Hair Health

Your post-summer hair repair routine

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Just as it does for skin, summer can do a number on your hair. For starters, there’s the matter of UV exposure, which can leave hair feeling dry, looking dull, and otherwise damaged. Not only that, but the various elements that often define summertime — think salty beach air and pool chlorine — can take a toll as well, altering your hair color and further drying it out. 

The good news? It’s entirely possible to undo the damage done by summer. A strategic hair-repair routine can offset the impact by replenishing moisture and strengthening hair — leaving it healthy and soft in time for fall. With that in mind, consider incorporating these tweaks into your routine to give hair a seasonal reset. 

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Start in the shower. 

Healthy hair begins in the shower. While too-frequent washing can exacerbate already damaged hair, that’s not the case when using a dedicated reparative shampoo. With that in mind, wash summer out of your hair with Restore Shampoo, which is infused with ingredients that both strengthen hair and prevent future damage from both thermal and environmental aggressors. Meanwhile, Restore Conditioner reinforces strands and addresses surface damage as it provides reparative conditioning. Together, they can leave your hair 4x stronger with one wash.* 

If you’ve relied on dry shampoo to keep your scalp fresh and extend your style this summer, sub in Clarifying Detox Shampoo for your usual shampoo. It features an anionic polymer to remove product build-up at the roots, as well as additional ingredients to remove heavy metals and pollutants. Then, follow with the Restore Conditioner to keep damage at bay.

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Strengthen while you style. 

You don’t have to sacrifice your styling routine for the sake of strengthening post-summer hair. Instead, choose style-focused formulas that have built-in repair benefits. For instance, Restore Perfecting Spray hydrates hair, amps up shine, minimizes breakage while detangling, and actively protects against damage by offering protection from both UV rays and heat styling. 

If you’re dealing with frizz — which isn’t unexpected, as damaged hair is dry hair, which in turn sets the stage for frizz — a dedicated frizz-control styler can help keep hair smooth, soft, and all-around healthier. No Frizz Smooth Styling Cream helps block humidity and prevent frizz from forming, while also conditioning without adding weight.

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Reconstruct with a weekly treatment. 

A dedicated strengthening treatment doesn’t have to require an entire morning — or an interruption to your usual routine. But one that has lasting benefits can be worthwhile. And with Triple Bond Complex, a breakthrough leave-in treatment that can be slotted seamlessly into your existing haircare regimen, you can get the best of both worlds. It uses patent-pending technology to find damaged areas and construct a 3D network within the hair to build 8x stronger, smoother, shinier hair after just one use.** Not only that, but it protects hair against future damage, too. 

Ready to leave your summer damage in the past and give your hair exactly what it needs for fall? Take our new, AI-powered Hair Quiz to get your personalized recommendations for the season ahead. 

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*After 1 use of Restore Shampoo + Conditioner vs. untreated. 

**Against grooming breakage vs untreated 

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Living Proof Review Team

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