1. Rock Low-Manipulation Styles
I love rocking my afro but I find that wearing my hair in low-manipulation styles worst best for me, especially during the summer. Since I'm currently working on another television show--so much for a hiatus--I want to wear styles that don't require a lot of fuss. And I also want styles that don't take too much of my time. So here are the styles I plan on rotating this summer.
I haven't tried this one yet, but I can't wait to give it a try.
My current go-to style. Want to see my attempts at this style? Go here and here .
You all know how much I love this style!!! I haven't done it recently, but I will definitely be going back to this. I want to try wearing my mini twists in a top bun like Jenell.
One of my goals is to improve my braiding skills. That being said, this is a style that I will attempt this summer. Wish me luck!
2. Keeping My Hair Moisturized
As someone with naturally dry hair, I have to be really proactive about keeping my hair moisturized. Climate also plays a part in how dry my hair becomes. Portland, believe it or not, can be really hot and sometimes dry during the summer. My plan is to continue using leave-in and deep conditioners (which are already in my hair care regimen) that provide additional moisture for my hair.
3. Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
In my opinion, this is probably one of the most important ways to achieve healthy hair. In addition to taking my Mielle Organics Vitamins, I plan on drinking lots of water, eating a balanced diet (curbing the processed sugars and eating clean) and exercising. Even though I'm on another show--i'm not on full-time (thank goodness!), I'm making fitness a priority. Working 70 hours on Grimm for about 9 months really changed my work out schedule A LOT. But I have more time and more energy to fit it in.
What about you? What are your hair plans for the summer? How do you prep?