How To Repair Damaged Hair After Summer

5 tricks to restore gorgeously glossy locks

We’re well versed in how our blowdryers and straight irons can do some serious damage to our tresses. But what about the elements our hair is exposed to on the daily? Enter summer. We’re exposed to more UV rays and more heat and humidity during these warm months than in any other season. Add to that salwater and/or chlorine when we’re keeping cool at home or holidaying abroad and you’ve got a recipe for major damage done. In short, while it’s one of our favourite seasons, summer can harm the structure of your hair more than most. But there’s hope for summer-ravaged hair. Here, we share the best ways to repair, restore and revive a damaged, dehydrated mane. 

How can I repair my hair after summer?

You can start by overhauling your in-shower haircare routine. Avoid shampooing your hair every day. Shampoo can be extremely drying to hair especially if it’s already dry so try using a dry shampoo or a refreshing scalp mist like Aromatica’s Rosemary Root Enhancer in-between washes. It’s formulated with BHA to really purge pores on your scalp from dirt, grime and product buildup and provides Probiotics, Caffeine and 7 nourishing Vitamin Complexes for a more balanced scalp that will optimise hair growth.

Aromatica Rosemary Root Enhancer 100ml
Aromatica Rosemary Root Enhancer 100ml
Aromatica Rosemary Root Enhancer 100ml
Aromatica Rosemary Root Enhancer 100ml

Aromatica Rosemary Root Enhancer 100ml

£11.20

Strengthen your hair from the root down with the Aromatica Rosemary Root Enhancer. Now with an improved formula that’s housed in a 100% PCR bottle, this refreshing hair essence is vegan, cruelty-free, silicone-free and ensures hair health for the longterm. It uses Salicylic Acid to purge clogged pores on your scalp from dirt, debris, pollution and product buildup, while a 7-Vitamin Complex and a 6-Black Food Complex (that’s Black Rice, Black Bean, Black Sesame, Eggplant, Mulberry Fruit and Pepper Seed) work their magic to nourish hair follicles while boosting hair volume and thickness too.  Spray it at the roots onto damp or wet hair after washing for best results. It instantly feels soothing on the scalp and leaves strands soft not sticky.

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Salicylic Acid (BHA) to purge clogged scalp pores
  • Probiotics and Caffeine to balance the scalp
  • 7-Vitamin Complex including Vitamin B7 (Biotin) for strong, healthy hair growth
  • 6-Black Food Complex to strengthen hair at its root

WHY WE LOVE IT

Not only does this botanical scalp spray boost all-over hair health, but we can’t get enough of the relaxing aromatherapy benefits either. Rosemary Lavender and Spearmint essential oils make for a truly relaxing yet invigorating mix. Use it during the day to give your hair and senses a refreshing, mid-afternoon boost.

When you do wash your hair, look for a shampoo or treatment that will gently exfoliate your scalp at the same time as cleansing. It’s equally as important to properly rid the skin on your scalp of dirt, dead skin cells and debris as it is to do so with the skin on your face. This will help allow the rest of your haircare routine to penetrate better and will boost hair health from the root at the same time. We love Aromatica’s Rosemary Sea Salt Scalp Scrub. It’s formulated with mineral-rich dead sea salt and rosemary extract to work in tandem to both detox and nourish an irritated or oily scalp but also to help clear debris from overworked or overtired scalps too. 

Aromatica Rosemary Sea Salt Scalp Scrub 165g
Aromatica Rosemary Sea Salt Scalp Scrub 165g
Aromatica Rosemary Sea Salt Scalp Scrub 165g
Aromatica Rosemary Sea Salt Scalp Scrub 165g

Aromatica Rosemary Sea Salt Scalp Scrub 165g

£12.80
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • Mineral-rich Dead Sea Salt to deeply cleanse and remove impurities 
  • Herbal extract complex containing Rosemary, Coriander, Oregano, and Basil to soothe and nourishe the scalp

WHY WE LOVE IT

This scalp scrub is fun to use and leaves scalp feeling refreshed, clean, and cared for!  

How can I repair my damaged hair from the sun? 

The sun not only dries out your hair but it also fades colour. To counteract this damage, you can add shine, gloss and help restore brilliance with a weekly nourishing mask. 

Beigic’s Damage Repair Treatment Mask is a mega-hydrating treatment for sun-stressed or frequently coloured hair that’s dry, frizzy and dehydrated. It banks on a nourishing Green Coffee Bean Oil, Argan Oil and Vitamin E combo and helps to ward off future damage at the same time. You can apply the mask and leave it in while you have a bath or once out of the shower, use a hair dryer to apply heat to hair (but be sure to keep the hairdryer a good few inches away from hair!) as the heat will help all the good-for-hair ingredients to penetrate deeper into the hair shaft and spur on cuticle repair more thoroughly.

Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g unpack
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g box
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g detail
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g unpack
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g box
Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g detail

Beigic Damage Repair Treatment Mask 200g

£31.20

Suffering from stressed-out strands? If you’ve overdone it with the heated hair tools or your hair looks less than its best after too much sun or chemical overprocessing, reach for this SOS treatment mask. . An intensive, hair-healing formula boasting heavy hitting hydrators such as Green Coffee Bean Oil, Argan Oil and Vitamin E, it helps to repair, strengthen and nourish weakened hair. Used as part of your weekly hair care regime, it helps to safeguard against future damage and breakage, as well as leaving hair looking lustrous and healthier.

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Green Coffee Bean Oil to boost hair health
  • Argan Oil to nourish and strengthen hair
  • Vitamin E to nourish and add shine

WHY WE LOVE IT

When our hair is crying out for help, we reach for this deeply nourishing mask. Laced with Green Coffee Bean Oil, Argan Oil and Vitamin E, it instantly nourished parched strands leaving dried-out tresses looking silky and soft. Not only does it provide an instant hair-boosting effect but long-term, used as part of your weekly regime, it can help prevent further damage and breakage.  

How do I bring dry hair back to life?

During summer, the amount of moisture hair can hold onto is low, so you’ll often get split ends and dry, damaged lengths. A deep conditioner is a great thirst quencher here. You want to look for one that pairs a humectant like glycerine (which pulls water from the air into your hair) and oils to keep water where your hair needs it while adding gloss and lustre at the same time. 

water from the air into your hair) and oils to keep water where your hair needs it while adding gloss and lustre at the same time.

Aromatica’s Rosemary Hair Thickening Conditioner uses plant-derived Glycerin and natural Betaine to hydrate and nourish dry strands at their core. Organic Babassu and Moringa Oil create some serious shine while Rosemary Oil works on stimulating hair follicles for a fuller mane too. So, you’ll get hydrating and thickening benefits in one go.

If you’re dealing with extreme dryness, it’s important to apply an oil directly onto the ends of your hair while it’s still wet post-shampoo and conditioner. This will help to seal in the water and really boost hydration levels.

AROMATICA Rosemary Hair Thickening Conditioner 400ml
AROMATICA Rosemary Hair Thickening Conditioner 400ml
AROMATICA Rosemary Hair Thickening Conditioner 400ml
AROMATICA Rosemary Hair Thickening Conditioner 400ml

AROMATICA Rosemary Hair Thickening Conditioner 400ml

£15.20

This thickening conditioner is full of hardworking ingredients to plump strands from the inside out. It’s great for all hair types as it moisturises, detangles and smooths strands, while boosting volume at the same time. Enriched with nourishing Babassu and Moringa oils, the hydrating formula adds major gloss to hair without weighing it down. Rosemary Oil is known to stimulate blood circulation, boosting hair health and growth from the root while plant-derived Glycerin and Betaine from beets work to bring back lost elasticity to dry, brittle strands so you’ll see healthier, stronger strands over time. Housed in a 100% PCR bottle, this healthy scalp conditioner not only boasts a silicone-free, 99% plant-derived formula, but good-for-the-planet packaging too.

 

KEY INGREDIENTS

• Glycerin and Betaine to add elasticity to dry hair

• Organic Babassu and Moringa Oils for nourishiment and shine

• Rosemary Oil to stimulate hair growth and fullness

 

WHY WE LOVE IT

The formula is chock full of heavy-hitting hydrators but we love that it makes our hair feel silky and truly more voluminous at the root. For best results, let the good-for-hair nutrients and aromatherapeutic benefits of the rosemary essential oil sink in for 1-2 minutes before rinsing clean.

What is the best hair product for damaged hair? 

Since moisture is the cause of many post-summer hair issues – think dehydration, split ends, frizz – the more moisture you add back into your strands, the healthier your hair will become. A weekly hydrating, deep conditioning mask like the one from Beigic above, paired with a daily conditioner that really works to moisturise from the inner hair shaft, like Aromatica’s above is your best bet. Sometimes, our scalps can be more sensitive in the months post-summer as irritation from the extreme heat, humidity and even from sea salt and chlorine can linger long past those hot, lazy months. 

AROMATICA Tea Tree Purifying Tonic 100ML
AROMATICA Tea Tree Purifying Tonic 100ML
AROMATICA Tea Tree Purifying Tonic 100ML
AROMATICA Tea Tree Purifying Tonic 100ML

AROMATICA Tea Tree Purifying Tonic 100ML

£15.20

Aromatica’s Tea Tree Purifying Tonic is carefully crafted to refresh, soothe and control excessive sebum production on your scalp. If you frequently have an itchy scalp or have an oily hair type due to an over-production of sebum from the oil glands in your scalp, you’ll want to have this five-star formula in your hair kit asap. Tea Tree Essential Oil has natural antimicrobial properties so it helps to control any flakiness, dandruff and excess oil, but it also reduces inflammation so can help with better hair growth at the same time. Added into the mix is a BHA in the form of Salicylic Acid to ensure your scalp and hair follicles are free of product build-up and dead skin cells. As well as being pore-purging this hair tonic includes cooling Peppermint and Eucalyptus essential oils so any heat or irritation will feel instantly soothed and calm after just a few sprays. Spritz this tonic over roots regularly whenever you’re in need of scalp relief or a hit of healthy hydrating, purifying goodness.

 

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Salicylic Acid (BHA) to purge clogged scalp pores
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil to regulate oil production
  • Peppermint to soothe and cool the scalp
  • Eucalyptus to soothe and cool the scalp

WHY WE LOVE IT

The best part about this hair tonic is that you can use it as frequently as you need to without any leftover greasiness or residue on your hair. While it’s essentially a scalp tonic, all the growth-stimulating, pore-clearing benefits ultimately encourage more lustrous, healthy-looking lengths. You can use this formula over your entire scalp or on troubled areas only. After spritzing as close to the roots as possible, rub the tonic into your scalp with your fingertips until it’s absorbed.

You can use Aromatica’s Tea Tree Purifying Tonic spritzed into the roots of your hair whenever you scalp needs relief or a little cooling, soothing goodness. Simply spray and rub the tonic into your scalp until it’s absorbed. Your hair won’t be left with any residue or stickiness but your scalp will feel a lot better and your hair will look a lot healthier and happier because of it.