Maintaining good looking curls during the summertime can be quite challenging and tricky to ace due to the heat and humidity, which can cause your curls to become frizzy and lose its shape.
Here are 7 tips for maintaining healthy and luscious looking curly locks during the summertime.
1. Make sure to get a haircut that’s suitable for your curl pattern and texture, to make the styling process better. Cutting off all of that extra unhealthy dry split ends, will give your hair an overall healthier and fuller look.
5. Try using a heat diffuser attachment when blow-drying your hair to help define your curls and prevent frizz. Researches have shown that leaving your hair to airdry by itself is actually more damaging than blow drying it. The key here lays in using a low heat and low speed setting to avoid drying out your hair.
6. Avoid the usage of heated styling tools such as curling wands and flat irons because they can seriously harm your hair. You can spend years carefully treating your hair and “teaching” your curls pattern to look a certain way, just for all of the progress to be lost within a couple of times using a heated styling tool… you need to be extra cautious of this one!
7. As much as you can, avoid projecting your hair to the sun too much. Exposure to the sun can damage the hair in several ways. The UV radiation breaks down the proteins that give your hair its strength and elasticity. If you have dyed or highlighted hair, it can also cause color fading. Not to mention, the extreme dryness that comes with it. It dries out your hair by stripping it of its natural oils, which can leave your hair looking dull and lifeless, and causes split ends and breakage, which can make your hair look frizzy and uneven. You can try wearing a hat or using a scarf around your hair to protect it from all of that; and don’t forget to always use moisturizing and hydrating products.
By following these tips, you can achieve great curls during the summertime and keep your hair healthy and hydrated.
The most important thing to remember is that being confident in your curls can be a journey, but it starts with accepting and embracing your natural hair texture. Experiment with different hairstyles to find what works for you and makes you feel confident. Using high-quality hair products can also make quite a noticeable difference.
Keep in mind that every person's hair is different, and that's what makes it beautiful. Embrace your unique texture and don't feel pressured to conform to beauty standards that don't celebrate natural hair. Remember, confidence comes from within, and embracing your natural curls can be a powerful way to express your individuality and celebrate your unique beauty.
This article was written by our copywriter, Sandra Emmanoel.