Solange Knowles and Tracee Ellis Ross are two gorgeous women with one thing in common– Chuck Amos. The celebrity hairstylist is close to both ladies, having worked in the industry for years. Signed to Jump Management, he’s definitely the first person we thought about when looking for Coachella hair advice.
Let’s be honest, having natural curls is hard work and keeping them looking good during the summer months can be extra challenging. Amos has a few suggestions to maintain moisture, keep your color-treated hair bright, and your weave tight.
Peep his advice below.
Avoid frizzing with cream and oils: “Cream to penetrate into the hair and give it its nutrients and moisture, and an oil that will lay on top and protect the hair from the harsh elements of the day.”
Let your curls relax: “Solange has such great natural hair and she takes very good care of it! She travels so much that she has a few key things she does, like wrapping her hair in a silk scarf. She also keeps it braided down and uses various products according to the climate. Carol’s Daughter makes a lot of great moisture whips, greases and putties that she uses on and off.”
Check the fabrics you’re wearing to avoid breakage: “If you choose to wear cotton blouses, or other fabrics that are not silk or satin, don’t lay your hair on your shoulders during summer days. Why? Clothing will absorb all of your hair’s moisture and cause the sun to break the ends of your hair. Updos and ponytails are crucial for this. Another technique to prevent hair from breaking is to use products with UV protection and sunscreen to protect from damaging rays.”
Avoid chlorine-filled pools to maintain you color-treated hair: “Swimming in chlorine and bleached-filled pools– especially during the daytime– will fade your hair color. Again, this is where UV protection and sunscreen come in. And when washing hair during summer months, it is best to just rinse with water and not use shampoo, to prevent dulling that gorgeous color. A small amount of conditioner is fine.”
And for those of you rockin’ a weave: “Avoid matted hair by using less tracks at the nape of your neck when weaving. You can also thin out your wefts with thinning shears. Worse come worse, updos and ponytails are quick solutions.”