The summer season brings sunshine, warmth, and outdoor adventures. However, the sun, humidity, and other environmental factors can pose challenges for maintaining healthy natural hair. To ensure your curls thrive during the summer months, it's crucial to establish a proper hair care routine.
We will explore essential tips, techniques and products to keep your natural hair hydrated, protected, and vibrant all summer long.
Hydration is Key:
The summer heat can strip your hair of moisture, leading to dryness and breakage. Increase your hydration game by deep conditioning your hair regularly. Choose a deep conditioner that is rich in moisturizing ingredients like Fenugreek or Bhringaraj Oil. The Tailored Beauty Moisture Penetrating Deep Conditioning Treatment has the right amount of slip and nutrients to reduce breakage, restore damaged strands, and aid in length retention.
Chlorine and saltwater can be harsh on natural hair. Before taking a dip, saturate your hair with clean water to limit chlorine absorption. Apply a deep conditioner to coat your hair to create a barrier. Style your hair into a protective style to limit the damage of the chlorine or salt water. After follow up with a wash day routine to start your hair a new. You can check out our article on how to keep your hair healthy from salt and/or chlorine water.
Sweat, sunscreen, and environmental pollutants can build up on your scalp and hair during summer. During the summer you tend to use more products on your hair as you are doing more activities outside more. Opt for the Tailored Beauty Coconut Creme Shampoo or Clay Detox Shampoo to avoid stripping away essential oils. Focus on cleansing your scalp thoroughly while gently massaging with your fingertips. Apply the shampoo to the remainder of your hair strands so your hair is thoroughly cleansed.
Protect your hair while you sleep by using a silk or satin bonnet, scarf, or pillowcase. These materials reduce friction and prevent moisture loss, preserving your curls' definition and minimizing frizz. Alternatively, you can pineapple your hair by gathering it into a loose, high ponytail on top of your head and securing it with a satin scrunchie.
Minimize Heat Styling:
Summer is the perfect time to embrace heat-free styling options. Minimize the use of heat styling tools like flat irons and blow dryers, as they can cause damage and dryness. Opt for air drying or try heatless styling techniques such as braid-outs, twist-outs, or bantu knots to achieve beautiful curls without heat. Or curly styles such as wash and gos, curly ponytails, and curly puffs. You can achieve these styles using the Tailored Beauty Perfect Coils Curling Jelly or Curl Antidote Curling Cream.
Locking in moisture is crucial during the summer. After applying your Tailored Beauty Moisture Penetrating leave-in conditioner, seal the moisture with the Tailored Beauty Grow Thick Oil and Everything Butter. The leave in conditioner is packed with humectants that aids in absorbing moisture into your hair shaft. And the oil and butter will help to seal in the moisture to aid in moisture retention to reduce breakage and keep your hair hydrated for as long as possible.
In conclusion, adopting a summer hair care routine is crucial for maintaining healthy and vibrant hair throughout the sunny season. With the right approach and a few essential tips, you can protect your hair from the damaging effects of the sun, humidity, and other environmental factors, while ensuring it remains hydrated, manageable, and full of life.