When it comes to summer heat, curl protection is a top priority. Celebrity hair stylist Nathaniel Hawkins is an expert on this dilemma and offers some simple frizzy hair remedies for summer.
Whether you want to keep your curls or straighten them out for the season, these tips are a great way to keep your natural locks protected and looking their best under the sun.
Use Oil Treatments Daily
To start, use a hair treatment oil prior to shampooing your hair. Hawkins suggests products such as Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment, Leonor Greyl Huile De Palme or VO5 Hot Oil Moisturizing Treatment to recharge hair. By using these products before you shampoo, you'll avoid stripping the natural lipid barrier necessary in repelling humidity and excess moisture.
Be sure to apply one of these hair oil treatments liberally to dry hair prior to shampooing and allow them to soak into the hair for a minimum of five minutes. Some products may suggest more time for longer lengths or dryer hair, so be sure to read the information prior to using.
Your hair knows what it needs, and it will absorb just what it needs from the treatment and let the rest wash out.
Try a New Texture
The next of these frizzy hair remedies is creating a new texture. The hot weather is a great time to try new summer hairstyles. Hawkins suggest trying Keratin Earth’s at home smoothing and straightening kit which is a great way to create a sleeker texture.
“This brand new, very simple 4 step process will create a long lasting smoothing effect and will prevent your hair from frizzing no matter the weather or your style,” states Hawkins.
The Keratin Earth at home kit contains no harsh chemicals and can last up to three months. To find out more about this product or purchase the kit visit Keratin Earth.
Don’t Forget Your Product!
After you create your smooth, summer texture, or if your flowing locks are still in place, be sure to apply a no-frizz product to your hair.
Some of Hawkins top choices are: Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener, Living Proof No Frizz Straight Styling Cream and Pantene Straighten and Smooth Creme.
Hawkins reminds stylists and product users that frizzy hair remedies only work where they are applied. Therefore, be sure to always apply your product evenly throughout your hair.
Begin with your hair towel-dried and emulsify your no-frizz product with a little water, then apply directly to your hair.
“This dilutes the product so an even and thorough application can be achieved without creating any greasiness to the hair.” remarks Hawkins.
Completely Dry Hair Equals No-Frizz Hair
Next, dry your hair 100%. Otherwise any leftover moisture can cause the hair to frizz and return to its original texture.
“When the hair is 90% dry, it looks like its dry but still contains enough water to allow your hair to frizz later on.” says Hawkins.
The stylist to the stars suggests using a powerful hair dryer with a strong airflow and vented brush for straighter styles. For curly strands, use a hair diffuser.
Hawkins tool picks: BaBylissPro Volare, T3 Tourmaline PR and Conair’s Infiniti Pro Dryer, Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Turbo Vent Pro Shaper Brush, Revlon Perfect Tunnel Vent and Ulta Black Velvet Tunnel Vent Brush.
Finish it Off
The last of these frizzy hair remedies is to use finishing spray. Select an aerosol hairspray that doesn’t contain water, suggests Hawkins.
Tresemme Tres Two Ultra Fine Mist Hairspray and Paul Mitchell Aquapuhi Wild Ginger Finishing Spray are two of his favorites.
Using a spray that contains water is like spraying humidity back into the hair, hence, causing frizz. Sprays with no water keep moisture and humidity away from your locks.
Hawkins suggests that you read the labels carefully and be sure the sprays contain no water or any aqueous infusions.
No matter your individual hairstyle or texture preference, following Hawkins’ summer frizzy hair remedies will have your summer locks looking more radiant, healthy and easy to manage.