Re:coil

Spring is upon us and summer is just around the corner, so it is the perfect time to get to a beach and enjoy the sunshine. If you have plans to head to the beach, make sure you prepare yourself for heat and humidity; two can-be killers if your routine is not accustomed to this weather. To combat the elements and keep your hair healthy, there are a few beach bag must haves for curly hair. Here are a few curly hair products and tips to keep your hair looking great.

AG Hair Cosmetics Re:coil

Obviously, your beach bag must haves for curly hair should include products that give you a reliable line of defense against the heat and humidity.  Since frizz is a big problem during the summer thanks to the dryness of the air, Re:coil’s whole purpose it to give you no-frizz curls that are full of moisture and have great definition. The product can leave you with crunchy curls, but if you take a few minutes to scrunch after applying, the product loosens up and leaves you with fabulous curls. This is a great product to carry with you that you can use when you’re fresh out of the water or if you need a bit to reform a few curls.

John Frieda Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer

Another product perfect for the beach is an option that can help keep your style free of pesky flyaways. This is a new product from John Frieda and it does exactly what it says, but you might have to modify the method. This product comes in what looks like a mascara tube and the applicator is exactly like a mascara wand. When I straighten my hair this works great, but when my curls are in full force the wand can get stuck and then I end up pulling it through, which results in separated curls.

A good method of application is using a Q-tip to apply the products to your flyaways. The best thing about this product: it doesn’t leave your roots looking greasy. Also, within minutes it’s dry, making it feel like it’s not there while it still does its job. This is a definite must when packing your bag for the beach.

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Goodie Simple Styles

If you are someone who can leave your hair down the entire time you are on a beach, I admire you. I end up putting my curls back within 15 minutes, but I get tired of a plain ponytail. Simple Styles are great for a loose bun, updo, half updo, or even a ponytail with a little pizzazz. You can easily carry them with you to throw up your hair while still looking your best.

Sweaty Bands

While these don’t have the most appealing name, I have read that they are the best things to keep your hair away from your face. The key to these is that they don’t slip when you sweat, hence the name, so you can be on the beach all day and these will stay in place. They aren’t the cheapest headband at $18 each, but if you find one you really like and is your style, it might change your life! Visit the Sweaty Bands website to view different styles and types. Another good thing about beach bag must haves for curly hair is they can often be used for the gym which is a nice bonus. These bands are definitely beach ready or gym ready when you need them.

Spray bottle

Sometimes you get to the point of no return and you just need water to help fix your curly problems. Purchasing a simple spray bottle and keeping it in your beach bag will enable you to refresh your hair and the products you have already applied, leading to a less frizzy and wonderfully curly you. Another benefit: it will help cool you off.

Frizz Forecast

Knowledge is power so know the humidity situation of your destination. In case you haven’t noticed, you can do this right here on NaturallyCurly! Simply type in the zip code of where you are going and you can see ahead of time what to expect. This will help you eliminate certain curly hair products and know which ones are must haves to help lighten the load for that day.