Summer is almost here, and we're so ready for it. Nights by a bonfire, days on the beach, and brunch with friends are just a few things we're hoping to do this summer. However, we also know that making sure your curls are still amazing after a day on the boat is really important. Here's how to protect your curls this summer. Give these super easy and effective tips and tricks a try. Make sure you let us know what works for you!
How To Protect Your Curls This Summer
Skip the humectants:
Hear us out! While humectants can be really helpful during the colder months, as they draw in moisture, it can actually be detrimental during the summer months. Since the air is already full of humidity during the summer, odds are you won't need extra humectants in your curl care products. This ingredient causes your curls to draw in moisture from the air by opening up your cuticles. Therefore, you'll find yourself with frizzy curls. For the summer, skip the products that can cause frizz.
Update your styling:
In the summer, you'll need to adjust your styling routine just a bit to prevent frizz, and to keep your curls from becoming damaged. When you get out of the shower, make sure you remove excess water from your curls by gently squeezing it out with a microfiber towel. If you're still using a terry cloth towel, it's time to switch it out. Terry cloth isn't a friend to your curls, and will cause damage to your curls. Make sure you're applying lightly moisturizing products, and then allowing your curls to air dry about 90% before finishing with a diffuser. This will prevent your curls from frizzing or becoming too dry.
Protect your strands:
Finally, it's important to have a few tricks up your sleeve for keeping your curls safe. Just like your skin, curls can be negatively impacted by excessive heat and sunlight. Protect your curls from harmful UV rays with a protecting spray if you're planning on spending a lot of time in the sun. Additionally, if you're going to be hitting the pool a lot, consider some protective styles to help minimize the damage to your strands from chlor