Ask the Experts: Top Tips for Frizz Free Hair This Summer December 1, 2020 09:00
We’ve all been there. Hair is shiny and beautiful, then, suddenly, the frizz sets in and you become a cloud of fuzz.
Hot, humid days are perfect for hitting the beach—not so much for keeping your hair smooth. Here’s how to maintain control, no matter the weather.
Known in the industry for her extensive background in training and education, as well as being a Master Stylist at Morgan & Morgan Hair Collective since 2001, Jennifer Morgan @jennifer.morgan.hair is the go-to girl with any colouring conundrum and her passion and skill set are enviable in the hairdressing community.
So in this blog we ask her what advice she has to beat the frizz and ensure smooth & shiny locks this summer!
Just like our skin can become dry and rough in extreme weather, your hair is also susceptible to environmental aggressors. As you age, your scalp produces less oil, leaving your tresses dry, especially when moisture is allowed to escape.
You’ve probably heard that hair hydration is important. But do you know how to use a proper hydration treatment to take care of your hair?
Warning signs of dehydration
The effects of dehydration don’t add up to a pretty picture. Without enough moisture in your hair, the lack of hydration can leave your hair feeling dry, frizzy and unruly.
The first sign that your hair might be suffering from dehydration could be your hair being difficult to detangle without product. Additionally, your hair might be feeling dull, fragile and static. If you touch your hair, do you notice that it lacks bounce or softness?
In case your body isn’t producing enough oils to keep your hair moisturized, it’s likely to show the signs on your scalp as well. You might notice dry flakes or dandruff that have fallen on your shoulders.
There are essential two types of frizz…one due to natural texture and one due to damaged condition
If you have curls or natural texture you are born with hair that is slightly lacking in moisture and tends towards being dehydrated. The obvious sign of this is that when it is wet, the curl looks great and then when it dries out it gets ‘fluffy’…the only difference is the absence of moisture.
The more you can ‘water’ your hair internally the better…you want products containing humectant ingredients…Glycerin, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Sorbitol, Hydrolysed Collagen Protein.
Look out for anything that talks about “moisture” like BC HairTherapy Moisture Kick or Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture. Humectants not only add a moisture load to the hair but they continue to draw moisture form the atmosphere for on-going nourishment.
In damaged hair it’s the raised cuticles, the general damage plus the lack of moisture that creates out of control hair. Invest in a good strengthening & moisturising products (like Alterna Restructuring Bond Repair, BC Hair Therapy Peptide Repair or Hyaluronic Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner) to nourish the hair from inside and finish off by applying a serum (like BlondMe Smooth & Shine Elixir) that will smooth your frizz-prone strands and prevent the humid-environment-induced surprises.
For the ultimate in strengthening try the in-salon Rx Treatment…this transforms the texture of the hair building 80% more strength in one application
Taming and styling frizzy hair is all about product…it lacks moisture, so products should be focused on replacing it!
Top Styling Tips
Frizz-prone curly or wavy hair looks even worst when damaged and the best way to damage it is, of course, brushing on daily basis! Get a wide-toothed comb you’ll use to distribute your conditioner evenly and detangle each morning. Don’t comb your locks too much, though, because you might ruin them.
Watch out for excess heat in your styling regimen and make sure you use a heat protector before you put your blow waver anywhere near your hair.
It’s a good idea to use a specific frizz-fighting serum or cream before blow drying as this will seal the cuticle against further moisture loss and also smooth it, so the hair looks shinier. With this type of product, remember less is more – just a few drops are needed for a result. Too much can weigh your hair down or make it look greasy.
There are specific ‘anti-humidity’ ingredients available that are used in styling products and hair sprays so keep your eye out for ranges that are designed with this in mind
Don’t underestimate the importance of regular trims – they’ll keep dry, fuzzy ends under control and make you look more groomed.
Clean hair is more prone to frizz than slightly oily or dirty hair so in the summer time, when humidity is high it may be a better option to reduce washing to every other day or even every couple days.
Do not use a daily clarifying shampoo during the summer because this type of shampoo will strip away the moisture and oils from your hair making it more prone to frizz. Super smooth locks of hair require a daily conditioner that is very strong or a daily hair mask to prevent the frizz that comes with the summer time weather.
Alterna Moisture Mask, Keratin Smooth Perfection from BC or Hyaluronic Moisture Kick Masque all will reduce the amount of frizz in your hair leaving locks summer smooth and ready for styling.
If you really serious about having fabulous easy to manage locks…invest in the new Personalised Blow Out or Curl Therapy for the luxury of frizz-free hair all summer long!