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!
The Beauty Boss blogs are compiled by our staff editors Rebecca Chopin and Katie Kaleita, who work closely with the Vitacost.com beauty department experts to bring you the most relevant, up-to-date information on natural beauty and anti-aging tips and trends.