Summer-time is synonymous with “letting-it-all-hang-out”…Fun in the sun…and all that good stuff, but as we are having a blast it is always important to remember how to specifically care for our hair during the summer months. The ONYC® pure cuticle, virgin and Remy hair is carefully identified and selected to mirror “God-given” hair seamlessly. Therefore, the same attention must be given to each and any ONYC® texture in order to ensure its durability, glow and everlasting beauty!
In our research we were very pleased with the simple yet effective tips garnered from acclaimed salon owner Mario Russo. The following is some of his very manageable advise, as well as ours:
Wet, moist and go…
Russo’s initial instruction is to apply deep conditioner to wet hair, and thoroughly comb it through before going out. This offers advantageous protection. Russo further informs that the heat from the summer sun will open the hair cuticle and help the conditioner to penetrate exceptionally well.
Throw on a mask
And yes, this applies to your pure cuticle, virgin ONYC® locks….To replenish moisture to sun-damaged strands, use deep conditioning masks at least once a week — leave the product on as long as possible or sit with it under a dryer, or in a room with suitable humidity. Oils are also essential to smooth and repair locks and can be applied to wet or dry hair.
Stay clear of harsh Shampoos
Use mild shampoos on your hair as you will need to wash your hair often. Therefore, co-washing (washing hair with conditioner instead of shampoo) becomes the more effective way to keep your hair clean, conditioned and moistened.
Wash your locks with lukewarm water. However, some people put ice in the water to make it cold which is wrong. Water temperature should neither be too hot nor too cold; it should be balanced.
Step away from the heat styling tools
During the warm-weather months, it’s best to limit your use of the blow dryer and flat iron. When the air is moist, it can take longer to style hair which can result in further drying and damage. If you absolutely must use styling tools, liberally apply a heat protectant beforehand. You can also opt for frizz-free hairstyles like the topknot or messy chignon that don’t require heat and can easily transition into soft waves.