So we’re about halfway through this summer and I just wanted to check in and see how everyone’s regimen is going!
I’ve noticed that there are still a lot of people getting silk presses in this heat. Now there is nothing in this world that compares with the amazing swang of a well-done silk press, believe me, I understand!
However, it’s hot Y'all. Like HOT, hot. Like wear-as-little-as-possible-while-still-being-decent-hot. I know if it’s THIS hot in Michigan then Y'all about to fall OUT in the south! So the thought of a hot comb or flat iron in this weather baffles me lol. Let’s explore some tips on how to stay cool and protect our hair this summer!
1. Increase your co-washing. Look: regardless of your hair type, all hair NEEDS water. Co- hair washing can be especially beneficial for those who work out frequently and sweat in their scalp. While in the shower use an inexpensive moisturizing conditioner (be sure to grab a moisturizing conditioner) and use this conditioner the same way you would a shampoo. Cleanse your hair with the conditioner a few times while in the shower and rinse well. You should notice soft hair that’s more easily detangled. After co-washing make sure you…
2. Air-dry your hair. Listen with the weather being over 90 degrees daily, most people can walk outside with damp hair without the threat of getting sick. The trick to not getting a hair full of mildew is using a leave-in conditioner throughout your hair. I personally like to add a leave-in conditioner to damp hair and then seal my hair with coconut oil. You can use whatever your favorite oil is. Make sure you take your time and detangle your hair gently and thoroughly! My result is clean, shiny, moisturized hair that smells really good lol.
3. Let the blow dryer and flat iron go on summer vacation. Listen I know that sometimes we just gotta use the blow dryer but for the most part you should try not to use these items. Instead…
4. Pull out the bobby pins and refine your braiding skills. I know that there are a few women who just CAN NOT braid. The ONLY way you will learn how to braid is to practice! The more you practice the better you get! Now I’m not saying that you should become a professional braider BUT a lot of the cutest natural styles that women wear involve some sort of twisting or braiding. If it sucks you can always put your hair in a bun or pin it back. Bobby pins and hair elastics are life savers lol!
5. Try wigs, weaves, or braids. Don’t be afraid to try something new! Check out some stylists in your area to get something completely low maintenance!
No matter what you decide to do, make sure to not let your hair stop you from getting in that pool, getting in that gym, going on that hike, or going to that waterpark! Make sure you LIVE and have FUN this summer!!
Comment Below and let me know how you're wearing your hair this summer!!