As the temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, those of you with curly hair know that summer brings its own set of challenges. The combination of heat, humidity, and UV rays can wreak havoc on your curls, leading to frizz, dryness, and loss of definition.

In This Article:

How Does Summer Affect Curly Hair?

With the right curly hair care and attention, you can keep your curls looking fabulous all summer long. In this blog post, we'll explore how summer affects curly hair and share some top curly hair tips for maintaining your curls in the heat.

How Does Summer Affect Curly Hair?

Summer weather can have a significant impact on curly hair. The increased humidity levels can cause the hair shaft to swell, leading to frizz and loss of definition. UV rays from the sun can also damage the hair cuticle, leading to dryness and breakage. Water butterflies - we all know that exposure to Chlorine from swimming pools and saltwater from the ocean can strip the hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle.

Summer Hair Care Tips For Curly Hair

1. Hydration Is Key

Hydrate your curls with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Look for products that are specifically formulated for curly hair and contain ingredients like Rice water. Our Rice water shampoo and conditioner are made to add hydration and definition to your curly hair.

Formulated with Black Kavuni Rice, these products naturally define curls and add a gorgeous lustre as well. Angelica seed oil adds a fragrant touch of sweetness to the tresses.

2. Protect Your Hair From The Sun

Sun protection is crucial for curly hair care. Wear a hat or scarf when you're out in the sun for extended periods and consider using a leave-in conditioner to provide an extra layer of protection.

3. Deep Condition Regularly

Treat your curly hair to a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week to replenish moisture and nourish the hair. You can use a store-bought deep conditioner to take care of your curls.

4. Avoid Heat Styling

Give your curly hair a break from heat styling tools like flat irons and blow dryers, as they can further dry out your curls and cause damage. Opt for air-drying or diffusing your curls on a low heat setting.

5. Protective Hairstyles

Consider wearing protective hairstyles like braids, twists, or buns to keep your curls tucked away and protected from the elements. Not only will this help to prevent breakage, but it can also give you a break from styling your hair daily.

Hair Care Routine For Curly Hair In Summer

1. Cleanse

Start by cleansing your hair with a hydrating shampoo to remove any dirt, oil, and product buildup.

Our Rice water shampoo is a sulfate-free shampoo that gently cleanses curly hair while adding plenty of moisture. We extract our Rice water from Black Kavuni Rice, a rare variety of rice found in South India. 

2. Condition

Follow up with a moisturizing conditioner, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes before rinsing out.

For soft curly hair, try our Rice water conditioner. The probiotic, fermented Rice water is rich in proteins that help detangle hair and moisturize it thoroughly. Ethically sourced from the French countryside, our musky Angelica seed oil leaves your hair with a delicate, floral scent.

3. Deep Condition

Once or twice a week, treat your curls to a deep conditioning treatment to replenish moisture and improve elasticity.

Try our Rice water and Angelica Curl Care Hair Mask for soft, lusciously shiny and bouncy curls. The hair mask seals in moisture and controls frizz for up to 48 hours. Enjoy intensely moisturized and defined curls in a mere 2 minutes.

4. Detangle

Use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to gently detangle your curly hair, starting from the ends and working your way up to the roots.

Our Rice water leave-in conditioner is all you need to add to your curly hair care routine. Loaded with the hydrating benefits of Rice water, the leave-in conditioner softens curls and reduces frizz. It also protects the hair from external factors.

5. Style

Apply our Rice water curl defining gel your hair to give your curls a sharp yet moisturized definition. This gel is curated to give your curls the perfect bounce and definition. You can also try heatless hairstyles to flaunt your gorgeous tresses.

6. Dry

Allow your hair to air dry or use a diffuser on a low heat setting to dry your curls gently.

7. Refresh

Throughout the week, refresh your curls with a leave-in conditioner to keep them hydrated and looking their best.


With the right care and attention, you can keep your curly hair looking beautiful and healthy all summer long. By following these tips and establishing a consistent curly hair care routine, you can protect your curls from the damaging effects of the sun, humidity, and other environmental factors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 How can I add volume to my curls during the summer?

A. To add volume to curly hair, try flipping your head upside down and gently shaking it at the roots. You can also use volumizing products to give your curls an extra boost.

Q:2 Does the texture of curly hair change during the summer?

A. Yes, curly hair's texture can change during the summer due to increased humidity and sun exposure. In hot and humid conditions, curly hair may become frizzy, dry, or lose definition.

Q:3 Can I still use heat-styling tools in the summer?

A. It's best to avoid using heat-styling tools like flat irons and blow dryers during the summer, as they can further dry out your curls and cause damage. Instead, embrace your natural texture and opt for air-drying or diffusing on a low heat setting.


Written by Ayushi Limbachiya on Apr 25, 2024