I know, it’s August and I’m JUST getting around to posting about taming the summertime frizzy hair that’s caused due to all the sweat, the humidity, the sun, the pollution and about a couple more factors.
Have you ever left your house with perfectly blow-dried or straightened hair and then had the sun rays beat down on your lovely tresses styled so beautifully? Or the back of your neck which causes sweat balls to appear and start messing with that mane you spent 45 minutes and 50 bucks on? It’s downright annoying for starters and then you end up looking like you just returned from a marathon run with your sweaty scalp.
Let’s focus on the positive side now – you can use a stronger setting spray to keep that hair style in place but you’ll need to do a lot more to avoid the frizzy mane season. Hopefully the below tips will help you lasses out there!
Invest in a good hair oil
People criticise silicones in haircare a lot but I don’t really mind them at all. If you have big, thick, curly hair, silicones aren’t a terrible idea. They weigh the hair down, tame the frizz, and add shine to your hair. If your hair is thin and flat, I’d advise you to steer clear of silicones. But for people like me, who have uncontrollable hair, take a look into some silicone-based products.
I recommend the Gisou hair oil, which is pricey and a luxury item, but I think it works very well, much better than the drugstore silicone products.
Hair masks should be a weekly routine
You need a weekly deep nourishment session where you pile up goodies on your strands. If you aren’t already taking some time out and putting on a hair mask from time to time, I highly recommend you start now. Conditioners do a great job, but masks are designed to deeply penetrate your hair strands and make sure they aren’t dry and frayed.
Switch up your hair towel
If you’re using a regular towel to dry your hair in 2019, I am disappointed in you. Hair is at its weakest when wet, and using an abrasive towel on top and rubbing it will only result in hair breakage. Opt for a microfibre hair towels – they’re soft as silk and help dry your hair in a healthier way!
Sulphate-free shampoo are your friends
Sulphates are the foaming agents in our shampoos that lather up and get rid of the dirt. We all love a good lather while shampooing our hair, but sulphates can also strip our hair and scalp of its natural oils which are necessary to lock in moisture, resulting in dry, brittle hair and possibly a flaky scalp. Go for sulphate-free shampoos and you’ll see a difference!
Get your hair trimmed regularly
You need to get your hair trimmed every 1-2 months. You don’t have to have more than 1-2 cms chopped off because even that much can be quite beneficial. The ends of your hair are usually the most damaged, they’ve been through a lot more and not cutting off these bits will result in your hair looking less healthy. Even if you’re trying to grow out your hair, getting a trim will help healthier hair grow faster.
Don’t blow-dry your mane
Heat styling should be kept to a minimum as it can really damage your hair. We all love a good blow dry, but there are some steps you can take to reduce the pain you’re going to put your hair through. Let your wet hair air dry till about halfway before plugging in the dryer. It will reduce the time needed to style your hair, thus reducing damage.
Use heat protecting spray
Even if you do intend on blow-drying or straightening or curling your locks regularly, always, always, always use a heat protecting spray. There are tons out there in the drugstore that are inexpensive but do the job. This won’t make your hair immune to heat damage, but will considerably reduce it.