Here is something that I’m definitely not used to: frizzy hair. I flat iron my hair everyday, and if I don’t flat iron it I let it do its own natural-wave thing. But here in Southern California, we aren’t used to the humidity; most of us can deal with the heat but not the nasty humidity we’ve had the past few weeks.
And everybody knows that with heat and humidity comes frizzy hair. Even after flat ironing it and putting in a smoothing product, the sweat wreaks havoc on my mane. I found some amazing tips from Santa Monica, CA-based professional hairstylist and color expert Barbara Abbasi and I thought I’d share them with those of you who are unlucky enough to deal with the same problem.
Keep It Long
If you are thinking about cutting off those locks to keep you cool, think again. Short hair is actually more likely to bulk up in hot humid weather. If you want to cut them off, wait until the humidity dies down (fall or winter seasons).
To Wash Or Not To Wash, That Is The Question
Do you wash your hair daily? Would you be willing to skip a day? To tame the frizz, you have to make sure that you don’t over wash your hair. The natural oils in your hair actually help tame the frizz and fly-aways. And a good conditioner is a must; ask your haircare professional for a recommendation of what conditioner is right for your hair. Make sure to leave it on for a while before rinsing, and leave a very light layer in your hair to help combat frizz.
Tools Do Matter
It is all in the tools. Using the right tools can quickly tame and eliminate the frizz. You know how you can tell the difference between getting your hair done at the salon (where they use pricey hairbrushes, a good tourmaline dryer, and an expensive flat iron)? Yeah, me too. But here’s the thing: paying for those high-end products is really worth the cost. They do make a differenceâ€”I have purchased all of those items and have had them for years.
Steer Clear of The Oomph
Stay away from products that give you more volume and body, resulting in summer frizz.Â Go light on the productsâ€”they actually can cause more frizz than they’re worth!
Leave Your Hair Alone
Instead of dousing your hair with products and then spending a half-hour to style it, why not try a look that won’t take too much time and is kinder to your natural hair? Try a quick twist and then play up your makeup or a big, chunky piece of jewelry. Braid your hair. Create a messy bun. Get creative!
How do you tame the frizz? Any words of wisdom to us frizz newbies?