5 Frizzy Hair Solutions for a Smoother Summer
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Picture this—you're taking the perfect sun-kissed selfie at the beach. Your eyes are twinkling, skin is glistening, but your hair—well, it isn’t exactly cooperating. What’s worse is, the more you try to tame it, the frizzier it gets.
Sounds familiar? Worry not frizzy bee, we’ve got 5 tried and tested frizzy hair solutions that are sure to put you in a happy hair daze this summer!
The cause of frizzy hair
A smooth, frizz-free strand of hair is the result of a healthy hair cuticle that lays down smooth and flat. In the case of frizzy hair, however, the hair cuticle is opened and raised due to lack of moisture in the hair.
When hair lacks moisture, it seeks it out from the environment around it. This results in the opening of the cuticles on the hair strands, allowing moisture to flow freely in and out of the hair.
Why does frizzing get worse in the summer?
The actual culprit is summer’s plus one—humidity. Humidity often aggravates frizz because the outer layer of hair attracts moisture from the air. This causes the hair shaft to swell and change shape, making your hair unruly.
Is it possible that my hair is naturally frizzy?
People with curly hair are prone to experiencing dryness because the natural oils produced by their scalp are not able to travel down their curls as easily. That’s why curly-haired cuties might experience some natural frizz. However, people with straight hair can experience frizzing too in extremely hot weather or if their hair is dry and damaged.
Now that you’ve learned why frizzing occurs, let’s dive into the 5 frizzy hair solutions that work for us...
#1 Ditch your hairbrush for a wooden comb
Have you ever been left with a poufy mess for hair after brushing through your tresses? That’s because a lack of moisture combined with the friction from the bristles of a hairbrush leads to frizzing that is exceedingly difficult to manage. Instead of abandoning your hairbrush in frustration, we recommend switching to a wooden wide tooth comb with rounded bristles to detangle your hair gently, minus the frizz. You can check out our Tress De-Stress Neem Comb here.
#2 Build a haircare routine based on your hair type
First things first, irrespective of your hair type, always choose sulphate-free and alcohol-free haircare products to avoid drying out your hair even further. For curly hair, retaining moisture is key. The ideal routine would include shampooing and conditioning regularly, masking weekly and sealing in moisture with a frizz-control serum after every wash. Our Avocado collection is formulated with protein and moisture-rich ingredients to help tame and nourish frizzy hair.
On the other hand, people with straight hair that experience frizzing will benefit from focusing their efforts on maximizing hydration. The ideal routine for those with straight, dry, or damaged hair includes a pre-shampoo oil massage, shampooing, conditioning, and masking weekly. Our Olive & Macadamia collection hydrates the hair and nourishes the scalp for smoother and healthier-looking tresses.
#3 Use a microfiber towel or t-shirt to dry your hair
Drying your hair with a regular cotton towel can lead to frizz, friction, and even breakage. Your hair is extremely vulnerable when it is wet. The soft fabric of a microfiber towel or cotton t-shirt is not only a lot gentler on the hair, but it also dries the hair more effectively.
#4 Tame stubborn flyaways with aloe vera gel
A friendlier alternative to harsh, chemical-ridden hair gel is good old aloe vera gel. Being a natural hydrator, aloe vera gel will not only set your flyaways in place, but it will also condition your hair in the process.
#5 Consider investing in a satin pillowcase
A satin pillowcase might sound extra, but think about it—when you’re tossing, turning and hopefully dreaming away at night, your hair is rubbing against your cotton pillowcase causing friction, tugging and a web of tangles for you to undo the next morning. Satin is a smooth, soft and gentle fabric that will cut down the amount of friction your hair is subjected to every night.
BONUS TIP: Avoid touching your hair as much as possible. The more you play with your hair, the more friction is created. Instead, try wearing your hair in a loose braid or a sleek bun to keep it away from your face.
Q1. Which is the best shampoo for dry and frizzy hair?
When dealing with frizzy hair, look for shampoos that are free from sulphates and alcohol as these ingredients tend to dry out the hair further.
Q2. Will using a blow dryer cause frizzy hair?
We do not recommend using heat on your hair. However, if you must use a blow dryer, use it at the lowest possible temperature setting and keep it 6 inches away from your hair at all times. Also, let your hair air dry about 70-80% before using a blow dryer.
Q3. Is it necessary to use a hair mask for frizzy hair?
Because frizz is the result of dry hair, it is extremely important to use a conditioner regularly and a hair mask weekly.