Best pool / beach hair products

19 Miracle-Working Hair Products for the Beach

A dip in the saltwater followed by some sun and breeze may give you that sexy beach look, but it can also do some damage. To protect and nourish your tresses from the effects of the rays, or to get a little help with that sultry style, we’ve got the best beach hair product picks for you.

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Supergoop! Poof Mineral Part and Scalp Powder SPF 45

We don't have to tell you how important it is to slather your body with sunscreen, but it's easy to forget that your scalp needs protection from the rays, too. This unique new powder sunscreen from Supergoop! sprays onto your part to keep all exposed skin safe and burn-free. And don't worry about white hair; the product rubs in like a dry shampoo to go completely undetected.

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Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield

This finishing spray from MIT-scientist-backed brand Living Proof does the unthinkable—blocks humidity absorption and stops frizz in its tracks, plus defends against static and UV damage. Powered by a patented frizz-fighting molecule, OFPMA, it's a godsend for those swampy summer days.

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Ouai Wave Spray

If you haven’t already, meet Ouai, the new darling on the block of best hair products for the beach. Jen Atkin is the lady behind the brand, with a laundry list of celebrity clients including Chrissy Teigen and the Kardashian clan. Leading the pack of products is this Wave Spray, made with rice protein instead of sea salt. Just spritz-and-go for a celeb-approved beachy wave look. 

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Rahua Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier

Lots of sun exposure can lead to brittle locks, and those with colored hair need to be extra cautious of the powerful rays. Prep your tresses with Rahua's brand new Hydration product, a detangler and UV barrier made with morete oil, to stay frizz-free, soft, and shiny all summer long.

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Klorane Sun Radiance Protective Oil with Ylang Ylang Wax

This oil-based formula from eco-friendly brand Klorane acts as a protective shield for your hair and can be used before, during, and after exposure to sun, salt, and chlorine. It also comes in a handy 1.6 oz travel size for those flying to their sun-drenched destination.

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Mason Pearson Rake Comb

Brushing wet hair is bad news. To keep frizz and breakage at bay, use this wide tooth comb from cult-favorite Mason Pearson to work through tangles.
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Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing Treatment

Thinking of going blonde for the summer? Invest in Olaplex. It’s a treatment that has been dubbed “game changing” by celeb stylists like Guy Tang and Tracey Cunningham. The magical potion repairs the disulfide bonds that are separated as a result of chemical treatments or heat styling, leaving locks just as soft, shiny, and resilient as virgin hair. To use, simply comb through wet hair, leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes, and then follow with shampoo and conditioner.

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IGK Thirsty Girl Coconut Milk Leave-In Conditioner

Leave-in conditioner lotions can sometimes weigh down the hair, but this spray from IGK is ultra lightweight. Simply mist it onto damp hair, and after air drying or blow drying, it'll look smooth and hydrated, even in dry summer air.

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Bumble and Bumble Solid & Striped Surf Spray

Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Spray is the OG of beach hair products. Launched in 2001, it was the first salt-infused hair product to hit shelves. We’re excited to re-visit the tried and true formula in two limited edition sprays: the floral-scented Montauk Dunes, and the tropical-inspired Malibu Beach.

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Garnier Fructis Hair Smoothing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask

So, it turns out that avocados aren’t just good for our insides. Who knew that they promote hair growth, prevent dandruff, revitalize, and moisturize hair? This mask soothes stressed hair, and the price is right.
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Swim Spray Chlorine Removal Spray

If that chlorine feeling won't stop lingering, this 100% natural, fragrance-free spray will do the job. The vitamin C formula completely knocks out the smell while eliminating irritation to hair and skin.

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Sachajuan Hair After the Sun

Stockholm-based Sachajuan is known for its patented Ocean Silk Technology, which extracts valuable proteins and minerals from sea algae. Its Hair After The Sun works as a restorative styling cream after sun exposure, designed to be used as a follow-up to Hair In The Sun, a protecting cream with a UV filter.
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Philip Kingsley Swimcap Cream

Created at the request of the first US Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team, Swimcap Cream doesn’t mess around in guarding hair against chlorinated and salt water. Fun fact: Kingsley is the man who coined the phrase “bad hair day.”
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For a decidedly retro-glam vibe, why not take things to the next level and protect your hair with one of these?
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Amika Bust your Brass Cool Blonde Shampoo

Summer savings are for weekends away and extra drinks on the patio—not for last-minute trips to the colorist. Which is why a purple shampoo is the #1 product all blondes should have in their summer beauty arsenal. This Amika ‘poo perfectly tones your blonde strands, canceling out all warm, brassy notes, while adding bounce and softness to your tresses. For best results, follow with the brand’s ultra-violet conditioner.

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Moroccanoil Beach Wave Mousse

Moroccanoil Beach Wave Mousse has made waves (pun intended) in the beauty industry for its ability to perfectly coif that dreamy beach texture without using sea salt (which can be drying). In addition to its waving effects, the product uses argan oil to nourish hair and UV absorbers to protect its color.

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Christophe Robin Hydrating Leave-In Detangling Mist

Need to hydrate, detangle, and soothe the scalp? This Christophe Robin mist does just that with nourishing aloe vera leaf juice.

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Verb Hydrating Hair Mask

If you’ve spent all day at the beach, smooth this vegan and gluten-free mask over freshly-washed hair to restore luster and lock in moisture. The formula delivers an optimal blend of transformative nutrients like glycerin and babaso oil, and can be used once a week to hydrate and nourish sun-damaged hair.

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TIGI Bed Head Beach Me Wave Defining Gel Mist

If you can't make it to the beach but still want to look the part, grab a bottle of this wave-defining mist from TIGI Bed Head. It'll hold your hair in place, keep it safe from humidity, and protect against the sun thanks to its UV complex.

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