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Get Wavy Hair That Looks Like You Spent a Day At The Beach
The secret to faking ocean-swept waves is to start in the shower with a texture-enhancing shampoo, like IGK’s and skip conditioner—we swear!—to create an authentic roughed-up feel. Then, if you have fine hair, mist salt spray from roots to ends and tousle with your hands. For thicker hair, scrunch a sculpting cream all over to smooth frizz and lock in the shape.
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Put Away Your Blowdryer and Let Your Hair Air Dry
Applying the right product for your hair type while your strands are still wet will help your hair air-dry to perfection.
If your hair is curly...Work this Carol’s Daughter leave-in through your hair for bouncy coils sans diffuser.
If your hair is wavy... Style your hair in the shower—yes, really! After shampooing and conditioning, run a generous amount of Living Proof’s new styler throughout your hair, then rinse. Towel-dry and give a quick scrunch to enhance your natural texture.
If your hair is straight... Use a bit of this Matrix cream for a flyaway-free finish.
Buy It! Carol's Daughter Pracaxi Nectar Wash N Go Leave In, $10.99; carolsdaughter.com, Living Proof PhD In-Shower Styler, $24; sephora.com and Matix Style Link Chill Boho Smoothing Air-Dry Cream, $18; ulta.com
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Got Short Hair? Work The Half-Up Bun
A half-up topknot looks cool and will get your hair off your face. The style looks best with a little contrast, explains Nicole Richie's hairstylist Gregory Russell. Wear your natural texture, but brush the top section until it's smooth before securing your knot so that your style is sleek in the front and free-flowing in the back.
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Treat Your Scalp (and Remove Residue!) With a Deep Cleanse
If you're trying a ton of products in your hair and the buildup is getting out of control, a little vinegar will help. "It has astringent properties that help remove residue and restore the scalp's natural pH," says N.Y.C. dermatologist and hair expert Dr. Doris Day. You can go the DIY route (by mixing three tablespoons of white vinegar with a cup of water, Day says) or pick up this treatment, containing fruit vinegar derived from apricots, apples and peaches.
Buy It! Orlando Pita Hair Purifier Vinegar Cleansing Mask, $32; ulta.com
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For a Fancy Event, Try a Chic Braid
A high braid or twist "is a chic and easy way to pull your hair up while still looking stylish," says Charlize Theron's hairstylist Enzo Angileri. His go-to method: Using a dollop of mousse and a fine-tooth comb, slick damp hair into a ponytail at the crown of your head before weaving it into a loose plait.
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Keep Your Hair Nourished Before and After Swimming
Hate what water does to your hair? Protect it! Wet your hair and coat it with deep conditioner before you hit the beach or pool. This preventative step protects hair while keeping it moisturized. Post-plunge, treat your hair to a nourishing oil, like Alba Botanica's blend, for extra hydration.
Buy It! Sun Bum Deep Conditioning Mask, $19.99; dermstore.com and Alba Botanica Hawaiian Miracle Marula Therapy Moisture Shot, $8.99; at Whole Foods Market stores
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If You Burn Your Scalp, Give It Some Extra TLC
"First, take ibuprofen to immediately alleviate any pain and swelling," says dermatologist Dr. Francesca Fusco, an expert in hair and scalp care at Wexler Dermatology in N.Y.C. Second, apply a topical treatment that contains an anti-inflammatory ingredient. (Philip Kingsley's new hair mask has aloe vera and chamomile, and Klorane serum uses peony extract.) Next time, don't leave home without a wide-brim hat with a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 50 to safeguard your head.
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Forget About Frizz
Don't let humidity ruin your happy hour. Stash these argan-oil-infused towelettes in your bag, and when your mane starts to puff up, use one to smooth it down in seconds.
Buy It! Eva NYC Purse Perfect Hair Towelettes, $15; target.com
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Keep Your Color Vibrant
As if you don't have to give your color-treated hair enough TLC already, it needs even more in the summer to minimize the dryness—and, yes, fading!—that occurs with too much exposure to UV rays. A few spritzes of a UV-protecting hair oil will do the trick, while also giving your hair an extra dose of hydration, says Hailey Baldwin's colorist Ryan Pearl of Cutler Salon in N.Y.C. "Make sure you reapply at the same rate you do sunscreen," he says, "and evenly cover all of your hair every time."
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Refresh Sweaty Bangs
Dry shampoo will help bang-lovers. "Spritz some on a fine-toothed comb, then run that through the bangs to set them in place," says Sarah Potempa, Lea Michele's go-to pro and inventor of the Beachwaver Co. "Next, back-comb underneath them at the root to ensure the style stays intact."
Buy It! L'Oréal Paris Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo, $5.99; target.com