Fine and Coily Girl Summer Care Guide

As the chill recedes and the sun creeps back out, it’s time to celebrate summer in all its glory! That means vacations, barbecues, and all the sunshine we’ve spent the Winter craving. It can also mean humidity and damaging UV rays, but with the proper protection, you can enjoy the sunshine without fear of damaging your fine coils.

Just as your body needs sunscreen, your fine coils need protection from the sun. The key to protecting your hair is keeping it covered, using the appropriate moisturizing products for your hair type, and keeping it (and yourself) as moisturized as possible.

By taking the necessary precautions to keep your hair healthy, defined, and hydrated, you can enjoy as much time in the sun as you’ve been dreaming! Let’s talk about a few ways you can keep those coils strong, moisturized, and shining all summer long.

Wear a Hat, If Possible

If beaches are in your plans, then make sure to pack a hat to go with your outfit. This accessory will keep your coils safe from the sun and add a cute addition to any style that you are rocking!

Pick the Perfect Leave-In

Your leave-in conditioner is a must-have for healthy coils. By picking a lightweight, water- based leave-in, you can seal your fine coils’ cuticles, protecting each strand from humidity and damaging UV rays.

Heavy moisturizers combine with sticky, humid air to cause more build-up, which weakens your hair. By choosing the right leave-in, you can go about your summer adventures without fear! Try our Leave-In Conditioner to keep your hair moisturized through any hot & humid climate!

Condition, Condition, Condition!

Conditioning is an important step in your natural hair care routine in any season but especially in the dog days of summer. A weekly conditioning routine will bring moisture back into dry and damaged hair. Our van + veronica™ Conditioner for type 3 and type 4 coils is an excellent choice to keep your fine coils healthy and defined.

Because our products are silicone-free and sulfate-free, you can rest assured that your hair is getting the love it needs to fight back against frizz and damage.

Give Your Coils A Vacation: Protective Styling

When it’s humid outside, the last thing you want is for your hair to look like a mess! With protective styling, you can fight back against summertime damage before it happens.

Protective styles don’t have to be boring. In fact, they allow for fluidity in hairstyling without damaging your natural fine coils! By combining our specialty Styler with our van + veronica Leave-In Conditioner, you can give your hair the vacation it deserves from harsh products that can damage fine natural hair and leave it dry.

To help your style last longer between washes, cover your hair with a decorative scarf! This accessory can provide your delicate coils the protection they deserve while also highlighting your look.

Reduce Heat

Ease off the heat appliances on your hair during hot & humid seasons. The weather is made to air dry your wash-and-go natural coily styles and twists!

Drink More Water

It’s essential to stay hydrated in hot weather, or your fine coils will suffer from a moisture drought. Make sure to drink plenty of water, so that your fine coils can look just as GREAT on the outside as you feel on the inside!

Final Thoughts

All too often, us coily girls spend too much time hiding from the sun and sand, trying to protect ourselves from frizzy damage. With proper care though, you can enjoy it all: healthy, bouncing coils and curls and everything that makes summertime so fun!

All it takes is a little patience, understanding, and the right haircare products for your unique fine type 3 and type 4 coils.

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