Taming The Frizz & Loving Your Locks

Summer is a season filled with lazy days and sunshine, beach days, and outdoor adventures. However, it also brings with it higher humidity levels that can wreak havoc on your hair. Many women (me included) will notice their hair becoming frizzy, unmanageable, and even dry during the warmer months. 

Understanding why this happens and how to care for your hair can help you enjoy beautiful, healthy locks all summer long. 

Why Does Hair Get Frizzy in the Summer?  

Frizz is primarily caused by the increased humidity in the air. Hair is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture from the environment. When the air is humid, hair absorbs excess moisture, causing the hair shaft to swell. This swelling disrupts the cuticle (the outer layer of the hair), leading to a rough, uneven texture and, consequently, frizz…yikes!  

Another contributing factor is the natural tendency of curly and wavy hair types to frizz more than straight hair. Curly hair has an uneven surface, making it even more susceptible to humidity and moisture absorption.

Tips to Keep Your Hair Smooth and Frizz-Free  

Hydrate and Condition: Proper hydration is key to maintaining smooth, frizz-free hair. Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner designed for your hair type. Look for products that contain ingredients like argan oil, coconut oil, and shea butter, which help lock in moisture.  

Deep Conditioning Treatments: Incorporate a deep conditioning treatment into your hair care routine once a week. These treatments penetrate the hair shaft, providing intense hydration and nourishment that can combat the effects of humidity.  

Avoid Heat Styling: Excessive use of heat styling tools can dry out your hair, making it more prone to frizz. Embrace your natural texture by air-drying your hair or using heatless styling methods. If you must use heat tools, apply a heat protectant spray beforehand. 

Use Anti-Frizz Products: Anti-frizz serums, creams, and sprays can help smooth the hair cuticle and reduce frizz. Apply these products to damp hair before styling. Silicone-based products are particularly effective at creating a barrier against humidity.  

Opt for Loose Hairstyles: Tight hairstyles can put stress on your hair, causing breakage and frizz. Opt for loose, relaxed styles like braids, buns, or ponytails. These styles can help minimize frizz while keeping you cool.  

Rinse with Cold Water: After washing your hair, rinse with cold water. Cold water helps to seal the hair cuticle, making it less likely to absorb excess moisture from the air. Look at is as a cold plunge but for your hair only...lol

Protect Your Hair: Wear a hat or use a scarf to protect your hair from direct sunlight, which can dry it out, leading to increased frizz. Additionally, consider using a UV-protectant spray to shield your hair from harmful UV rays.  

Stay Hydrated: Your hair is a reflection of your overall health, so drinking plenty of water and maintaining a balanced diet will help keep your hair hydrated and strong.

Embrace Your Natural Texture  

Remember, summer is a time to relax and enjoy life, not stress about your hair. Embrace your natural texture and work with your hair rather than against it. Summer hair care doesn’t have to be complicated. With a few adjustments to your routine and a little extra TLC, you can keep your hair looking its best despite the humidity. So go ahead, soak up the sun this summer, and let your hair shine!

Embrace your natural beauty as it changes with age!

Aileen Blair
Aileen Blair

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