Summer Hair Products

During the summer season, your hair needs to be ready for all types of conditions. From submerging your curls in the pool to exposing them to relentless heat, keep your hair hydrated and protected from everything the summer may bring. Whether it’s a barbeque or a beach day, follow these tips and summer hair product recommendations for a foolproof curl regimen.

Protect Your Hair from Chlorine and Salt Water

Textured hair is especially susceptible to harsh chemicals and salt water; these elements can strip the scalp of its natural oils and leave your curls starving for moisture. To protect your hair from chlorine this summer, be sure to soak your hair with filtered water from home and coat your locks with a leave-in conditioner. This will saturate your hair, creating a slight barrier between your curl and the chlorine. We’re fans of:

Control Frizz during Humid Days

Whether you live by the coast or not, odds are you’re bound to encounter humid days during the summer when moisture meets the sun. Be ready to combat frizz with a cocktail of moisturizing products. We recommend combining lighter styling agents with slightly heavier deep conditioners to get the hold and the moisture you need. We recommend:

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Toss out Silicones and Humectants

Most curly girls agree that it’s best to avoid silicones and humectants during the summer because of the tendency for both to upset the balance of moisture. Silicones strip the hair of natural moisture, while humectants can either add moisture or take it away. Humectants draw water in from the environment, so if there is no water in the air it will suck moisture right out of your hair. However, if you live in a humid climate, it will attract water from the air into your hair, making it more susceptible to frizz. To avoid frizz and dryness, try using silicone free products or anti-humectants this summer. We suggest:

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Balance your Shampoo Routine

The hot summer may bring more than a tan and good times in the sun, it can also result in heat and sweat for your scalp.  During the summer, it’s likely you’ll want to wash your hair more often than in the dryer, cooler months. However, it’s important to keep your shampoo routine in check to avoid drying out your scalp. The good news is you can still cleanse your hair of dirt and sweat without drying it out. A moisturizing cleansing conditioner is the key to clean, healthy curls in the summer. This season, swap out your shampoo for one of these curl-friendly cleansing products:

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