Hair Health

The Best Hair Products for Florida's Heat and Humidity

Sarasota-Manatee is experiencing a major heat wave—and with that comes frizz. Here are some of the best products to protect your locks.

By Allison Forsyth July 25, 2022

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

A major heat wave is rolling through the entire U.S., including in some cities that have never experienced record-breaking temperatures.

 

However, here in Sarasota-Manatee, we're familiar with heat all year round. And in addition to your skin and eyes, your hair also needs protection from the sun's rays. Exposure to heat from styling tools and UVA/UVB rays can cause follicle breakage, dryness and, of course, the dreaded frizz.

Here are some great products to keep all hair types happy and healthy this summer—all available locally.

Oway Smoothing Fluid

Oway Smoothing Fluid.

Smoothing Fluid, Oway Local

$51.95

The Little Salon, 1776 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 955-4691

If you typically have dry, dehydrated hair, you're going to want to use a leave-in product. Different from shampoo or conditioner, leave-in serums can be applied to wet or dry hair and stay in all day long. This smoothing fluid, available at The Little Salon, is designed to support hair while it's exposed to the elements. Spray the cruelty-free and vegan formula liberally on the ends of your locks and comb through. Easy!

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Oway Thermal Stress Protector

Oway Thermal Stress Protector.

Thermal Stress Protector, Oway Local

$47.95

The Little Salon, 1776 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 955-4691

If you style your hair with heat tools, like a blow dryer or straightening iron, consider keeping a heat protectant spray in your cabinet. This one from the brand Oway, also sold at The Little Salon, guards your hair from heat damage up to 437 degrees Fahrenheit. When you apply it before leaving the house, it can shield hair from humidity and UV damage, too. Spray on damp or dry hair before styling.

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Kevin Murphy Leave-In Repair

Kevin Murphy Leave-In Repair.

Leave-In Repair, Kevin Murphy Local

$39.90

Angela's Pure Salon & Spa, 3510 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, (941) 351-0670

Advertised as "skincare for your hair," Kevin Murphy products are perfect for all different hair types, including color-treated hair. This leave-in repair serum is made with hydrolysed keratin protein, which strengthens hair, jojoba seed oil, green pea protein and bamboo extract—a powerful antioxidant. Apply to damp, washed hair to nourish, add shine and protect against heat and humidity.

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Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment Spray

Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment Spray.

Miracle Treatment Spray, Eleven Local

$23.10

Angela's Pure Salon & Spa3510 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, (941) 351-0670

Eleven is a natural hair-care brand developed in Australia and sold at Angela's Pure Salon in Sarasota. This spray is formulated to add shine and smoothness, control frizz, prevent split ends and protect against UVA/UVB sun damage with special filters. The hydrolyzed wheat and soy protein ingredients help amp up protection. Pump a few drops into hands and comb through hair.

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Onesta Luma Oil Serum

Onesta Luma Oil Serum.

Luma Oil Serum, Onesta Local

$24.99

Euphoria Salon, 4615 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, (941) 376-2582

This serum by Onesta is made with aloe and coconut oil to protect hair from humidity. The formula includes nourishing ingredients like vitamins A, B12, B6 and folate—all essential to healthy hair. Apply evenly to wet or dry hair.

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Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer, Bumble and Bumble Local

$32

d. Cole Hair Design, 1821 Morrill St., Sarasota, (941) 954-2390

This top-selling primer from Bumble and Bumble has everything you need to keep hair happy and healthy. A few pumps applied from the roots to the tips of hair will de-frizz, detangle and add nourishment, thanks to six light oils mixed into every batch. The formula also has UV filters that shield against the sun's damaging rays. Apply to wet or dry hair.

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Pattern Jojoba Oil Blend.

Pattern Jojoba Oil Blend.

Jojoba Oil Hair Serum, Pattern

$25

Ulta Beauty, 103 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, (941) 351-6037

This one's for the curly-haired people who call humidity their number one enemy. Pattern Beauty—a haircare line developed by actress Tracee Ellis Ross—can be purchased online or in stores nationwide. This particular serum, made with a fragrant blend of safflower, jojoba, rosehip, olive and lavender oil, helps curly hair stay moisturized and breakage-free. A few drops on the palm of your hand will go a long way.

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