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Summer Hair Care - 10 Easy Tips For Great Hair

Written by: Mimi Kone

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Time to read 4 min

Ah, summer - the season of sun-kissed skin, beach waves, and...frizzy, parched hair? Not on our watch! As the temperatures rise, so do the challenges for keeping our gorgeous afro-textured tresses looking their best. No worries; we've got your back (and your hair) covered with these top 10 summer hair care tips. From protective styling to deep conditioning, we'll ensure your curls stay hydrated, defined, and thriving all season long. 


1. Start Summer With A Trim

Now that it’s summer time, we suggest inspecting the ends of your hair and trimming your hair to get rid of split ends, fairy knots or single strand knots and any other damaged hair. It’s a great way to refresh your style and get you ready for the season ahead. Hair always looks neater when it's freshly trimmed!

2. Saturate Your Hair Before Hitting The Water

If you are heading to the pool or beach this summer, it’s best to drench your hair with clean water or a moisturising spray, Sheen , this way it won't absorb as much saltwater or chemicals from the pool. It's also a good idea to try to rinse your hair post swim, we suggest keeping a bottle of water or a spray bottle filled with fresh water in case you aren’t able to head to a shower immediately.


Natural Hydrating Spray - Sheen


3. Limit Heat Styling

During the summer months, it's best to let your afro-textured hair air dry as much as possible. Using heated styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons, and curling wands can severely dehydrate and damage your strands. The intense summer heat and humidity already put enough stress on your hair's moisture levels. Minimising direct heat from styling will help prevent further dryness, breakage, and split ends.

4. Use Leave-In Conditioners

The humid summer air can wreak havoc on afro hair, causing frizz and dryness. Combat this by using a hydrating leave-in conditioner or hair cream after washing. These products help seal in moisture and smooth down the hair cuticle for less frizz. Look for water-based leave-ins with humectants like glycerin to draw moisture into each strand.


Moisture Retention Leave In Conditioner


5. Deep Condition Weekly

The summer heat can really deplete your hair's moisture levels, leaving it dry, brittle and prone to breakage. Do a weekly deep conditioning treatment using a rich, hydrating hair mask or hot oil treatment. This replenishes the moisture and nutrients your strands need. Deep conditioning also helps strengthen the hair shaft from within.


BABASSU OIL & MINT DEEP CONDITIONER


6. Protect from UV Rays

Just like your skin, your hair needs protection from the sun's harsh UV rays during summer. UV exposure breaks down the hair's protein structure, leading to dryness, discoloration, and damage over time. Wear a hat or scarf when outdoors, or use a UV protection spray or serum formulated for hair. This creates a barrier against those damaging rays.


Charles Worthington Sunshine UV Protection Leave-In Spray Takeaway 50ml



7. Mist and Moisturize Daily

Afro hair tends to be on the drier side, and summer weather exacerbates this. Get in the habit of misting your hair with water throughout the day to add lightweight hydration. Then follow up with a hydrating leave-in, hair cream or oil to really lock in that moisture. The LOC method (leave-in, oil, cream) is great for layering moisture.

8. Try Protective Styles

Protective hairstyles like braids, twists, wigs and weaves are your friend in summer. These minimise how much you have to manipulate and style your hair daily, reducing potential breakage. They also tuck away your delicate ends, preventing dryness and split ends. Just be sure not to make protective styles too tight, which can cause tension and traction alopecia.

9. Limit Chemical Treatments

Summer's heat and humidity make your hair more porous and vulnerable overall. For this reason, it's wise to limit or avoid chemical treatments like relaxers, colour, keratin and straightening during these months. The chemicals combined with summer elements can really compromise your hair's health and integrity. If you must, do treatments in fall or winter when hair is stronger.

10. Use a hair oil

We will never get tired of saying it but using hair oil has so many benefits for textured hair, especially in the summer months. 

In the Hair & Scalp Oil Treatment, our carefully selected ingredients include:

- Organic Hemp Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids, it nourishes and strengthens hair.

- Black Seed Oil: Known for its antioxidant properties, it promotes scalp health.

- Organic Neem Oil: Fights dandruff and soothes irritated scalps.

- Baobab Oil: Packed with vitamins, it adds shine and softness.

- Fenugreek Oil: Boosts hair growth and thickness.

- Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant for overall hair well-being.

- Marula Oil: Lightweight and hydrating.

- Rosemary Antioxidant Oil: Supports hair growth and adds shine.

- Organic Peppermint Oil: Invigorates the scalp.


Hair And Scalp Oil Treatment


CONCLUSION

There you have it - our foolproof guide to summer hair care for our precious afro-textured tresses. From trimming away damage to deep conditioning and protective styling, these tips will be your curly hair's best friend through the heat and humidity. Remember, a little extra TLC goes a long way in keeping your coils healthy, hydrated, and absolutely stunning. So embrace that summer glow, rock those defined curls, and let your hair shine as bright as the sun itself. After all, great hair days aren't just a summer dream - they're a way of life when you've got the right routine on lock.


Here's to frizz-free, moisture-rich, and endlessly gorgeous summer hair!


Until next time,


Bisou,


Mimi.

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Mimi Kone

The Author: Mimi Kone

Mimi is the founder of a brand called "Mimi et Mina". She was born in Burkina Faso and later moved to France for her studies, where she briefly worked as a model. Afterward, she completed her education and moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where she lived before eventually relocating to London. She loves everything luxury, self development and meaningful friendships.

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