Ladies it's summer time and we all know that means: heat, humidity, and outdoor activities. And those three are never good when it comes to our hair.
First and foremost, to give your hair a fighting chance against humidity, you must maintain proper moisture. Restoring the protein in your hair maintain the proper amounts moisture. The key to doing this is finding a product that is lightweight (but still very nourishing for your the hair).
Note: Something to keep in mind is what will work for someone else may not necessarily work for you. So there is always a trial and error period when it comes to finding what works for your own hair.
1. Some products to use after shampooing (that I recommend) include: hair mask (ex. Hair mayonnaise), deep conditioners, and hot oil treatments. These products should not be used after every shampoo. They should be used on monthly bases. Using too frequently will cause build-up.
2. It is important to always condition hair after shampooing. Some products that I recommend before blow drying include: hair milks, anti-frizzes, leave-in treatments/conditioners, shines, glossers, and or hair creams. These products are fine to use in combination or individually after shampooing hair.
Important Note: Once you have applied the desired products, it is very important to dry hair completely. Applying heat (whether by blow drying only or blow and flat ironing, seals and infuses the product into the hair. If hair isn’t completely dry and you go outside your hair will absorb the humidity and poof! There goes your hair style.
Another thing to remember is to always rinse hair after a pool or beach day. When sleeping you should braid or wrap hair with a silk or satin scarf. You can also sleep on satin pillow cases. Trimming hair on regular bases is important. The older the hair the more damaged and stressed it becomes. So to maintain a healthy look, trimming off those dead ends give your hair a cleaner look.
When it comes to buying products, if you are want to go the professional product route ,I suggest you purchase products from professional salons.