Let's face it — beach waves are much more attainable with a wide-barrel curling iron than with ocean water. While sea breeze-tousled hair is always in style, direct exposure to sunlight and drying saltwater can lead to damaged, frizzy strands. Our must-have hair products for the summer provide benefits for all hair types, whether you're craving moisture, SPF, or UV protection for blondes.
Don't be afraid to let your hair down with our seven favorite beach-ready hair products.
Ouai Wave Spray
Embrace fresh-from-the-ocean hair with Ouai's salt-free wave spray ($26). Formulated with coconut oil and rice protein, this product keeps frizz at bay and encourages soft texture.
Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
Protect your strands from sun exposure and dryness with a UV-defense mist from Aveda ($32.50). Ideal for color-treated hair, this lightweight product helps your highlights from the sun.
Give your tresses some much-needed replenishing after a day of sun and saltwater with a deep conditioning mask from Camille Rose ($19.99). Ideal for natural hair, this treatment is made with cocoa and mango butter for healthy, moisturized locks.
Sun Bum Blonde Tone Enhancer Leave In Spray
Prevent your blonde from going brassy with a leave-in spray made for beachgoers. Sun Bum's blonde tone enhancer ($15.49) with blue spirulina and argan oil hydrates your hair and preserves your highlights.
Supergoop! Poof 100% Mineral Part Powder SPF 35
If keeping oil at bay in the summer heat is a priority, try this mineral part powder from Supergoop ($34). This powder product feels similar to a dry shampoo and provides SPF protection to your scalp.
Shu Umera Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Hair Oil
Treat your tresses to this luxe oil from Shu Umera ($69). Moisturizing yet lightweight, it provides UV protection while keeping your hair soft and supple.
Credits: All images courtesy of brands; cover image by Kiyana Tehrani.