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The Best Hair Products for Florida Heat and Humidity

A major heat wave is sweeping across the United States, including some cities that have never experienced record high temperatures.

However, here in Sarasota-Manatee, we experience 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 rupture, 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

Smoothing fluid, Oway Local


The Parlor, 1776 Main Street, 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 damp or dry hair and stay put all day. This smoothing fluid, available at Le Petit Salon, is designed to support hair when exposed to the elements. Generously spray the cruelty-free and vegan formula on the ends of your locks and comb them through. Easy!

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Oway Heat Stress Protector

Heat stress protector, Oway Local


The Parlor, 1776 Main Street, Sarasota, (941) 955-4691

If you style your hair with heated tools, like a hair dryer or straightener, consider keeping a heat protectant spray in your closet. This one from Oway, also sold at The Little Salon, protects your hair from heat damage up to 437 degrees Fahrenheit. When you apply it before you leave the house, it can also protect hair from humidity and UV damage. Spray on damp or dry hair before styling.

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Leave-In Repair Kevin Murphy


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

Advertised as “skincare for your hair,” Kevin Murphy products are great for all hair types, including colored hair. This leave-in repair serum is formulated with hydrolyzed 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

Miracle treatment spray, eleven Local


Angela’s Pure Salon & Spa, 3510 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. Hydrolyzed wheat and soy protein ingredients help boost protection. Pump a few drops into hands and comb hair.

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Onesta Luma Oil Serum

Luma Oil Serum, Onesta Local


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

This serum from 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 for healthy hair. Apply evenly to wet or dry hair.

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Heat & UV Protective Primer Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, Bumble and Bumble Local


D. Cole Hair Design, 1821 Morrill Street, Sarasota, (941) 954-2390

This best-selling primer from Bumble and Bumble has everything you need to keep hair happy and healthy. A few pumps applied from roots to ends of hair will straighten, detangle and nourish, thanks to six lightweight oils blended in each batch. The formula also contains UV filters that protect against the sun’s harmful rays. Apply to wet or dry hair.

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Blend of jojoba oil.

Hair serum with jojoba oil, pattern


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

This one is for people with curly hair who consider humidity their number one enemy. Pattern Beauty, a hair care line developed by actress Tracee Ellis Ross, can be purchased online or in stores across the country. This particular serum, made with a fragrant blend of safflower, jojoba, rosehip, olive, and lavender oils, helps curly hair stay hydrated and breakage-free. A few drops on the palm of your hand will suffice.

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