The summer's heat is no joke.
Depending on where you are in the world, the temperatures will vary.
Regardless, we will be out in the sun this summer having the time of our lives with our friends, family, significant other, etc. And with our hair out in the summer weather, the sun rays are pelting on our hair.
If you wear a protective style this summer, then your hair is covered most of the time. However, if you are not, then your hair is exposed to the full force of the sun's rays. So we need to protect our hair so our hair strands aren't damaged.
Here are 4 Ways To Protect Against Sun Damage & The Elements This Summer:
1. Hydrate Before Going Out:
Before going outside where your hair will be exposed to the summer's heat, ensure that your hair is hydrated. If your hair is feeling a little dry, apply a hydrator or moisturizer to your curls. Do not overdo it because it will disturb your curl pattern or weigh down your hair. The hydration will act as a barrier between your hair and the sun's rays. Therefore, keeping your curls protected during this hot time. Remember that water should be the first ingredient in either of these products.
You can use our //KNOT LOVE// 9=1 Daily Hydrating+Growth LEAVE-IN, 8oz. Or, you can use our //BOOSTER!// Butter Creme HYDRATOR, 8oz. Both helps to boost the hydration levels of hair conditions to bring vitality into your hair strands. And, it is perfect for your pre & post-styling regimen.
2. Wear a Cap:
Some days we just need to head out for a quick run. We have no time to style or rehydrate our hair, so wear a cap. You can wear your cap with a puff in the back like @halfricanbeaute. Or, you can wear it with a high or low bun. The cap will cover most of your hair o prevent the sun rays from penetrating it.
3. Deep Condition With Protein
Once the sun is exposed to your hair, the heat is penetrating the hair strand. Each strand contains a protective layer that is made up of 90% protein. If it comes into contact with heat from the sun, it can actually break it down. Thus, leaving your hair in a vulnerable state to breakage, knots, tangles and so much more. So to prevent this, ensure to deep condition with protein. Deep conditioners contain an array of ingredients that are penetrating the hair shaft. The rays are able to break down the protective layer of the strand.
The recommended product of choice is our //KNOW IT ALL!// Auto Correcting MASQUE, 8oz. This expert quickly scans the hair structure to identify the problem spots, automatically adjusting to give your hair what it needs... strength where it's weak, restoration were damaged and elasticity.
4. Wear A Protective Style
You can also wear a protective style this summer. Whether it a wig for hot girl summer, or braids/twists for the nightlife festivities, do it! The protective styles as the name suggest "protect" your natural hair. It will act as a covering as it is blocking any harmful elements which include the sun's rays from penetrating the hair shaft. Wigs give 100% coverage as you would wear a wig cap. And protective styles mask your natural hair as many layers of braided hair are used to cover your natural hair. But, before you install a protective style read this >>> Caring For Your Natural PRE Protective Styling
If you are not doing any of the tips we mentioned above, let us know what you're doing in the comments below to protect your natural hair.