Summer Hair Repair: 5 Quick Fixes For Every Tress Distress

The end of summer is marked by back-to-school shopping, last-minute trips to the beach and (not as fun) post-summer hair damage. Not to worry. There’s a solution for everything from dryness to split ends. Here are some of our favorite salon treatments.

1. Unruly Ends

The Problem: Unruly Ends

The Fix: Brazilian Blowout Split End Repair

How It Works: Applied to the bottom two to three inches of hair, the product acts like glue to keep broken hair fibers smoothed together. The stylist then blow-dries hair and flat irons ends to seal the deal. There’s no down time needed before shampooing, it can even be used after coloring and lasts up to four weeks.

Brazilianblowout.com, $20-$25

2. Limp Locks

The Problem: Limp Locks

The Fix: L’Oréal Professionnel Volumceutic 

How It Works: The stylist chooses from three treatment options depending on your hair concern: fine, color- treated or dry and damaged. It works by removing build-up at the scalp and adds body to strands for root-to-tip volume with results lasting up to three days. Between salon visits, keep the effect going with the complementary at-home products.

LPsalons.com, $20-$30

3. Dryness

The Problem: Dryness

The Fix: Redken Steam Infusion

How It Works: Using a steam-powered straightening iron from root to tip, the stylist infuses a conditioning treatment into hair. It leaves locks straight and hydrated without the heat damage.

Redken.com/salon_finder, $20-$40

4. Frizz

The Problem: Frizz

The Fix: Cezanne Perfect Finish Keratin Smoothing Treatment

A formaldehyde-free smoothing treatment that delivers smoother, straighter hair, the service will, of course, leaves hair healthier but the best part? It cuts down on drying time, which means less a.m. blow dryer time.

Cezannehair.com

5. Overall Damage

The Problem: Overall Damage

The Fix: The good ol’ hair chop

The easiest way to fix damaged hair is to start fresh. There’s no better time to try out a chic-for-fall haircut then when your ends are absolutely fried. Feel free to find a few celeb inspirations, then take them to a stylist you trust and ask her to give you the best short style for your face shape. Another option? Find a friend with a short ‘do you love and ask her for her stylist/salon info.