Ulta's Summer Hair Launches Are Legit — & We Have Your 15 Must-Haves

If you're struggling to make your hair do what you want this time of year, welcome to the club. Heat, sweat, and humidity are the enemies of well-behaved hair, but nobody wants to spend their summer trying to flatten frizz and add volume to lifeless roots. Thankfully, there are plenty of new hair launches that will help you break out of your summer hair rut, and quite a few of them are stocked at Ulta Beauty.
Along with Sephora, Ulta has dropped some exciting seasonal releases under the hair-care tab, and we've narrowed down what's really good. Whether you're desperately in need of a cleansing scalp-detox scrub infused with gunk-clearing charcoal, or you're just intrigued by a five-star smoothing conditioner named after your go-to drink order at a Japanese restaurant, you're bound to find something you'll want to add to your bathroom cabinet right away.
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Ahead, 15 new products from Ulta that might just give you the summer strands of your humidity-proof dreams.
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If your hair is feeling a little dull, a dry scalp or product buildup could be to blame. For a quick detox, try this scalp scrub formulated with activated charcoal. It'll slough away all the gunk and restore your scalp's natural balance for healthier hair after just one wash.
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Dry shampoos can work a little too well, leaving your hair less greasy but drier and more brittle. The rice starch in this formula refreshes without draining hair of moisture, while the anti-fade complex softens and protects color-treated strands.
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This creamy sulfate-free shampoo is designed specifically to gently cleanse colored and highlighted hair — and you won't find it anywhere but online at Ulta.
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For instant brightening, try this toning conditioner, which nixes brassiness and leaves hair looking softer, shinier, and noticeably blonder thanks to a dose of lemon extract.
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This conditioner's smoothing capabilities, coupled with the heavenly scent of jasmine, sandalwood, and Madagascar vanilla, make it fully worth the $24 price tag. The name doesn't hurt, either.
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This new straightener is on the pricier side, but it heats up quick, glides smoothly, and the white and gold-plated finish is cuter than anything you'll find at the drugstore.
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This dry conditioning mist is excellent for natural hair types: It adds instant moisture to coils and curls without the stickiness or crunch.
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We've praised the gentle unsnarling powers of the Wet Brush in the past, and this new design is an even better upgrade. The key difference between the new model and the tried-and-true paddle brush? It's more flexible, which helps the bristles reach the scalp to effectively detangle super-thick hair.
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A crimper? A straightener? A beveled curling iron? This wand marries all the best qualities of all three heat-styling tools, delivering sleek and shiny texture and waves that last, even on thin hair that struggles to hold a curl.
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Scrunch a dollop of this surf lotion into dry hair for some tousled, lived-in texture, plus a UV shield and a blend of plant nutrients to protect your color. It's the easiest $10 you'll spend all summer.
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This new leave-in treatment already has more than 130 glowing reviews on Ulta's site, and it's no wonder why: The milky formula detangles and adds shine to curls and coils, and the spray bottle makes it a cinch to apply.
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This shampoo-body wash hybrid has guys — and anyone else who wants to smell like David Beckham — obsessed.
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If your carry-on liquids are in constant danger of being confiscated by the TSA, try packing a travel-size do-it-all product. This treatment spray acts as a detangler, heat protector, and strengthener, so you can leave your other styling products at home.
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If you won't travel without your blowdryer, consider buying this compact, foldable version to save yourself the trouble of having to sit on your suitcase to get it to zip.
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The newest launch from DevaCurl's Decadence line, this creamy leave-in conditioner defines curls while moisturizing, providing shine, and keeping unwanted frizz at bay.
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