We get it—those sun rays feel great, but they’re wreaking havoc on your luscious locks. As the sun shines brighter and the temperatures rise, there’s no better time to revamp your hair care routine and embrace the warmth of summer.
You wouldn’t wear a winter coat in the summertime, so stop using off-season products for your hair. Summer hair care is not just about protection from the heat, but it’s also about embracing your natural hair and having fun in the sun.
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Why Is Summer Hair Care Important?
Summer hair care stands apart from other seasons. The intense sunlight, humidity, and exposure to chlorine, saltwater, and other environmental elements can send your strands into a frenzy. Without proper care, your hair may become dry, frizzy, and prone to breakage.
By adopting a summer hair care routine, you can protect your tresses, maintain healthy hair, and achieve those coveted beachy waves.
How To Take Care of Natural Hair in the Summer
If you’re a curly guy or gal, then you know how much of a pain natural hair can be—especially in the summer. Heat, humidity, UV rays, and chlorine? It’s like our favorite season is pitted against us.
Natural hair requires special attention during the summer months to combat the nasty effects of heat and humidity. Here are some tips to prevent seasonal damage and keep your natural locks looking fresh and fabulous.
Hydration is Key
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Increase your water intake to keep your hair hydrated from within. Remember to use moisturizing products that are rich in natural oils and humectants to lock in moisture.
Everyone loves a good hat. Wear a sun hat or scarf to prevent sun damaged hair and protect your scalp from burning, especially if you’re going to be spending hours in direct sunlight.
Sunlight can fry your hair and affect its pigment. Experiment with protective hairstyles like braids, buns, or updos to shield your hair from direct sunlight.
Avoid Excessive Heat Styling
Toss the heat tools and embrace your natural hair. Give your locks a break from flat irons and opt for heat-free styling methods such as air-drying or using foam rollers.
Your Summer Hair Care Routine in 4 Easy Steps
You want to enjoy summer—and so does your hair. Let your hair loose (or up if you choose a protective style) and incorporate the following steps into your hair care routine:
Step 1: Cleansing
Use a gentle curl-friendly shampoo to remove sweat, dirt, and product buildup. Follow with a hydrating conditioner to reintroduce moisture.
Step 2: Deep Conditioning
Treat your hair to a deep conditioning treatment once a week to restore hydration and repair any sun-damaged areas.
Step 3: Moisturizing
Apply a lightweight, leave-in conditioner or hair oil to nourish and protect your strands throughout the day. Our selection of leave-in conditioners is ideal for deeply hydrating thirsty locks.
Step 4: Detangling
All that summer fun can leave your hair in a tangled mess. Invest in a wide-toothed comb or a detangling brush to gently remove knots and tangles, starting from the ends and working your way up.
Our Go-To Summer Hair Care Products
When it comes to deep hydration, OSSAT Leave-In Conditioner is a game changer. This leave-in conditioner is formulated to make your hair super soft, manageable, and immune to breakage. Apply a generous amount on damp hair for root-to-end moisture.
Combat frizz all summer long with Wonder Gro Hair Oil. A modern marvel, this hair oil is infused with antioxidants and vitamins that your hair just can’t wait to soak up.
Hawaiian Silky’s Hydrate & Define Curling Buttercrème turns your tired, sun-dried curls into bouncy, defined coils. Transform that dry, thirsty hair into a silky crown of curls.
Make AFAM Your Summer Hair Care Solution
Summer is about fun, and the last thing you want to do is worry about the health of your hair. By following our simple summer hair care routine, you can achieve your seasonal hair goals. Shop AFAM’s entire collection of summer-approved hair care products.