Hot Weather and Your Hair

Challenge or advantage? You decide.

Hot weather can be perceived as a challenge for people with curly, coily, and kinky hair not equipped with the right information and products,  as high temperatures and humidity can cause frizz and make hair difficult to manage. However, with the right care and styling techniques, you can keep your hair healthy and looking great even in the heat.

The key to preparing your hair for hot weather is to understand how your hair reacts to different moisture levels in the air and wear styles that actually thrive in hot weather. Let’s learn how to care for and style your hair in hot weather.

Before we delve into hair tips, let’s first differentiate between hot and humid, and hot and dry.

Hot and humid

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When the weather is hot and humid, the air contains a high amount of moisture. What this means for your hair is that your hair will absorb the moisture in the air. This can be good or bad depending on your hair and the style you want to achieve. We explain different climate types in this post.

Styles that do well in humid weather: wash & gos, braid-outs and twists-outs. Want to try your hand at a wash & go or a twist out? We provide you with video tutorials for your preferred styles when you sign up for your personalized hair page.

Styes that don’t do well in humid weather: heat styles such as blow dried hair or hair straightened with a flat iron. If you’ve heat styled your hair, be sure to use an anti-humectant like this one to ward off moisture.

Hot and dry

When the weather is hot and dry, there isn’t enough moisture in your hair, and the air will draw moisture from its surroundings, including your hair!

Heat styles do well in hot and dry weather, as the dry hair will maintain the style by keeping moisture way for it.

Hair styles such as wash & gos, braid-outs and twists tend to dry out in hot, dry weather. To keep styles moisturized, use moisturizing products with a high water content, such as this moisturizing cream, and if necessary, reapply products every few days.

Here are some tips to keep your hair healthy during hot weather.

  1. Deep condition regularly: Regular deep conditioning treatments are essential for maintaining the health of curly, coily, and kinky hair. Look for deep conditioners that contain natural ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and honey to provide extra hydration and nourishment. This deep conditioner is ideal for infusing hair with moisture.
  1. Trim your hair regularly: Regular trims are important to keep your hair healthy and prevent split ends. Consider a trim every 6 to 8 weeks to keep your hair in good condition.
  2. If your hair will be exposed to hot weather for a prolonged time, consider products that protect your hair from UV rays.

 

With the right care and styling techniques, you can keep your curly, coily, and kinky hair healthy and looking great even in hot weather. By protecting your hair from the sun, keeping it hydrated, embracing your natural texture, and using light hold products, you can keep your hair looking fabulous all season long.

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