Follow the Nexxus 3-step routine to protect your hair from summer sun damage.
Heat Wave! 3 Hair Products to Protect Your Locks This Summer
Sea-soaked, pool-dipped, sun-exposed—hair should be high on the list of things that require extra care in the summertime, up there with skin, eyes, and lips. Even wind, while not a bad styling tool (or vacation situation, see: sailing in the South of France or road-tripping in a convertible along the California coast), can add to seasonal woes, like dry, limp, and brittle locks. For protection, the Brigitte Bardot–inspired headscarf or Georgia O’Keeffe–esque wide-brimmed hat are a start, but some of the best defenses are actually built into products like protein-packed shampoos and conditioners, which offer more complete coverage.
For parched, chlorine-soaked hair, a moisturizing shampoo from Nexxus that’s silicone-free and enhanced by a nourishing caviar complex cleans and rebuilds without weighing down hair. Conditioner applied just at the ends and left in for three-to-five minutes untangles, moisturizes deeply and coats each strand with a hyper-hydrating barrier. For added protection, thoroughly blend in the brand's replenishing masque and leave hair wrapped and untouched for three minutes before rinsing, conditioning, and soaking again—in cool water only. Combing cleansed hairs before leaving the shower is another expert-approved hack to separating lengths without pulling on roots. Rinse and air dry: heat, even friction caused by towel-drying, will cause extra fraying.
Traveling light? Nexxus’s easy-to-pack water-based serum contains a complex blend of conditioning oils that repair and soften from root to tip. Use generously, then surf, swim, repeat!
Therappe Ultimate Moisture Shampoo, $13, nexxus.com; Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisture Conditioner, $18, nexxus.com
Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum, $20