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August 11, 2021
As well as being a natural mood enhancer, the sun, more prevalent during the summer months, can improve your sleep patterns and reduce your stress levels. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that most of us choose to be outside as it gets warmer! However, excessive exposure to the sun can cause your hair to become dry and frizzy without proper care. So, here are our recommendations on how you can keep your afro and curly hair fresh and healthy every day during the summer.
Begin Your Summer With A Trim
Start the hotter months by trimming the natural hair that you grew during the winter months. As the winter air can also dry out your curly hair, it can cause breakage and split ends. Getting a trim will stop the damage at your ends from travelling to the rest of your hair to generate more breakage and hair fall.
Reduce Your Use Of Heat Styling And Drying Techniques
The combination of the drying effects of the sun with heat styling can also be damaging for your afro hair. So instead, why not try experimenting with a protective hairstyle to minimise hair dehydration? Summer protective styles like braids, cornrows, full wigs, or twists protect your delicate ends from breakage and help you retain the length of your natural hair in the long term.
Shield Your Afro Hair From UV Damage
UV rays can strip the natural moisture from your curly hair, causing it to become dry and brittle. To protect your curls from sun damage, you could start by wrapping your hair in a satin scarf or headwrap before going out. It is also essential to adopt a satin scarf as part of your night care routine. Using a scarf to caress your curls as you sleep will prevent your afro hair from breaking.
Incorporate Co-Washing Into Your Natural Hair Regimen
As you sweat more during the summer, your scalp will be more prone to a build-up of dirt and oil. To say goodbye to this grim and keep your scalp looking healthy, it is essential to co-wash your hair at least once or twice a week. This process is the practice of washing your hair only with conditioner as this type of product contains fewer detergents and surfactants, which typically strip your natural hair of its moisture. This means that a conditioner can gently refresh your curls and clean your scalp without drying it out.
Our Afro And Curly Hair Recommendation For The Summer
Finding the right products for your curly hair can be difficult. But, Sofnfree can make this decision easier for you as our moisture-infused range is explicitly created for women with afro and curly hair. Our results-driven products use the natural power of plants oils and ingredients to revive your curls this summer. And what’s more, is that all of our range is free from alcohol, colourants, mineral oil and sulphates. So, during the summer months, why not try our Leave-In Conditioner With Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil? It reduces your split ends, seals in moisture and restores your afro hair’s natural shine.
With a suitable protective and moisturising regime, you can keep your afro and curly hair looking and feeling fantastic this summer. Taking care of your natural hair during the hotter months also means drinking lots of water and maintaining a healthy diet so your curls can get their essential nutrients. Do you have any further tips you would like to share to keep your afro hair looking fresh during the summer? Let us know.
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