Summer brings sunshine and warm weather, but it also brings the rain and thunderstorms that are accompanied by massive amounts of humidity. Depending on where you live, humidity can be an every-so-often annoyance or an everyday factor in your beauty routine. Either way, I think it's time you learn how to fight frizz in humid weather, because it's possible to keep your locks shiny and smooth all the time.
Frizz happens when your hair cuticles are dry or damaged and susceptible to the whims of the weather system. In order to prevent your hair from frizzing up, it needs to be well-moisturized and sleek. To achieve this look, you need to check out the products and hair tools you use on a daily basis and decide if they're helping or hurting your battle against frizz. With the right tools in your arsenal, there's no reason your hair can't stay sleek all day.
These tips are great for everyday use and special occasions, but the whole process can be a little time intensive. If you're crunched for time and need a casual look, don't be afraid to style your wet hair straight out of the shower and go enjoy the outdoors. After all, that's what summer's all about. But for frizz-free locks, read on.
1. Choose the right shampoo and conditioner
2. Avoid washing your hair too often
3. Make hair serum your friend
4. Dry hair completely with a round brush
5. Use a secret trick to avoid hairline frizz
The worst part about frizzy hair can be the tiny baby hairs at your hairline that pop up no matter how carefully you style and straighten your hair. After you've blown out your hair, you can smooth it over with a flat iron for extra frizz protection. Then, counterintuitively, wet the hairs around your hairline. Use your blowdryer and flat iron to re-style these hairs. Blogger Dani Ryan posted this tip on her website and swears by it.
6. Finish it off with a frizz-fighting hairspray
7. If all else fails, turn to a keratin treatment
Keratin straightening treatments can be a great long-term solution to your frizz problem. They're expensive (think $200-300), but could be worth it if you have the money. In a DailyMail article, journalist Anna Magee swears by a keratin treatment that transformed her frizz-prone hair.