7 Effective Tips on How to Protect Your Natural Hair During Spring
I don’t think any of us have a season that we absolutely hate. And if you’re from the tropics you look forward to the different seasons. As much as we love the change in weather- our natural hair isn’t always happy; especially during springtime. Our natural hair becomes more prone to becoming damaged due to too much sun exposure. Damaged curls? Nobody has time for that!
We will tell you how you can slay every day — especially when the sun is out. Here goes our top seven (7) effective tips on how to protect your natural hair during spring:
- Hydrate your hair from inside-out
Staying hydrated especially when the warmer weather draws closer can help in hydrating your hair inside and out. It is recommended for you to drink plenty of water and observe a healthy diet to avoid leaving your hair dry and dull.
2. Say no to heat styling or harmful drying techniques
Heat styling and drying techniques can be a lethal combination to the health of your hair alongside the drying effects of the heat. As an alternative, you may want to consider having protective hairstyles such as cornrows and braids that can also work well for the season.
3. Shake it off with a fresh trim
It is best to get a trim to start the season! Not only will this help you revive your winter curls, but also make your natural strands flourished throughout the year. With this, you can also get rid of the damages, breakages, and even split ends caused by the air.
4. Clarifying shampoo is fundamental
Daytime is the best time to enjoy outdoor activities. In the Caribbean, we have a lot of sun, sand, and sea. After your afternoon jog or morning swim it would be wise for you to use a clarifying or chelating shampoo as a hair care regimen to help condition and prevent your hair from losing its natural moisture.
5. Leave-in conditioner with SPF
The heat of the sun is not only damaging to the skin but also to your hair, making it appear dry and dull, causing split ends and brittle hair among others. Use leave-in conditioner sprays that you can easily reapply to your hair every few hours without risking your hairstyle. You can consider using shampoos and rinse-out conditioners with SPF but to help shield a significant amount of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation, you may want to consider adding a leave-in conditioner or spray with SPF.
6. Co-washing techniques to add to your routine
Explore other co-washing regimens to protect and maintain your natural hair’s softness and moisturize. This would include using a conditioning cleaner to remove dirt, oil, and buildup leaving your hair clean and naturally healthy.
7. Analyzing products with natural humectants before use
Humectants like honey, castor oil, and glycerin can help restore moisture to dry hair. However, if you live in dry-hot areas, you may want to steer clear of humectants because they can work in reverse. Humectants can strip your hair of necessary moisture adding them to the surrounding atmosphere instead.
Your hair may be the last part that receives vitamins and nutrients but always make sure that you keep yourself hydrated and healthy, not only during springtime but throughout the year. When you are hydrated and healthy, it radiates in your hair!
Do you have other ways not mentioned in this blog that helps in protecting your hair from the damage caused by the spring season? Feel free to share your tips in the comments below!
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