How to Refresh Your Curls This Summer
Summer is tricky for naturals. There’s humidity, high sun exposure, and going for a swim presents its own challenges. Your scalp takes the worst of it. Sweat and buildup can cause irritation and other unpleasant side effects. Luckily, these at-home remedies will help refresh your scalp so you can keep your curls safe this season.
Rosemary Lime Scalp Scrub
Your scalp is skin after all. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin and gunk to improve moisture absorption and retention. It also gives your hair a little shine, and you scalp a gentle massage.
- ¼ Cup Sugar
- 2 Tablespoon Shea Nut Oil, Avocado Oil, or Coconut Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 5 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil (optional)
- 5 Drops of Lime Essential Oil (optional)
All you have to do is mix these ingredients in a bowl and it’s ready to use.
Of course you can also opt for an exfoliating shampoo or deep treatment instead.
Hibiscus & Coconut Milk Hair Mask
After you’re finished washing the scrub out of your hair, you’re probably going to want to follow it up with a deep conditioner or hair mask. The Summer sun can make your hair look dull and dry. Hibiscus brings life to your natural color. It can also strengthen your hair, and revive your curls. Most importantly, your scalp will feel brand new.
- 1 Avocado
- 1 Can of Coconut Milk
- 1-2 Tablespoon Powdered Hibiscus Flower
- 2-3 Tablespoons Shea Nut Oil, Olive Oil, or Coconut Oil. You can also use Shea or Mango Butter instead of oils.
- Essential Oils (optional)
Pulse all of your ingredients in a blender until smooth. Leave in your hair for 15-30 minutes.
Hair oils are great no matter the weather. Peppermint essential oil is commonly added to oil blends for its many benefits. Here are some other unique essential oil combinations that smell like Summer.
10 Drops Orange Essential Oil + 5 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
10 Rose Absolute + 5 Drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
5 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil + 5 Drops Lime Essential Oil