How To Hydrate Your Hair In The Summer

How To Hydrate Your Hair In The Summer

With summer temperatures rising, it's time to adjust our hair care routines to keep our locks healthy and hydrated. What worked in the colder months won’t necessarily work in the warmer months, and vice versa.

If you’re a naturally curly-haired person, then you know how it is; extra scalp hydration in the winter and more humidity control in the summer. But if you’re new to natural hair care, then you need a few must-haves in your summer arsenal. Say goodbye to bad hair days and hello to more beach days with the help of AFAM. 

The Key To Maintaining Natural Hair This Summer 

How To Hydrate Your Hair In The Summer

Each person's natural hair type is unique, requiring tailored care routines to address its specific needs. Textured hair falls on a spectrum of loose waves to tight coils—and everything in between needs to be taken care of in its own, unique way. The key to maintaining your natural hair this summer is by:

  • Protecting your hair and scalp from UV rays.
  • Protecting your hair from drying out due to high heat.
  • Protecting your hair from humid and arid climates. 

Products That Tackle Dry Hair

Hydrate Your Hair In The Summer

The best summer hair care is backed by great products. As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to ease up on heavy product use during the summertime. Opt for lighter products that limit the amount of buildup on your scalp. This will help prevent your hair from looking tired and weighed down. 

AFAM has an ample selection of products perfect for summer use.

Elentee Soy Itch Therapy

Elentee Soy Itch Therapy is a special serum formulated with Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil. As an anti-itch therapy serum, Itch Therapy soothes and nourishes dry, itchy scalps that have been exposed to dry heat and chlorine. It also helps prevent breakage at the scalp.

Vitale Perfect Braids Calm Itch Relief Spray

Braids are an excellent way to protect your hair from hot summer rays. However, braids tend to hurt after a while, leaving your scalp feeling itchy, sore, and dry. Vitale Perfect Braids Calm Itch Relief Spray relieves tension from prolonged braid wear and keeps your scalp cool and refreshed. 

Vitale Deep Moisturizing Shampoo

Olive oil isn’t a kitchen exclusive. Our Vitale Olive Oil Deep Moisturizing Shampoo is blended with vitamins and amino proteins that cleanse and condition your hair. It’s capable of detangling tough tangles and leaves your hair feeling silky-soft.

Hawaiian Silky Leave-In Conditioner

Speaking of silky, Hawaiian Silky Cool Scalp Leave-In Conditioner is an ideal conditioner that locks in moisture for longer wear. As mentioned, you don’t want to overdo it on the products, but you don’t want to skip conditioner either. A leave-in is a smart, lightweight solution.

Vitale 3 In 1 Smoothing Serum

Sometimes your hair needs a pick-me-up. Vitale's 3-in-1 Hair Therapy Smoothing Serum is packed with three essentials: Argan Oil, Macadamia Oil, and Tea Tree Oil. This serum absorbs fast and conditions your hair, providing heat protection and a frizz-free shine. 

Pro Tips To Lock In Moisture

Protect Your Hair While Swimming

We know you’re dying to hit the pool, but don’t dive in just yet. Chlorine is a curl-killer, causing them to become extremely frizzy and dry. That being said, there is a way to protect your curls from pool chemicals.

Coat your hair with Vitale Virgin Hair Oil before swimming and put it in twists after you’ve evenly applied it. This hair oil helps revitalize your scalp and restores its pH, which is much needed after a swim.

Drink Plenty of Water 

Drinking enough water will do wonders for your hair. Grab your favorite travel bottle and fill it with enough water to last you throughout the day. Make sure you’re drinking enough during those scorching hot days when dehydration is a risk.

Avoid Hot Styling Tools

We know how tempting it is to reach for the flat iron, but don’t. Especially in the summer when your hair is already exposed to higher heat. Instead of using hot tools, try going natural—because natural looks great on you.

Wear Protective Styles

Consider wearing protective hairstyles that minimize exposure to the elements. Braids, twists, buns, or updos can help protect your hair from the sun, wind, and humidity. These styles also prevent moisture loss and breakage.  

Pair your protective style with braid-proof products like the Hawaiian Silky Twist and Lock Gel, or bundle up with the Elentee Soy Braid Maintenance Bundle.

Go Natural

It’s hard to completely get rid of frizz, so why not use it to your advantage? Experiment with different voluminous styles like afros and puffs, and take note of how your hair reacts to different humidity levels.

Wrap Your Hair  

Put those cute scarves and hats to use. Wrapping your hair with coverings like scarves, hats, or stylish turbans will act as both an accessory and a barrier between your hair and the sun’s rays. Consider using a refreshing hair mist to keep your scalp cool. 

Protect Your Hair All Summer Long

Learning how to hydrate and moisturize your hair during the summer is easy when you have AFAM. Enjoy every moment of summer with the help of curl-safe products designed for season-long use. Explore our collection of lightweight shampoos, conditioners, and styling products so you can keep your hair looking and feeling its best. 

Now go rock your natural curls and soak up the sunny weather.