6 Post-Summer Hair Treatments
If your hair looks fried and dull from the summer sun, these reparative treatments will make those straw-like strands softer, shinier, and smoother.
Palmer’s Coconut Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack
Ideal for travel, these single-use treatments occupy minimal space in your carry on but swiftly detangle hair after a day at the beach or the pool. Apply the mask to damp hair, twist it up into a bun, and rinse a few minutes later. Coconut and vitamin E soften strands, so you'll have a much easier time gliding a comb through them.
To buy: $2, target.com.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist
This drugstore deep conditioner will help infuse life (plus shine and moisture) into parched hair with a blend of sea kelp, jojoba seed oil, and aloe. Use it in place of your conditioner after a beach vacation or post-coloring.
To buy: $3, amazon.com.
Clear Scalp & Hair Intense Hydration Conditioner
Most hair treatments are too heavy to apply to roots and can leave hair flat. Not this one. Its key ingredient—cactus extract—hydrates the scalp, alleviating flakes and tightness. Apply it root to tip, massage through, wait 5-10 minutes, and then rinse.
To buy: $6, drugstore.com.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Mutli-Usage Dry Oil
Apply this vitamin-rich oil when you don’t have time to shower, but need a quick fix for ragged ends. No need to rinse—just dab and go. It multitasks as a hair, body, and cuticle oil, as well as a sultry fragrance.
To buy: $30, birchbox.com.
Oribe Masque for Beautiful Color
It’s a splurge, but this luxurious tub contains mango butter to condition, ceramides to smooth the hair shaft (resulting in less frizz), and bioflavonoids to protect color from fading. After shampooing, apply it to the bottom half of your hair and then comb through. It rinses clean, yet leaves a weightless veil that helps shield hair from UV damage. You only need a little bit, so it lasts a few months.
To buy: $59, birchbox.com.
Kérastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp and Hair Concentrate
Strengthen weak, brittle, and breakage-prone hair with this silky serum. Divide clean, towel-dried hair into a section, then drag the applicator (it comes with a pipette for precise application) directly on the scalp. Repeat on a few different sections, and then massage the formula into the scalp and style as usual. Ceramides reduce breakage, while green tea protects against free radicals. (Warning: The formula boosts hair growth, so you might have to touch-up colored hair more often.)
To buy: $61, kerastase-usa.com.
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