Summer definitely has many perks, including sunny weather, longer days, and vacations abroad. One negative is the humidity — which can wreak havoc on your outdoor plans and most devastatingly — your hair. Those with curly hair will know that the dew point outside can determine what hairstyle you can wear that day. But if you have coily tresses, you don’t have to suffer in the summer. Here, find five tips on how to tame summertime frizz for your curls.
Use a Hydrating Hair System
Frizz and dryness can go hand in hand, so you want to make sure that your hair isn’t lacking moisture. If you use a shampoo and conditioner that promotes hydration, you’ll find that you’ll have less frizzy hair days since your hair is properly nourished. We love the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Push Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Seal Conditioner — they both contain hyaluronic acid and castor oil to lock in moisture for defined, frizz-free curls. You can also add a leave-in conditioner, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Non-Stop Dreamy Curls Leave-in Conditioner, to your routine for even more hydration.
Don’t Forget an Anti-Frizz Serum
For an everyday product to fight against frizz, try an anti-frizz serum like the L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In. apply to damp strands after shampooing and conditioning to fight frizz all day long. You can also use it before blow drying and flat ironing — it protects hair for up to 450 degrees of heat.
Avoid Hot Tools
Having constant frizz can be a sign of using too much heat on your mane, and even heat damage. High temperatures from excessive blow drying or flat ironing can damage the hair’s cuticle, which leads to frizz.
you can try some heatless hairstyles to keep your hands off of the hot tools. If you do decide to use heat, just make sure to always apply a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer, Heat Protectant.
Dry Your Hair With a T-Shirt
Those with curly hair most likely already know this trick, but we’ll fill you in if you’re out of the loop. Using a cotton t-shirt instead of a standard hair towel can reduce frizz and dryness so that your curls are more defined. Try it next time you wash your hair for a smoother mane.
Try an Updo
If your frizz is continuing to prevail, there’s nothing a slicked back bun can’t fix. Especially in the summer, it might be worth it to keep your tresses off of your back anyway. You can try anything from a sleek low bun to a messy braid. To make sure your style stays put, use a hair pomade like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty and apply where you need your hair to be smooth and slick.
Written by: Shannon Stubbs, Photo Credit: Shalwah Evans, Design by: Crystal Simone