Evelyn on Naturallycurly.com writes;
Barbecues, pool parties, and vacations—these are a few of our favorite things! But you wouldn’t want to rock a routine curly hairstyle to these fun summer functions, would you? Here is a list of things you can do to spruce up your curly hair for the summer:
- Try Curlformers! With four different sizes and lengths of these curlers, you can achieve tight spirals, soft beach waves and anything in between.
- Add a touch of color with henna. Native to tropical regions of the world, the henna plant tints the hair a deep red color—it won’t lighten your hair, but rather simply lay a color on top. The darker your hair, the more subtle the color will be. Check out this article for a recipe.
- Switch up your hair accessories. Bright-colored headbands, clips, and flower pins all add a fun island feel to beautiful curly hair. Learn to make your own or purchase some from your favorite homemade etsy.com store
- Play with different styles. A fishtail braid or a flat twist down the side brings some spunk to everyday hair.
- Get a curly hair cut. Go to a stylist skilled in cutting curly to achieve the look you want. You can cut it short or remove some volume to get some relief during the hottest months of the year.
- Experiment with Curlmart products that you never thought would work for you. You might be surprised at the results! But remember, curly hair needs extra TLC. The curlier or kinkier, the more moisture you need! Keep a spray bottle of water and a couple drops of your favorite oil handy. Just shake it up and spritz to give your hair an added boost of moisture.
How do YOU spruce up your hair for the summer? Let us know below!
I tried henna a few months back and really liked it. I just haven't done it again b/c I got sidetracked with life :/ Anyway, I'm planning on doing it again in the next two weeks but I'm trying a reddish brown. I don't know if I'm brave enough to go red yet but I'll work towards it. I may just have to try the curlformers though since I'm usually doing banding or a twist-out.
Irreverisble? No turning back? Not true w/ henna. If that was the case I would only need 1 application to cover my gray. Maybe I'm intepreting your words incorrectly?
It's so eerie that the girl on the left looks JUST like my little sister! O_O
I'm a little weary of trying henna… not only does everyone say that it's very messy, time consuming and a laborious process but it's also irreversible! Once it's in, it's in and there's no turning back. Plus, there are so many different types and concoctions… I' sticking to the protein treatments for strength and doing some extra dc. I've always been big on accessories though!
love these tips! henna is my go to in the summer! i can pull off a deep red and have the sun catch my curls just right. love it!
I stummbled upon this blog and enjoyed it very much. I like the fact that our culture can do so much with our hair. It has always been fun to rock my afro when its not braided or twisted up. I love when women where their natural but its not as common as it should be. Either way i cant knock anothers husstle. I'm afraid that i will cut my hair this summer and rock a different style for a while or at least until it gets cold…lol!!!
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I've just been trying out different hair styles. However I absolutely LOVE these tips. I want to try Henna in December.
I highlight my hair naturally with a cinnamon honey conditioner recipe I got from ChiselleCouture that I've tweaked a bit. It works as a deep conditioner and scalp stimulant, as well! I'm currently rocking mini twists, as well, with flat twists in the front. When I take these out, it'll be time for phase 2 of the highlighting!
rocking mini twists for the first month of the summer 😀