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These Clean Haircare Picks Can Help Give You Soft Summer Strands

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Let’s face it: Summer can wreak havoc on hair. Whether you live in a humid (hello frizz) or dry (hello breakage) environment, taking extra care of your strands during warmer months is a must. The best protection is covering up (we recommend a great hat), but adding in a few protective and moisturizing products to your haircare routine can also prevent straw-like texture, flyaways and sun damage.

Try these eight clean haircare picks to give you soft, not brittle, summer strands.

Seed Phytonutrients Moisture Collection

Organic meadowfoam seed oil provides restoration and long-lasting hydration to the hair and scalp, while chestnut extract protects against sun and environmental damage. Shea and mango butters manage flyaways and lock in moisture, making it perfect for summer strands. Try the shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment.

Jane Iredale Powder Me Sunscreen

While not *technically* for hair, this sunscreen is a great addition to your outdoors routine because we often forget to protect our scalp from the sun. We love to use this dry sunscreen in the translucent shade along our part to help prevent sunburn (and the inevitable flaking/peeling that looks suspiciously like dandruff…). This one uses mineral sun-blocking titanium dioxide, which is the way to go (skip the chemical sunscreens, especially on scalp).

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray

The quintessential summer haircare must-have: a killer sea salt spray to fake those just-walked-off-the-beach waves. This one has the benefit of being an effective blend of simple, pure, clean ingredients—it contains twice the amount of salt you’ll find in the actual ocean, but an uplifting combo of essential oils keeps it from drying out your strands.

Bouclème Curl Cream

This new (and long-awaited) Curl Cream adds extra moisture to medium and tight curls. Featuring a blend of conditioning coconut and castor oils, humidity-resistant kukui nut oil and nutrient-rich coconut fruit extract, this leave-in cream minimizes frizz and provides soft hold to create defined, shiny and touchable curls. It can be used on wet hair to style curls or on dry hair for a moisture boost.

Reverie MILK Anti-Frizz Leave-In Treatment

Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment is a lightweight formula that leaves hair moisturized without weighing it down. Created with a potent blend of 16 essential oils, this leave-in conditioner imparts an herbal scent, while rich oils of coconut, olive and almond reduce frizz and add shine. The herbal scent makes it great for men and women alike.

Innersense Organic Beauty Hydrating Hair Masque

A luxurious masque to repair and revitalize dry, coarse and damaged hair, this vanilla and sage scented treatment repairs and restores. Flax seed, shea butter, coconut and tamanu oils, and quinoa repair hair while delivering rich hydration and shine. We love to leave it in overnight for a super-luxe treatment.

Josh Rosebrook Comb + Brush Set

No hair routine is complete without gentle styling tools that actually enhance, instead of break, strands. Crafted by green beauty hair stylist Josh Rosebrook, this comb + brush combo is gentle to your scalp and the environment. They’re made from Ash wood from France and Hornbeam wood pins, and are biodegradable and cruelty-free. Designed for all hair types and textures, the delicate pins massage the scalp and follicles to improve the appearance of vibrant, healthy hair. The wood picks up oils from hair and scalp for a fresh and balanced appearance. Caucciù plant brush pad cuts down on static and flyaways, making them even more ideal for summer.

Slip Silk Pillowcase

A pure silk pillowcase can tame and protect hair in a number of ways. It helps prevent overnight tugging that can lead to breakage, while also helping to prevent bedhead (it’s that slippery silk that helps). Bonus: It can help curb those telltale I-didn’t-mean-to-wake-up-like-this creases on your face too.

Want more tips on softer strands? Try these Manuka honey recipes for an at-home hair mask, or this high-protein hair mask for coarse or tightly curled hair.

About The Author

Nicolle Mackinnon

Nicolle Mackinnon

Stemming from her personal journey to treat her celiac disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Nicolle serves as a writer and editor for several leading publications helping women understand how important, stylish and fun it is to commit to clean beauty. By way of her contributions to No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and numerous beauty brands' blogs, websites and social media, Nicolle has become a trusted voice on the correlation between health and beauty. Follow her journey on Instagram and connect with her via nicollemackinnon.com.

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