Thursday, 19 July 2018

SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS FOR BLACK HAIR

This is a collaboration with HS Hair Clinic

I love summer, I love the good vibes, the festivals. the music and the weather. With a lot of positives, and I mean there are a lot, there are a lot of negatives. Take, for example,  the unbreathable heat, the annoying sweating and the fact I am not on holiday until October. But most importantly, the weather conditions for my hair. As a Naturalista, I have a hair type of 4A, what this means is that my hair is kinky (soft) with tight curls. Black hair requires different hair protection techniques to our Caucasian and Asian counterparts. In a nutshell, our hair is naturally drier, so the lack of moisture this season means that we need to be extra careful with protecting our hair so that we maintain healthy, luscious locks. Here I let you know my healthy hair tips for summer.

SUMMER HAIR TIPS FOR BLACK HAIR


Use a protective style- Braid it up.

Hot weather normally leads to muggy conditions, which leads to frizz and general gross hair. In order to protect your hair, I feel protective styles like braids are the best solution to hot weather. I am partial to crochet braids, box braids, Ghana braids and cornrows. Braids are my go-to on holiday or a staycation in the UK. The low manipulation for the weeks I have it in has always helped with my hair growth. Braids will protect your ends, which is crucial if you want to grow your hair out, and protect your hair breaking in the hot weather. 

I am currently rocking a hybrid between box braids ( underneath my hair) and cornrows at the upper part of my hair. Just like a relationship, braids are a commitment, and although they will allow you to be free without a second thought, you must choose your hairstylist with care. Always have a few weeks between your braids, otherwise, your hair will break. This is sadly what has happened to mine. You also need to make sure your stylist doesn't braid your hair too tight, repeated tight braids and back to back braids can lead to traction alopecia. A solution for this is to have a break from braids. If your hair is really damaged, you may need to look into something that can help with regrowing your hair.
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SUMMER HAIR TIPS FOR BLACK HAIR


Moisturise your hair

Just like a plant, Black hair is thirsty for moisture especially during the Summer. What I tend to do is my moisturise and seal routine. I moisturise my hair using a hair lotion and seal with an oil, whether it be argan oil, coconut oil, olive oil and castor oil. I try to do this daily. Now with shampoo and conditioner, I try to do this 1-2 week, alternating between a co-wash and conditioning shampoo. I am a great fan of Shea Moisture products as they include natural products that will enrich your hair. 


Wrap your hair

Whether you are taking a stroll on a summers day, going for a swim or going to bed. Sun rays on the hair are not the one. Try a hat or a head wrap for daily protection, they are very versatile an so good for the hair during this season. Please use a swimming cap on the hair if you love to take a dip in the pool. Chlorine is absolutely terrible to your hair and repeated abuse of it can really damage it. I know it isn't cute, but I'd rather have healthy hair than weak hair. When going to bed, always use a silk scarf or headwrap. This is an all-around tip, for all seasons. The barrier between the headwrap and your cotton cases will reduce the friction which can damage hair. 

SUMMER HAIR TIPS FOR BLACK HAIR


So there you go, my tips for summer hair for black hair. What do you do to protect your hair?


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  1. The braids in your hair look beautifully done, and your hair looks very healthy. Kudos to you for taking good care of your hair. The Shea Moisture products sound good.
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