9 Best Products to Get Summer-Damaged Hair Ready for Fall

Labor Day has come and gone, which means summer is already in the rear view mirror. But if you’ve done the season right with plenty of sun-filled days in the sand and surf or time by the pool and backyard barbecue, you may have found yourself with a bit of a summer beauty hangover. Especially your hair, which can show all the telltale signs of chlorine, saltwater, sun, and more.

Hit the reset button with these products that are tailor-made for summer-damaged hair, and those luscious locks will return in a flash — just in time for fall.

1. Gloss Moderne High Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner

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Gloss Moderne High Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner | Gloss Moderne

Gloss Moderne describes their High Gloss Shampoo as feeling like pouring a million tiny champagne bubbles over your hair. If that’s not reason enough to use this product, then we don’t know what is. Who doesn’t need a bit of a bubbly after too many sun-drenched days, after all. The shampoo leaves hair shiny and clean, restoring its original brilliance. As for the High Gloss Conditioner, it’s like a two-minute vacation for your hair — and your locks return rested, relaxed, and glowing.

2. TriSwim Chlorine-Out Shampoo

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TriSwim Chlorine-Out Shampoo | TriSwim

In other shampoo news, TriSwim’s Chlorine-Out Shampoo is perfect for all of you pool partiers whose strands have seen one too many days of chlorine. It contains aloe for its moisturizing, soothing, and calming properties, which renews your hair. The shampoo also contains vitamins A and E, but most importantly, it removes the chlorine chemical and odor, plus it eliminates the greenish tint.

3. Sun Bum Beach Formula 3 in 1 Leave-In

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Sun Bum Beach Formula 3 in 1 Leave-In | Sun Bum

Aside from its perfect brand name, Sun Bum has a full range of solutions for sun-drenched (and damaged) hair. Specifically, the Beach Formula 3 In 1 Leave In protects, detangles, and conditions locks while enhancing and restoring natural body. It also controls frizz, prevents split ends, and slows color fading, leaving your hair silky smooth and shiny.

4. SachaJuan Hair After the Sun

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SachaJuan Hair After the Sun | SachaJuan

It’s about as simple as it gets with SachaJuan’s Hair After the Sun conditioner, which can act as a leave-in product or be rinsed out. With ocean silk technology, it re-moisturizes strands and highly conditions to restore radiance after exposure to harsh sunlight.

5. Original & Mineral Project Sukuroi Gold Smoothing Balm

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Original & Mineral Project Sukuroi Gold Smoothing Balm | Original & Mineral

Original & Mineral’s Gold Smoothing Balm is inspired by Kintsukuroi — the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold lacquer. So, just think what it can do for your hair! This hydrating and conditioning formula features three key ingredients including the antioxidant-rich Gold of Pleasure oil plus revitalizing Australian macadamia oil and strengthening keratin, which work together to repair damaged tresses. You’ll get a smooth, ultra-soft finish and long-lasting shine.

6. Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil

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Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil | Captain Blankenship

If you’ve spent too many days in the ocean, then Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil is here to save the day. Nourishing organic plant oils, including antioxidant-rich argan oil, hydrating jojoba oil, and moisturizing kukui nut oil, add luster and smoothness to locks that are dry, brittle, and feeling the effects of sun and saltwater. The hair oil is also a perfect remedy to tame frizzy hair. And with an uplifting coastal scent, you’ll still be transported to the water every day.

7. Verb Hydrating Hair Mask

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Verb Hydrating Hair Mask | Verb

With an optimal blend of ingredients, including glycerin and babaso oil, Verb’s Hydrating Hair Mask is like a long drink of restorative coconut water for your hair. The vegan, sulfate-free, and gluten-free mask is a good way to replenish sun-damaged hair for the fall season, locking in moisture and restoring luster and shine. We love the delicious grapefruit scent, too.

8. Bamboo Beach Summer Sun Recovery Spray

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Bamboo Beach Summer Sun Recovery Spray | Bamboo Beach

Bamboo Beach Summer Sun Recovery Spray is a hydrating leave-in conditioner that fully revitalizes sun-parched hair. It helps to restore hydration, making strands more manageable, smooth, soft, and shiny. It’s also specifically formulated with UV filters to help combat the damaging effects of the sun, pool, and saltwater should you still be soaking up any of the last rays of summer.

9. Living Proof Frizz Humidity Shield

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Living Proof Frizz Humidity Shield | Living Proof

Dry and fried strands are an unavoidable part of post-summer hair, meaning frizz. The Living Proof Frizz Humidity Shield is a weightless solution for dry hair that blocks humidity to prevent and correct the first signs of frizz. It’s powered by the brand’s patented frizz-fighting molecule (OFPMA) along with smoothing emollients, an anti-static agent, and a UV protectant to work on dry hair anytime, anywhere while also blocking those rays and offering future protection against damage.

Let the fall season begin!

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