RBB Approved Conditioners for Easy Breezy Summer Hair Care

Types of conditioners available to protect and repair natural hair in the summer and list of conditioners that are Radiant Brown Beauty improved. conditioners for summer hair care Not too long ago I shared how to take advantage of humid weather for hair growth. In that post, I mentioned the importance of protecting your hair from the sun’s UV rays (UVA and UVB). Your conditioners (rinse out, leave in and deep) are powerful allies in your arsenal of hair products for summer hair care. They protect and repair, providing your hair with prophylactic and therapeutic benefits. I’ll list them by type as well as share the brands I highly recommend:

  1. Rinse Out Conditioners – This type of conditioner not only helps to smooth the hair shaft but it also imparts nutrients to the hair that help restore moisture, shine and flexibility. Recommended rinse out conditioners: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner, renew Moroccan Argan Oil
  2. Leave in Conditioners – This type of conditioner provides the same benefits as rinse outs with a few additional benefits: helps impart needed moisture to the hair strands and also provides your hair with a layer of antioxidant protection that can serve as a barrier between your hair and the sun’s UV rays. Recommended leave ins: Kinky Curly Knot Today, Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia, Salerm 21,  Eden’s Heart Oatmilk ‘n Honey Daily Conditioner
  3. Deep Conditioners – No matter what you use to protect your hair from environmental factors, your hair still needs additional therapy on a regular basis. It’s important to take the time to use a deep conditioner because it will help repair damage, strengthen the hair from within and impart moisture.. Recommended deep conditioners: Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque, Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Deep Penetrating Hair Treatment, Aubrey Organics GPB

It can not be overstated the importance of using all 3 types of conditioners. Summer can take a toll on your hair if you don’t properly protect it and treat it. In some cases, you can even use your rinse out as a leave in. The key is to keep your hair deeply conditioned and moisturized so that dryness and breakage can be kept at bay.

Are there any conditioners that you use specifically for summer hair care?

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The Only Two Skin Care Products You Need To Carry With This Summer

Stock your purse with these skin care products for easy summer skin care on the go.

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The sun can wreak total havoc on your skin…if you let it. While, it may not be as harsh as winter weather, you can still get skin damage from being outdoors in the summer.

Here are a few cheap (and small items) to carry with you so that you can protect your skin from the hot temps while you’re on the go:

1) Sunscreen (get a sample size that works double duty for face and body).
Although you may apply sunscreen before you leave the house (you do, don’t you??), as the day goes on reapplication is required. Even, if you aren’t jumping in and out of a body of water all day, you should still reapply your sunscreen to the exposed areas of your skin. I apply my second coating of sunscreen just before leaving the office for the day.

2) Lip Balm or Tint with SPF
It’s easy to forget your lips when going outdoors. After all, they don’t typically dry out as much in the summer (unless you’re in and out of that body of water, of course) but they still need protection. And since, you probably avoid applying your regular sunscreen to your lips, you need something that will protect that part of skin on your face as well. A lip tint containing SPF provides you protection as well as some color. Hey, you have to be cute too. You never know who you may run into! #Noplainlips

That’s it. These are the only two skin care products you really need to take with you during the summer. Sure, you can carry your scented lotions and creams (especially, if you like bees) but what’s the point?

The idea is you are PROTECTING your skin from damage due to being exposed to the hot temps and the sun’s UV rays. If you must have a scent, look for a sunscreen that has a light scent. But, remember. You’re trying to carry as little with you as possible and you want that sunscreen to also double as a face product.

I don’t know about you but, having sensitive skin I don’t care to have fragrance in my face products. As for your lips, you can be a little more footloose and fancy free with scent or rather flavoring. There are plenty of tinted lip balms on the market that have a little flavor as well as SPF. Here are a few:

Don’t get caught in the hot sun without your skin protectors: Sunscreen and Lip Tint/Balm. It’s all you really need.

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Taking Advantage of Humid Weather for Hair Growth

How summer humidity can aid with natural hair growth.

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It’s growing season. The warmer the climate, the better it is for your hair. Increased humidity can provide your hair with a sort of green house effect environment. Yay!

Here are some tips on helping your hair to grow during this humid season:

- Increase those scalp massages!! The heat may have your hair in a perfect setting for growth but you need to take advantage of all that humidity. (Hopefully, you don’t live in a dry, hot climate. I’m a New Yorker so, I embrace the 2 months of humid weather while they’re here!). Massage your scalp morning and night if you can. Stimulate that growth and let the humidity do the rest. Here’s what I use to aid with my massages (I love it!):

- Keep your hair well moisturized. The heat can leach moisture from your hair (not as much as in the winter, but still) so keep it very moisturized so that it doesn’t dry out while you’re in the sun.

- Use a product that contains protection from the sun. Alternatively, natural products like grapeseed oil and shea butter provide some sun protection for your hair.

- Embrace the wash and go. I mean really. Wash….and go. OK maybe I’m leaving out a little. Put in your products that will prevent frizz and then go. I get the softest, moisture filled wash and go’s when I apply my heavy moisturizing products. But here’s the thing, the humidity will kill your style if you don’t apply a little alcohol free gel to the mix. Now, the thing that’s going to make this wash and go super soft and hydrated is to seal everything in with a natural oil AFTER the gel. So, the oil is the last thing you will use and baby, will your hair love you at the end of the day!

I was literally walking around with totally undefined hair the other day but then I realized something. It was the softest, most moisturized poof ever! So, while I say embrace the wash and go, put your hair up into a loose high ponytail or other wash and go style that keeps your hair contained. I’ve seen some really cute styles on Youtube. Here is one video I absolutely adore:

 

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