This is How to Keep Your Natural Hair Moisturized This Summer

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by Sabrina Perkins of Seriouslynatural.org

Summer is finally here! Goodbye to the big clunky coats and hello sundresses and crop tops. No matter what style they choose to rock, a major challenge that some naturals always seem to face during the hot and steamy summer months is keeping their hair hydrated. That's right, some naturals face hydration problems in the summer as much as they do in the winter!

But there are ways to incorporate moisture into any summer routine that will leave your strands hydrated and soft. Here are 5 ways to keep your hair hydrated this summer:

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Becoming Best Friends With Humidity


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By Emilia Obiekea of AdoreBotanicals.com

The #1 problem in the natural hair community is combating dry hair. For our textured hair this is definitely an issue. Cold weather robs our strands of moisture. The spring and summer months we can turn it around. Humidity can over-saturate the hair with moisture. Then when it dissipates the hair is left feeling super brittle. When we talk about humidity it is usually brought up as a bad thing but it really isn't.

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Caring for Your Natural Hair in Humidity

by Hadassah Agbaps of www.nappilynigeriangirl.blogspot.com

As a natural based in Nigeria, I am constantly faced with sometimes unwanted natural phenomena such as:

- frizziness
- dryness
- single stranded knots and splits
- shrinkage

Nigeria is an African country situated in the tropical belt. The weather is for the most part hot and humid and the sun beats down mercilessly on my fine, type 4, highly porous natural hair.

Sometimes it gets my hair confused. On one hand, the humidity and heat act as a steamer for my hair, on the other hand, the midday sun dries it all up!

So, how do I cope with this?

Here are my personal tips for maintaining my natural hair in humidity.

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Fight the Frizz or Go with the Fro?- The Deets on Anti-Humectants


by Susan Walker of DrWalkerWellness

As the weather gets warmer naturals are finally letting go of their protective styles and being free with their hair. Wash n’ gos, twist outs, braid outs, bantu knots outs – you name it, it’s out!

And while we’ve done away with our winter hibernation styles and embraced the freedom of summer, there is a common issue that seems to come up time and time again.

Another “F” word that for some is not the desired style. That word is FRIZZ.

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Glycerin-Free Natural Hair Products for the Summer


Summer is here! It’s time to stow away our sweaters and boots and bring out the sundresses and flip-flops. And for some, it’s time to pack up products containing glycerin, due to the heat and humidity. Here are some Glycerin-Free Hair Products that can help you this summer.

Oyin Handmade Hair Dew
A leave-in conditioner that is creamy, light weight, and great for refreshing curls. This leave-in conditioner is even moisturizing enough to use on the hair by itself! But as always, seal your hair to protect those curls.

Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker

Looking for a curl definer to use after wash and go’s? This product will leave your curls defined and soft. If you don’t like curl definers that leave your curls hard and crunchy, this would be a great product for you to try.

Curly Hair Tips for Spring & Summer Humidity

 
Tonya Mckay writes;

As we move into spring and summer — our favorite seasons for fun outdoor activities — we face challenges with our curly hair that are unique to the climate and activities.

There’s no denying that the change in seasons can be tough on our hair care routines. Products and processes that were working so well suddenly seem to have the opposite effect. Often, at the heart of these issues is a change in the environmental moisture content (humidity). High humidity is especially harsh on curly hair.

The reason for its susceptibility to humidity fluctuations lies in the physical structure of curly hair. Straight hair, undamaged by environmental or treatment factors, has a protective outer layer of cuticle scales that overlap and lie fairly flat against one another. Curly hair, even in very good condition, is much more porous because those cuticle scales do not always lie flat. This porosity allows more water to migrate out of curly hair into the environment in dry weather (not good), and also allows more moisture from the environment to migrate into the cortex of the hair strands in humid weather (also not good).

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