Even though summer is winding down, there's still plenty of hot weather ahead of us. Therefore, it's important to think about how to protect curls when it's hot out. Use these tips to help keep your curls in tip-top shape for the rest of the summer season, so you can transition well into the fall. Make sure to let us know if you have any questions!
How To Protect Curls When It's Hot Out
If your forecast is telling you you're in for a lot of hot, humid days, which can be hard on curls, one of the best things you can do is consider prepping your curls for it. This can be done by using a protective style. Braids, ponytails, buns, twists, and knots are all great ways to protect your curls from heat and humidity, especially if you're going to be outside. Additionally, these protective styles can usually be worn for a couple of days, so you can get some extra mileage out of your styling time.
Skip tight styles:
However, when you do opt for a protective style, try to avoid styles that are excessively tight. Pulling too hard on curls can put tension on your strands, which can create breakage. Styles that are too tight put pressure on the hair follicles, making it difficult for your strands to grow.
We all know the importance of shielding our delicate skin from the sun, but did you also know your hair can benefit from SPF protection? Invest in some wide brimmed or SPF infused hats for the warmer months, as well as SPF products. Regular use will help prevent the sun from bleaching or damaging your curls, which can help avoid breakage down the road.
Care for curls:
Start by developing a gentle and moisturizing wash routine for your curls, and make sure you're also regularly deep conditioning your strands. This needs to happen even in the summer, as curls that aren't well moisturized will pull moisture from the air. This means your strands are going to be a frizzy mess. Consider using a leave in conditioner, as well as a curl refreshing spray daily (or more than once daily if needed) to help revitalize your strands after being in the sun or by the pool.