Summer is great for lounging and weekend getaways but the harsh sun and salt water isn’t so great for your hair. Find out how to prevent brittle strands and keep your curls healthy with these expert tips.
Rihanna‘s curls always look on fleek and if you need some tips on how to keep your strands sexy for summer, we’re coming to your rescue!
Ricky Pennisi is a stylist who specializes in curly hair and is the founder of RI CI — a cutting technique and a line of products specifically developed to hydrate curls and combat frizz.
Here are 5 tips for healthy hair this summer:
“Tip 1: Dry, frizzy hair won’t hold a curl or style, and can even take longer to dry. Prevent dry hair by using sulfate-free shampoo and conditioners like the RI CI Splash and Drench. Many shampoos contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which can strip the hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and frizzy.
Tip 2: Invest in a great conditioner, like the RI CI Drench, which can be used as a leave-in conditioner when added to water in a spray bottle. This step seals in your hair’s moisture. The bottle is also great to bring with you to the pool and beach to give your hair that extra bit of love.
Tip 3: Eliminate the heat. Heat causes your hair cuticle to split open, which creates frizz. If you must blow dry or use a diffuser, set it to a medium setting. It might take a little longer, but it’s better for your hair.
Tip 4: Always apply your styling products immediately after you wash your hair. Once hair starts to dry without products, frizz begins to set in.
Tip 5: It is important to touch your hair as little as possible while wet. Over-manipulation of wet hair that’s curly or naturally wavy will lead to frizz. Once your hair is completely dry, feel free to manipulate your hair as you wish.”
Are you trying to combat frizz this summer?
— Dory Larrabee-Zayas