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Fighting Humidity and Hair Frizz

Fighting humidity and the resulting hair frizz no matter your hair texture in summer or winter months is always a bother to deal with.

I’ve learned one major lesson when it comes to hair and humidity, and that is your hairstyle should be an amped-up version of your natural hair texture. If your hair is fine, lank and pin-straight, don’t choose a wavy hairstyle on a humid day or vice versa; if your hair is thick and wavy, don’t straighten your hair, because it will end up a frizzy regardless.

Tips for allowing your textured hair to air dry naturally without frizz.

One would consider doing this only if you have a base of curl, wave or texture of some kind.  Here are my major tips and tricks on working with textured hair and counteracting frizz. I myself  have long curly hair, so I’ve had years of practice in getting this frizz-proof method down.

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1. Counteracting frizz starts with the shower

Use a sulphate free, paraben free, silicon free, shampoo, just because it’s more gentle on the hair, and will not aggravate frizz.

2. Always use conditioner

When applying the conditioner opt to comb hair through with a large tooth comb. Consider your part line already at this stage as it should be the last time to comb your curl.

3. Rinse hair with lukewarm water in a downward direction with the part line in place

To remove excess water after rinsing, try not to disturb the hair by gently throwing hair over and wrap and twist it into a turban towel which is the key to removing excess water without disturbing the curl formation. After a few minutes remove the turban towel and gently shake hair into place … do not comb.

4. Spray with a curl product

I love especially the Iles Formula Curl Revive as it nurtures hair and delivers no awkward crackle and crunch.  Allow hair to dry naturally. Once dry, always use fingers do not comb or brush as it will agitate and create frizz.

5. Help to dry naturally especially in winter months with a diffuser

My preference is the Dyson Dryer. They have 2 attachments ….for curl a large disk diffuser and  a comb that gently softens out very curly hair.

Tips for blow-drying hair to counteract frizz.

Fighting Hair Humidity and Frizz

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All hair types, especially coarse and curly hair, hold a lot of water.

Towel-dry by using a turban towel as you would for an air dry

This squeezes the excess water rapidly from the hair without roughing up the hair cuticle.

Apply a humidity and heat protector serum which encases and protects the hair shaft.

My favorite for thick coarse hair is the Iles Formula Curl Revive as mentioned above. It delivers a finish of cashmere effect to the hair, which has a little more weight and is ideal for thick coarse hair also very curly hair.

In the case of thin fine hair as the image above use the Iles Formula Finishing Serum

This delivers a gorgeous silky texture and if blow-dried in creates a thicker feel to hair. Both these serums have heat protectors and UV filters against color fade alongside humidity protectors.  Another choice is Tresemmé Tres Two Climate Protection.

Make sure to get all the moisture out of your hair while drying.

MY favorite drying tool is the Dyson dryer. It’s super-fast, light to hold and ionic against static electricity.

A salon treatment one could consider, in the case of very frizzy texture, is a keratin treatment or a chemical straightening. In the case of very thin fluffy hair, one could add some extensions to add extra weight to the hair and a better texture that will not frizz.

I hope these tips help you in your endeavor to control frizz.

>READ: HOW SCALP CARE CONTRIBUTES TO HEALTHY HAIR

>READ: SELFIE-WORTHY SUMMER HAIR: TIPS ON THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMIDITY

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