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The Ultimate Summer Haircare Routine for Curly Hair

The Ultimate Summer Haircare Routine for Curly Hair
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Curly hair can be quite high maintenance and in the Summer it can be a battle to keep the frizz at bay. If you want healthy curls with gorgeous definition this Summer, then follow our tips for the ultimate Summer hair routine.

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Sunshine, humidity and heat, not to even mention chlorinated or salty water, all play havoc with curly hair. However, you can still keep your hair looking its best by switching up your Summer hair routine a little. These are the rules we swear by:

  • 1.Embrace Hydration

    Embrace Hydration
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    The number 1 rule for curly hair is to keep it hydrated and moisturised. It helps to add shine, define curls, prevent breakage and calm frizz. Ingredients to look for are amino acids, vitamins and natural oils like Shea Butter or Jojoba Oil. Add them into every step of your haircare routine and for extra TLC, give yourself a hydrating mask every weekn. We love: The Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque thanks to its intensely hydrating ingredients.
  • 2.Say Goodbye to Shampoo

    Say Goodbye to Shampoo
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    We've already talked about this in detail but trying out co-washing can be a life saver for dehydrated Summer hair. Try to skip a shampoo every other wash if your hair is feeling unmanageable and try out a cleansing conditioner to avoid stripping your hair of natural oils. We love: The Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Medium Hair. It is sulphate and paraben free with a low foam to keep hair clean but hydrated.
  • 3.Style Wet

    Style Wet
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    Lots of curly-haired girls have lots of different textures, with some looser curls in among coils and spirals. They all take on product differently, making it feel like they aren't working. Try applying your products to wet hair instead- this is when your hair textures are all at their most similar and can react in the same way. We love: The Bb Curl Anti-Humidity Gel Oil for its unique, silky texture that glides over the hair for beautifully even definition and control.
  • 4.Don't Forget SPF

    Don't Forget SPF
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    You hair takes a battering with sunshine and for curly hair, it can mean even more dehydration, dullness and frizz. This means that making sure you spritz your hair (wet or dry) with a hydrating and protective mist is essential in Summer. We love: The Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, thanks to its nourishing blend of Shea, Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract.
  • 5.Ramp up the Control

    Ramp up the Control
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    Frizz-free hair is all about finding the balance between hydration and control. Once your hair is hydrated, then you can start adding in products to control. Styling gels and serums can add a little extra shape as well as holding frizz at bay, making them a great final step in your haircare routine. We love: The Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl Cream Serum, which contains moisturisers within a medium hold gel serum.

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Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid