Does swimming laps in a chlorinated pool or a day spent basking in the sun leave your hair faded, dry, untamed, and straw-like? You’re not alone. Heat, sticky humidity, sweat, chlorine, salt water and wind combine to wreak havoc on your hair and scalp.

Summer-proof your tresses by wearing protective sun hats, maintaining regular trims and pampering your locks with defensive hair-care products formulated specifically to improve your hair’s defense.
Discover hair-care products capable of delivering over-exposed manes with nourishment, manageability, sheen, color-guard and bouncy softness. Look for ingredients helping to hydrate, strengthen, and, most importantly, products including a UV-filter protection which is essential in the summer time.

To solve your common ‘in-the-sun’ problems consider these suggestions  for gorgeous locks all summer long.  Move into summer with the season’s great hair fixes: think protection, prevention, and repair.

Here’s stuff we love for 8 common problems:

(1) Build-Up

For: Normal to Oily Hair Types

Solution to try:
Lamas Beauty Wheatgrass Deep Cleansing Shampoo (12 oz. $16.00; LamasBeauty.com), removes build up with paraben-free certified organic botanicals and vitamins to reveal healthier looking hair. Tress-loving ingredients like wheat grass, fruit extracts, aloe and nettle help wipe out excess oil.  No sodium lauryl or laureth sulfates. Try it for silky clean beach hair.

Summer Benefits:
Enriched with beneficial fruit extracts to shield hair from environmental impurities and remove product build-up. Wheatgrass and wheat protein work to remove oil build-up. Panthenol and wheat amino acids strengthen and build healthy hair while jojoba helps mend split ends.

(2) Fine, Dull & Limp

For: All Hair Types

Solution to try:
Hamadi’s Shea Leave in Moisturizing Styling Cream (8 oz. $37.00; hamadibeauty.com), try this leave-in created by LA-based hair artist, Jamal Hammadi. This weightless cream tames wild manes. Enriched with 100% organic essential oils and plant extracts—correcting lemongrass, toning verbena, revitalizing ylang ylang and calming lavender. Leaves hair feeling sumptuous. Rub through your hair for instant salon-quality results.

Summer Benefits:
Natural sunscreen in shea butter protects both hair and scalp in the sun. Calms tangled tresses. To top it off, lemongrass in the cream is known as a possible natural insect repellent.

(3) UV- Ray & Chlorine Exposure

For: All Hair Types

Solution to try:
Warren-Tricomi Protect Organic Hair Shield, ($30.00; bathandbodyworks and; warrentricomi.com ) protects gorgeous locks against harmful rays with celebrity-loved Warren-Tricomi salon’s Organic Hair Shield, created by colorist Joel Warren and stylist Edward Tricomi.

Summer benefits:
The sun’s heat can burn and dry out locks. UV filter blends with extracts of organic sea algae, cactus, chamomile, comfrey, nettle and lavender plus betaine for an invisible shield from damaging rays. Try applying Organic Hair Shield at the pool or beach for immediate protection. Safeguard tresses from environmental stresses caused by chlorine, sea and sun. You’ll love the scent!

(4)  Split Ends & Dry Scalp

For: Extremely Dry Hair Types

Solution to try:

Aubrey Organics 100% Jojoba Oil, (2 oz. $10.78; aubrey-organics.com) Got burned hair? Think Jojoba! Try this 100% organic hot oil treatment to repair fried hair and lock-in moisture. To repair, try warm oil on scalp and frayed ends.

Summer Benefit:
All-natural option to soothe sun-exposed scalp and moisturize parched ends.  Helps enhance shine.

(5) Frizzies

For: All Hair Types

Solution to try:
NanoWorks PureOlogy ShineLuxe, ($32.00; .pureology.com) control frizz with this high-shine finishing polish. Infused with certified organic botanicals.

Summer benefits:
Try it for blocking-out humidity. Contains UVA/UVB full spectrum sunscreens to protect; the allergen-free fragrances are gentle on sensitive scalps. It does pretty much everything under the sun—provides a polished look with advanced nano technology for thermal protection, helps strengthen hair fiber and boost color radiance

(6) Color-Fade

For: Color-Enhanced Hair

Solution to try:
NEW! Nature’s Gate Pomegranate Sunflower Hair Defense Shampoo and Conditioner, ($5.99 natures-gate.com) try this all-natural shampoo and conditioner to lock in color. Formulated with certified organic botanicals.

Summer benefits:
Defends and maintains hair color’s vibrancy and sheen while the synergy of sunflower and grape seed extracts help prevent fading. Antioxidant-rich pomegranate and red tea offer protection. Marshmallow and jojoba in the conditioner calm tress stress.

(7)  De-hydrated Tresses

For: Color-Treated, Extremely Damaged

Solution to try:
Barex Intensive Care Mask, ($26; beautypantry.com), After you swim, repair dry strands with this deep penetrating treatment. Offers ultimate hydration. Fortifies the hair shaft, leaving hair feeling vigorous and looking like the fountain of youth.

Summer benefits:
Helps reverse environmental damage. Formulated to improve hair health, deep conditions weakened and processed hair and quenches hair’s thirst, creating lovely locks.

(8) Unmanageable Curls

For: Curly Hair Types

Solution to try:
Jason’s Pure Natural and Organic Lavender and Rosemary Curl Defining Cream, ($9.00; jason-natural.com) designed for curly hair. Say good-bye to matted curls with this paraben-free cream, which helps separate kinks. Formulated with wheat germ oil and wheat amino acids for definition and contouring.  Rosemary and sage oils condition. Salon tested.

Summer benefits:
Apply to curly locks for beautiful soft waves at the beach. Curl defining cream smoothes the hair cuticle and creates naturally sculpted curls for a flyaway-free bounce.