5 Tips to Avoid Summer Frizz
- Created: July 24, 2013
- by: admin
Don’t let the summer heat bog down your hair. Click inside for tips on having luscious locks this summer.
Summertime sizzle causes stress to your tresses, causing dry, brittle, and damaged hair that is prone to breakage. Whether it’s salt from the ocean, chlorine from dips in the pool, or frizz from high humidity, it’s easy to see why summer can be hard on your locks.
Add in the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays to your scalp, hair follicles, and hair shaft, and the need to protect your hair becomes even greater. Here are 5 tips to having luscious locks this summer.
- Start in the shower. If you’ve been out in the sun and forgot to protect your hair, you can still give it the nourishment it needs. Try a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, but make sure the products don’t contain harsh sulfates, parabens, or sodium chloride (which will weigh down your hair).
- Keep away from heat styles. During the summer, it’s best to limit your use of blow dryers, flat irons or other hair appliances that causes direct heat to your hair. If you absolutely must use styling tools, liberally apply a heat-protectant beforehand. Try frizz-free or protective hairstyles like the topknot, braids, or a message chignon bun – all of which are low-maintenance, summer-ready styles.
- Keep it conditioned. Applying a deep conditioner to wet hair and thoroughly combing it through before heading out to the surf or sun will offer ultimate protection. Heat from the summer sun will open the hair cuticle, helping the conditioner penetrate better.
- Mask your hair. The replenish moisture to sun-damaged strands, use deep conditioning masks at least once a week. Leave the product on as long as possible, or sit with it on under a dryer or in a steam room. Oils are also essential to smooth and repair locks – which can be applied to wet or dry hair.
- Say good-bye to split ends. Make sure to trim your locks frequently to avoid split ends from traveling up the hair shaft and damaging your hair. It is recommended that hair is trimmed every four to six weeks to maintain both your cut and the overall health of your hair.
Summertime doesn’t have to mean limp, dehydrated hair. Just add the aforementioned tips to your routine and you can have va-va-voom hair all season long!