Summer is just brutal on hair. Strands get weighed down by salt, chlorine, and styling products. Color fades as hair gets dry and brittle from the sun and wind. Ever the ‘mad scientist’, I have come up with a go-to hair combo for soft, shiny, and super smelling summer hair!
Superfruit Renewal™ Clarifying Cream Shampoo is a beautifully creamy sulfate-free shampoo. As a clarifying shampoo, it gets rid of build up like chlorine, salt, and the gunky build-up from hair products. However, it is probably the most gentle clarifying shampoo I have ever used. It doesn’t leave my hair stiff and dry like others I have tried. Superfruit Renewal has all kinds of excellent, nourishing ingredients like açai, blueberry, cranberry, papaya, and pomegranate. Plus it has banana extract that helps to replenish hydration so hair is left clean and soft. It is a wonderful summer shampoo, especially if you spend a lot of time outside.
The OGX Nourishing Coconut Conditioner has the best coconut scent of any hair product I’ve tried. The best part is it stays, so all throughout the day I get whiffs of this creamy vanilla coconut scent that screams SUMMER! The days I use this conditioner I am continually transported to a beautiful sunny beach, relaxing in the sun as a muscle-bound cabana boy serves me pina coladas….sorry. This conditioner doesn’t weigh down my fine hair, but it still drenches it with moisture and leaves it soft and shiny. It is a wonderfully affordable conditioner that my hair just loves.
Together, these two are my summer dynamic duo that rescue my hair and leave me smelling like a total beach babe. It’s a good thing, since it is the only way I could be classified as one these days! – Lisa
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Ouidad Superfruit Renewal Clarifying Cream Shampoo Ingredients: Water (Aqua)/(Eau), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Maltooligosyl Glucoside/Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauroryl Sarcosinate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Glycol Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Glycolic Acid, Panthenol, Euterpe Oleracea (Açai) Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum Fruit (Banana) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-10, Fragrance (Parfum), Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium PCA, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Red 33 (CI 17200).
OGX Nourishing Coconut Conditioner Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Cocos Nucifera Water (Coconut), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Glycol Distearate, Glycol Stearate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Fragrance, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone