Welp, summer is here, and you can 100% see it in my hair. I naturally have insanely curly locks, which already takes a ton of work to get it looking somewhat straight. Once summer hits- its nearly impossible to tame my mane, I am just about ready to give up and let my frizz fly free.
Before I throw in the towel for good, I decided to hit the web and search for tips on how to get this hair under some sort of control. I haven’t tested any of this out yet, but I am feeling hopeful that I may have won this war. Hopefully you will too!!
Share with us any tips you have on taming frizzy summer hair!
- + Make sure you have a good summer cut. If you have damaged hair, dry hair, or even a few split ends- this will instantly make your hair appear frizzier than it is. Work with your hairdresser and get a good cut for your face shape, your hair will be healthier and appear much smoother.
- + Keep it moisturized!! As I said above, dry hair makes your hair appear extremely frizzy. The summer heat and the ocean/pool water will dry you hair out even more than usual, so it’s crucial that you get a good program going. Invest in a good conditioner, and/or a hair mask to use on a weekly basis.
- + Switch your brush. Boar bristle brushes help better distribute your scalps natural oils throughout all of your hair.
- + All about the blow-dry. This is where I must have gone wrong all along. I figured that letting my hair air dry would be better for my hair (less heat), therefore making it look better when I straightened it. I was wrong. Getting you hair from wet to dry quickly helps the cuticle lay flat, preventing frizz. Try using an ionic hairdryer as well, they seem to work better without causing too much heat damage.
- + Don’t towel try your hair, this will cause more breakage on your ends. Pat it dry as best you can and then blow dry it.
- + Don’t wash everyday. This may sound gross to some, but it isn’t at all. You hair needs those natural oils that develop a day or 2 after you wash your hair. These oils will keep your hair healthy and strong, so go out and get yourself a good shower cap (this one is especially amazing)!
- + Finish it off with a silicone based serum to lock in moisture. Keep it at the tips and on the under side, too much at the roots will make your hair look greasy.
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