Summer hair care hacks

CHICAGO -- The heat of summer can be brutal for hair, but there are some ways to help fight the damage. CEO and founder of The Mane Choice Hair Solution Courtney Adeleye stopped by WCL on Wednesday to talk about some of her favorite hair care solutions.

Adeleye got started in hair care when she created DIY fixes with natural ingredients for her own hair problems.

Tip 1: Repairing/ Protecting Solution

Eliminating and minimizing the use of hot tools will help prevent further dehydration and damage, because the sun is already a force to be reckoned with. It's important to wear hair in protective styles, such as buns and braids, as often as possible. When hair is loose and free flowing, moisture will evaporate more quickly. That extra moisture is needed more than ever in the summertime.

Tip 2: Hydrating Solution

Lack of water causes dehydration, which can directly impact the health of your hair. When you don't drink enough water, cells that keep your hair healthy will not perform at their best and leave the hair dry and brittle. Additionally, look for foods that contain fatty acids and antioxidants to strengthen the hair shaft and follicles, which will help prevent breakage.

Try to incorporate hair-nourishing foods like walnuts and tuna into every meal to see their benefits.

Tip 3: Treatment Solution

Incorporate regular hot oil treatments like Adeleye's Ancient Egyptian Oil every one to two weeks for repair, extra nourishment, softness and shine.
Heat the oil in a bowl or glass using warm water for about 2-3 minutes. Add avocado to for even more nourishment and softness. Apply the warm oil to a scalp and hair, cover with a plastic cap and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. To intensify the results, put a warm towel over the cap. Rinse, shampoo, and condition. Alternatively, the oil can be applied between shampooing and conditioning. This practice will improve and preserve the hair's integrity.

Tip 4: Preventing & Strengthening Solution

Incorporating a deep conditioning treatment like a hair mask every one to two weeks is essential for achieving and maintaining healthier hair. The mask penetrates deeply to prevent and repair existing damage, strengthen, and restore moisture and elasticity. Keep in mind that the ends are the most vulnerable part of the hair and are usually the first to become damaged by environmental stressors.

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