Summer is here and our hair can get quite uncooperative with us during this season. Humidity is the devil on our hairs’ shoulder telling it to do bad things. Aside from being uncooperative, our hair can take a major beating from the summer’s heat, chlorine and salt water. Make sure to properly care for and protect your hair while you find the styles that work best in the summer climate.
Always wear a thermal protector to protect hair from heat and UVA/UVB rays such as the Bio Ionic Thermal Active Nourishing Silk Leave In. Also, use a weekly moisturizing masque (CHI Nourish Intense Coarse Silk Masque) to hydrate your hair.
Following hair tips are what I recommend as the best and easiest ways to manage your natural hair type during the summer season, but keep in mind that the real magic that controls frizz and makes these hairstyles work, is the right hair products.
Natural, Beachy look
Use a spray like the TIGI Rockaholic Groupie Texturizing Spray Pomade for beach-like hair texture. Spray it on moist hair and allow it to air-dry for a piecey, wavy look.
To wear your hair straight, use a lightweight serum like BioSilk Silk Therapy to control frizz. Apply the serum before blow-drying and then add a few drops after you style.
Rock a casual, low ponytail or a higher ponytail with a small section of hair wrapped over top of the hair tie. A loose side ponytail, on wavy hair is especially beachy.
Humidity can bring down the fun of curls and heavy hair products can weigh curls down or cause build-up. To maintain springy, summertime curls, scrunch a lightweight product like the Curly Sexy Hair Curl Power Enhancer onto curls.