Summer humidity can be brutal… especially if you live in Florida. The hot, humid air causes excessive sweat, melting makeup and uncontrollable, frizzy tresses. Now there are easy fixes to some of those problems: you can wear lightweight clothing and load up on translucent power or setting spray — but frizzy hair is often harder to fend off. Many Floridians just assume that they have to tie their hair up in a topknot and wait until fall to start styling it again.
The truth is – you can control frizz and keep your hair looking smooth even during the dog days of Florida summers. You just have to add a couple of steps to your hair styling routine.
How to Fix Frizzy Hair in 4 Simple Steps
1. Use a moisturizing conditioner
Frizz happens why dry hair meets the humid air. This is because dry or porous hairs will absorb the moisture in the air, causing the strands to swell. This sudden swelling creates breakage in the cuticle, leading to the appearance of frizz. So in order to fight frizzy hair, incorporating moisturizing products is an absolute must.
Make sure to follow every shampoo with a good, moisturizing conditioner. If you already do this and still find yourself fending off frizz – you may have to introduce additional steps into your hair care routine. Try spritzing a leave-in conditioner into your hair after every shower. If you have color-treated or more severely damaged strands, you may also consider visiting your local hair salon for a specialized deep conditioning treatment.
2. Add a straightening mist
Before styling your hair, it’s important to add some frizz-fighting product. This will help protect your hair from heat damage, as well as help the style hold up in the humidity. After blow-drying, spray a straightening mist throughout your hair. Give it a few seconds to dry and then begin styling.
3. Iron your hair in sections
Thorough styling is an important component of fighting frizz. Simply passing over the top layers of your hair with a hot flat iron won’t do the job – you have to separate the hair into small sections. This tactic will help the most stubborn, unruly strands lay flat and stay that way. Just be sure not to iron the same section too many times. The extreme heat will damage your strands, causing more dryness and making you even more susceptible to frizz.
4. Add a finishing spray
Once you’re finished styling your hair, hit it with a mist of finishing spray before heading outside. This product helps seal the outer cuticle of the hair, which will help prevent it from soaking up the moisture in the humid air.
For more information about how to fight frizz, call or visit Total Hair Designs in Dunedin, Florida.