Summer is the season when curls should look their best. If your hair is healthy, you can turn the humidity into your friend instead of a frizz- causing foe.
The reason hair frizzes in the humidity is that the hair doesn't have enough moisture, so it expands as it calls out to the environment for moisture. But if you can get the moisture i the air before you're exposed to humidity, it won't expand as much. > Keep your hair fairly wet before you scrunch your product in.
The philosophy is that a wet sponge doesn't adsorb water. The key os to keep your hair healthy by making curl - conscious choices all summer long. Below are 5 healthy habits for sensational summer curls.
Habit #1 A Seasonal Cut.
Finding the best haircut is most important, but keep in mind that your favorite cut in the winter can leave you struggling in the summer time. For example, curlies with tighter spirals can opt for a shorter style in the winter because there is less shrinkage. However, when the humidity soars in the summer, removing excess bulk, while keeping the length is what works best.
Tighter curls should be left longer in the summer because you're counting on the weight and length of the hair to loosen the curls and pull them down. In the summertime, there's a lot more bounce to looser curls because the s formation of the curl is tighter.
Habit # 2. Cleanse less Often.
The summer heat can also bring On a sweaty stickiness that makes you feel like you need to wash your hair, but sweaty doesn't mean dirty. The sun and heat definitely dehydrate the hair, and curly hair is already susceptible to dryness, so shampoo your hair less times per week.
I also recommend sulfate — free cleansers as they cleanse your curls, but do not strip away all the necessary natural oils. Sulfates fade hair color, so you're getting a double hit when you're in the sun. Using a sulfate — free hair maintenance system, can help keep your color constant .
Habit # 3. Moisturize More Often.
To protect against the dehydrating heat, an extra dose of conditioning is even more important in the summer months. Curly hair is very porous and it takes a lot of moisture to make sure the hair retains it. Keep a leave - in conditioner that contains proteins in your bag. You put sunscreen on every hour when you are in the sun, so it is the same thing with a leave - in.
If you are going in the sun, wet your hair down, and put a deep conditioning masque and slick your hair back. Apply a deep conditioning treatment 1 to 2 times a week in the summer, leaving it on for 15 to 30 minutes, with or without heat. As for your daily conditioner, pour it on! Leave a small trace of conditioner after you rinse it out, so you are adding more moisture for better curl definition.
Habit # 4. Switch Styling Products.
As the weather changes, you'll want to consider a slight change in styling products as well. Choose a styler that has more frizz prevention benefits. Choose a creamier styler or a gel that doesn't have plastic resins that will harden the curl. Different curl types respond to moisture differently. The more dehydrated your texture, the more moisture you'll need.
Habit #5. Pull Up or Cover Up
Every curly girl knows that even the slightest touch of your tresses can leave you flustered in frizz. The stifling heat creates an even bigger challenge because it almost begs you to tug at your curls and get them out of the way to cool off. The thicker and tighter the curl, the harder it is for air to reach your scalp. One solution is to lift the hair completely off the neck. If you have enough length, opt for a simple ponytail.
People with tight curly hair can often get through the winter without having to wear a hat, but when summertime comes we have an issue. When you put your hair in a ponytail, first make fantastic curls, then flip your head upside down so your hair is gathered at the top of your head, tie your pony, but keep it loose.