The UK is finally heating up, so now it's time for some outdoor activities and fun. Whoop whoop!
Here are some handy natural hair tips for the summer, which will help to keep your hair beautiful, reduce frizz and avoid damage all while protecting it from the sun, heat, salt and chlorine.
- Moisturise Moisture Moisturise
- Spritz and seal
- Wear protective styles
- Clarify hair and scalp
- Use a leave-In conditioner
- Oil protection
- Don't forget to deep condition
- Wear a hat
- Avoid heat
- Hair detox
Moisturise Moisturise Moisturise
When it comes to hair, I really can’t emphasis the importance of moisturising enough. Your moisturising routine or lack thereof can literally make or break your hair. Your hair needs moisture!!! And water equals moisture.
Our bodies contain from 55% to 78% water, depending on body size. To function properly, the body requires between one and seven litres of water per day to avoid dehydration; the precise amount depends on the level of activity, temperature, humidity, and other factors.
Water is good internally and externally for hair. Internally a well-hydrated body means that there is sufficient moisture for hair function, externally it means that the hair can maintain elasticity and suppleness.
Spritz and Seal
Spritz and seal is a great way to moisturise daily and to prevent breakage. A moisturising spritz that consist of water, aloe vera juice/gel, and a penetrative oil such as olive oil, avocado oil land/or argan oil will keep dry hair hydrated.
Moisture can easily escape if not sealed in with a natural sealant. Heavy oils such as jojoba, castor or almond oil, or even thick butters like shea butter are great natural sealants. Shea butter is also rich in SPF which protects your hair from UV rays.
You may have to experiment with different hairstyles that give you the freedom to moisturise without frizz or minimal shrinkage (if that bothers you). Twisted or braided styles are usually perfect for that.
Try my Homemade Moisturising Spritz For Dry Hair.
Wear protective styles
Braids, buns, cornrows, up-dos, twists – all of these styles not only keep your hair off your face or your neck, but also protect your delicate ends. Keeping those ends protected prevents excessive dryness and breakage, so not only will your hair grow, you'll retain that length.
Whether you’ll be protective styling throughout the summer or just a few times this season, check out these styles for inspiration:
Up-do / Pompadour