Lace Frenzy Wigs & Hair Extensions Summer Hair Care Tips
How do you keep your hair from looking and feeling like a brillo pad during the hot weather months?
1. Use a Leave-In
After your mane has been cleansed and conditioned, apply a leave-in conditioner to seal in moisture and prepare your hair for styling. Don’t just use any ole leave-in; make sure it is right for your hair.
As a rule of thumb, if your hair is fine or thin, you may want to use a liquid or lightweight leave-in. If you have thick hair, a creamy or heavy leave-in conditioner might work best for you.
2. Start a Deep-Conditioning Regimen
Deep conditioners, when coupled with heat and a plastic cap, help add protein and conditioning agents to the hair, while strengthening and moisturizing the strands. Consistently subjecting your hair to “the good stuff” will help your tresses maintain a proper moisture balance, even when it’s burning up outside.
Deep condition your hair once a week or every other week, depending on your moisture needs.
3. Try Some Steam
Moisture begins from inside the hair strand. Steaming is one of the best ways to get the “good stuff,” proteins, nourishing ingredients and conditioning agents, where they need to be. Steam opens the hair follicles and allows all the yummy goodness of your deep conditioner to penetrate your hair shaft.
If you don’t have an at-home hair steamer, don’t worry. You too can experience steam and all its greatness: Take a small towel and dip it in warm water. Place the towel over your hair and then place a plastic camp over the towel. Sit under a hooded dryer for 30-45 minutes. The heat from the dryer and wetness of the towel will create a similar steaming effect, making your hair ready to soak up the love.
4. Rinse With Cool Water
I know, cool water is uncomfortable and, above all, it’s cold. But, enduring a little can help you keep in a lot of moisture. Rinsing your hair with cool water will close your hair cuticles and lock in the moisture from your cleansing and conditioning products.
5. Seal with Oil
Speaking of locking in moisture, don’t forget to apply a light oil to your strands. Any oil will do: jojoba, coconut or even extra virgin olive oil. Oil acts as a sealant and contains the moisture you have worked so hard to achieve. Don’t go overboard, a little will do the trick.