Summer is right around the corner. That means it’s time to get in some sun action and enjoy the weather. Summertime is fun with all the events from family reunions to BBQ’s, beach days, and lots of outdoor activities. But you can't forget to protect your hair. Your body needs sunscreen as protection from the sun so does your hair. You may think the sun won't harm your hair, but that is not necessarily true. The sun can be very damaging to our hair if we don't take proper precautions to protect it. So just as you switched up your hair regimen for the winter and spring, it is time to take a look again at your summer regimen to tweak a few things. Here are some tips to help you keep your hair looking its best this summer.
If you are headed out to the beach, or a backyard barbecue grab a hat will match your outfit. Stylish summer hats will help you keep your curls safe from the sun. Hats are a very cute accessory to any style, plus they also keep your hair safe from the sun while outdoors.
Don't forget your leave-in conditioner no matter what. Your leave in conditioner should be a staple product in your regimen for every season, and that includes the summer. Heavy moisturizers are not the best for the summer because they can weigh your hair down, which we don’t want especially in the summer time. Opt for a light moisturizer like the White Peony Ultra Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner . The White Peony Leave- In Conditioner is great during the summer because it is an excellent way to provide your hair with moisture. The first ingredient is water which helps prevents dry hair and also quenches hair dryness but also have other nurturing ingredients for your hair.
No one wants to go through a complete wash day every time you want to re-style your hair, so that's where co-washing comes in to help you out. In the summer months, co-washing can be a quick and easy way to refresh and restyle your hair mid-week, and also help add moisture back into your hair. Summertime means that we sweat more and products build up easily on our scalp. Co-washing with the Mielle Organics Detangling Co-wash is an excellent choice to refresh and clean your hair in between wash day.
Deep conditioning is always a crucial step whether it’s winter, spring or summer. Weekly deep conditioning will infuse moisture back into your hair. The Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner is an excellent choice for the summer months because it is a deep penetrating conditioner that is made with complex amino acids from wheat, soy and other natural ingredients that help restore moisture to damaged and dry hair.
In any season you want to make sure your hair stays moisturized, so you want to seal the moisture in. You have probably heard of the LOC method by now but if you have not it is a process in which you apply an L- Liquid, O- Oil, and C-cream to your hair to seal in moisture after washing. This method also helps to retain moisture for long periods of time. Use a good moisturizing styler like the Brazilian Curly Cocktail Curl Cream or even a gel such as the Honey & Ginger Styling Gel .
When it’s hot outside the last thing you want to have to think about is your hair. That’s where protective styling comes in. You can switch it up and try out box braids, faux locs, mini twists, Marley twists, goddess braids and so much more. Make sure that you are also taking care of your hair underneath while protective styling. Using a leave-in conditioner on your hair like the White Peony Ultra Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner will help to keep it moisturized while in a protective style.
Before swimming wet your hair and apply oil to help prevent your hair from absorbing chlorine or saltwater. After swimming, clarify or shampoo your hair, moisturize and then style as usual. If you are a frequent swimmer, it is probably best to invest in a swim cap to protect your hair.
Lay off using a lot of heat on your hair during the summer. The sun already very drying on natural hair. The summertime is a good time to air dry your wash and go’s and twists.
In the summer months, it’s especially important to keep hydrated. Just like our body needs to be hydrated so does our hair. Hydrating from the inside out will help you feel good on the inside and help your hair look good on the outside.
How are you planning to take care of your curls this summer?