How to keep frizzy hair at bay during the summer

How to keep frizzy hair at bay during the summer

May 10, 2022, 2:42 p.m.
3 minute read

Well hydrated hair will be flat and smooth. (Photo credit: Pexel)

Are you struggling with frizzy hair? That summer heat and humidity must be tough to deal with, and so is puffy hair.

Not only does it become uncomfortable, but it also makes your hair dull, dry and damaged.

Although you may think it will cost you a lot for regular hair treatments, there are ways to manage it yourself.

Lack of moisture in the hair can make your hair frizzy. For some people, however, it is hereditary.

Otherwise, chemical damage or dry hair will cause the outer layer of your mane to lift and let in moisture from the environment. This in turn causes your hair to puff up and become frizzy.

Well hydrated hair will be flat and smooth. Here’s how to fight frizz.

Use a soft microfiber towel for your hair.

Towel drying is okay as long as you don’t scrub. Friction breaks and disrupts the cuticle.

Rubbing your hair with a towel creates more frizz! Instead, dry your hair.

You can also gently twist your hair wrapped in a towel to dry it. Use a leave-in conditioner after towel drying.

Use a good moisturizing conditioner after washing your hair to protect it from heat and humidity.

Apply hair compresses once a week for softer, smoother hair.

Leave-in conditioners also help seal in extra moisture, fight frizz, and detangle hair.

More hydration means there will be less combing and brushing, so less friction for your hair.

Avoid or reduce the use of heat on your hair

While hair dryers and other heat tools are convenient, they’re notorious for damaging your hair.

Straightening irons and similar heated tools can help seal the hair cuticle, but overuse will dry out your hair and make it frizzy.

Apply a heat protectant serum to wet hair and let air dry before blow-drying.

Always keep your dryer on the lowest setting to avoid damage.

Invest in a silk pillowcase

Think of a silk pillowcase as an investment.

The silk is gentle on your hair and won’t cause any friction as you toss and turn in your sleep.

Cotton, on the other hand, will pull on your hair, causing it to fall out and frizz.

It also won’t strip your hair of its natural oils and will keep it smooth.

So invest in one today.

It’s great for taming your hair and fighting frizz. But it is not acceptable to go too far.

Do what you can, but don’t stress if you don’t see results.

Curly hair is prone to frizz. All you can do is follow a good hair care routine.

Other than that, don’t force countless treatments on your hair and let it do its thing.

Melissa R. Brumfield