Summer, summer, summertime is great for beaching, picnicking, and brunching outdoors. But it’s not so great for your hair. With warmer weather comes humidity, and as much as we love rooting on our favorite sports team, no gal wants to be sporting a baseball cap to starve off frizz. To survive the dog days of summer in New York City, you’re going to need a few secret weapons—check out our favorite hair products below.
You know how great your hair looks after a day at the beach? The secret is saltwater. To recreate the sexy, sun-dried, wind-style feel when you’re stuck in the concrete jungle, try Bumble & Bumble’s saltwater-based styling spray. It will add volume and texture, plus provide plenty of hold for a sleek, matte finish. It’s a tropical vacay for your hair.
Moroccanoil Frizz Control ($33.60)
Specifically formulated for all hair types—healthy, dry, curly or straight—this serum fights frizz and controls static in any weather. Plus it smells intoxicating, not chemically, like other mainstream brands. The magic ingredients? Argan oil and Vitamin E—they keep hair smooth, calm, and manageable in the dampest or driest conditions, so you can take part in water-gun fights without worry.
There’s nothing worse than spending a half hour blowdrying your hair only to end up looking like a Popple doll the moment you step outside. The solution? This thermal anti-frizz protection spray by Kerastase. It not only provides shine and control, but it is also guaranteed to reduce your time spent with the blowdryer. Best of all, it protects your locks from heat damage (up to 450 degrees) and offers 72 hours of frizz protection.
Looking for a way to intensify curls, tame frizz, and increase shine—look no more! Using a wheat protein blend that expands when hair is wet and retracts when hair is dry, Aveda’s Be Curly is the way to lock in curls or waves (and banish frizz and flyaways). To keep hair looking healthy and not greasy, start with a dime-sized amount and use more as needed.
Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment ($42)
Moisturized hair is happy hair—and happy hair is frizz-free. To keep your locks feeling fine, use this weightless deep conditioning treatment once a week. Formulated with Living Proof’s moisture-controlling molecules, it will nourish each strand, increase strength and manageability, and leave your hair soft, shiny, and smooth.