Ahh, summer. The unmatched joy of long days in the sun followed by balmy nights in the garden. However, these relaxing summertime moments can come with unpredictable hair days. The summer humidity and harsh sun can be intense on your hair, leaving you feeling more fried than fresh.

Hair that is porous – such as wavy, curly and coily hair – is a moisture magnet. This means that when it’s humid, your hair wants to suck up as much of that atmospheric hydration as possible. The good news? Humidity is actually very good for parched hair. But the bad news? Humidity can make your hair grow double in size and lose that gorgeous curl definition.

But before you resign yourself to spending summer with a slicked-back bun, there are ways to protect your hair from the season’s stressors. We’ve compiled our top tips to help you keep your curls frizz free and fight the humidity this summer:

1. Start Fresh

One of the best ways to prepare your natural curls for summer is to get a trim. By getting rid of any damaged ends, your curls will look healthier and be more defined (even in the humidity!)

2. Prep For The Weather

To fight the frizz this summer, it’s important to get your curls ready for the humidity. A lightweight mousse like our Flexible Hold + Coconut Milk Curl Foam Mousse provides weightless hydration and crunch-free definition to help your waves or curls hold their shape. The flexible hold makes summer styling a breeze, meaning you can tie your curls back or let your natural hair free.

3. Protect Your Crown

You know that heat styling can be damaging for your delicate curls, but did you know that the heat from the sun can be just as harmful? Extended sun exposure can be damaging to hair and can suck out that precious hydration. If you know you’re going to be out in the hot summer sun, remember that cute hat or head scarf to act as your curls’ first line of defence.

4. Stay Hydrated

Just like you get thirsty in the summer heat, it’s important to quench your curls, too. The sun, salt water, and chlorine can leave your curls feeling crispy and prone to breakage. A leave-in conditioner like our Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Mist can be used to redefine curls while topping up that all-important moisture. Formulated with a hydrating blend infused with aloe, shea butter, coconut oil and macadamia oil. Simply spritz it through damp hair and style for fresh, revitalized curls.

5. Humidity Control

Have you ever been having a perfect hair day, only to leave home and feel it instantly double in size? Whether it’s on your morning commute, hanging by the beach, or just cruising around town, summer humidity can make your curls frizzy, fast. A leave-in product, like our Shea Butter Elongating Gel, can help tame frizz from your curls this summer. Formulated to create curl definition and help reduce shrinkage, it’s also infused with aloe vera, shea butter, and macadamia oil to keep your hair soft and hydrated.

6. Nourish Parched Hair

Despite all your efforts, don’t feel discouraged if your hair still feels a bit dry or frizzy this summer. This means that you’ve been out having fun, curls and all! To remedy the effects that extreme summer weather can have on your curls, make sure to use a deep conditioning or hot oil treatment weekly. This will help add moisture to your hair, and tame frizz as summer continues.

As the weather gets hotter and the humidity climbs, don’t settle for anything less than fresh this summer. With the right products and care, you can be rocking defined, bouncy curls all summer long.
To the beach!

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