11 Humidity Hacks For Wavy Hair That Will Help Your Locks Survive The Heat
I think most people equate naturally wavy hair with #wokeuplikethis instant and effortless beach waves, but it's actually a lot more involved with that. After all, being blessed with wavy hair comes with a price — humidity-induced frizz, to be exact. So, what are some humidity hacks for wavy hair?
Well, luckily, there are a lot of easy tips and techniques out there to help you keep your mane under wraps, which is certainly welcome, especially as we head into summer. Summer is a season that brings out, shall we say, complicated emotions for most, and for those of us with wavy hair — well, things are even more complicated than usual. Beach days and poolside parties, plus a healthy dose of killer humidity, make things harder than ever to keep the frizz at bay.
That said, everything from the simple act of washing your hair less often, to introducing new protein treatments and deep conditioners, to cutting back on heat styling can make a world of difference — heck, even strange things, like drying your hair with an old T-shirt can help. So, with all that in mind, let's take a look at 11 easy tips for keeping your wavy hair frizz-free.
1. Deep Conditioning Is Your Friend
According to Allure, a deep conditioning treatment once a week, or every other week, can make a world of difference when it comes to your wavy hair.
2. Leave-In Conditioner Is Also Your Friend
Leave-in conditioner is a great way to add weightless moisture to keep your hair wavy and smooth, according to NaturallyCurly.com.
3. Give Hair Oils a Try
Argan oil made quite a splash on the beauty scene several years back, and for good reason. As POPSUGAR pointed out, it's a great way to naturally moisturize your hair, thus increasing shine and decreasing frizz. Other popular oils include coconut oil and camellia oil (and bonus, both of them smell amazing).
4. Find A Frizz Serum That Works
As The Coveteur noted, frizz serums can be a fickle friend — those that contain too many silicones in their formula seem to smooth your hair at first, only to sneakily damage your hair in the long run.
5. Start Using Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Like silicones, sulfates are popular shampoo ingredients that are less than optimal for your hair — they dry your hair out, which can cause frizz, according to LIVESTRONG.
6. You Might Want To Add Protein to the Mix
For a long time I thought my hair was simply dry, until a wise hair stylist informed me that it was, in fact, protein-deficient. I'd been loading up on various conditioning products, hoping to de-frizz my mane, but it turned out all I needed was an occasional protein treatment.
7. Heat Styling Works, But Cut Back On The Damage
A good blow-out is every wavy-haired person's secret weapon when it comes to taming frizz, but it's also important to make sure your hair doesn't suffer too much heat damage.
8. Take It Easy On Your Cuticle
Do anything you can to treat your hair gently — whether it's cutting back on heat styling as mentioned above, using a silk pillowcase, or patting your hair dry with an old T-shirt, there are lots of things you can do to keep your poor cuticles happy.
9. Wash Your Hair Less Often
This may be a task that's harder to achieve in the summer, and it's certainly not for everyone — but it can also promote your hair's natural oils, which can in turn help cut back on frizz.
10. Use A Wide-Toothed Comb
For the occasions when you do wash your hair? Make sure to use a wide-toothed comb after, as Michelle Phan suggested on her site — regular brushes can cause more breakage, while a comb will help keep your strands smooth.
11. Add SPF
Adding a sunscreen spray to your hair routine is another simple way to cut back on damage — and it's an especially important change to make as we head into summer months.
While it's possible that humidity will always affect our hair at least a little bit, it certainly doesn't have to ruin your whole look.
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