The summer heat and humidity can can wreak havoc on your hair — turning silky curls into frightening frizz and smooth, straight locks into a flat, matted-down mess. What’s a girl to do?
Down here in South Florida, we’ve learned to deal with the extreme humidity (and what it does to our hair). Here are a few helpful tips we gathered from women of all different hair types:
1. Trim it up. The beginning of summer is the perfect time for a trim. Not only will you rid your locks of split ends that can easily frizz, you’ll feel less weighed down. Considering a new look? A short, low-maintenance ‘do just might be the right way to go.
2. Hydrate! Tired of humidity-induced fly-aways? Tame them with a frizz-busting serum or a natural moisturizing product – a few drops of argan oil can do the trick. Too much time at the beach or pool? If you’re dealing with dry, damaged hair, try a deep-conditioning treatment or a leave-in conditioner.
3. Pump up the volume. If you have fine hair, humidity can leave it looking limp and flat. To keep your ‘do from deflating halfway through the day, start off with a shampoo and conditioner that’s specially formulated for fine hair. Next, style with a spray-on volumizer and use a lightweight mousse or a spritz of natural hairspray to keep things in place. Don’t go overboard with styling products, as they can weigh your hair down.
BONUS TIP: Summer frizz can be exacerbated by your favorite styling tools – so pack up your flat iron and stash your blow dryer for the season!