Summertime is here! If you thought natural curly hair in the winter had your natural hair dry and brittle, summer is no different. Not to mention if you are an African American women who are transitioning or wearing a “protective style”.
While the summer heat can be great for your scalps natural oil glands in helping to encourage hair growth it can also be not so nice to your natural hair. The hot sun rays and pulling your natural hair back into a ponytail can be tough on your natural hair. Just wetting it every day can even dry out and be damaging to your natural hair.
So what should you do?
Here are a few product recommendations and tips to help African American women through the summer to ensure your natural hair stays hydrated and healthy.
You want to make sure your natural hair stay hydrated during the summer months. Natural hair needs hydration! Instead of wetting your natural hair everyday use Bye Bye ParabensMoisture Balance Leave-in Conditioner to protect your natural hair from the summer heat while hydrating and detangling your hair. Made with Aloe, Sage, and Lemongrass Moisture Balance also gives you natural hair UV protection while leaving your hair and scalp feeling soft and refreshed.
Swimming can also be tough on your natural hair in the summertime.
Swimming is another summertime favorite. The chlorine in the pool can also be tough on your natural hair. A way to combat that is by using a clarifying shampoo after swimming to remove any harsh chemicals. A great product for that is the Bye Bye ParabensNourishmint Shampoo. Our Nourishmint Shampoo is a gentle clarifying shampoo with lots of slip that takes off any product buildup without drying your hair out. Clarifying your hair after swimming or spending time at the beach will not only thoroughly cleanse your hair but you’ll notice your curls may have a little “spring” in them.
Follow this with our Nourishmint Conditioner. Bye Bye ParabensNourishmint Conditioner can be used as a rinse or leave-in conditioner. For many African American women conditioning your natural hair after shampooing is very important during the summer. You can also add a little conditioner to your natural hair for added curl definition. It’s up to you.
Do this and your natural hair will be armed for the summertime!
Tell me what you are doing with your natural hair this summer, email me at [email protected]
About the author : Tracy Riggs
Founder of Bye Bye Parabens. A Charlotte Based Business and owner of Tracy Riggs Salon. With a career over 25 years, Tracy is an international award-winning celebrity master hairstylist.