Summer is upon us, and you’re probably wondering what to do about all the humidity. But If you’re one of those people who rock natural hair, you’re also probably trying to find ways to keep your hair moisturized and avoid from drying out. It’s a frustrating conundrum often caused by sun, salt water and chlorine. Keeping up with it can be tricky if you’re not careful.
We hear you, and in an effort to be careful we’ve come up with five pro tips to keep your hair moisturized during the hot months ahead.
And don’t forget to keep your body moisturized as well, by…you guessed it…drinking plenty of water.
5 Pro Tips to Keep Your Hair Moisturized During the Summer
1. Massage Your Scalp With Natural Oils
Natural oils can help your scalp stay moisturized this summer. The best part is they won’t make your hair greasy or oily. Here are some natural oils that can help keep your hair moisturized:
Coconut oil: Coconut oil contains fatty acids that hydrate the scalp and allow for better absorption of nutrients from other products like conditioner and shampoo.
Jojoba oil: Jojoba oil is similar to human sebum, and it acts as an emollient—a substance that helps the skin retain moisture. It also contains vitamin E, which helps protect against free radicals (which damage cells).
Avocado oil: Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A and D (both great for healthy skin) and vitamin E (which promotes collagen production).
Almond oil: Almond oil is rich in vitamin E, promoting collagen production and keeping skin looking youthful.
We also recommend Argan Oil Shop’s oil for natural hair.
2. Use a Moisturizing Shampoo
By using a moisturizing shampoo, you can keep your hair hydrated and healthy all summer long. This will also help prevent dryness, breakage, and split ends, which are common problems during the warmer months.
3. Use a Spritzer
A spritzer is an easy way to keep your hair from drying out in the summer. Apply a little and let it work its magic without leaving any unwanted residue or buildup on your scalp or hair strands. The best part is it only takes seconds each day!
4. Use a Deep Conditioner
Your hair can easily become dry and brittle with extra heat, so it’s important to take care of it with a deep conditioner.
Among the many benefits of deep conditioning are:
1) Moisturizes your hair
2) Helps repair damage from heat tools or chemicals
3) Leaves your hair soft and shiny (not greasy!)
4) Conditions without weighing down your hair
Avoid Hot Styling Tools
If you’re trying to get your hair into a particular style, it’s best to use a heat protectant before using any hot styling tools. This will help prevent the damage of the heat from causing your hair to dry out.
It’s also important not to blow-dry your hair too much as it can cause moisture loss. If you’re going for a straight look, try leaving some volume in the back of your head by drying that area last and then styling it with a curling iron or other tool.
Your hair is extra-thirsty when the weather heats up, and it’s important to give it extra attention and care. Try these remedies to help keep your hair moisturized and strong.
This article on pro tips to keep your hair moisturized comes to you courtesy of Karen Nightingale, founder of EcoKaren.com.
Summer is a weird time of year when you have to worry about humidity and dryness. Here are 5 tips to keep your hair moisturized when it’s hot out.