Summer Hairstyles: Healthy Summertime Routine
Summer hairstyles and hair routine: Summer is right around the corner- bring bathing suit and SPF. Summertime means fun in the sun it is imperative that you protect you skin and hair. Hot summer days means- heat and humidity. It is important to tweak your hair care routine to make it through the summer season with healthy hair. The heat can be drying to the hair shaft which will lead to hair breakage especially, if chemically treated hair. We have some summer hairstyles and summertime hair tips that will help you combat dryness, frizziness and breakage. You will have beautiful locks through out summer and transition to fall with ease.
Sulfate is a cleaning agent that is used in shampoos as well as body washes. Shampoos that contain sulfate can be drying as it strips the hair of its natural oils.
Types of Sulfates
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS
Sodium Laureth Sulfate or SLES
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Myreth Sulfate
TEA Laureth Sulfate
Sulfate-free shampoos are less drying to the hair. They cleanse the hair and scalp without the drying effects. Sulfate shampoos should be used once a month to get rid of product build up.
Conditioner-wash is just as the name implies, use a conditioner to cleanse the scalp. Co-washing is great for the summertime as it brings back moisture to the hair shaft. Co-washing is ideal after the beach, the pool or a work. Just put the conditioner on the hair and massage it in then rinse it with cold water.
Summer Hairstyles: Protective Styling
Protective styles are great all year around but especially for the summer season. Protective styling helps with moisture retention and breakage.
See Examples: Protective Hairstyles
Braids (cornrows, Janet, micro)
Read Examples: Poetic Justice Braids
Accessories are fun and fashionable. They are a great way to jazz up your summer style while protecting your mane.
I look forward to the summer season. My hair grows faster and I retain more length by incorporating these tips to my regimen.
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What are your favorite summer hairstyles and hair routines?