After being out in the elements and getting good and sweaty, your scalp needs extra love and attention. Consider reaching for a clarifying shampoo to break down the excess product and dirt you may be dealing with. Use a cleansing oil shampoo if your hair is parched and depleted of moisture.
A deep conditioning treatment is so very necessary after a weekend of summer fun. Make sure you read the instructions on your conditioner—many of us just slather on a product without acknowledging the best tips for application or length of time for optimal use. When in doubt, don’t be afraid to add a capful of your favorite oil to your conditioner.
f yoIf you’ve been out on the town and didn’t bring your wide tooth comb with you, don’t dread the detangling process. Just make time for it and be gentle with yourself. It’s best to saturate your hair with conditioner and begin by sectioning your hair off for easy detangling.
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.