Spring is in full swing, but soon enough, summer will be here! When summer’s hot, sun-filled days arrive, you need to be ready if you want your hair to thrive. And we can help you do so. In this article, we’ll share with you 5 summer haircare hacks for natural hair.
Keep chlorine exposure to a minimum with good ole H2O.
If you’re like most people, you’ll be hitting the pool for a dip every now and again when summer rolls around. Unfortunately, the chlorine from public pools can make your hair dry and even leave it with a green tinge. To avoid this, drench your hair in tap water before going into the pool. There’s only so much room in the hair shaft. If you fill it with tap water, it won’t be able to take in much chlorine water.
Prioritize updo hairstyles.
One of the biggest annoyances of summer is sweaty hair. Since there’s no way to stop yourself from sweating in the summer (aside from staying inside under air conditioning), the best option is usually to switch up your hairstyle rotation. Instead of wearing long hairstyles that grace your shoulders or hairdos with bangs, opt for more updos (high ponies, high buns, etc.). They’ll keep your hair off your face, so you won’t have to deal with sweat-related issues.
Switch out your hairspray.
In the summer, the sun will be raging. To combat the sun’s UV rays, everyone will be breaking out the sunscreen and slathering it on their skin. But what many don’t know is that your hair needs sun protection just as much as your skin does. Switch out your usual hairspray for one that has UV filtering capabilities.
Up your hair moisturizing routine.
A common hair issue that summer brings is dry hair. And if you aren’t proactive, you could end up dealing with crispy, brittle, dry hair. That’s never a good look. To prevent excessive hair dryness in the summertime, take the following steps:
Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo that’s free of sulfates and salt.
Follow up with a conditioner that has super hydrating ingredients.
Never walk out the door without using a water-based leave-in conditioner.
Keep a moisturizing spray nearby for when you need moisture in a pinch. Ensure that the first ingredient in the spray is water.
Drink lots of water to ensure that you’re staying hydrated.
Baby your scalp.
The foundation of healthy hair is a healthy scalp. Since the summer can be hard on your scalp, it’s important not to forget about it. Whenever you notice that your scalp could use a pick-me-up, cleanse it well and then massage it with your favorite oil. A couple of great oils for scalp health include coconut oil and jojoba oil.
So, there you have it – 5 haircare hacks to keep your hair looking and feeling great all summer long. We hope you found all the information you were looking for and we wish you the best with your hair!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.