ESSENTIAL SUMMER CARE FOR CURLY HAIR

So guys it is the time of the year when you dash through the beachy waves so why not flaunt your beautiful curls! Here are some tips to keep your curls looking great during the humid and hot summer months.

Make Your Own Hair Spray

Salt spray and sea water turn waves into curls and make curls more tight and springier. Here is the recipe to make a salt spray: Take 8 ounces of warm water and dissolve 1 tablespoon sea salt in it; mix a few drops lavender oil, shake well, and apply onto wet or dry hair.

Protect your hair from chlorine and provide it with a pre-pool treat, soak it in tap water before a swim, then spread on conditioner or a little oil gently. Hair that is saturated with clean water won’t soak up much of chlorinated pool water. Swim cap gives extra protection, and do not allow chlorinated water to stay in your hair. Rinse out the seawater too, as dryness can be caused by salt over time. Further, using an oil spray can protect your hair from its dehydrating effects.

If your hair needs more hydration, use conditioners that have fruit sugars and saccharides as well as oil-based softeners and emulsifiers like behentrimonium methosulfate. Aloe vera, agave, honey, lactamide MEA, Hydroxypropyltrimonium and simple fruit extracts or juices are all moisture-attracting ingredients. Have a deep conditioning treatment atleast once a week which won’t require more than 5 to 10 minutes of work.

Hydrate Your Hair Inside and Out

Iced tea and coffee, mixed drinks, wine or beer are refreshing but also dehydrating. For all non-water beverages, drink a glass of cool water. Add cucumber or lemon slices to get a refreshing taste.

Seal the Moisture to Your Hair

Now comes the most important part, that is to seal in moisture once your hair is hydrated. These syrupy, glazy gels are great for reducing frizz, enhancing curl patterns and helping hair retain moisture  — tgin Curl Bomb Moisturizing Styling GelPalmers Coconut Oil Formula Curl Styling Cream Pudding, or a flaxseed-based moisturizing gel like Eco Style Olive Oil Shea Butter Black Castor Oil Flaxseed. Continuing the sugary trend, , African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Curl Styling Custard and Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie contain ingredients that attract moisture, thus keeping the hair hydrated. To seal in moisture, apply gels over your leave-in conditioner. Leave-ins with protein help in discouraging frizz and smoothing curls.

Be Protected from the Sun

Your hair can also be sunburned like your skin. Products like sesame oil and shea butter have natural UV filtering properties. Your hair products should have an SPF rating or a known sunscreen ingredient if they claim sun protection. Wear a stylish hat or scarf if you plan to stay out in the sun for more than an hour.

The sun’s warmth can also be used to your advantage as they help the hair to soak up the conditioners. After swimming, you can apply a deep conditioner for protecting your hair. Smooth in moisturizer or a conditioner before piling your hair into a twist or a bun, and then you are ready to face the sun shine!

Cool Your Hair Products

Refrigerate your stylers and conditioners to have a refreshing wash and wear. It will help your cuticle to close and thus you can pamper your scalp by give it a cool shot on a hot day. Use products that have pH that’s more on the acidic side so that the cuticles stay closed.

Co-Wash Frequently

During the summer months, you need to wash your hair more frequently to remove refresh the scalp by removing the sweat. But being sweaty doesn’t always mean being dirty. A simple condition wash, or also a thorough water rinse can be enough to remove impurities and sweat from your hair before you style. But make it a point to always keep your hair clean.

Refresh Using Emollients

After a workout are you facing a time crunch to rinse your hair? A fragrant emollient product gives the hair a fresh look and prevents the hair from drying up between washes. Luster’s Scurl Hair Texturizer Styling Gel when smoothed over hair adds lustre and a protective barrier. For tighter curls, Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker Agave Leaf Extract applied to dry hair can rehydrate without leaving your hair hard or crunchy. It is perfect when style with it after a hair wash.

So these are the hair tips to give you the added beauty this summer season. Let me know which tip you tried out and proved beneficial. Also would love to hear in the comments your tips and suggestions.

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