The summer heat can do a lot of damage to your hair. The UV rays as well as oily skin and sweat can cause your hair to go frizzy and big, which of course we don’t want. This is especially common among people with thick and curly hair. But luckily, their are some things you can do to control the frizz.
The first step is finding a good moisturizing shampoo. Most shampoos dehydrate your hair leaving the cuticles very dry-looking. Try getting a sulfate-free shampoo. This is more healthy for your hair and won’t leave the cuticle exposed to damage. Another very important step is to splurge on a good hair conditioning treatment. Apply this 1-3 times a week to the tips of your hair (where it’s most damaged). This will add a lot more moisture into your hair, thus making it look healthier, shinier, and a lot more manageable.
Thick hair that’s more prone to frizz needs to be maintained more often, so don’t be afraid to try out new products on it. There are many “climate control” and “humidity-resistant” products that guarantee to keep the weather from ruining your hair. Just be careful about how much you apply and where it’s being applied. Never start applying the product on the roots, always start from the tips and work your way up. If you have curly hair, indulge in a good serum/cream that will keep your curls intact, while still leaving it soft and touchable.
Another important step is to not blow-dry your hair too often. Any kind of extra heat is damaging to your hair, and blow-drying will definitely adds frizz. If you have the extra time, let your hair air-dry or put it up in a towel turban. If you’re in a rush, make sure you use a diffuser when blow-drying. This will reduce the amount of frizz you’ll get as a result. And don’t forget to spritz in some heat protectant before blow-drying! This will also save your hair from damage in the long-run.