Does this Heat Make My Hair Look Fat?
Do you suffer from frizzy hair? I know there are worse problems you can have in the world aside from frizzy hair, lots worse. But if you are plagued with this problem, you know it can be pretty trying.
First, the heat dries out your hair leaving it in desperate need of moisture. Then the hot weather brings with it humidity and humidity can make your usually manageable mane grow from gorgeous to out of control in a matter of minutes.
If you could only see me in New Orleans. Have you ever seen the episode of Friends where Monica goes to the Bahamas? Yeah? Well, her humidity afro had nothing on my NOLA hair.
If you have serious frizz issues, like myself, a ballerina bun may be your summer secret weapon. Luckily for us girls with frizzy hair, it hides the unruly hair and is trendy this summer, plus it will keep you cool by keeping all of that hair off of your neck. So, if you are headed to the beach, pool, a casual lunch, picnic or even shopping, a top knot may be your best style choice in this summer heat.
This is what happens, heat opens up your hair cuticles creating the illusion of a fatter, fuller more frizzy mane. The open cuticles suck in moisture from the humid air, making your hair puff up like a puffer fish who’s been scared to death.
To prevent this from happening, you first need to keep your hair from drying out and help it to maintain it’s natural oils by washing less often. Think of it like this, your hair is dying of thirst and as soon as humidity hits it, it sucks it all up and blows up like a frat boy whose been on house arrest.
Natural oils may be your best friend this summer because they help replenish the oils you strip from your hair by shampooing. Try a heavy oil such as coconut oil, which will weigh down frizzy hair and keep it in check. You can also use dry oils like argan or kukui.
There are synthetic products that you can use as well, but honestly, if you have frizzy hair, you should try to limit the amount of product you use because it can result in damaging breakage and then you’ll have a whole new set of hair problems on your hands.
Summer is hard on hair with the heat, chemicals, sun and drying out, but if you put forth a little bit of effort, you can still have gloriously beautiful tresses that make people envious of your hair, not thankful they don’t share in your hair.
Frizzy hair is difficult to control but not impossible. Just because summer brings the humidity does not mean that you have to be at the mercy of frizzy hair. Bottom line is that you just have to change your hair routine to accommodate your new circumstances.
What is your summer hair routine? Do you change with the seasons or do you keep it the same all year round?
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