Hot Summer Hair Care Essentials

Hot Summer Hair Care Essentials


Summer can be a trickier time for curly hair care. For one, your hair is exposed to a lot of stress, including high temperatures and humidity, pool water, and intense UV rays. Here are some of the most common problems people with curly hair can face during the summer months, along with the products that promote healthy hair.


1. Swimming season is here, what products can you recommend for curly hair?

Swimmers are more likely to experience hair damage from the chlorine or salt water in the pool. You can start with saturating your hair with plenty of water before swimming to minimize chlorine or salt water absorption and further coat your hair with natural oils or create a protective barrier with a cream or leave-in conditioner.

Creating a Protective Layer

Natural oils can protect your hair from chlorine and salt water. Olive oil, coconut oil, and argan oil are particularly effective at preventing chlorine from penetrating the hair surface. For even stronger protection, you can apply a leave-in conditioner.


Wash with a Sulfate Free shampoo

After swimming, it’s important to wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo right away. Sulfate-free shampoos can protect the hair and scalp by gently cleansing the irritants away while retaining the hair’s natural oils and moisture. In addition, it carries extra benefits for dry and damaged hair, color-treated hair, and frizzy hair.



2. Great products in humid and sweat environments

The high humidity of summer can mess up your curl pattern and tangle your hair, making it harder to style. With the right products and haircare practices, you can tackle these challenges on your own.


Anti-humidity products

These products create a protective barrier on your hair to prevent undefined curl patterns from forming and help your hairdos last longer. It’s a must-have hair item for summer for neat curl patterns and styling.



Waterproof products

Wigs can be uncomfortable to wear during the hot and humid summer months. But you can’t simply give up wearing a wig. Waterproof styling products can be helpful in this case. Waterproof styling products form a thin layer of protection on the hair, protecting wig hair from sweat and moisture. It has a strong hold which effectively secures the wig in sweaty environments. There are many different types of waterproof styling products for wigs on the market today, from lace bonds to glue sprays, making it easy to find a product that suits your needs.




Detangling solutions

Dentanglers can be used in combination with brushes with widely spaced bristles to prevent tangling of curly hair. With the right tools, you can gently detangle problem areas while minimizing damage to the hair.




3. Protecting your hair from harsh sunlight

Strong summer sunlight can damage the keratin structure of your hair. UV rays are the No 1. culprit in fading and splitting hair. Sun protection is an essential protective measure for you hair in addition to your skin.

Heat protectants

A light spritz of these products will protect your hair from UV rays without weighing it down. It can create a barrier for your hair against flat irons that often come to rescue your hairstyle that suffers from frizz due to humidity.




Scarves and hats for sun protection

If you’re going to be outside for long, it’s a good idea to wear hats or other head coverings. These items are the easiest and most effective ways to protect your hair by physically blocking UV rays.




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