Natural hair rules in the Summer! Now is the season to let go of the perfect, sleek hairdos and embrace that loose natural look. Learn how to protect your hair from the heat, sun and humidtiy without turning it into an endless battle
Put your hair up in loose, comfortable styles
messy braid is ideal for keeping your hair under control and minimizing
exposure to the sun. Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend
to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer
a scarf or hat to cover your head when you’re out in the sun. Not only
does this provide extra UV protection, but it also helps your scalp to
retain moisture. A hat reduces damage caused by wind, especially if your
hair is prone to tangling, and protects colour-treated hair
Wash less often
washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates
additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even
more. Try just rinsing in the shower after a day at the beach or pool,
and see if that gets rid of some extra oil. Use a homemade or natural
dry shampoo, such as cornstarch, in place of regular shampoo to go a bit
longer without washing.
A Cooling Effect for Hair
After a long day in the sun, a hair mask soothes the scalp and conditions the hair.
Reduce the heat
to blow-dry your hair as little as possible. It is already exposed to a
significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will
probably air-dry quickly anyways, so give the blow dryer a break and go
au naturel if you can. Avoid flat-irons, too, as they will do further
damage to already-dry hair. Plus, a sleek hairstyle only makes that
frizz stand out more.
Spritz & Seal
water, aloe vera juice, and avocado oil. Keep it on hand to spritz
whenever a bit of moisture and/or control is needed. Another good option
is argan oil mixed with water.
with apple cider vinegar diluted in water for a quick natural
conditioner. Use some coconut oil or shea butter (careful with this,
since it can be heavy) to smooth, de-frizz, and moisturize your locks
after washing. The oil will give some shine and, if you have wavy hair,
create natural, air-dried curls.
Add some sunscreen
are shampoos that contain UV protection, but most of those are
chemical-laden, conventional shampoos that I’d recommend avoiding. One
quick way to add some protection is to run your hands lightly through
your hair after applying sunscreen to your body.
Switch to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. You may be washing your hair more frequently to deal with summer's sweat and grime. Use a deep-conditioning treatment.
Try a hot oil rinse
olive, and avocado oils are good at penetrating the hair shaft. Shampoo
hair as usual, then work in oil from ends to roots. Rinse, then
condition as usual. Your hair should feel moisturized afterward, but not
Use a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush
pulling anything through your hair when it’s wet, since that’s when
it’s most susceptible to breaking. Wide-tooth combs are most gentle for
untangling hair, as brushes can pull and tear when they snag strands.
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