10 Products To Help Banish Sweaty, Flat Hair This Summer!

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Summers are for holidays. Summers are for fun in the sun. Summers are for ice cream pops. Wait, summers also equal sweaty hair. Ugh! So, if like us, you too dread a daily hair wash, we have some ideas for you. Dry shampoos, hair mists, refresher sprays, and more, there are so many ways to help freshen up flat hair in a jiffy—no water needed!

We have to point out though, that summers call for hair washes at least twice a week, and excessive use of products could cause build-up on the scalp and hair. So, use them wisely to your benefit.

Here Are Some Of Our Fave In-Between Wash Products To Refresh Flat Hair…

1. Kérastase Chronologiste Huile de Parfum

Good-smelling hair is always a hit! This delicate fragrance in oil is infused with fresh notes of Persian lime and green tulips, rich magnolia, rose tea, cedar and musk. The oil leaves a sophisticated fragrance in the hair along with a lovely shine and an anti-static effect. It also offers heat protection of up to 230°C. Apply 1-2 pumps of this product on dry hair and work it into your lengths, as you take on a blistering summer day with this perfume’s lingering scent.

2. Forest Essentials Hair Vitalizer Bhringraj


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A light, honey-coloured liquid, this non-greasy spray can be applied every day between shampoos to freshen the hair and scalp. Enriched with herbal extracts, this multifunctional Ayurvedic hair spray stimulates hair growth, strengthens hair follicles, adds lustre and restores vitality of the hair. It is free from chemicals, parabens and petrochemicals and comes in eco-friendly packaging.

3. Moroccanoil Curl Re-Energizing Spray


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One for wavy and curly hair girls, this curl refresher infused with nourishing argan oil, green tea and aloe leaf juice puts bounce and vitality back into your hair. A weightless reactivating mist, it is perfect for slept-on or end-of-day hair as it refreshes curls with a boost of moisture for added smoothness, shine and definition.

4. Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist

Slept-on, flat hair not the look you’re going for? Then rehydrate and freshen up your mane with this light hydrating spray. It helps reactivate styling products in the hair, making it perfect for quick touch-ups. It contains lactic acid and Hawaiian awapuhi extract for deep moisture and enhanced shine. Spirulina and plankton extracts, rich in amino acids and vitamins, make hair soft, hydrated and silky smooth. It’s also got a refreshing cucumber-melon scent, perfect to liven up a hot, summer’s day! 

5. Schwarzkopf OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder

This lightweight volumizing and mattifying powder not only helps create a textured hairstyle, but also adds life to dull, flat hair. It helps soak up excess oil and gives you bouncy looking hair. Simply sprinkle the powder on the crown of your head and other areas you’d like to mattify and work it in with your fingertips to lift hair up at the roots for maximum volume.

6. The Body Shop Moringa Shine and Protection Hair Mist

Summer means great-smelling mists and perfumes to keep any odours at bay. And boy, are we glad there are ones for our hair too! A few spritzes of this non-sticky moringa hair mist helps freshen up and bring dull hair back to life, leaving it with a gentle floral scent. Certified by The Vegan Society and made with 92% ingredients of natural origin, including Community Fair Trade moringa seed extract from Rwanda, this mist also lends the hair an instant shine and helps protect it from daily pollution. Now that’s a win-win for sure.

7. Off Days Volume & Texturizing Powder


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Recently launched, and co-founded by celebrity hairstylist Rod Anker, the Off Days product line includes this powder that can be applied to your roots for a quick refresh and to add volume to flat hair. It is equipped with a dispenser that helps you get the product exactly where it needs to be, making it super easy to use. It also washes out easily and does not leave any residue. On dry hair, simply hold the bottle upright and lightly spray the powder at the root area. Massage it gently to manoeuvre the hair into the desired shape and you’re done!

8. AVEDA Nutriplenish Leave-In-Conditioner


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If you thought leave-in conditioners can only be applied to damp hair after washing, think again! These can also be used to smooth and refresh second- or third-day hair. This 98% naturally derived spray instantly hydrates and replenishes dry hair for 72 hours while detangling and protecting from thermal styling. Its naturally-derived UV filter helps protect hair from the drying effects of the sun. Its signature scent is composed of cocoa, ginger and cardamom—fresh, spicy and floral. 

9.  weDo Professional Spread Happiness Hair & Body Mist

Enriched with naturally activated bamboo leaf water, this product uplifts your mood and your hair, giving you that fresh-out-of-the-shower feel! Mist it on to your hair and body, and its signature sparkling fragrance of crisp dewy petals gently floating on water leaves you feeling fresh as new. Like all of weDo Professional’s products, it is Vegan Society & Cruelty Free International Certified, and consists of 98% natural origin ingredients. Fresh and natural, who doesn’t love the sound of that?

10. Batiste Dry Shampoo Clean & Classic Original

Quick and convenient, dry shampoos are no-brainers when it comes to freshening up dirty, flat hair. With an ultra-refined rice starch formulation, this one refreshes hair by removing excess oil for those in-between wash days. It helps boost volume and texture, leaving hair looking, feeling, and smelling fresh and clean. We also absolutely love the fun packaging and variety that Batiste offers for different hair colours, and it is even available in minis—perfect to carry-on for your summer getaway. Like the brand says, and we agree, ‘Live like nobody’s washing!’ 

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