Although summer is the season where hair grows the fastest according to recent studies, it is also one of the worst times for curly hair if you’re not sure where to begin and what to do. You usually end up worrying about your curls being exposed to harmful UV rays and chlorine, which definitely puts your hair health at risk. Keep your hair popping this summer by following these easy tips below:
Avoid Sun Damage
Just as it’s harmful to your skin, prolonged exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can damage the outermost layer of the hair, which makes holding a curl more difficult. Sun damage leads to discolouration, dry and brittle strands, broken or split ends, thinning and frizziness. The good news is that there are easy ways to protect your hair from the hot summer sun. Consider using an SPF product catered to shielding your hair against harmful rays.
Regular deep hydration treatments
Curly hair textures tend to crave moisture, so to counter the damage caused by the hot summer sun try regular deep hydration treatments, like the Tropic Isle Living Black Castor Oil Coconut Hair Food. It helps to add moisture to your hair and prevent split ends, breakage, a dry scalp and dandruff with the help of coconut oil, Vitamin E, shea butter, rosemary and meadowfoam seed oil.
Detangling Curly Hair
Hair often becomes more matted with sweat than usual during summer, so it’s essential to handle tangles with extra care. Before using a detangling brush, leave on your deep conditioner for about thirty minutes, then detangle while using a rinse-out conditioner. We recommend using Design Essentials Almond Butter Conditioner, which is a lightweight blend of botanical emollients that provides instant hydration to your hair. The best part is that the conditioner is enriched with nourishing almond butter which softens and detangles instantly!
Don’t Wash Your Hair Daily
Washing your hair daily will result in stripping your curls of its natural moisture. This will weaken the hair cuticle over time, making your hair brittle and prone to frizz. Use a sulfate-free shampoo which assists in preserving natural moisture in the hair. Try Design Essentials Moroccan Oil Sulphate-free Conditioning Shampoo for best results.
Identify Your Curl Type
Consider the curl pattern spectrum and identify where your curls fit in. Do you have waves, spiral-y curls, or coils? For wavy hair, use a priming lotion; for spirals – use a gel to define your curls while locking in moisture. Coils are the tightest curl pattern, so treat the coils while you style it. It’s important to look for products that provide a lot of moisture, protection, and nourishment. We recommend using Milk & Honey Moisture Crème which contains whipped shea butter that locks in moisture and promotes curl definition.
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