Curly hair can be a fun and casual hairstyle for summer, but the humidity and sun can also result in damage and unruliness. Fortunately, these tips can keep your curls looking fabulous, whether you’re on the beach or lazing by the pool.

How to Care For Curly Hair This Summer

1, Don’t Use Excessive Heat

Even though the humidity might be high, summer is a time when your hair needs moisture the most. Exposure to the sun and heat as well as shampooing more often can all strip moisture from your hair.

Using styling products that rely on heat can make it even worse. Avoid using hair irons and blow dryers—instead, opt for a natural look using styling creams. If you must use a hairdryer, use the lowest heat setting.

2. Apply a Deep Conditioner Often

hairstyleApply a moisturizing deep conditioner at least once a week. If your hair is especially dry, you may want to apply it after each wash.

Consult your hairstylist for moisture-rich hair products that can keep your hair hydrated throughout the hot summer. Curly hair needs more moisture than other hair textures, so avoid products that contain drying ingredients such as alcohol and grapefruit. 

3. Get a Trendy Hairstyle

No matter if it’s the beginning or end of summer, it’s never too late to visit a hair salon for a short curly hairstyle. An experienced hairstylist will know what types of haircuts and styles work with summer heat, not against it. From Bantu knots to stylish waves, you’ll get a versatile look that’s modern, trendy, and cute.


The student stylists at Jupiter Beauty Academy in Boston, MA, can help you choose a hairstyle perfect for summer weather and occasions at an affordable cost. Accredited by both the American Association of Cosmetology Schools and the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, the academy is run by teaching beauticians who supervise students offering haircuts, nail treatments, facials, and waxes. Call (617) 288-1811 to request an appointment or visit their website to learn more about the cosmetology school.