Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

Every few months or so, I love trying out new beauty products to see if I love something enough to add it into my permanent routine. Growing up, my best friend and I loved making beauty potions and concoctions for fun, so I guess you could say I’ve always enjoyed testing out new products! During this time of year, the weather starts to warm up immensely, with temperatures creeping up into the high 90s. Add that on top of our year-round dry air, and my hair starts to feel pretty frail and brittle! When it comes to switching up my hair products, shampoo and conditioner is usually the first place I start.

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

This isn’t the first time I’ve switched up my shampoo and conditioners—I’ve tried Kristen Ess’ line, Purology, and Head & Shoulders for dandruff control. Purology was my favorite out of those 3, which I used mainly when I was color treating my hair, but I ultimately always went back to Biologe—what I have been using for most of my adult life. I decided to start looking for a more nourishing shampoo and conditioner that didn’t have sulfates, and focused on promoting hair growth. I read several online articles that reviewed tons of different brands, and that’s when I stumbled upon ArtNaturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner which has over 3,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. You could say that definitely peaked my interest! I was excited to learn that this shampoo and conditioner set has no parabens or sulfates, and it’s infused with Argan Oil and Keratin, which helps to restore, enhance and grow your hair! Plus, I was incredibly surprised (in the best way) by the price—only $26 for the set. I’ve been using it for 2 months now and am so pleased with the results so far! I typically wash my hair 3-4 times per week, and I try to use a hair mask at least once a week. ArtNaturals also sells a matching hair mask that I really want to try!

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

Similar to a hair mask, I recently bought this scalp scrub from Nexxus that I have been loving! It also doesn’t have any sulfates or parabens, and it feels so nourishing on the scalp, removing any product build-up as it slightly foams while you massage it in. I use this scrub 1-2 times per week, and it’s the first thing I use to exfoliate my scalp so that the Keratin and Argan Oil in my shampoo can really soak in. Plus, it smells so good—as any great hair product should!

Maintaining Healthy Hair In The Summer

On the off days when I don’t wash my hair, I’ve been using this Dry Shampoo Foam and Dry Texture Finishing Spray. A little bit goes a long way with the dry shampoo (it foams up very quickly!) and it also provides great volume! After I massage the dry shampoo into my scalp, I curl my hair and complete my look with the finishing spray to help hold my curls in place. And perhaps the best part about these Nexxus products I’ve shared is that you can get them at your local Target! I love when I discover new beauty products on my Target runs, because then I know that I can easily and conveniently replenish when I run out.

New Summer Beauty Products

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We are in full-on summer mode here in Arizona, with triple-digit temperatures just around the corner. That also means the air feels that much more dry when it's 100 degrees outside, so locking in moisture any way that I can is key! I've been itching to try some new beauty products over the past couple months, and I finally pulled the trigger. I can't wait to share my latest purchases with you, so let's jump right in!

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When I ran out of shampoo a few weeks ago, I decided it was time to try a new brand to switch things up a bit. Side note: is it just me, or does everyone else always run out of shampoo before their conditioner? I always have like 2 random bottles of conditioner laying around because they are leftovers from the previous cycle! Anyways, I was most recently using Pureology because I had colored my hair in the fall, but since my hair is au-naturel right now, I really wanted to try the Kristen Ess line of shampoo! Since she's been doing Lauren Conrad's hair for awhile now, I feel like I can totally trust her, can I get an amen? Honestly though, I love these 3 products! They smell heavenly, which is a very important factor in my book, and leave my hair feeling weightless and healthy. Plus you can't beat $10 per bottle (and 5% off with your Target RedCard)! 

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Staying on-topic with Target beauty, I also picked up these makeup removing wipes because I forgot to pack my facial cleanser on an overnight hotel stay a couple weeks back. I still use an oil-free makeup remover liquid on a cotton ball to take care of my eyes, but these wipes have been very refreshing for my skin. I'll admit, it kind of stings a little when I use them, so I may not continue using them depending on how my skin reacts over time, but I'm glad that I branched out and tried something new. 

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This exfoliate scrub is honestly the best I've ever used. This brand previously had a similar product without volcanic clay that I enjoyed, but I didn't feel like I was getting enough exfoliation. I had intended to re-buy it at Target but since I only found this newer version I thought I'd give it a try! I first discovered Alba Botanica when I was on a summer vacation with my parents in Hawaii, so this brand always makes me feel like I've been transported onto the tropical island (#summervibes). If you're looking for a new scrub to try this summer, I highly recommend you give this a try! 

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Perhaps my most favorite product that I've tried is the RMS Beauty Oil. I've read about how wonderful it is from other bloggers, and when my friend Bryn was doing a giveaway for it on her Instagram, I just had to enter! It must have been my lucky day because I won and I was so ecstatic when I got it in the mail! I've been using it as my sole moisturizer, morning and night, for a couple weeks now and have seen such an amazing difference in my skin. I can truly see more of a "glow" and radiance that I didn't have before. Seeing the positive differences in my skin make me eager to try some of the other RMS beauty products too. 

What are some of your favorite beauty products? Any that you're wanting to try after reading this post? Let me know in the comments!