your specific hair needs.


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