While we bask in the glory of summer, it's essential to pay attention to our hair and scalp health, especially for those with 4C hair type. The unique characteristics of 4C hair require special care to maintain a healthy scalp during the summer. In this blog post, we will share tips on how to ensure that you can rock your beautiful curls with confidence all summer long.
Common Summer Scalp Pitfalls
Before diving into summer scalp care, let's understand the characteristics of 4C hair. 4C hair is tightly coiled with a zig-zag pattern, making it prone to dryness and breakage. It has a delicate structure that requires extra care and attention, especially during the summer months.
One of the primary concerns for 4C hair in the summer is maintaining moisture levels. The heat, sun exposure, overwashing, and increased humidity can cause the hair to become dry and brittle. To combat this, focus on hydrating both your hair and scalp. Deep condition your hair regularly using the stimulating scalp and hair balm to penetrate the hair shaft and replenish moisture. You can also opt for a gentle cleansing routine. Our sulfate-free shampoo helps to remove product build up while also strengthening the hair. Finish off your wash with the hydrating hair mist to seal in all the moisture. Additionally, don't forget to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated from within.
Like our skin, our hair needs protection from the sun's harmful UV rays. Direct exposure to the sun can lead to dryness, breakage, and even hair discoloration. So, go ahead and shield your hair from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat or using a scarf to cover your head. If you plan on spending prolonged periods outside, consider using hair products with built-in UV protection. If your hair is in a protective style where your scalp is exposed such as braids, twists, bantu knots, etc, make sure to use sunscreen on your exposed scalp.
Dry or Itchy Scalp in Summer
A dry or itchy scalp is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to summer scalp health. Due to the increased sun exposure and increased humidity, the scalp can often experience a dry and flaky texture in the warmer months. Exfoliating your scalp can help remove any buildup of sweat, oil, or product residue, allowing for healthier hair growth. Once your scalp pores are clear of excess sweat, oil, and bacteria add some healthy moisture back with the scalp stimulator hair oil or the scalp stimulating balm. The rosemary and mint in the scalp stimulator can also help to soothe any lingering itchiness you may be experiencing.
Get ready to dive into the summer season with confidence and flair. Treat your hair to the TLC it deserves, and remember that maintaining a healthy scalp doesn’t have to be a chore if you keep up with your maintenance. Let your curls shine, embrace the joy of summer, and unleash your inner hair goddess. Cheers to a summer filled with endless good hair days!