Gorgeous Protected Hair with these Simple Summer Hair Tips

Simple summer hair tips for natural hair

Updated for clarity

summer hair tips

Summer time hair can be gorgeous hair. However, gorgeous hair isn’t as important as protected hair. In fact, gorgeous hair isn’t really possible without it being protected from unnecessary damage.

The sun and humidity can take a real toll on your strands so I’ve assembled some summer hair tips to help you care for and maintain the health of your hair with little effort.

Summer Hair Tips to Protect

To get through the summer with your hair in good condition, it’s all about protection. The tips below are all about it:

Tip To Protect your hair from the sun

Using a natural oil like grape seed oil or a product containing vitamin E and Shea or Mango Butter can provide your hair with some natural protection from the sun.

You can also protect your hair from the sun’s damaging rays by wearing a lightweight hat. It will provide your hair with a buffer from the sun and can also be very fashionable.

Protect Your Hair from Chlorine (or Salt Water)

If you plan on going to the pool, soaking your hair with water before going into the pool will prevent your hair from absorbing too much of the chlorine water.  It’s just like when you soak a sponge with water.

If you try to add additional water to the sponge, it won’t absorb much because it’s already soaked with water.

Soaking your hair with pure clean water before jumping in the pool will prevent it from absorbing too much of the chlorine water. That doesn’t mean you can skip the after pool wash though.

The same goes for if you plan to swim in ocean water at a beach.

Of course, wearing a swim cap is an option but if you’re not into caps, this summer hair tip will help.

Change Your Hair Routine

With the change in season, it’s a good idea to change your hair routine when summer rolls around.

On wash day, I make the following changes to my hair care routine during the summer that varies from the winter:

– Seal hair with lightweight oils like Jojoba oil vs. using a heavy oil and a butter or butter alone.
– Incorporate wash and go’s using gel. This makes for frizz-free low manipulation styling!
– Utilize protective styles like braided or twisted updos to keep long hair off of the neck. It’s much too hot to have your hair hanging all over the place.

Put these summer hair tips to use for protected gorgeous hair all summer long!

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