I love the warm weather, but what I don’t love is what it does to my hair. I never know which way my fine and frizzy hair will go when it’s humid outside. I’m sure a lot of women can relate. You’ve probably also noticed that your hair can look a lot duller and more dried out in the summer, even more so if you color it. Different hair types will face different struggles in the heat. Someone with thick, curly hair wouldn’t necessarily need the same care that someone with thin, straight hair would.
Tips for Styling Fine, Frizzy Hair
- You already know that your hair tends to feel extra dry, so make sure that you’re using a moisturizing shampoo to keep it hydrated. Don’t forget conditioner, which helps smooth down frizz.
- After showering, towel dry your hair, and then apply either a mousse or a dry oil. Start at the roots and work your way through to the ends.
- Use a large round brush when blow drying your hair, and work on small sections at a time. Make sure the section is completely dry before moving on to the next one.
- Avoid sticky hairspray, which will only dry your hair out more. Use a smoothing serum or light finishing spray instead.
- Use an overnight hair mask at least once a week to add moisture and repair damage.
Tips for Styling Thin, Flat Hair
- Look for volumizing shampoos. Conditioner isn’t as much of a necessity for this hair type. But if you do use conditioner, avoid the roots—this will just weigh your hair down more.
- After towel drying your hair, use a volumizing spray before blow drying. Before using a brush to blow dry, flip your hair upside down and use your fingers to tousle your strands as you run the blow dryer over them.
- To get a little extra volume when blow drying with the brush, use a rounded brush to lift hair up straight toward the ceiling as you dry it (instead of pulling it downward with the brush).
Tips for Styling Coarse, Curly Hair
- Stay away from products that contain alcohol, which will dry your hair out too much.
- Find a shampoo and conditioner that are sulfate-free. Products containing sulfate will strip your hair of its natural oils.
- Use a leave-in conditioner to hydrate hair. There are many products out there that are specially formulated for curly hair. Make sure to work the conditioner into both the roots and the ends.
- If you have a problem with frizz, use a hydrating styling cream instead of hairspray. When choosing hair products, look for ones that contain aloe vera and silk proteins, which will help boost the health, vitality, and most importantly, the appearance of your curls.