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Welcome to the days of hot and humid summer!

Welcome to the days of hot and humid summer! The relentless heat and humidity can turn your luscious locks into a frizzy mess. Fear not, though, as I have got you covered! In this blog post, I will share some effective tips and tricks to help you combat frizz and maintain a fabulous mane throughout the days of summertime heat and humidity.

Understanding the Causes of Frizzy Hair

Before diving into the solutions, let’s take a moment to understand what causes frizz. When the weather gets hot and humid, the moisture in the air penetrates the hair shaft, causing the cuticles to swell. This, in turn, leads to frizz, as the hair seeks moisture from the air to balance itself. Additionally, other factors like hair porosity, texture, and chemical treatments can exacerbate frizz during summers.

  1. Avoid Overwashing

Frequent washing can strip your hair of its natural oils, leading to increased frizz. Aim to wash your hair every two to three days or as needed. On non-wash days, use a dry shampoo to freshen up your roots without over-drying your strands.

  1. Cool Water Rinse

As tempting as it might be to take a steaming hot shower after a long day in the Atlanta sun, opt for a cool water rinse instead. Hot water can strip your hair of essential oils, making it more prone to frizz. A cold water rinse helps seal the hair cuticles, locking in moisture and reducing frizz.

  1. Hydration is Key

Keeping your hair hydrated is vital to combat frizz. Use a sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo and conditioner enriched with natural oils like argan oil or coconut oil. These ingredients help lock in moisture and prevent frizz caused by dryness.

  1. Deep Conditioning Treatments

Treat your hair to a weekly deep conditioning treatment to replenish moisture and nourish your locks. Look for products containing ingredients like shea butter or keratin for an added boost of hydration.

  1. Say No to Heat Styling

Reduce your reliance on heat-styling tools like flat irons and curlers, especially during the summer. Embrace you hair’s natural texture, and if you must style, use a heat protectant spray to shield your hair from damage.

  1. Frizz-Fighting Products

Invest in anti-frizz hair products like serums, creams, or leave-in conditioners. These products create a protective barrier around your hair, shielding it from humidity and taming flyaways. The K18 Molecular Oil is a favorite of mine. This molecular repair oil fights frizz on two levels of the hair fiber. The formula works at the molecular level to repair damaged hair, which is more susceptible to frizz. Its natural oils work on the surface of the hair to immediately reduce frizz and flyaways, smoothing the cuticle and softening the hair without weighing it down..

  1. Protective Hairstyles

During particularly humid days, consider wearing protective hairstyles like braids, buns, or ponytails. These styles help to keep your hair contained and minimize its exposure to the humid air.

  1. Humidity-Proof Hairspray

When you need that extra hold, reach for a humidity-proof hairspray. Look for products labeled “anti-humidity” or “weather-resistant” to keep your hairstyle intact throughout the day.

  1. GET YOUR HAIRCUT ON A REGULAR BASIS

Keep your hair looking healthy and free of split ends by getting regular trims. Getting your hair cut every 6-8 weeks will help prevent frizz and split ends from spreading up the hair shaft.

Conclusion

Hot and humid summers may pose a challenge to maintaining frizz-free hair, but with the right care and products, you can tame your locks and embrace the season with confidence. By adopting a proper hair care routine, avoiding excessive heat styling, and using frizz-fighting products, you will be ready to take on any hot and humid summer day with your fabulous frizz-free mane!