Natural Hair Care Tips for Curly Hair
Are you worried about your curly hair frizzing up this summer?
Curly hair is beautiful, but if you have a difficult time managing it with summer’s heat and humidity, you may feel like you’ve been cursed with it, rather than blessed. At Thair, though we do offer regular treatments that will keep your curly hair bouncy and beautiful—for example, our Cezanne Smoothing Treatment that strengthens your hair and keeps it healthy for up to six months—there are also lots of things you can do for your curly hair at home!
There are so many ways you can keep your curly hair looking its best through the season with just a few tips and hair care products. Here's how to keep the frizz away all summer long!
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration!
During the long, hot days of summer, there’s one big thing you can do that will help your hair, skin, and overall health: Hydrate!
It's incredible how many people don't drink enough water every day. In the summer, people often become borderline dehydrated without even realizing it. Unfortunately, that kind of dehydration can cause more than just a headache.
When your body doesn't get enough water, neither will your skin or hair. Proper hydration is especially important for those with curly hair. When your body has enough water, your hair will grow stronger from root to tip. Making sure you have a water bottle by your side all day to keep you well-hydrated can help prevent split ends from occurring and improve your overall hair health.
Plus, it just makes good sense to quench your thirst during the summer!
Moisturize Those Locks
Yes, drinking enough water can help cut down on the frizz, but to keep your curly hair genuinely healthy, you must use hair products designed to moisturize your hair.
Oh, and here's a tip: avoid alcohol. No, we're not trying to kill your summer fun, we're talking about alcohol in your hair products! If you have curly hair, alcohol in your products can be way too drying.
Intelligent Nutrients' Curly Hair Serum can define and energize your curls, reduce frizz, and produce a soft finish. Very useful during the summer!
When it comes to defrizzing hair, it's hard to beat John Masters Organics Nourishing Defrizzer for Dry Hair. It contains a blend of nine certified-organic essential oils and two certified-organic botanical extracts to lock in moisture and prevent split ends.
...and yes, both above products are available in our online store!
Avoid the Heat: Your Hair Will Thank You!
Beating the heat is a vital part of enjoying the summer—even when it comes to your hair!
Just like your skin, you also need to protect your hair from the sun’s UV rays. When your hair is the target of direct sunlight, it can dry out, leaving you susceptible to split ends. Eek! Thankfully, you can combat this by using products that include shea butter and other hydrating ingredients. We recommend John Masters Organics Leave-in Conditioning Mist with Green Tea & Calendula.
When we mention heat, we're not just talking about the sun. Curling irons, hair straighteners, dryers, and other heat tools used to style your hair can rapidly dry and damage your hair. To cut down on the damage they cause, try using a heat-protectant product such as Neumoisture Instant Fix by Neuma before you use your heat tool of choice. And of course, reducing how often you use heat tools will also help your hair stay healthy!
Another way to lessen the amount of heat your hair gets this summer is to avoid hot showers. Not only does hot water dry out your curly hair, but it dries out your skin too! And on the topic of showers, don’t forget to rinse your hair with cool water; this is great for curly hair as it seals the cuticle and reduces frizz.
Avoid Tightly-Bound Hair
After hopping out of the shower, you might be tempted to pull your hair into a tight bun. This would be a mistake, as tight elastics can cause physical stress on your hair and, in turn, more split ends. Instead, try letting your hair dry loose, using a headband to keep it off your face.
How You Sleep is Key
Are your sleeping habits giving you bad hair? Even if you’ve just had a fantastic, frizz-free hair day, one night of sleeping on it could throw your hair into a frizz-frenzy.
The trick to great curly hair is changing how you sleep. First, avoid sleeping on your hair. Sleeping with your hair down crushes your curls, contributing to frizz and causing your curls to lose their definition. Instead, pile your hair on top of your head and secure it with a loose satin scrunchie—the looser the better, as this minimizes hair breakage and reduces hair creases.
The material you sleep on is also important! Switching to a satin pillowcase can help cut down on next-day frizz as its slippery surface reduces friction. Another benefit is that satin doesn’t absorb your hair’s moisture like a traditional pillowcase, so your hair won’t lose its hydration.
Curly Hair Happiness
Curly hair is gorgeous. Many people with straight hair wish they could have natural bouncy curls. That said, we know how much of a pain it can be to keep curly hair healthy and frizz-free!
If you're interested in any of the products we've mentioned, we now have our online store ready to go! Simply “toss” the items in your cart, and they’ll be delivered right to your door! And we also hope to see you in person here at Thair Hair Boutique & Spa again soon.