The 10 Hottest Hair Products, Styles and Tips for Summer

Summer is in full swing! But the season's heat and the humidity can do a number on your quest to look presentable, let alone cute this summer

Published Time: 04.07.2024 - 16:31:05 Modified Time: 04.07.2024 - 16:31:05

Summer is in full swing! But the season's heat and the humidity can do a number on your quest to look presentable, let alone cute this summer.

That's why we reached out to Hollywood's hottest hairstylists — and put a ton of new launches to the test — to find products and styles to try right now.

From elevated takes on braids and buns to innovations to boost color and shine — and the latest texturizers for classic beach waves, the gallery below meets every need.

And once you have your hair in check, check out our top picks for bodycare, SPF, makeup and fragrance this summer, too.

When it’s steamy out, a sleek braid will get your hair off your neck while looking chic. Kerry Washington’s hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew applied a leave-in conditioner to damp strands, then added her TSD Hair Yaki Ponytail extensions ($200 and up; to create the star’s two “sexy” braids. For Alison Brie’s “soft, zero fuss” look, hairstylist Clariss Rubenstein used the Nexxus Slick Stick ($18; on the length of her ponytail before braiding it topreventflyaways.

If your strands are looking thinner and feel weaker, a scalp serum can help give your follicles a boost. This one uses hydrating glycerin, plus vitamins B3, E, zinc and peptides to strengthen hair and promote growth. For best results, part hair into small sections, and massage a few drops into your scalp at least three times a week. 

Buy It! Dove Scalp + Hair Therapy Fullness Restore Scalp Serum, $10;

Curls and coils can require an arsenal of stylers to maintaintheir shape in the heat and humidity. This hydrating squalane-and-jojoba-oil-infused cream streamlines your routine by fighting frizz and adding definition all in one formula. 

Buy It! Redken Hydrating Curl Cream, $32;

Sun, chlorine and saltwater can do a number on your color. This at-home formula enhances and tones your shade and blends grays, for up to 16 shampoos. Bonus: It can also be used on your natural hair to amp up the color.

Buy It! dp Hue Color Dream, $32;

Head spas are popping up in N.Y.C. an -

d L.A., and they’re as heavenly as they sound (think hot-oil massages and steam deep-conditioning treatments). Can’t make it to one? Create the experience in your own bathroom with the new Canopy Handheld Shower Massager, which has jets to increase blood circulation and deep-clean your scalp. 

Buy It! Canopy Handheld Filtered Showerhead, $150;

This summer game changer not only absorbs oil, but it also has zinc oxide and antioxidants to shield your scalp and hair from UV rays, which makes it a beach-bag must-have. Plus it contains peppermint oil for a cooling sensation. 

Buy It! Abyssian Solar Glow Dry Shampoo, $26;

When celebrity hairstylist Dimitris Giannetos debuted Joey King’slighter look on Instagram he cheekily dubbed the hue Playboy Blonde.To keep this almost platinum shade bright, he recommends using a violet-pigmented product.

Buy It! Moroccanoil Treatment Purple, $38;

With these new stylers, you can give your hair a tousled, “just came back from the beach” look, no ocean required. 

Cream: This seaweed-infused find adds definition without any crunchiness. 

Buy It! KMS ConsciousStyle Beach Style Creme, $25.50;

Mousse: Ideal for fine hair, this airy foam has aloe and coconut water. 

Buy It! IGK Beach Club High-Shine Texture Foam, $32;

Spray: Mist this sea-salt formula on damp hair, and scrunch to enhance waves. 

Buy It! Ion Sun Care Sea Salt Spray, $10.50;

These sea-inspired accessories add a fun vibe to your look.

Buy It! RPZL Ivory Shell Claw Clip, $24;

Buy It! The Hair Edit Gilded Mermaid Shell Claw Clip, $15;

If you have a wedding or party on the calendar, try Rachel Brosnahan’s breezy updo. Hairstylist Scott King created the “effortless” look by pulling her hair into a ponytail, leaving out the face-framing pieces. Next, he twisted the length of the pontyail around the base and pinned it in place with bobby pins.

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