Are you 10-0 when it comes to frizz in this summer heat? While some hair types are more prone to frizz, when it’s nearly a hundred degrees outside frizz can happen to the best of us. Unfortunately, eliminating frizz in the humidity can be frustrating especially when you’ve tried nearly every recommended product by your hairstylist.
What Causes Frizz?
The key to beating frizz understanding what it is that causes your hair to turn poofy. The humidity causes hydrogen bonds to form between water molecules and the proteins that are already in your hair which ultimately triggers frizziness. This is why straight hair will turn curly or curly locks will get even curlier. Beating summer frizz is possible. Check out these five tips for combatting it during the summer months.
- Weekly Hot Oil Treatments
Moisture is key to beating frizz especially when you’re up against humidity. One of the best ways to ensure that your hair is rich in moisture is to do weekly hot oil treatments. If you have natural hair, hot oil treatments are a great way to infuse your tresses with the moisture it needs and eliminate frizz.
- Avoid Blow Drying
Did you know that blow-drying makes your hair more frizzy? If you're prone to blow-drying your hair every morning it’s time to find an alternate styling solution. Unless you’re going for a bone straight look, try spraying a gentle leave-in conditioner in your hair and blow-dry it until it’s at least forty percent dry and allow it to air dry for the rest of the day.
- Say No to Sulfates
Sulfate based products will dry out your locks faster especially if you have curly or natural hair. Your best bet is to avoid products that contain sulfate because it strips the hair shaft resulting in unruly strands becoming frizzy. Although, most hair care products will indicate that they are sulfate-free don’t forget to check the ingredient list.
- Try Keratin Based Products
You’ll find that products that contain keratin will be a lifesaver. Reparative keratin products like conditioners and treatments can tame unruly locks. In recent years, Brazilian Keratin treatments have become popular because it relaxes your hair and reduces frizz for up to four months.
- Wear Protective Styles
Protective style like buns and braids can help keep your hair intact and stay frizz-free. Such styles are effortless and you don’t have to worry about your hair reverting back.
- Take your vitamins
Of course, staying consistent with taking your Hair Intensity hair vitamins will ensure that your tresses are healthy. Hair pills are filled with the nutrients the cells in the follicles need to grow.