If you have naturally curly hair or an amazing perm from your favorite Special FX Salon stylist, summer styling can be a challenge. The right hair care products can help keep your locks looking good, but there are also things to do at home to help keep your curls smooth and manageable in the heat and when the air is humid.
Keep Hydrated. Many of us try, but we just don’t drink as much water as we should. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day, more in the heat of summer is good advice to stay healthy and keep your hair full of moisture and nutrients. When your body gets dehydrated, your body can divert resources, taking much-needed moisture from your hair and skin. If your curly hair becomes dehydrated, your curl will become dry and frizzy, and there’s more chance of breakage.
Wash & Condition with Conditioner. Many of us are more active in the summer so we think we may need to wash our hair more. Unless you’ve been engaging in activities in the dirt, sand, or other activities, typically a couple of shampoos are week are more than enough to keep your hair from buildup. To refresh your curls and keep them moisturized, use a recommended conditioner specially formulated for curly hair to “wash & condition” your hair then rinse with cool water to lock in the moisture. Washing too often will strip your hair of its natural oils, damaging your curls.
Don’t Put Up Wet Hair. Hair is fragile when it’s wet. When you pull back strands into a tight ponytail right after a shower or at the beach, it can cause damage to your hair. When there’s breakage to the hair, flyaways and split ends occur. Instead, apply a curl-defining styler and a headband or clip to keep your hair out of your eyes while it’s air drying. Your curls will have more definition and body with less frizz when you allow it to air dry naturally, then gently gather those curls into a loose pony if you like.
Add UV Protection. It’s easy to forget to add UV protection to your hair in the summer months. Your skin isn’t the only thing that can get burned by the sun. A wide-brimmed or bucket hat offers the most protection for your locks while you’re enjoying your day in the sun. Your Special FX stylist can also offer recommendations on products with an SPF rating that protect your curls from the sun.
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Keep your curly hair trimmed regularly to showcase those gorgeous curls and keeping your hair easy to manage. Come into Special FX Salon & Day Spa at 1711 Branham Lane in San Jose, an easy drive for surrounding communities including Saratoga, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Morgan Hill, for all your hair care needs. You can reach us for an appointment at 408-264-4505, or reserve your appointment online.