Do you think Lana Del Rey’s “Summer Bummer” lyrics actually refer to the crisis of dealing with difficult hair in impossible humidity? Then it is obvious that surgery is necessary. Sure, we could get by with a decent bun or braid for the next few months. But that’s just an escape.
The frizzy hair problem is actually a cuticle problem. The key to healthy, straight hair is having smooth, balanced cuticles. Damaged or extensively treated hair gives way to raised cuticle particles that allow moisture to penetrate your hair and make your hair frizzy. If you have fine or flat or very coiled hair, frizzy hair is a big style setback.
Defrizzing your hair is all about controlling moisture levels and keeping your hair healthy. Here are very simple hacks that you can use to detangle your hair for effective results.
Use conditioner more often than shampoo
Bumblebee and bumblebee Bb. Super Rich Conditioner, $ 69 at Ulta Beauty
Most people don’t have to wash their hair every day, especially if they are using a good conditioner. Clean hair can actually get frizier than day old hair. Use a rich, creamy conditioner and skip the shampoo entirely on very humid days.
Switch to glycerin shampoo
Earth nectar Mint Leaves & Tea Tree Shampoo, $ 23.50 at Bloomingdale’s
Glycerin is effective against split ends, which is why hair often becomes frizzy – especially if you have fine hair. This shampoo contains essential oils from glycerin, as well as peppermint and tea tree.
Use a microfiber cloth
AuroTrends Microfiber Hair Towel, $ 7.99 on Amazon
Most drying towels are bulky and cause friction and frizz when they come into contact with your hair. Wet hair is particularly susceptible to breakage. When you switch to microfiber towels, you dry your hair faster and more thoroughly.
Make the most of your diffuser
Conair InfinitiPro 1875W Luxe Pro dryer, $ 49.99 at Ulta Beauty
A diffuser distributes the air exiting a blowdryer and reduces its force by spreading it over a larger area. It also gives more thorough drying without causing too much movement, which is great for styling.
Invest in a weightless styling spray
The living proof No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray, $ 38 at Sephora
Hairsprays are essential and we often need quite a lot, especially in summer. A weightless spray styles your hair and tames frizz without weighing your hair down. This also blocks the humidity.
Use a salon-style deep conditioning mask
Kiehls Olive Fruit Oil Deep Repairative Hair Pak, $ 25 at Sephora
Despite your love for homemade beauty products and DIY masks, try a professional deep conditioning mask, especially if you have bleached or chemically treated hair. Hair masks are extremely relaxing and make your hair smoother.
Layer your hair
verb Ghost Oil, $ 18 at Sephora
On bad hair days, condition your hair with a dry oil that will penetrate but not be greasy. It acts like a moisturizing seal. This verb product literally disappears after application. It contains bamboo extract and argan oil to improve elasticity.
Sleep on silk
Underpants Pure silk pillowcase, $ 89 at Slip
You probably already know this, but silk pillowcases help preserve delicate hair. They don’t remove natural oils from your hair and reduce friction.