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Nobody wants to be doing the most in the summer. It’s a good time to rock an effortless hairstyle – think twists or a wash and go, Nothing too complicated or time consuming. It’s hot. Ain’t nobody got time to be spending all that time at the hair salon, trying to keep up a style that isn’t easy to take care of on your own.
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They say “long hair don’t care,” but you know what? Long hair cares a lot when it’s over 90 degrees out and that hair is sticking to your back and your shoulders and making you hot. Summer is the perfect time for a fly short cut. If you don’t want to go for a chop, then consider learning a few new up-do styles to get that hair up and off your shoulders and neck. There. Doesn’t that feel better?
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When it’s so hot that you can fry an egg, your scalp needs shampoo to keep it clean and your hair needs conditioner to keep it soft and moisturized. I co-wash more often in the summer, to keep my hair from looking sweaty and limp. I also deep condition weekly to replenish the life that the sun’s trying to wring from my hair.
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If you don’t know about pre-shampoo treatments, now is the time to add this step to your regimen. Using coconut oil or olive oil or a delicious blend of oils on your hair pre-shampooing is a great way to give your hair that extra summer love.
Afrobella was the natural hair blogger at AOL’s Black Voices and a writer for Vogue Italia’s Vogue Black website. She has also presented keynotes at several major media expos and seminars.
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