Depending on the forecast, summer can be the best — or worst — of times for curly hair. And there’s always one question: Is the humidity friend or foe? On the one hand, it can galvanise your curl pattern and take volume to new heights. On the other, it can compromise definition by causing coils to unfurl. And then there’s the exposure to harmful UV rays and drying chlorine or salt water, which can put hair health at risk. From protecting spirals amid the elements to game-changing styling techniques, here three hair pros create the blueprint for glossy, full-bodied ringlets all summer long.
1.Protect against the elements
Just as it’s harmful to your skin, prolonged exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can damage the cuticle, the outermost layer of the hair, which makes holding a curl more difficult. “In the summer, your activities change and if you’re exposed to more sun, you have to protect your hair accordingly,” says natural hair expert Stacey Ciceron, who was tapped by Oribe to expand its Moisture & Control range to include products for tighter curl textures. Ciceron also calls attention to chlorine, a sanitising agent added to swimming pools that can ... read more