6 Insanely Effective Natural Products to Bring Damaged Hair Back to Life After Summer
Wondering how to bring your hair back to life after the summer sun, chlorine, saltwater, and heat have made your strands dry?
We compiled the ultimate list of products for damaged hair so you can revive your summer-stressed tresses. As the season winds down, it’s the perfect time for extra TLC with formulas that work from root to tip.
To start, we picked products free from ingredients that could further dry, irritate, or build up on your scalp and hair. That means no silicones, sodium laureth sulfates, or parabens.
Instead of chemicals, all Leonor Greyl treatments rely on essential oils and plant extracts to naturally resuscitate dull, brittle, and frizzy locks.
Here are six ways to coax your hair back to its softest, shiniest, bounciest best:
1. L’Huile de Leonor Greyl – The Premier Pre-Shampoo Treatment
Does your hair look and feel like cotton candy instead of silk? Before your next shower or bath, apply L’Huile de Leonor Greyl oil to dry hair. Our iconic pre-shampoo treatment revives thirsty and over-processed tresses with naturally hydrating oils, including jojoba, coconut, sunflower seed, and sesame seed. The luxurious formula also is packed with vitamins C, B and E, omegas, and antioxidants.
Pro Tip: Distribute the oil through your dry length and ends and leave it on for 10 minutes or overnight as an intensive weekly therapy.
If you aren’t quite done with summer fun, you also can apply L’Huile de Leonor Greyl for sun protection before hitting the pool or beach.
2. Masque Quintessence – A Mask That Goes Deep to Bring Hair Back From the Brink
Meet the gold standard in hydrating hair masks. Masque Quintessence is the perfect prescription for tresses that turned to straw this summer. We enriched it with moisturizing jojoba, cupuaçu butter, and mongongo oils that make hair silkier and more manageable after just one use.
Pro Tip: For the best results as a weekly intensive treatment, first apply L’Huile de Leonor Greyl pre-shampoo oil to your dry length and ends. Follow with Masque Quintessence. Comb it through and let it work its ultra-hydrating magic for 20 minutes before shampooing and rinsing.
3. Crème Aux Fleurs – Cleanse and Soothe an Irritated Scalp
Sweaty, oily, flakey. Ugh. Sensitive scalps bear the brunt during the summer months. Your crown is either dried out from swimming or it’s extra sweaty because of heat and hats. Forget to wear a hat? Then you’ve got a sunburned part and embarrassing flakes.
Reach for Crème aux Fleurs, our calming, low-foaming cleansing cream specially formulated for dry or colored hair and sensitive scalps. We enriched it with soothing chamomile and sage for itchiness, detoxifying garlic extract, and vitamin-rich seaweed for strength.
By the way, pampering your crown should be an essential part of your hair care routine during all seasons. A healthy scalp is the root of every gorgeous mane.
Pro Tip: For the best results as a weekly intensive treatment, first apply L’Huile de Leonor Greyl pre-shampoo oil to your dry length and ends. Then gently massage a generous amount of Crème Aux Fleurs to your scalp and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Before rinsing, gradually emulsify the cream with small amounts of water and then rinse thoroughly.
4. Shampooing Reviviscence – A Shampoo That Quenches Instead of Strips Your Strands
Don’t be mean when you clean. Summer damaged hair deserves a gentle and ultra-moisturizing shampoo like Shampooing Reviviscence.
It’s packed with vitamin-rich amaranth extract, hydrating sea lavender, and softening quinoa extracts.
Pro Tip: Do you shampoo your hair just once a week? Wash, rinse, repeat. Two shampoo applications will most effectively remove a week’s worth of buildup from dust, pollution, dry shampoos, and styling products that can smother the scalp and weigh down hair.
5. Lait Luminescence – Keep Conditioning All Day Long
Taking care of summer-damaged hair shouldn’t stop when you step out of the shower. Lait Luminescence is a milky leave-in spray for detangling, conditioning, and protecting tresses from the elements and hot styling tools.
The formula is infused with soy proteins, mongongo oil, and karanja oil for sleek, glossy tresses. It’s especially effective on thick and frizzy hair.
Pro Tip: Still enjoying the last lazy days of summer? Spritz Lait Luminescence all over dry hair to hydrate and protect it before jumping in the pool or sea.
6. Sérum de Soie Sublimateur – Protect Lovely Locks From Future Damage
Now that you’ve pre-treated, gently cleansed, and deeply conditioned your hair, don’t let all that nurturing work go to waste.
Before you style, apply Sérum de Soie Sublimateur, a lightweight product that smooths hair while protecting it from hot tools. It’s infused with the softening properties of silk proteins and enriched with sweet almond oil, seaweed, and vanilla for flexibility and manageability.
This silicone-free serum won multiple beauty awards and is a “must-have” for stylists worldwide.
Pro Tips: Apply Sérum de Soie Sublimateur to dry or damp hair and brush through to distribute and smooth. If you have thick hair, mix the serum with Eclat Naturel styling cream for more hold and control.
Want to learn how to avoid summertime damage in the first place? Read these top tips from celebrity stylists: Summertime Hair Secrets: How to Adopt the Perfect Beauty Ritual.