Summer is right around the corner, so that could mean a complete change in hair regimens. In my part of town (the DC area), the weather decided it wanted to reach close to 90 degrees this week.
I’m a fall baby, which means that, although I enjoy the sunshine, it’s not the season I best thrive in. Meaning: heat oftentimes makes me irritable and cranky. Now, throw in having to style my super thick hair in the mix and it’s a recipe for chaos. If anyone can relate, I hope this article will alleviate some unnecessary stress.
Here are some tips to calm your spirit and to help make managing your hair in the summer heat more bearable, if not enjoyable, process:
Bring a refresher into the bathroom
No matter if the AC is blasting or not, sometimes the bathroom can be the hottest room in the house. Since you can’t really get around having to style your hair there, you might as well get comfortable right?
One idea is to bring a small, portable fan with you when you’re doing your styles during the summer heat. If you have any outlets left after your fan, phone charger and perhaps flat-iron* are taken care of, you could also put in a scented plug-in air freshener (if you don’t regularly use these).
With the combination of the fan blowing and the lovely scents, your haircare routine will be much more enjoyable! If you close your eyes, you may even feel like you’re getting a fresh wind from the beach!
Another suggestion is to bring a refreshing drink with you. Sip on some sweet tea, a margarita, or even just a fresh glass of ice cold water! Your hair routine is a must—no matter how tiring it can be—so anything to ease the process is always a win!
You might do this already, but maybe reading this on the list lets you know you’re not alone! If you’re cooped up in the bathroom on a summer day, you might as well make the best out of it! Nothing relaxes us quite like our favorite jams. You could even create a “haircare playlist” so you’ll have something extra to look forward to the next time you have to style it. Take it a step further and don’t (voluntarily) listen to these songs until it’s hair time! That way, you have no choice but to be lit!
Of course, if listening to your favorite jams causes you to dance and break out into a sweat—which would be going against this whole “cool down vibe” you’re trying to create—you could always play some smooth jazz. Whichever route you take, you just want to make sure that you aren’t tense or annoyed.