The weather is warming up, you’re traveling and living your best life, the sun is out and so is your hair. Let’s face it during the summer we tend to let it all hang out. We’re trying new foods, vacationing, rooftop and day party hopping and sometimes caring for our hair can get lost in the midst of all that fun. It’s important that even in the summer months we are working to keep our hair well hydrated and protected. Here are 5 easy steps to keep your hair hydrated this summer.
1.Drink plenty of water
Drinking water keeps us hydrated from the inside out. Our bodies are primarily made up of water and we literally die if we don’t consume it within a few days. With so much going on in the summer it’s easy to slack on our water intake. In order to stay as healthy and hydrated as possible it’s important to rememeber to drink it. There are even apps specifically made to remind us to drink water so there are literally no excuses. Purchase a BPA free water bottle that you can bring with you on the go and remember to drink as much as possible while you’re out. Hydrated hair is happy hair so start getting as much water in today as possible.
2.Oil on the go
Our serums are great especially when your hair is in a protective style like braids or twists. It can be easy to forget our hair still needs moisture when tucked away in braids but the better we take care of our hair while it is in a protective style, the better results we will have when we take our hair down. Our Jamaica Black Castor Oil Serum is perfect for throwing in your bag and oiling your scalp or hair while on the go.
3. Stock up on fruit
Another great way to keep yourself hydrated internally is by eating hydrating fruits and vegetables like watermelons, oranges, cucumbers, spinach, strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches and pineapples. Many fruits have a ton of water in them and also keep you super healthy. Cut up some fresh fruit and make yourself a fruit bag to snack on during all of your summer adventures.
4. Just spray it
Our Rose Water Curl Refresher is another throw it in your bag item that will keep your curls hydrated all summer. The main ingredient in our curl refresher is actually water so you know it will be hydrating. Simply spray a few sprtizes of our curl refresher on dull lifeless curls and watch them flourish back to life.
5.Wrap it up
I know, I know everyone wants to wear their hair out and show off their gorgeous curls in the summer but wearing your hair out every single day may lead to drying and possibly damage. Give your curls a break sometimes. Don’t be afraid to rock a cute head wrap with hoop earrings and a bold lip, throw your curls in a high pony or cute bun. We all know you have beautiful curls girls, let them get a break sometimes.
How will you be keeping your hair hydrated this summer?
Ashley Renee is a writer, natural hair enthusiast and film maker from Chicago residing in Los Angeles. You can keep up with her on ig@ashleyreneepoet or visit her personal blog poetashleyrenee.