Summertime is officially here and that means lots of relaxing by the pool, barbecues with family and friends, and plenty of outdoor activities. While it’s definitely necessary to enjoy yourself during these warmer months, don’t forget about your hair! The sun, chlorine, and salt water can all take a toll on your locks, braids and curls, leaving them dry, damaged, and frizzy. No worries because I have just the guide you need to make your summer stress free and relaxing for both you and your hair.
1.A good protective hairstyle
Summer time comes with a lot of heat which can be super tough for your hair. Having a hairstyle that gives your scalp some space to breathe and not get clogged is the best thing you can do for your hair. Hairstyles like box braids, Fulani braids, and more, not only prevent clogging of the hair follicles on your scalp, they make you look super cute and stylish, going hand in hand with the summer vibe. They make it easier for you to jump in the pool or beach, and they are very easy to maintain throughout the season! Check out our blog how to maintain box braids for all the tips you need to look refreshed 24/7 this summer season.
2. A good shower cap
A good shower cap
helps protect your hairstyles in the shower during summer by reducing frizzing caused by the moisture from the shower. A shower cap made of good quality material that doesn't let water in and is perfectly adjustable to go well with any hairstyle you choose for summer is the key to an itch-free scalp. Not only do you feel more confident after a shower without worrying about getting your hair wet or using plastic bags, but you get to make your hairstyle last longer, enabling you to save up some coins too! A good shower cap recommendation would be an extra-large Tropical Shower Cap
to go with the summer vibe.
3. A good hair moisturiser
During summer it is crucial to keep your scalp moisturised always. This helps reduce any form of dryness on your scalp, making your scalp healthy and dandruff-free. This helps you also retain moisture that may be lost when you spend your time in salty water, which quickly absorbs moisture both from your skin and scalp. A good moisturiser. Moisturisers range from different prices and brands, all created to suit your hair needs and hair type so ensure you know your hair needs first for the best results.
4. A good summer hair care routine
Getting a routine that caters to all your hair needs during summer is really important since hair needs tend to change seasonally. What your hair needs during the winter isn't what it will need during the summer. A few things you can incorporate in your summer routine can include things using a moisturising shampoo for extra moisturising, using UV filters to help in shielding your hair from the drying effects of the sun, and saturating your hair with clean water and/or using a moisturising leave-in so that your strands are less resistant to absorbing saltwater and chlorine. All this will definitely differ from your summer activities and your hair texture.
5. Drink Plenty Of Fluids
You may be doing all of these to guard your hair against the sun, but if you are not adequately hydrated, it’s not worth the trouble. Your mane will largely benefit from drinking water and other fluids, thus keeping you cool and maintaining your hair healthy and well-hydrated. Furthermore, add more fresh fruits and vegetables to your regular diet to get all essential nutrients.
6. A Ends Trim
This one is more like a tip, but it is essential for your hair during the summer. We suggest trimming your hair at least 2x during the summer; once at the start of the season, halfway through the season if your hair is colour-treated or severely damaged, and a final trim as we say goodbye to summer and say hello to fall. Trimming your hair reduces breakage and helps retain length.
If you are anything like me, having your hair looking good and shiny boosts your confidence greatly. So as much fun as you are having or are planning to have this summer, don't forget to spare a little time for haircare in between the summer fun!