As the seasons change and your clothing and skincare regimens change, so does your hair. As many of you curly girls out there know, your hair care regimen can change from season to season. This transition is a great time to give your hair an extra bit of loving that the colder weather may sucked from it. Make sure that you re-evaluate your current regimen and make proper changes to help your hair flourish during the summer months for the maximum benefits for your summer hair.
Hydrate your Hair, Hydrate your Body
Keeping your hair hydrated comes from more than just sealing in moisture from water hydration directly on your hair. You should also increase your drinking water as the temperatures rise. Your body will supply water to your major organs first. If you are suffering from brittle hair and nails or a dry scalp, increase your water intake. If water is not your favorite beverage of choice, flavor your water by adding a cucumber, lemon, lime or mint. Another popular items on the market is the Fruit Infuser. Place your fresh fruit into a center containers that is placed into your water bottle overnight for fruit flavored water.
Proper trimming habits are a must when it comes to natural hair. Let go of those raggedy ends. You are most likely in need of a trim when detangling becomes more difficult or you start to see more split ends. Be sure to use hair scissors only and only use your hair scissors for cutting your hair only. You can purchase hair scissor from your local beauty supply store.
Add in a mid-week cleanse or co-wash frequently to rid your scalp of sweat. In this step, you are both cleansing and dehydrating your curls. This is the perfect segue into a perfect wash and go summer hairstyle.
Hopefully by now, all of your heavy butters are tucked away. Maximize the use of leave-in products that help seal in the moisture. Also, refrigerate conditioners and products such as an Aloe Vera spritz. Using chilled, refreshing products and utilizing products with an acidic ph value encourages the cuticle to stay closed. A closed cuticle equals hair less prone to breakage with more shine and less moisture loss.
Put away the heat styling tools. As the humidly hits, the blow out and press and curl is less likely to last. You will end up with a bushy version of that cute style that you once envisioned. Try the wash-and-go or twists and braids. Low manipulation style are still great, but fancy them up with cute jeweled accessories, bows and colorful scarves.