Spring may have sprung, but summer is certainly on its heels! We naturals may love the summer sun, but the heat can leave your hair feeling dry and brittle.
There’s nothing worse than creating a fabulous wash and go or twist out, only to have it look dull and dry in a few days due to the drying summer heat.
Fortunately for you girls there are several hair masks and deep conditioners that will keep your hair hydrated and thirst free while you let the sun kiss your skin. Take a look at these hair masks and conditioners that will cater to your natural hair.
1. TGIN – Honey Miracle Hair Mask/Deep Conditioner
Infused with honey, olive oil, and jojoba seed oil, this mask is certainly going to keep your strands moisturized. The ingredient, honey, in this product is key because honey is a natural humectant and attracts moisture, thus keeping your kinks and curls refreshed.
This mask also reduces breakage and shedding, which your hair will become quite prone to if it’s extremely dry.
2. Shea Moisture – Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Hair Mask
This hair mask by Shea Moisture* is amazing. When I saw that Shea Moisture* had a hair mask with shea butter* as a main ingredient, I jumped on it!
Shea butter* is super moisturizing and will keep your hair feeling hydrated for days. What’s unique about this particular hair mask is that you have the option of using it as a deep conditioner* and rinsing it out, or you can use it as a styler and leave it in your hair.
I like using this mask as a styler in the winter time and as a leave-in during the summer. My hair is dry naturally and super dry during the summer. This deep treatment mask always gives me the extra moisture that I need during warmer months. For the budget friendly natural, stock up when they have a BOGO sale (which they have often).
3. As I am – Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner
If you have dry 4A/4B natural hair then this is a great deep conditioner* for you. It’s infused with coconut oil* and vitamin E, which promote healthy hair.
In fact, coconut oil* is one of the few oils that actually penetrate the hair shaft. Not only will this treatment keep your hair moisturized, but over time, it will strengthen the weaker areas of your hair.
4. Kurlee Belle – Banana Nut and Avocado Deep Treatment
I’ve personally used this treatment a few times and my hair was always left feeling soft and smelling magnificent. Don’t let the little jar fool you.
This treatment packs a mean punch and gives your hair life! Its key ingredients, banana, honey, avocado and coconut, leave your curls bouncy and moisture rich.
The avocado’s fatty acids soften the hair and the banana hydrates. Even after rinsing, the treatment helps your hair retain moisture. Did I mention that this stuff smells good enough to eat?
5. Jane Carter Solution – Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner
This brand always seems to nail it when it comes to keeping natural hair hydrated. They certainly lived up to their reputation when they created this conditioner.
The conditioner is moisturizing, but it also strengthens thanks to green tea and wheat protein extracts. The conditioner really brings out the natural curl pattern of your hair especially when used with a hair steamer. Even though it comes in a small bottle, a little goes a long way!
Making sure your hair retains moisture is essential for healthy hair and growth. If your hair is dry for too long, things go down hill from there.
Breakage, brittleness, and dullness are just a few of the things that can happen to your precious strands if you don’t quench their thirst. Get started on that moisture regimen! Your hair will thank you.