The summer’s heat & humidity is a burden for curly, wavy or kinky haired ladies. While picnics, beach time and barbecues are a treat for the warm weather, the damage the sun can do to your hair is a major downfall.

Preparing for the heat and humidity is the best way to prevent limp, lifeless hair. A variety of volumizing hair products can help create volume for the most limp curly, kinky or wavy hair in the summer.

Volumizing Hair Products for Curly Hair


Curlies should use a reconditioning shampoo such as Herbal Essences Hydralicious Reconditioning Shampoo while showing.

It’s important to never wash your hair more then a few times a week since this can weigh it down and strip it of its natural oils. A good leave-in conditioner will also hydrate and condition the hair so that it can be styled into a voluminous hairstyle.

While styling, try a styling cream such as Sunsilk Hydra TLC 24/7. This product will moisturize the hair and smooth the hair of frizz. For fine curls, use a small amount of crème, but for coarse ones, use the product liberally.

To set the hair and to prevent fly-aways, try a serum. We recommend John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Thermal Protection Formula. It’s important to note that serums should be applied sparingly as they oftentimes can be very oily.

Volumizing Hair Products for Kinky Hair


Kinky hair is best known for its fine, fragile, tightly coiled hair. This type of hair tends to be wiry and dry. Because of its dryness, it needs extra hydration in order to be styled properly, especially in high heat. We recommend Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream to be used several times a week. Because of the summer’s strong heat, kinky hair requires more conditioning, too. Try a conditioner such as Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Conditioner.

When styling during the summer time, try a curl definer cream or curl definer with sheen, such as Curl Gel-les’c. These volumizing hair products will help the hair’s natural curl to be maintained and the hair to be vibrant and voluminous.

Lastly, apply a curl moisturizer such as Curls Milkshake prior to leaving the house each day.

Volumizing Hair Products for Wavy Hair


Wavy hair is just as difficult to manage as other textures, especially in the worst heat. The type of volumizing hair products used will depend on the thickness of your hair.

For thick, wavy hair, try a shampoo/conditioner combination specifically for curly hair. We recommend Nexxus Dualiste Color Protection & Volume Conditioner. These types of shampoos give wavy hair an extra lift.

Thinner wavy hair should opt for lighter products that won’t weight the hair down, causing the curl to fall out.

When styling wavy hair, a styling cream is best to control fly-aways Try a cream such as Sunsilk Styling Cream. For a more dramatic look, try Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves.

Because of its tendency to become dry, wavy hair can often look fuzzy. This makes using a styling cream or serum important. In order to prevent humidity’s pull on the hair, a sealing serum can be applied. We recommend Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum.

No matter one’s type of hair, whether curly, kinky or wavy, there are many volumizing hair products that can provide protection from the sun’s strong heat and the earth’s humidity. Preparing for this weather will keep your hair looking its best on even the hottest days.