When the sun is out, us girls get our John Frieda hat on and like to experiment with different styles. It’s the perfect time to play about with plaits, buns and other funky up-dos. However, the humid, hot, sticky weather can turn your hair into a frizzy nightmare! In the summer days even straight-haired girls need to watch out for them pesky frizzy strands.
Some girls like a bit of frizz (some curly-haired girls like moi, don’t have a choice!) However, if you want to find out ways to tame the frizz then see our top 5 tips below:
- Wash your hair at the correct temperature
Choosing cold or hot water can make all of the difference when it comes to frizz. A cold rinse closes the cuticle of your hair and the flatter the cuticle lays, the smoother each strand will be. Once you shampoo your hair with lukewarm water, wash your conditioner out with in cold water.
- Use the attachments on your blow-dryer
Always make sure to use a nozzle on your blow-dryer. The attachments will direct heat to one specific spot of hair, creating a frizz-free finish. A narrow nozzle is perfect for straight textures and if you have curly hair, add a diffuser.
- Avoid rubbing towels on your hair
Vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel can intensify frizz. Blot with a towel as opposed to rubbing, which can raise the cuticle. If you really want to be cautious, swap the harsh fabric for a soft T-shirt or a microfiber towel.
- Protect your hair against UV damage
You use sunscreen on your body but don’t forget to protect your hair. A formula that protects against UV damage and fights humidity is perfect to keep he frizz at bay.
- Tie your hair up before you get in bed
Tossing and turning on cotton pillowcases can be just as bad as a vigorous towel rub. Before going to sleepy land tie your hair in a topknot. You’ll wake up with smooth strands if you avoid using an elastic. You can also use a silk pillowcase to reduce friction.