Can someone pass me an ice-cold lemonade and a mobile air conditioning unit? I’m burning up and that is no joke. It has been extremely hot this Summer and the humidity is literally unbearable. What’s worse is that you still want to look cute despite the humidity, but your weave has other plans.
Weaves are HOT in the Summertime, sure they are sexy, but they can feel like you are wearing a beanie hat in 100 degree weather especially if you have in a full sew-in.
The hotter and more humid it is, the more sweaty, itchy, smelly, and tangled your scalp and weave can feel, act, and look. Of course, you want to be FLAWLESS and FLY during the summer. So it makes sense to opt for a weave as an easy protective style for a few weeks however weave hair can also be harder to maintain during the summer.
With that said where there is a will there is a way and we have a few tips you can try to keep that hair looking flawless while maintaining a healthy scalp:
Frequently clean your scalp and weave
You will definitely have to take special and sensitive care of your hair underneath the weave by cleansing often and moisturizing when needed.
Use a sulfate-free shampoo to cleanse your hair underneath and your weave to alleviate the product buildup from your scalp and your weave.
Take note that you may need to cleanse your scalp and weave more often than you would other seasons because of the change in weather, increased sweat, and chlorine/salt water from swimming pools and beaches. To prevent heavy sweat and dirt build-up, it’s very important to do so frequently during the Summer.
Purchase quality hair
When considering a sew-in weave for a long-term style, the quality of the hair should reflect how long you are planning to keep the style. The summertime is especially important when choosing what kind of weave would be best for you.
Curly, coily, and kinky* weaves tend to be the most popular choices for the summer.
Straight and wavy hair tend to get more oily and greasy quicker than curly, coily, and kinky* hair.
You would spend most of your time manipulating your straight and wavy hair by combing, flat ironing, and making sure not one strand is out of place. With curly, coily, and kinky hair you can just enjoy the summer sun, allow the hair to go wherever it pleases, and put a satin bonnet* on at night.