Is the humid weather causing your hair to frizz up? Here’s a few tips on how to keep hair smooth and frizz free.
What causes frizz? When hair is dry and porous it craves moisture. It will act like a sponge and absorb moisture from the air. The moisture in the hair changes the hydrogen bonds which are responsible for holding styled hair straight or curly. When moisture is added- the hydrogen bonds break. The hair will swell up and its natural state will be seen. Now all that time you spent straightening or curling your hair was pointless. The best thing to do to prevent humidity from wrecking your hairstyle is to add products to the hair that will provide a protective barrier against the humidity.
- Shampoo and condition hair with products designed for smoothing out the hair. I love Pureology super smooth shampoo, conditioner and treatment masque. Its sulfate free, gentle and contains soothing oils of Camellia, Sesame, and Shea Butter. Once a week, apply the deep conditioner to the hair. First towel dry the hair, then apply the product- wait 5 minutes and rinse with cool water. If your hair is fine or thin- try not to get too much conditioner on your scalp- focus mainly on the ends so hair is not weighed down.
- Before blow-drying your hair, apply a product that contains ingredients like silicone, dimethicone, or argon oil. (These ingredients repel water). Section the hair in 3 sections before applying the product to make sure it is evenly distributed. I love Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax. It contains anti frizz ingredients that work well with keeping the frizz down. These ingredients also protect the hair from heat damage from the flat iron or curling iron.
- After styling the hair. Apply a finishing spray. I love Big Sexy Hair’s Weather Proof. It’s a high-performance humidity resistant spray that contains polymers that, when sprayed on hair, create a shield of protection against humidity. Watch out for hairsprays with too much alcohol content. Too much alcohol can cause the hairs cuticle to swell up- making it easier to become frizzy. Moroccan Oil’s hairsprays are also great for frizzy hair.
- Get a keratin treatment. Keratin treatments are a perfect remedy for anyone with fly-aways, frizz, or curly hair who likes to wear their hair straight. This treatment makes it easier to blow dry the hair straight and will save a lot of time when styling. The stylist will apply keratin to the hair (keratin is found naturally in the skin, nails and hair) and will seal it to the hair with the use of a flat iron. The keratin will coat the hair protecting it from any type of frizz causing humidity. The treatment will last about 3 to 4 months.