Summer is quickly approaching. Pull out that swimsuit and SPF. With the heat, humidity and sun its also time to tweak your hair routine. This is the season the heat, humidity and scorching sun can cause hair damage and not to mention horrible bad hair days . I can’t stress it enough protect your hair as well as your skin. The sun damaging rays may cause dry hair and split ends. The rays destroy the integrity of the hair decreasing strength and elasticity. This results in breakage, frizziness and faded hair color. It can also increase your hair’s porosity. Read 4 Ways To Decrease Your Hair’s Porosity
Here are some tips to maintain the health of your beautiful locks.
If you have not already considered using a sulfate free shampoo this is the perfect time to start using one.
There are many products with SPF qualities but one of the best in my opinion is shea butter. It protects hair from the wind, cold and not to mention the sun naturally. It is also a natural sunscreen due to its high vitamin content. For best result use shea butter on wet hair.
The sun’s ray can be very damaging to overall integrity of the hair shaft. Deep conditioning is imperative to prevent permanent damage. I recommend “Hair Mayonnaise” or LustraSilk Cholesterol Conditioner. Here’s a list of the top Deep Conditioners for Natural Hair voted by you.
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If you have color; deep condition your hair once a week. The current health of your hair determines how often you should deep condition. If your hair is dry and brittle deep condition with heat by sitting under a hooded dryer or wrapping a warm towel around your head about once a week.
Hot oil treatments are great for sealing moisture in hair and scalp. If you still experience dryness invest in a creamy moisturizer and/or leave in conditioner.
To minimize frizz and maximize curl definition opt for a t-shirt or drip dry vs. terry bath towels. Using a smooth, microfiber drying surface to optimize smooth hair shafts while still pulling water from the hair.
Trim your ends regularly for natural hair about every 3 months or so. Read why here.
Style your hair desired.
Tie your hair up at night or sleep on a satin pillowcase. Re-Twisting the hair with water and a product that seals in the moisture for the water goes a long way. Style hair as desired.