Source: Above Image Stylvo
Summer brings forth that carefree approach to hair styling (Not you? Well for some us anyway). When it’s hot out, we prefer to have more freedom in how we style our mane and focus more on enjoying the British sunshine for the 5 minutes that it decides to stay around.)
Moreover, that’s just one of the things that makes wearing wigs, weaves, and braids (also known as protective styles) throughout the summer so attractive; they’re easy to maintain and give you a break from styling your natural hair. Rocking a Nzuri Boutique Headwrap is also a great option (plugging, lol), whilst matching it with your beautiful colourful summer attire. Despite these options making life easier, it’s still important to keep your hair and scalp healthy.
In a recent article with ES Magazine, Supermodel Naomi Campbell admitted to losing all of her hair because of her constant hair extension and weave wearing. Many followers of Campbell would have come across some controversial images of the supermodel’s mane suffering serious hair loss. However, Campbell has confirmed that she has since experimented with “different things” and alternative methods that are better for her hair from now and thankfully the supermodel has revealed that her hair has been restored.
Right Picture Source: Naomi Campbell on the cover of ES magazine
1.) If you are new to the world of wearing wigs, weaves and braids. Do your research and find the best style that complements your overall style and best agrees with your hair texture. “No matter what time of year, it is best to choose a protective style that doesn’t overly stress your own hair. For example, I rocked braids twice for the first time in my mid-thirties, they pulled my hairline right out. Regardless of technique, it is not for everyone; so I tend to go for a wig.
2.) Keep your scalp and hair well moisturised, everyone is different in their preference for hair care. Again, it is a personal choice based on your hair type. Organic Coconut oil, avocado oil, Shea butter and Argon oil or come highly recommended. Trial and error is the only way, but please do not become a product junky. By which I mean, constantly buying hair product after product and never really being content, with a dent in the pocket and a full shelf; it’s so easily done.
3.) In addition, if you choose to wear a Headwrap regularly it’s a good idea to wear a satin scarf underneath, which is softer on your hair whilst, keeping the moisture locked it and your edges protected.
4.) As an extra treat to readers, I have a recommendation in keeping it carefree whilst you sleep. If you are not a fan of the bonnet, headscrafs or old school tights lol, we introduce to you Love Your Headcase, who, provide you and your hair with freedom as you sleep at night. The pillowcases are handmade with satin fabric on one side to protect your hair from drying and frizzing whilst you sleep, soothes irritated skin, reduce sleep lines, skin dehydration and they also have a beautiful cotton print in various designs to bring personality to your room. Can’t get any better than that now can we?
Written by Stephanie Brown