No matter the season, that Southern sun can be a scorcher. 

Game-Changing Natural Hair Tips
Credit: Courtesy of Miss Jessie's

Quick and easy—that's the name of the game when it comes to the summertime hair strategy. The rest of the country might be moving into slightly cooler temps over the coming weeks, but we'll be down here sweating it out at least until November. We need a way to cope as we wait for those decreased frizz forecasts and, for that, we knew only one person to turn to: Miko Branch, professional hair stylist and CEO of Miss Jessie's hair care.

Miss Jessie's delivers on products formulated specifically for textured, natural hair. For the past 20-plus years, Branch has shared her passion with the masses through a line of hardworking treatments, cleansers, conditioners, styling products, and more, all formulated for every variety of textured hair whether it's kinky, curly, or wavy. Admittedly, though, the right product regimen can only take you so far. That's where Branch's top three quick tips come in. If your curls are stressed to the max, take these little tweaks to heart and you'll be rewarded with your healthiest hair.


Do you know the sun can actually break down your hair proteins, resulting in brittle, dry hair? A silk headscarf, turban, or hat works double-duty for Branch as both a shield against sun damage for her scalp and strands, but also as a chic way to cover up an inevitable bad hair day—hey, we all have them.


The South is home to plenty of elements that can wreak havoc on our strands, but that's no reason to stay cooped up inside. "Have plenty of fun in the sun, but protect your tresses at the end of the day," Branch says. "Always wash the saltwater and chlorine chemicals out of your locks. And, air dry is always the best dry." Before you take that dip in the deep end, just commit to giving those curls a rinse before the day is done.


When the temps are soaring, we all know it's important to stay hydrated (bring on those trendy water bottles of every make and model), but our hair is in need of extra nourishment during these trying times too. Try Miss Jessie's Rapid Recovery Treatment. It's designed to add elasticity with Shea butter and avocado cream oils while restoring much-needed moisture.

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Now, we want to know: What's your number one Southern-gal hair tip, the one that you never leave home without? Share with us!