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The 13 Best Hair Repair Products to Undo Summer Damage

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Photo by Driely S. for Racked.

Summer, the disappearing act of seasons, comes to a semi-official close with Labor Day just around the corner. Hopefully you've made the most of the last few months with regular beach trips, a solid festival weekend or two, and by using BBQ as a verb as frequently as possible.

All that sun and fun can leave hair dry and damaged by the end, crying out for a moisture re-up. Stress not, dear tresses, for we've gathered over a dozen insanely hydrating hair helpers for all types of locks. Find the best drugstore reparative shampoo as well as the masks and serums worth the splurge after the jump.


Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner ($48 each): On top of delivering moisture and adding shine, this new range from Oribe boasts the enzyme bromelain (from pineapple!), which exfoliates and balances the scalp to create the ideal environment for ongoing hair health.

Briogeo Avocado+Quinoa Co-Wash ($20): Ideal for thick and coarse hair, this cream-based cleanser delivers deep hydration while removing impurities, but without stripping natural oils. The four-in-one product also nourishes and detangles, and it safe for color treated hair.

Kiss My Face Miss Treated Shampoo and Conditioner ($8 each): Argan oil is the hero here, delivering fatty acids and vitamin E to help the hair retain moisture and improve elasticity to prevent breakage.

Umberto Repair Shampoo and Conditioner ($10 each): Prolong keratin treatments with this shampoo and conditioner duo. A blend of sunflower seed extract, vitamin E, and jojoba make this ideal for colored hair.


Philip Kingsly Elasticizer Pre-Shampoo Treatment ($48): Weak hair breaks when it's stretched, which is what happens when your hair goes from dry to wet and back to dry. This twenty-minute pre-shampoo treatment adds moisture back to the hair's cuticle without coating the hair.

OGX Quenched Sea Mineral Moisture Surge Treatment ($8): Sea minerals and green algae team up to hydrate split ends—think of it as a beach momento.

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque ($4): Give this "hair reconstuctor" ten minutes and it'll help rebuild dry, damaged locks.

Living Proof Restore Mask ($28): This five minute mask delivers serious strength results in just one use, thanks to a patented molecule. Free of oils and silicones, it's safe for treated and colored hair, too.


Ouidad Biotin Reparative Hair Serum ($21): Ouidad specializes in hair care for curly girls and offers up this leave-in serum with Biotin to strengthen strands and prevent breakage. It's water-based and formulated without silicones, sulfates, parabens, or waxes.

AG Hair Cosmetics Keratin Repair Serum ($24): This leave-in serum employs the shine-enhancing powers of keratin, a protein that bonds to strands in order to repair and protect. A bouquet of extracts including lavender and marigold which help prevent color fading.

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