Between the humidity, thunderstorms and relentless heat, you're likely trying to tune out a familiar voice this month. It's your hair, screaming, "Enough! Enough! Enough!"
Maybe you savored beach-inspired curls and freedom to air-dry during summer's early stages.
Yet a beauty love affair with summer can fade quickly, thanks to damage caused by factors like sun and swim damage.
We can't ensure balmy weather this month, but we can help you restock your beauty toolbox with hair products designed to protect and repair your tresses.
Local salons boast summer-friendly products for a variety of lengths, textures and styles. Ready to calm your hair? Three salons in Columbus' Bradley Park shopping area recommended some of their best products.
The Beauty Shop
(1701 Rollins Way, Ste. 300; 706-322-4157)
Oribe Creme for Style: Here's a cure for the tired, limp locks that often show up in August. This product, applied to wet or dry hair, is designed to add substance and volume to your hair. ($34.69)
Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray: Raise your hand if you've been late for work because of an unexpectedly long blow drying session. Hey, we've all been there. This product helps curb that problem. It's designed to both speed up your dry time and soften your hair. ($48.98)
Pureology ColourStylist Illuminating Curl: Tired of frizz-inspired "pyramid hair"? Use this product to better define your waves and curls. ($24.49)
(1658 Rollins Way; 706-653-0306)
Bliss Salon Air Spray: If you want your summer style to stay in place without the crunchiness that often comes with hairspray, try this humidity-resistant product. Use it as either a finishing spray or blow-drying tool to ensure maximum volume. ($17)
Bliss Salon Elixir 11: This product is designed to prevent everything from pool damage to sun damage to stubborn frizz. Apply it prior to swimming or blow-drying to ensure healthy hair. ($22)
Bliss Salon Moroccan Miracle: Consider this product an exotic, peaceful retreat for your hair. The anti-frizz healing oil can be applied to damp or dry hair. ($25)
UnKommen Hair Salon
(1640 Rollins Way; 706-507-2000)
The UfaKtor Hydrating/Replenishing Shampoo: Can't shake damaged summer hair? Maybe your shampoo is the problem. Try this product, which is designed to remove common summer demons like sweat and chlorine from your hair.
The UfaKtor Hydrating/Replenishing Conditioner: The product has the same appeal as its matching shampoo. It's naturally based and sulfate-free.
The UfaKtor Leave-in Conditioner/Detangler Spray: This product is a way to combat summer dryness and protect your hair against damage caused by the sun, beach and pool. UnKommen is offering a special deal: these three products (16 oz. shampoo and conditioner, 8 oz. leave-in spray) for $15 total.