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Curly Guide to Summer Moisture

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Summer is here, and you know what that means – beach trips, pool days, and sun-soaked adventures! But with all that fun comes the dreaded summer hair woes: frizz, dryness, and tangled curls. Fear not, because we’ve got the ultimate guide to keep your curls hydrated, bouncy, and beautiful all season long.

Let’s dive into the essentials you need to beat the heat and humidity while keeping those curls poppin’!

Deep Conditioning Treatment: The Foundation of Fabulous Curls

First things first – deep conditioning is your summer BFF. Think of it as a spa day for your curls. When the sun is blazing, your hair needs all the moisture it can get.

How to Use:

  1. Choose a Deep Conditioner: Opt for one rich in hydrating ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, or cacao butter. For fine hair or a boost of protein try Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner. For medium to thick or protein-sensitive hair try Deep Conditioning Treatment.
  2. Apply Generously: After shampooing, apply the conditioner from root to tip, making sure every curl is fully saturated.
  3. Let It Soak: Leave it on for 30-60 minutes. For an extra moisture boost, pop on a Flaxseed Heat Cap (more on this gem later).
  4. Rinse with Cool Water: This helps to seal the cuticle and lock in all that goodness.

Pro Tip: Deep condition for 30-60 minutes at least once a week. Your curls will thank you!


Oil Blend: Seal in the Moisture

Next up, let’s talk about oil blends. Oils are essential for sealing in moisture and adding shine. Think of it as the armor your curls need to combat the summer elements.

How to Use:

  1. Choose Your Oil: Look for a blend that includes lightweight oils like avocado, jojoba, and coconut oil. Luckily, our Oil Blend has all three!
  2. Focus on the Ends: The ends of your hair are the oldest and most prone to dryness, so give them some extra love. Apply to dry ends as needed. This helps preserve the moisture from your conditioner & seals it in. Oil blend can also be used to scrunch out the crunch from your curl cast, revealing shiny & touchably soft curls.

Pro Tip: A little goes a long way. Start with 2-3 drops and add more if needed.


Stimulating Scalp Massage Oil: Boost Circulation, Boost Growth

Healthy curls start with a healthy scalp. Stimulating Scalp Massage Oil not only feels heavenly but also promotes hair growth and helps keep your scalp moisturized.

How to Use:

  1. Warm the Oil: Stand bottle in a dish of hot water for 3-5 minutes and shake well. Always test to see if the oil is cool enough before applying to the scalp.
  2. Massage Your Scalp: Using your fingertips, gently massage the oil into your scalp in circular motions for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Leave It In: You can leave the oil in for 30-60 minutes before rinsing and double cleansing to remove any excess. Follow with your preferred daily conditioner and styling routine.

Pro Tip: Try adding Stimulating Scalp Massage Oil to your deep conditioning routine for an even more luxurious moisture boost!


Flaxseed Heat Caps: The Game Changer

Now, let’s talk about the secret weapon for deep conditioning – the Flaxseed Heat Cap. This magical cap enhances your deep conditioning treatment, making sure every strand gets the moisture it needs by helping retain heat and keeping hair cuticles open.

How to Use:

  1. Prep the Cap: Microwave the cap for about 1-2 minutes (follow the instructions on your specific cap for best results).
  2. Wear It: After applying your deep conditioner, put on a plastic shower cap, then place the Flaxseed Heat Cap over it. We recommend these Biodegradable Shower Caps.
  3. Relax and Let It Work: Leave the cap on for 20-30 minutes. The gentle heat opens up your hair cuticles, allowing the conditioner to penetrate deeper. If more time is desired, reheat the cap and continue to allow it to do it’s magic.

Pro Tip: Use the Flaxseed Heat Cap whenever you deep condition for an extra hand in boosting hydration.


Summer Curl Care Routine: Putting It All Together

Here's a simple summer routine to keep your curls luscious:

  1. Weekly Deep Conditioning: With your favorite conditioner and Flaxseed Heat Cap.
  2. Daily Moisturizing: Use a leave-in conditioner. Reminder: All Jessicurl Conditioners are dual-formulated for leave-in & rinse-out, simply choose your moisture level & apply.
  3. Oil Sealing: When scrunching out the crunch and between washdays on dry hair as needed.
  4. Scalp Massages: 1-3 times a week with Stimulating Scalp Massage Oil.
  5. Protective Styling: Opt for styles like braids, twists, or buns to reduce exposure to the elements.

Bonus Tips:

  • Hydrate Inside Out: Drink plenty of water!
  • Satin Everything: Sleep on a satin pillowcase or use a satin bonnet to reduce friction and frizz.
  • Sun Protection: Wear a hat or use a UV protectant spray on your hair when out in the sun.
  • Clarify Regularly: Knock out buildup from hard water, pollutants, & stylers by using a curl friendly Clarifying Shampoo 1-2 times a month. Routinely starting with a clean slate is essential to maintaining a healthy moisture balance from scalp to strand! For more details about How & When to Clarify, click here.


Embrace the summer with confidence, knowing your curls are hydrated, healthy, and ready for any adventure!