SUMMER IS HERE LADIES! Time to have fun in the sun with friends and family. We all know that this heat can be detrimental to our skin as well as hair if not cared for during this season. Here are a few tips to maintain your crown and keep you looking like the queen you are.
1. MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE
Moisturize your hair on a daily basis. Because this time of year is hot, the heat from the sun will draw the moisture out of our hair. So you want replenish at night using the L.O.C method, moisturizer, or a DIY moisturizing spray which aids in moisture retention for growth. Also, don't forget to maintain the moisture in your hair by using satin bonnets, headwraps, and/or pillowcases when you are going to bed or just lounging around the house. Check out SLAPS , also know as satin lined caps by Grace Eleyae for satin lined hats for stylish protection on the go.
2. ANTI-FRIZZ & HEAT PROTECTANTS
Summertime is frizz season. The humidity will have an adverse effect on our hair because the heat will cause it to frizz up or poof out. So use products that are anti-frizz or have silicone which will reduce the impact.
3. CONDITION YOUR HAIR BEFORE YOU TAKE THE PLUNG
Before you hit the beach or pool you want to moisturize your hair before going into the water with conditioner so that it will protect your hair from being damaged by the chlorine or salt water. In addition, after you want to cleanse and condition like a normal wash day.
4. KEEP IT CUTE WITH PROTECTIVE STYLES
You want styles that combat the heat and humidity by keeping your hair out of your face while still looking good. We suggest updos with scarves, headwraps, goddess braids, or faux buns. In addition, you may want to install a protective style such as box braids or Senegalese twists. Please note that this is the wrong time of year to so consider flat ironing because of the heat, but if you must use a heat protectant.
5. IT'S ESSENTIAL...OILS.
Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Lemongrass oil are great to incorporate into your hair regimen this summer. Check out NYRAJU for more information and recipes using these oils.
Or you can just stay indoors binge watching Naptural85's Youtube videos
Okay, that last one is a joke (kinda), but hopefully these tips help you.