Treat your curls to these healthy olive oil tips this summer.
All the things that make summer so appealing – sun, heat, and ocean breezes – can also make life difficult for Type 3 curls. These elements can leave hair dry, rough, and tough to manage. Add humidity to the mix and you’ve got frizz and a few dips in a chlorinated pool and hair gets even more parched (especially the ends). But summer CPR is as close as your kitchen. Just open the pantry and pull out the olive oil, an ingredient that is super hydrating and can revive and nourish your strands. Here, five ways to use it courtesy of Lorraine Massey, author of Curly Girl: The Handbook.
1. Pool Protection
Before you cannonball into the pool, give your hair a little protection from the drying, chlorinated water. “Olive oil is a great barrier for swimmers as oil and water don’t mix,” explains Massey.
- Get a spray mister (at a housewares store) and fill it with olive oil.
- Before going in the pool, spritz your entire head.
- Better yet, spray the lining of a bathing cap and wear that for your swim.