We spend a lot of time talking about our skin and the adequate steps to follow to keep it healthy. But another huge confidence booster and identity marker is our hair. Summer is a tough season for those of us with curly hair. The rising temperature and the humidity that comes along definitely do not help. Our curls tend to lose definition and mat together, making them look thicker than they actually are. Today, we are teaching you how to take care of curly hair in summer.
In the following lines, you will find some ways to keep your curls under control, so you can enjoy those long sunny days without worrying about your hair.
The biggest mistake we make in summer is washing our hair too much. As it gets hot, we tend to perspire a lot and that's exactly when we need to step up our hair care routine.
The most common issue with curly hair is the fear of not enough moisture, but it's actually all about regulating the amount of product you use and washing your locks less frequently. Washing our hair every day in summer, especially after a sweaty day at work or at the beach, is almost like asking for dry hair.
One of the best things to do for your curly hair is to wash it 2-3 times a week. However, if you are that type of person who likes their hair clean all the time, then you can compensate by using more moisturizing shampoos and conditioning every day.
Another basic rule for any type of hair, but particularly relevant for curly hair in summer, is protecting it from the sun. A swimming cap or a scarf can be your best friends in this hot season since they will protect your locks from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
If you are going to be spending long days at the beach, make sure you use sunscreen on your hair. We recommend using a leave-in conditioner with an SPF factor of 15 or higher.
Wearing hats can be super frustrating for curly-haired girls, especially if you are going to the beach and finding those perfectly formed curls straight as soon as you take your cap off.
When you wear a hat, we recommend using a conditioning moisturizer, so your hair won't dry up and frizz. However, if you want to keep the hat on for longer periods of time (like when you're out shopping), then try to braid your wet locks before putting the cap on.
The leave-in conditioning cream helps to keep your locks soft and shiny while preventing frizz. This is particularly important if you are going to spend some time at the beach or pool.
A few pumps of a good leave-in conditioner will offer the perfect dose of moisture that your curls need in this hot weather. You can use it from mid-length to your ends and let it dry naturally, or you can blow dry for soft, bouncy curls.
If you are using any heated tools on your hair (curling or straightening irons), then you definitely need to use some heat protection products. The sun, the saltwater, and the chlorine in swimming pools are very harsh on your hair, so it's essential to protect it during all of these activities.
The best thing about 'heat' protecting products is that they will also help your curls look shinier and healthier. Try our top tip for naturally straight hair, by applying a small amount of leave-in conditioner to your wet hair before using any heated tools.
We hope these summer hair care tips for curly hair will help you have great-looking curls all year round. Remember, don't over-wash your hair and try different products until you find the perfect one for your hair type. By following these simple steps, you can make sure that your curly hair is always on top.