Natural hair is gorgeous… and it’s a lot of work! During the period of lockdown many embraced their natural hair for a variety of different reasons—whether it was feeling free of the corporate constraints or simply due to the closure of hair salons. Either way, you might now be hoping to keep the momentum up but the truth is, natural hair can be very high maintenance. Particularly during periods of extreme weather like summer or winter, you might need to make some adjustments to your routine to ensure that your curls stay hydrated. After all, moisturised hair is happy hair! Keep reading for some tips on how you can make sure your hair retains moisture this summer!
Stay away from heat
It’s already hot enough outside which can result in your hair drying out; don’t make matters worse by blowing it out or otherwise applying heat. Also, due to the summer humidity, it often doesn’t even make sense going to the trouble, as your hair will start to frizz in no time.
Go light on products
In the summer you sweat a lot more in your scalp so using a lot of products might result in your hair looking weighed down which will cause you to wash more which might lead to drying out. A vicious cycle! Avoid all of this by keeping the products in your hair to a minimum.
Water, water water
Drink it, cool off with it, and also keep adding it to your hair! The answer to keeping your hair hydrated is to keep adding water and then sealing with an oil. Opt for water-based moisturizers and look for humectant ingredients like honey and aloe vera to keep your hair moist.
Here are some products to try!