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Summer is finally here to stay and I know your calendar is filling up with all kinds of fun activities. The many vacations, beach days with girls, and more can take a toll on your hair and we do not want to sacrifice our healthy tresses for a good time. So I’ve found all that you will need to keep your hair on fleek in the summer heat. I love the feeling of the sun glistening on my skin as I relax outdoors, preferably with a tropical drink in hand. But we all know we have to use something to block the harmful rays. Well, the same goes for your hair. So many women just let the sunlight pour down on them for hours with no kind of protection on their hair. There are plenty of things you can use to prevent this from happening. This is your go-to list of summertime essentials for relaxed and natural hair.

Hats are always a great way to protect yourself from the heat. I know that hats aren’t always a natural girl’s best friend, but I found something that would even work for you as well as relaxed hair. Hats can have harsh materials that rub against your hair and soak up moisture which can in turn cause hair damage and/or breakage. But these beauties from Natural Born Hats will make sure you can have fun in the sun while your hair is protected in style.

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Protective styles are very popular for the summer because who wants to spend time on a beautiful summer day inside doing hair. Whether you weave it, twist it, braid it, or crochet it, these Carol’s Daughter products are sure to keep your hair healthy happy and make your protective style last a little longer.

Leave-In Conditioner is not just to keep your hair moisturized. It should be your 2nd favorite product next to your sunscreen for the summer. Leave-in conditioner is a great way to put a shield over your strands while swimming, especially in pools with harmful chemicals. For my natural girls, you want to use more leave in then you usually apply on the days you plan to be in the water. Cantu Leave In Conditioner is a product to have in your hair line-up, especially in the summer heat.

Growing up as a black girl on a hot summer day at the pool, we have all had experience with a swim cap. More times than not trying to fit all of our extravagant hairstyles under those tiny swim caps was a struggle. Well not anymore because the swim caps from Lock Journey are solving this problem by offering your hair full protection from the water in a variety of sizes. Now you can decide whether your hair is freed or covered while in water.

Recovering after a day out in the sun can be a long process. Here are some things that you can add to your routine without taking up too much of your time. Amika‘s Triple Rx Conditioner is a must have when trying to revitalize your hair after all the crazy activities of the summer. Also to detangle your hair after a day of swimming or any other water activities I suggest you use the amazing Tangle Teezer brush. These two products together are like Batman and Robin tag teaming any dryness and tangles you might face this summer.

Lastly, if you are going to fight through the heat to create an amazing hairstyle you want it to last as long as possible. So you’ve got to have this amazing product to protect your hair from nature’s elements. Amika’s The Shield Style Extending Spray will definitely extend the life of your summer styles.

Whether you are going to sit poolside sipping an ice cold margarita or you are diving head first into the water to cool off these summertime hair essentials will get you right.


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