Summer can be the best of times and the worst of times for curly hair. It can energize your curl pattern and take volume to new heights, but it can also cause coils to unfurl, leading to a loss of definition. Add in the drying effects of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, chlorine, salt water, high heat and humidity, and hair is zapped of its essential moisture. Read on for pro curl-defining tips that will help you keep hair healthy and hydrated all summer long.
HOW CAN YOU PERFECT YOUR SUMMER CURLS?
Just like you protect your skin when relaxing at the beach, by the pool, or outdoors, it’s equally important to do the same for your hair. Shield your hair from the elements by limiting exposure, covering hair with a hat or headscarf, and using products with thermal and UV protectants. Try nutriplenish™ leave-in conditioner or nutriplenish™ daily moisturizing treatment—98% naturally-derived,1 silicone-free and made for your hair type and hair texture to personalize results. Hydrate curls and deliver thermal protection up to 450° F with a superfood-rich formula that features a sand ginger-derived UV filter to protect hair from the drying effects of the sun.
HOW CAN YOU PROTECT CURLY HAIR IN THE SUMMER?
Summer is a time for vacation hair—fun, care-free and low maintenance styles that give your curls a break from washing, detangling, twisting, and blow-drying. Protective hairstyles like box braids, Fulani braids, Bantu knots, high buns, twists, wigs, or weaves are among our go-to protective styles for natural hair, perfect for summer curls. Include silicone-free smooth infusion™ style-prep smoother™, and perfectly sleek™ in your routine to deliver anti-frizz and humidity protection that lasts for up to 72 hours or more.
WHY SHOULD YOU SUPERCHARGE CURLS, WAVES AND COILS WITH VEGAN MOISTURE?
Curls crave hydration. In addition to wash days with our sulfate-cleanser free and silicone-free nutriplenish™ shampoos and conditioners, routine hair masks will help your hair look healthier and defy the dampness in the air. Give your glossy ringlets constant nourishment with deeply-nurturing nutriplenish™ treatment masque deep or light moisture. Infused with a nutrient-rich superfood complex, mango butter, organic coconut oil and pomegranate oil, these masques instantly replenish moisture, softness and shine.
HOW CAN YOU OWN YOUR UNIQUE CURL PATTERN?
Understanding where you fall on the curl pattern spectrum will help you discover the right products. For wavy hair, use light moisture through lengths; for spirals, use a gel to define your curls while locking in moisture. For tight coils, the tightest curl pattern, use deep moisture and treat hair while you style it.
Find out which level of hydration and moisture is ideal for your unique hair type with our curl type chart. Get your customized curly hair routine or wavy hair routine by taking our Hair & Scalp Check. For more help finding which products are best for your curl type read here and for styling tips here.