Summer is upon us. That means long, hot summer nights and days by the pool. As wonderful as summer is, it also means humidity. As you might already know, humidity isn't exactly a curly girl's best friend. Here's how to humidity proof your curls. Hopefully these tips help you manage your curls so you can enjoy the rest of your summer.
How To Humidity Proof Your Curls
Tie it back:
This might seem like a no brainer, but humidity is less likely to impact your curls if your hair is pulled back. Summer is a great time to experiment with low key protective styles such as ponytails, braids, and buns.
Get a trim:
If your ends are dry and dead, your curls will seek moisture from the air. Therefore, you'll need a good trim to start the summer months. Lopping off dead ends will keep the dead parts of your hair from seeking water from the air, which will help minimize frizz.
If you haven't done this lately, take an inventory of your products and ditch any with drying ingredients. This includes artificial fragrances, alcohols, parabens, and silicones. Instead, reach for products with moisturizing, all natural ingredients. Your summertime curls will thank you for it.
One of the great things about summer is that your curls won't freeze when you walk outside. Therefore, you can skip the heat tools more often and allow curls to naturally air dry. Not only is this great for your hair, it will save you a ton of time.
Moisturize those curls:
Even though it's summer and warm, your curls are still going to need a lot of moisture. This is because the elements can be exceptionally drying to your delicate curls. Hot days in the sun and air conditioners leach moisture out of your strands. Do your curls a favor and replenish them with regular moisturizing treatments.