Summer is officially here ladies, which means higher temps and humid-filled days are on their way. And while this weather makes for a perfect beach day, it can also make it a nightmare to keep curls at bay. So in order to make your days go a bit smoother we rounded up some of the best products to help keep your curls looking their very best no matter your hair concern. Whether it’s frizz, parched strands, or sun damage that has got you worried these curl saviors have got you covered.
Suave Avocado + Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, $4.59 each
A proper haircare regimen begins with an ultra-nourishing shampoo and conditioner. Hot summer days can easily make your hair drier than ever and that’s where this moisturizing duo comes into play. Infused with avocado and olive oil this shampoo and conditioner will leave your hair noticeably soft, lustrous, and more manageable after one wash— all while preventing frizz. Plus, at less than five bucks pop these products are super budget-friendly so you can save your cash for more important things, like happy hour of course.
DevaCurl Buildup Buster, $28
If you thought that micellar water only worked for removing makeup prepare to have your mind blown. Unlike most micellar water products DevaCurl’s latest innovation is meant specifically for your scalp. The unique formula completely strips away any oil, dead skin, and product build-up on your scalp (think of it like a hair detox.) Simply switch out your regular shampoo with this serum whenever you feel like your hair is being weighed down by dirt and products. And since the formula is packed with jojoba oil and abyssinica seed oil you won’t have to worry about it leaving hair dry. However, I do recommend following up with a deep conditioner.
Moroccan Oil Curl Re-energizing Spray, $26
No matter how much time you put into styling sometimes curls lose their shape after a long day, which calls for a quick refresh. Bring end-of-the-day curls right back to life with a few spritzes of this hydrating spray. The light formula contains a blend of argan oil, green tea, and aloe juice to add a bit of shine and bounce back to your curls, without any greasy residue.
Kinky Curly Pool Party Leave-In Conditioner, $12
One thing many of us often forget during the summer is that the sun can be ultra damaging to hair as well. If you plan to be out in the sun for a long period of time using a protective hair product is a must. This leave-in conditioner contains UV protection to shield hair from the sun’s harmful rays and reduces chlorine retention, while keeping your hair moisturized.
SheaMoisture Kukui Nut & Grapeseed Oils Damage Rehab Treatment Masque, $3.49
If your hair is starting to look a bit lackluster after a few pool and beach trips a revitalizing mask is just what you need. A blend of nutrient-rich kukui nut, grapeseed oil, avocado oil and shea butter works to instantly hydrate and strengthen damaged hair. Best of all this mask comes in a cute individual package so you can easily take it with you on those weekend getaways.
Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel, $26
We all know that when it comes to curls frizz is public enemy number one and during humid days it becomes a major hair concern. This unique gel formula uses a special protein found in silk to seal hair cuticles keeping moisture and humidity out—meaning no unwanted frizz pop-ups. And unlike other gels this lightweight product easily defines curls without leaving that yucky crunchy feeling in your hair, while also protecting it from UV damage.