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How to Avoid the Summer Frizz

A comprehensive guide to enjoy summer in tamed hair

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Yes, summer is here and humidity is already triggering hair frizz. We all pray for the perfect summer, where we’ll be lying by the beach all day and partying all night. But with the joy this season brings so comes the frustration of excessive sweating and frizzy hair. While sweat may stay an unsolved problem, you don’t have to stress over frizz if you follow some simple steps and embrace your best summer hair!

STAY HYDRATED

Just as your body craves hydration in the summer heat, so does your hair. Make sure to keep your strands well moisturized by using hydrating shampoos and conditioners. Look for products infused with ingredients like coconut oil, argan oil, or shea butter to help lock in moisture and combat frizz. And don’t get burdened by the thought of searching, ELLE editors have picked some of the best in the local market for you! 

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DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE LEAVE-IN

After washing your hair, apply a leave-in conditioner to seal in moisture and provide an extra layer of protection against frizz. Choose a lightweight formula that won’t weigh your hair down, and focus on applying it to the mid-lengths and ends where frizz tends to be most prevalent. Here are our absolute go-to’s. 

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HAIR OILING IS MAGIC

Hair oils can be a game-changer when it comes to fighting frizz. Opt for lightweight, non-greasy oils like argan oil or jojoba oil, and apply a small amount to damp or dry hair to smooth away frizz and add shine. Just be sure not to overdo it—a little goes a long way! And if you’re on the hunt of new products, the ones we picked are your best shots!

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DON’T OVER-WASH

 While it may be tempting to wash your hair frequently in the summer heat, over-washing can strip your strands of their natural oils, leading to increased frizz. Instead, try to limit washing to two or three times a week, and use dry shampoo in between washes to refresh your roots and absorb excess oil.

SCALP SCRUBS ARE GAME CHANGERS

The idea of exfoliating your scalp may feel harsh and itchy. But using a gentle and cleansing scalp exfoliator can actually be your best friend in summer. Not only will it remove product build-up, it will avoid dry ends and help your strands get the nourishing they deserve! Here are our top recommendations. 

Lazy Republic

 

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Clary

 

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JUST STAY HEAT-FREE

Heat styling tools like blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons can exacerbate frizz by stripping moisture from your hair. Whenever possible, embrace your hair’s natural texture and opt for heat-free styling methods like the trending heatless curls or the finger coiling method.

FRIZZ COMBATER:  ANTI-FRIZZ SERUMS

A good humidity-resistant hair serum can be a lifesaver on especially muggy days. Look for a lightweight formula that will provide hold without weighing your hair down, and apply it over damp hair to help lock out humidity and keep frizz at bay. These are our absolute top picks!

Locken

 

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Braes

 

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LET YOUR HAIR SMELL GOOD

Hair perfumes were not that trending a couple of years ago, but now they’re staples in every girl’s hair routine. Many local brands now create hair mists that work as hair moisturizers too. So your hair will be smelling like fruits and vanilla and well tamed at the same time! Here are our top picks.

Buend

 

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The bathland

 

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Soul & More

 

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USE HEAT PROTECTION

Just like your skin, your hair can suffer damage from prolonged sun exposure. To protect your strands from UV rays, wear a hat or scarf when spending extended periods outdoors, or use a leave-in conditioner or styling product with built-in UV protection. Here are ELLE editors’ top picks.

Lazy Republic

 

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IT’S ALL ABOUT SILKY PILLOWS

Swap out your cotton pillowcase for a silk or satin one to reduce friction and prevent frizz while you sleep. The smooth surface of silk or satin helps to minimize tangles and friction, leaving you with smoother, more manageable hair come morning. 

DON’T SKIP REGULAR TRIMS

Regular trims are essential for keeping frizz in check, as they help to remove split ends and prevent damage from traveling up the hair shaft. Aim to get a trim every 6-8 weeks to keep your ends looking fresh and healthy.

Last but not least, remember to stay cool and hydrated throughout the summer months. Dehydration can take a toll on your hair, leaving it dry, brittle, and prone to frizz. Drink plenty of water, seek shade when necessary, and treat yourself to a refreshing hair mask or deep conditioning treatment to keep your locks in top condition.

By following these simple tips, you can say goodbye to frizzy hair woes and hello to smooth, sleek locks all summer long. So go ahead, embrace the sunshine and let your hair shine!

Don’t forget to check out ELLE’s favorite local skincare products!

 

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