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July 08, 2022
We need to lather a generous helping of sunscreen all over our bodies as the weather gets warmer. Even those pesky places like our toes! In the same way, you need to protect your afro hair from damage, even if it does not feel like it burns.
If you are wondering what sun-damaged hair feels like, it is similar to heat damaged curls. In other words, expect more breakage, split ends and brittle curls due to the lack of protection from UV rays. Thankfully, we have some tips for maintaining a healthy and hydrated head of afro hair even when enjoying time out in the sun.
Get Rid Of The Old With A Trim
During the colder months, your hair might have become more prone to breakage and split ends. So, if you do not trim those ends when the new season begins, they will carry on moving up towards your roots, which could result in brittle, frizzy curls. In addition, exposure to the sun can increase split ends in your afro hair. So, remember to trim your afro curls regularly.
Develop A Moisture-Based Shield
As prolonged exposure to UV rays can dry out your afro hair, you need to keep the moisture sealed in your curls. Start this moisturising process with our Hydration Shampoo with Manuka Honey. Not only does this mixture cleanse and nourish your hair strands simultaneously, but manuka honey can act as a natural barrier against the sun. After applying shampoo on wet hair and rinsing it off, lock in hydration with our Moisture Rich Conditioner with Manuka Honey and Avocado.
These ingredients work together to create a barrier against sun damage and moisturise, hydrate and repair your afro curls simultaneously. Lastly, apply our Leave-In Conditioner With Manuka Honey and Avocado Oil packed with emollients and antioxidants to protect against breakage and sun damage. But best of all, this mixture can also double up as a detangler, making it easier to care for your afro hair during the hotter months. Finally, try our Everyday Curl Refresh With Coconut and Jamaican Black Castor Oils to revive your curls and prevent breakage daily to achieve that freshly washed feel.
Give Your Heating Tools A Rest During Warmer Weather
As your afro curls will be exposed to longer hours of heat as you enjoy the weather, you should reduce your use of heating tools to dry or style them. You can easily allow your kinky hair to air dry while you cook, watch TV or read a book, if you organise your wash day routine around other daily tasks.
Furthermore, our Curl Elongating Gel With Flaxseed oil And Rosewater is a natural way to get effortless longer curls. Rosewater can also naturally protect you from sun damage and is a must-have product for the warmer months. Finally, don’t forget to use a heat protectant spray if you opt for heating tools.
Avoid Too Much Of The Sunlight In The Afternoon
While we would love to tell you to limit your time in the sun, we know it will not happen. So, if you do plan to spend a lot of time in the sun, remember to wear a hat, drink plenty of water so you remain hydrated and try not to step out in the hotter afternoon sun.
As summer will soon come along, you need to start thinking about protecting your afro hair from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Start building your haircare routine with simple measures like using products that hydrate and shield your curls from damage and a more natural hairstyle that does not require heat to create it.