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Keeping frizz at bay in humid weather

Keeping frizz at bay in humid weather

The frizzies are coming! The frizzies are coming! It’s that time of year when the weather turns hot and humid, and your hair stands up and takes notice. No matter what you seem to do and how sleek and beautiful your hair is when you leave the house, by the end of the day, your hair is absolutely out of control.

Now, take a deep breath and relax because this is the summer you’re going to master frizz control.

What causes frizzy hair

Before we dive into ways to control frizz, it’s essential that we get to the root of the problem. Frizz happens when your hair is dry, desperately dry. Not to get too deep into the anatomy of a strand of hair, but your hair has an outer layer of cells that is not unlike a fish’s scales in appearance. This is the cuticle. These cells, although not living, can open and close. 

Closed cuticles keep hair looking sleek and shiny. When cuticles open, they expose the next layer of the hair strand, the cortex. When this happens, your hair can absorb moisture from the humid air, but it gets frizzy in the process as it greedily searches for that precious moisture. That’s the underlying and most important point. Frizzy hair is thirsty hair looking for moisture.

Fight off warm weather frizz

Once you understand that your hair is frizzy because it needs moisture, you can work to ward off frizz and give your hair the moisture it craves.

Serum. Hair La Vie’s Serum is not just for styling. Keep a small bottle of the serum handy. When the weather gets sweltering hot, work a little through your hair, focusing on the ends. It helps seal your hair strands through clinically-studied ingredients that add both hydration and elasticity. 

One of the key ingredients is argan oil. Argan oil is loaded with healthy vitamin E, which nourishes your hair at the scalp level, promoting the growth of strong, healthy strands.

Embrace your natural texture. Summer is not the time to force your hair into unnatural styles. If your hair is pin-straight, it’s best to not choose a wavy hairstyle on a humid day or vice versa. If your hair is thick and wavy, it’s best to not straighten your hair because it will end up a poofy mess. 

Maybe the most important tip is to avoid heat-based styling, and that includes blow-drying. Blow dryers and irons dry your hair out and can cause damage that permanently leaves cuticles lifted. 

Towel drying. Giving up the blow dryer doesn’t mean you can rub your hair like crazy with a towel to speed up drying time. Towel dry by squeezing gently and blotting. Rubbing roughs up that cuticle and creates friction that not only encourages frizz but can lead to breakage and split ends. Go a step further and invest in a smoothing hair wrap designed just for drying without damage.

Natural texture, new style. Embracing what your hair naturally wants to do doesn’t have to be frustrating. Updos are perfect for hot summer days because they don’t require blow-drying or using a hot iron. A spiral ponytail holder or a cloth hair tie can prevent hair damage while giving you the staying power you want. Practice and play with different looks.

Hair mask. The Hair La Vie Mask is always your summer best friend. Coconut oil is a key ingredient in this mask because it’s suitable for all hair types and keeps frizz at bay while maintaining health and shine. Keratin adds softness to your hair and makes it more voluminous. A dose of argan oil fights frizz with a lustrous sheen finish. 

Skip shampoos. Shampooing, especially with harsh products, strips the hair of its natural oils. It’s those very oils that are designed to keep your hair hydrated. See where this is going? The more you shampoo, the more you encourage frizz. Skipping days and washing and conditioning with gentle, naturally-derived products like Hair La Vie’s Shampoo and Conditioner is a gigantic step in the right direction.

Dry shampoo. Another way to stretch out the time between shampoos is to use Hair La Vie’s refreshing Dry Shampoo. This revitalizing blend of all-natural ingredients rebalances hair oils while adding volume, a fresh scent, and appearance, and it feels great, too. 

Your summer hair will look better on the second or third day after shampooing when you use our dry shampoo. It will be hydrated naturally and have a little extra body.

Final thoughts

Don’t be defeated by frizz. Your summer can be stupendous from beginning to end with no hair worries. As long as you know that your hair gets frizzy when it’s begging for moisture, you can satisfy your hair, and your hair will begin to flatter you.

Hair masks, serums, dry shampoo, and naturally-derived ingredients are your secret weapon in this war. Using products with a concentrated focus on quality will give your hair the moisture it needs to behave, and the nourishment it needs to build health, strength, and elasticity.

Once you’ve started caring for your hair the right way, it’s time to listen to your hair. Try to work with your natural style and let your hair follow. Avoid over-styling or styling at all, and see how you can work together to create a great look that highlights the beauty you were born with.

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