Humidity, harsh UV rays, and salt water are a curl’s worst enemy. From breakage to dryness to a halo of flyaways, curly hair needs a lot of support during the summer months.
“The humidity can cause major frizz, especially if your hair isn’t hydrated properly,” says Angelique Vailes, trichologist, hairstylist, and owner of AV Healing Hands in Maryland. Vailes is a firm believer in a holistic approach to hair wellness: she improves hair on the outside with detoxifying clay scalp treatments and nourishes it from the inside-out by recommending Nutrafol, which uses clinically effective doses of ingredients like marine collagen and horsetail herb to add strength and hydration while boosting hair growth.
Below, Vailes shares her top tips for maintaining your curls while enjoying the sun, pool, ocean, and all the things that make summer summer.