Spring Hair Products
Unlike the cold, dry winter days that zap moisture from your hair, spring brings heat and humidity that can play havoc with your curls. But there's no reason to fear the rain and extra moisture. Put away those heavy creams and butters, try a lighter gel, and use these spring hair care tips and products to keep your curls defined and frizz free all season long.
1. Use Anti-Humidity Products
This spring, battle the humidity brought on by rain and shine with these anti-humidity products. Try using a no-poo that is rich in moisture and helps the detangling process. Then use a hair treatment that provides essential moisture to keep your curls soft during humid days. Coat your hair with a protein rich leave-in conditioner that will seal the cuticle and prevent frizz, and finish with a curl cream that provides hold and a protective barrier from humidity.
2. Detangle Your Tresses
Humidity causes our hair to absorb more moisture, swelling our strands and resulting in tangles and knots. Hair strands that are swollen are very delicate and more prone to breakage, knots and frizz. Be sure to detangle your hair this spring with a moisturizing detangler that has plenty of slip. All of these detanglers are made with moisturizing ingredients that help smooth your comb or your fingers through your hair. Try Texture My Way's Easy Comb, SheaMoisture's Curl and Style Milk, MopTop Herbal Detangler, and of course the favorite Kinky-Curly Knot Today.
3. Switch Over to Gel
Now that winter is over, it's time to put away those heavy butters and creams and switch over to a lighter gel. Gels are perfect for spring time because they coat the hair and protect it from the extra moisture in the air. Tonya McKay of NaturallyCurly writes: "Styling gels seem to perform better in this type of weather than mousse. The polymer styling agents in gels form a nice protective film around the hair, which helps maintain the style throughout the day." Try any one of these top styling gels and keep frizz at bay.
4. Refresh Your Curls
To maintain the proper balance of moisture, you'll need to refresh your curls regularly, but cleansing every day can strip your hair of natural oils. The key is using curl refreshing products to add a just the right amount of moisture to revive the shape of your curl. These products will help you achieve bouncy second and third day curls.