Go Bananas for Moisture
Prevent the summer hair scare with – well, bananas in there.
Two words: Moisture. Retention.
Three more: Dry summer hair.
If you’re like me, you’re hanging around the pool all summer long. Some might call me a pool brat. Point is: I need a pool fast any day of the summer months.
The only problem is that my hair stands closer toward the ‘hate’ side of the love/hate relationship with summer water fun. I know why the good Lord made lakes, pools, and oceans such natural enemies of my natural hair: if such waters never damaged my hair, I’d become a beach bum and never get out of the water. (In other words, I might not work so hard to achieve greater things in life.)
Ever the balancing act striver that I instead am, in order to deserve much pool time, I must appropriately steward the amazing hair that God gave me. And so, onto summer hair care.
First: Lots of Moisture
You’d think all that water would keep my hair on top of its moisture needs – but nope. Oppositely, all that water fun is actually drying out both my skin and hair. Unfortunately my hair gets the harder-to-healthily maintain end of the stick, and higher chances of longer term damage, of course.
So to counteract the salt- and chlorine-soaked waters, purified water is my essential must. To start reversing the summer hair scare, I exchange the bad water for the good stuff – I buy gallons of purified water if I’m in a vacation location where I can’t be sure they’ve got soft water, and I’ve done bottled water too, when necessary.
Next: Moisture Retention
You guessed that we’re talking bananas here. In the summer, it’s a foregone conclusion that I’ll go overboard with the amount of conditioner I put in my strands – but I don’t care: my hair not only needs extras when I’m working it so hard for my selfish sun fun; but I also need to pour on the extra love in return for how much joy my healthy hair brings me in life. So, bring on the bananas.
Related: Recipe for Summer Hair
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- Coconut Milk to help prevent chlorine damage
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