We are well into summer, and for many of us there are still quite a few warmer months ahead. Thus, I thought it would only appropriate to help you lovely pageant ladies with one thing that causes us woe in the summer: Frizz! Taming frizz is an endeavor that many of us face during the summer heat, and frizz happens no matter the climate! Whether where you live is dry or humid isn’t important, as both can lead to lifeless, frizzy hair. But never fear my pageant ladies! I am here to offer tricks and tips to help with The Taming of The Frizz!
1. Say No To Shampoo!
Shampooing everyday? Don’t do it! Whether you know it or not you are removing some of the natural oils that your hair needs to stay healthy, shiny, and most importantly frizz free! Opt for washing your hair one to two times a week. If you prefer to shower daily do it in lukewarm water and only use conditioner! Some helpful products to keep you fresh? Try Pssssst Instant Dry Shampoo!, Batiste Dry Shampoo, or Wen Cleansing Conditioner. Also use a leave-in conditioner—such as Healthy Sexy Soy Tri-Wheat or It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product—when possible!
2. Avoid High Heat!
Whether it’s dry or humid, try your best to dry your hair using the low or medium setting on your blow dryer, straightener, or curler. Excess heat will only make frizzing worse!
3. Wet Hair Outside = Big No
In a rush and have wet hair? Stop before you even think about going outside! If you can take the extra 10-15 minutes dry your hair, it’ll be well worth it! Remember to protect hair before applying heat by using Marc Anthony Instantly Thick Hair Thickening Cream, which also adds shine and thickness to hair.
4. Brush Properly!
The wrong brush can equal frizz central. Brushes with denser, uneven bristles will give you the smoothest locks, especially when you blow dry! Additionally, opt for a ventilated brush that has either plastic or board bristles or preferably a mix of both! Try Mason Pearson’s Handy Mixture Brush–the hefty price tag is apparently the cost of the awesomeness that comes with this widely acclaimed brush!
5. Bee Friendly & Use Wax!
Running wax through your hair (mind you not a ton) can help tame fly-aways and keep hair smooth. This is especially great when styling braids or any other hair-weaving hairstyle that can naturally lead to excess frizz. Wax will keep everything in line!
6. Make a Mask!
A great solution to dehydrated, frizzy hair is a deep conditioning hair mask! Whether you go D.I.Y. (Five Natural Home Remedies for Frizzy Hair) or opt for a product (L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Care New Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing-Balm). Doing a hair-conditioning mask once a week or every other week will help keep hair hydrated, but also make it healthier. Hair masks that contain essential oils and vitamins are like food for your hair and can only benefit your mane!
7. Embrace Your Hair!
Have curly or wavy hair? Don’t try to tame it, as it may only lead to more frizziness. Instead, encourage the natural texture of your hair and purchase products that maintain and amplify rather than tame! Not only will this make hair styling less stressful, but it also means your embracing what makes you uniquely beautiful!
P.S. What are your favorite frizz fighting techniques or products?