I am sure at first glance that you all are like "huh?" but I can assure you that this post may be helpful to a lot of you, despite whether or not you're natural! I was contacted to with some interesting info on how to maintain summer hair health. When I dug a little deeper and read the GREAT tips I decided to ask if I could be sent a list by the stylist pictured above, Jacey Crow, that was geared toward women with kinky curly afro textured hair. To my surprise, I enjoyed reading the pointers. Below you will find a little info on Jacey and some great advice on how to keep your hydrated and protected in the hot summer months.
I hope you all enjoy! Side note: Aren't Jacey's tattoo's AMAZING?!
Jacey Crow, hairstyle artist at Victor’s Salon in Ocean Beach CA, keeps up to date on current trends and cutting edge techniques through webinars and other industry training. Crow is a graduate of J.E. Boutique in El Cajon, CA where she received her hairstylist license in 2006. She specializes in both scissor and razor cuts, color and healthy hair maintenance. Her knowledge of hair care products helps her clients pick the right brand based on their hair type and the look they are trying to achieve. www.victors-salon.com
Tips for Summer:
*Hello Hydration! Deep penetrating shampoos will add a boost of hydration for a dry scalp. ENJOY brand has a wonderful hydrating shampoo.
*Calm those Curls! Try Brocato curl calming balm - this balm holds curls longer and makes your hair more manageable.
*Leave it in! A leave-in conditioner detangles hair making it easier to comb through. It also ads softness and makes it easier to maintain your hair. Look for conditioners with spf and stay away from any that contain alcohol/sulfates. Two great options are Brocato and ENJOY brands.
*Don’t be afraid to get a little oily! Moroccan Oil is fantastic for your hair - It is heavy enough to way down your curl a bit and make it more manageable, plus it also ads a nice shine. And since gel can get crunchy and mousse isn’t strong enough, this oil will definitely do the job.
* Drink your water and stay hydrated. Most people forget that water nourishes every aspect of their body including their scalp. Be sure to up your intake in the hot summer months.
* When heading to the beach, be sure to use a leave in conditioner that has SPF in it. This will help keep your hair color from fading and your scalp from burning, which can cause more dry flakes.
* While at the pool, if your hair gets wet while swimming, be sure to use a clarifier right after you step out of the water. If you have color treated hair, be sure to wear a swim cap as chlorine can damage color. (Swim caps have become much more fashionable in recent years).
* Have your professional stylist use a heat activated, deep conditioning treatment. These penetrating proteins will leave your hair much more manageable.
*Alternate or change products with the season. Just as you go from jeans to short in the summer, your hair might need a change-up to bring it back to life!
Many thanks to Jacey for sharing these helpful tips! I am sure they will come in handy for some.