Yes!!! Its that time again. Kiss Jack Frost good-bye until next year. Hopefully, your hair has made it through the winter unharmed.
Being a mad hatter is a wonderful way to protect your hair. Sporting a chic sun hat to keep hair and skin shielded from those bright UV rays, while protecting color and moisture. But aside from wearing a sun hat everyday, here are some other awesome tips that you may want commit to memory.
Here are 10 Best Summer Tips for Natural Hair
When it comes to hair, I really can’t emphasis the importance of moisturizing enough. Your moisturizing routine or lack thereof can literally make or break your hair. Your hair needs moisture!!! And water equals moisture.
In the past, we have been taught that water makes our hair dry and brittle. Now we know, that is so false.
Your hair needs water. Spritz & Seal at night before bed or during the day when your hair and scalp are extremely parched will save you from cleaning up hair strands off the floor.
In the summer, I carry a bottle of drinking water and a spray bottle for my hair (just in case). Moisturize your hair as often as you needed especially if you leave in very hot climates.
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You may have to experiment with hairstyles that give you the freedom to moisturize without frizz or minimal shrinkage (if that bothers you). Twisted or braided styles are usually perfect for that.
If you live in an area with hard water, this maybe the only exception to limited tap water on your hair. Use bottled water to make your moisturizing sprays.
But you can combat hard water by clarifying regularly with apple cider vinegar or a great moisturizing clarifying shampoo like Ouidad Superfruit Clarifying Shampoo or Sheamoisture Black Shampoo and Balancing Conditioner.
For Extremely Dry Hair: Try an Oil Rinse
A oil rinse has been compared to a hot oil treatment, but done in the shower. This is something that I do year round. Its simple!
Apply any of the three oils that penetrate hair (coconut, olive, or avocado) or try all three in the shower after shampooing your hair and scalp. Make sure to ring out excess water and apply oil from ends to roots. Then condition hair as normal. Its guaranteed to leave your hair soft and moisturize but not greasy.
Penetrating oils aid the hair by increasing its ability to absorb and retain water molecules. Oils such as coconut, olive, and avocado oils enter the hair and bind to water molecules due to their polar structure. Read more about Penetrating Oils here
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