One of the easiest ways to deeply hydrate summer-scorched strands is with an expertly-made conditioner. However, if you have particularly sensitive or acne-prone skin, you’ll want to be careful about the one you choose.
“Revitalizing the look and feel of dry, damaged hair requires hydrating and strand-smoothing ingredients,” says dermatologist Dr. Iris Rubin, who is the founder of Seen Hair Care. “However, all ingredients are not created equal. Heavy oils, for example, can weigh down the hair, and contribute to clogged pores on the face, back, chest and any other skin that comes in contact with rinse-off and leave-in products.”
That’s why it’s important to look for non-comedogenic ingredients. “Silicone is a common hair-smoothing ingredient, but silicone is not biodegradable, and can build up on the hair and scalp,” Rubin says. “Instead of silicone, Seen uses a plant sugar-derived alternative called hemisqualane to smooth the hairs’ cuticles.” This ingredient is found in Seen’s Skin-Caring Deeper Conditioner, which is Rubin’s number-one pick for reviving hair—not just after summer but all year-round. “It can also be used as a mask when left on for five minutes before rinsing,” she adds.