It is really hard to talk about summer when its snowing in the spring seriously? I mean did ya’ll catch that mini snow thing in Maryland last week, in the middle of April? I really hope it doesn’t snow in the summertime because I know a few people who just bought bikinis that are going to be really mad. Summertime is a pretty awesome time, we are talking about, the beach, pools, sunscreen, floppy hats, toes out, barbecues, salads, sundresses, vacations and an easy breezy relaxed hair regimen.
If you are relaxed you might find yourself switching up your regimen a bit in the summer, because even though we love that sunkissed glow the sun gives us, it can wreak havoc on our strands due to the heat and UV rays.
If you are struggling with your summer regimen and you want to learn more about protecting your hair during those warm days then don’t go browsing somewhere else just yet, take 5 minutes and read this post because we have a great summer regimen for all our relaxed haired beauties.
Before we get into the ‘what you need to do’ stuff, we want to make sure you understand what the dangers of direct sunlight on your strands are and give you the information you should keep in front of you as the days get warmer.
Chemical relaxers are convenient for those of us who prefer permanently straight hair, however to get there, your natural strand that is made up of a series of unbroken bonds is altered to the point of being straight and in so doing a bit of damage is caused to the strand.
This means that layers of the strand are stripped and you have significant protein loss to facilitate that straight look. Relaxed women have to really up the ante on protein treatments to help keep their strands healthy and they cannot afford to have anything work against them while doing that.
One of the things that can definitely work against us though is direct sunlight. The heat of the sun can literally damage your hair because UV rays are so strong, this means keeping your hair healthy is that much harder when your are consistently exposed to the sun.