Summer can really bring the heat, in more ways than one. Those hotter temperatures can mean danger for your hair. From a dry scalp to damaged ends, there are a few ways that Mzansi’s favourite season can ruin your look. With the help of scalp lotion and a few style secrets, here’s how you can keep your hair game strong.

 

Stay hydrated

Making sure that you condition your scalp is one of the first ways to prevent dryness in hotter weather. By using a nourishing scalp lotion, you can keep your scalp happy and hydrated. This will also put an end to itching so you can stay cool and comfortable. If you think that your natural hair is becoming dry and brittle, you can use a deep conditioner like a hair moisturizer once a week. We suggest putting it on, covering your hair with a plastic cap and chilling out for a few hours.

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Wear a hat

A super fly way to keep the sun’s heat off your hair is to wear a hat when you’re kicking it outside with the crew. For those who like to be a little edgier, there’s a world of baseball caps waiting to be worn. If you’re a little more classic, wide-brimmed straw hats are trending right now. Prefer that old school swag? The bucket hat is the ultimate throwback accessory. The choice is yours, just make sure you keep your hair covered.

Throwing shade

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Reach for a headscarf

If you aren’t one for hats then there’s another trending option to try. Why not wrap your hair up with a bold printed scarf? This a stylish favourite for many celebrities like Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell. You can even choose one that accentuates your outfit to make a sexy summer statement.

It’s a wrap

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Wet your hair often

If you’ve been in the pool or the sea, don’t forget to rinse your hair. Sweat can also weaken your hair. So if you’ve been sweating, rinsing off can help keep your scalp clean and comfortable. If you’re wearing braids this summer, a braid spray can prevent itching and keep your chosen style on fleek.

Say yes to water

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Choose the right styles

When you’re deciding on your style for this summer, you should choose a protective one that delivers the hottest look with maximum protection. Some of these options include twists, braids, buns, ponytails and cornrows. Not only do these protect your ends, but they also keep you cool by keeping your hair off of your face. By wearing styles like this, your natural hair is still going to grow and your maintenance will be minimal. This means you can slay all summer long without worrying about touching up.

What will you choose?

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Loads of summer style inspo coming your way

With a lot of looks to choose from, you should be turning heads this season. Whether you’re looking for braids, weaves, wigs or a range of aftercare products to keep your hair nourished, we’ve got it all and more. Whether you get your style inspiration from Hollywood’s A-listers or Mzansi’s finest, we’ve got everything you need to slay this summer. For more on our variety of styles, please visit our website today. If you’ve tried one of our looks and are loving the results, don’t forget to share your finished results with us. We’d love to see how you’ve made your chosen Kinky World of Hair style your very own.