Ten easy steps for frizz free summer hair!
Spring is in full bloom, which means summertime is right around the corner. However, this means hot, humid and potentially rainy conditions, all of which are the worst for your hair. Don’t fret though! We’ve compiled a list of ten super easy steps to tame your summer mane. You’ll have frizz-free, shiny, and manageable hair in no time.
Get a fresh cut
One of the most important steps for frizz-free hair is to chop off any dead weight and split ends. It adds lightness, manageability and can create volume. Ask your stylist to create a cut that suits your face shape and add long layers. Long layers create volume and may help you avoid the dreaded triangle look (flat on the top, full on the bottom), something that is prevalent during humid weather.
Abuse your hair mask!
A major sign of damaged, frizzy hair is dry hair! An easy way to avoid this is by applying a weekly hair mask. Even better, apply the mask to clean hair, go outside and sit in the sun (with sunscreen of course). The heat opens up hair’s cuticles so the mask can penetrate your hair shaft more deeply, thus providing the ultimate conditioning treatment. For an easy, all natural, DIY hair mask we suggest mashing up one avocado with 1 tbsp. honey, and 2 tbsp. olive oil.
Use the right products for straight hair!
Straight hair can sometimes be limp. For lots of body use a clarifying shampoo once a week. Wash and gently blot hair dry, roll the face-framing pieces away from your hairline onto big foam rollers. Work a volumiser through the rest of your hair and put it in a claw clip until dry. It’s an easy, heat-free way to style your hair without the blasts of damaging heat.
Wavy ladies brace your inner beach bunny!
Wavy hair is a difficult, but beautiful hair texture to have. Not quite straight, not quite curly. The absolute best product to use is a surf spray! This really plays up your natural texture of hair. Just spritz damp strands with a surf spray. Finger comb hair into a high ballerina bun, and go about your daily routine. By the time you get to work, shake out your hair to reveal perfect beach waves. (Be careful not to touch your hair too much. Lots of touching means more frizz.)
A heavy duty leave-in conditioner is your new best friend! Apply to clean, towel squeezed hair. Finger comb and twist half-inch sections of hair to form curls. Our advice is to take this outside your bathroom where the steam won’t thwart your smooth curl efforts.
Ditch the chemicals
Chemical straightening treatments are costly and time consuming. The summer time is a great time to give your hair a break and embrace your natural texture. Just follow our tips for choosing the right products for your hair type. There are plenty of at-home smoothing kits (for half the price) if you can’t bare the thought of going sans straightening treatment.
Hair tools are just as important to your hair as products are. We are in love with the RickyCare No-Frizz JumboDetangler. Use it on frizzy, fried or flyaway strands. It is a super high-tech comb that has olive oil baked into the teeth, so with every comb through you are hydrating your strands.It works for 25,000 strokes! Perfect for festival touch ups and smoothing your beachy locks.
Fight the elements
Sunscreen for hair may sound silly but it is a very important step for protecting your hair colour from fading and turning brassy while you bake in the sun. Many leave-in conditioners now come with ingredients to protect hair from the sun. Simply rinse your hair, apply conditioner, put it in a braid and pop on a hat! We also suggest after time spent in the pool or ocean, rinse your hair with fresh water as soon as possible to rid any drying chlorine and salt ingredients.
Shampooing too often can make your hair lose its natural moisture and your hair will look even more dry and frizzy. Some hair stylists suggest not shampooing curly hair at all, because many shampoos contain alcohol and other harsh ingredients that dry your curly hair and strip them of natural hair oils. So try to limit shampooing (preferably with a mild shampoo) to not more than twice in a week. Dry shampoo is a great alternative!
Let your hair down
At some point or the other, we’ve all pulled our hair back because we felt that hiding it in a ponytail will hide the frizz. However, pulling your hair back into a ponytail only makes it worse because it breaks some of your hair strands, causing them to be the first to stand up in humidity.