It’s “summer, summer, summertime” (in my best Will Smith voice) which means rising temps- nature’s enemy to your hair. How can you combat the heat and humidity while still looking chic? Check out a few tips below.
Keep your scalp healthy
The high temps mean we are more prone to perspiration in our scalp. When mixed with your daily styling product(s), the combination can lead to an unhealthy scalp. And your scalp needs to breathe.
Carol’s Daughter and the TransitioningMovement.com have great tips for a healthy summer scalp:
• Wash products clean away with a cold rinse to help retain moisture and seal in those natural oils. Try a co-wash to avoid stripping hair of its natural oils.
• Water, water, water! Increase your daily intake of water – its the secret to beautiful hair and skin.
• Repair damage – with a super food for your hair – Monoi Oil. Try Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask. It makes hair 13 times stronger and reduces breakage by 96%.
• Allow your scalp to breathe. Rule of thumb: cleanse the scalp, condition your strands!
Less heat and more accessories
Excessive heat styling is always a “risk”, but during summer months the added heat can be very damaging. Take a break from heat styling and accessorize your do with fun hair accessories. There are sleek hats, scarves and styles that can take stress off of your tresses. (Let’s not forget good ol’ fashion bobby pins!) Be sure when selecting one of these fun hair accessories that the fabric is satin or one that is not drying/damaging to hair such as cotton.
There is a ton of information out there, and remember you are not alone. Ask an expert and be sure to check out the blogs and style guides such as Carols’ Daughter at http://www.transitioningmovement.com