Caring for curly hair during the summer requires some special attention. From hydrating routines to protective styles, we'll cover everything you need to know to safeguard your mane from the summer's harsh elements. Get ready to embrace luscious, vibrant hair that shines as brilliantly as the summer sun.
Let's dive into some tips to ensure that your tresses remain the envy of every beach, poolside, or sun-soaked gathering you attend:
- Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize: Curly hair tends to be dry, so it's essential to keep it hydrated. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for curly hair. When you are finished washing and styling your hair go in with Watermelon Dreams Absolute Oil to lock in the moisture.
- Deep Condition Regularly: Treat your curls to deep conditioning treatments at least once a week, or as needed to provide intense hydration and nourishment. If you have colored hair, damaged hair, or have been busy at the pool and beach, then use Rebalance to give your hair the proper nourishment it needs. If you feel like your hair is lacking moisture then use Restore, our ultimate Moisture Masque.
- Protection from the Sun: Shield your curls from the sun's damaging rays. Wear a hat or use a scarf to cover your hair when spending time outdoors. Apply Rebalance, which can be used as a leave-in conditioner, or hair sunscreen with UV protection to minimize sun damage.
- Minimize Heat Styling: Embrace your natural curls and avoid excessive heat styling during the summer. Heat can cause frizz and damage your hair. Opt for heatless styling methods like, twist-outs, or braid-outs. And don’t worry you can still use your diffuser, or hooded dryer as those use heat to set the products, making your hair last longer, and will not damage your hair.
- Gentle Detangling: Use our Scalp Flow Massager to gently detangle your curls while they are wet and saturated with Rebalance or Restore.This helps to ensure that the product is evenly distributed amongst your strands. Start from the ends and work your way up to avoid breakage and minimize frizz.
- Microfiber Towel-Dry: We all know how important it is to make sure that your hair is soaking wet when styling. Once you have finished, gently squeeze out excess water using our 3T Towel. Avoid rubbing or towel-drying vigorously, as it can cause frizz. Consider using the plopping method to enhance curl definition and reduce drying time.
- Embrace Protective Styles: Protective styles can help shield your curls from environmental factors and reduce manipulation. Try braids, twists, or faux locs to keep your hair protected and prevent damage.
- Rinse After Swimming: Rinse your hair with clean water immediately after swimming in the pool or the ocean. This helps remove chlorine, salt, and other chemicals that can dry out and damage your hair.
- Protect your hair from chlorine: Before swimming in a pool, wet your hair with clean water and apply Rebalance or Watermelon Dreams to create a protective barrier. This helps minimize the absorption of chlorine.
- Stay Hydrated: Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Hydration starts from within and helps maintain the moisture balance in your hair.
Remember, each person's curls are unique, so listen to your hair's needs and adjust your routine accordingly. Embrace your beautiful curls and enjoy the summer while keeping them healthy and well-nourished!