Summer brings a lot of things attached to it, and the unbearable humidity is definitely one of them. What does that exactly mean for those who are natural or transitioning? Well, besides shrinkage or reversion, it can also mean a lot of frizz all season long.
The good news is I’m here to set you up for a frizz-free summer. I’m about to give you a couple of useful tips on how to keep your hair under control and make that nasty frizz steer clear of your hairstyle.
Now that we all know why we’re here, we can begin handing out some essential tips to liberate you from frizz once and for all.
Use a glossing or smoothing serum
These serums contain silicones which water can not dissolve. That’s why they’re your perfect shield against humidity. They’ll cover each strand of your hair nicely, making any humidity just slide off it. Not everyone’s hair deal well with these silicones, but if yours does, you should definitely consider using them. It’s a very simple procedure, not at all time-consuming, and it’ll prevent bad hair days like you wouldn’t believe.
This method will not only deal with your frizz, but also shrinkage and reversion. Serums can be applied to almost any of your favorite hairstyles. You just got a fresh set of braids or twists? Or you simply prefer a bit looser hairstyle? Doesn’t really matter, as long as your hair is not overly sensitive to silicones you’ll be just fine.
Important thing to note here is the fact that these serums will eventually cause a buildup since they don’t dissolve at all in water. You’ll want to shampoo your hair with special shampoos that have the ability of dissolving these once in a while simply to prevent that buildup from ever happening. Use a good conditioner afterward to restore your hair’s natural moisture.
Protection via protective hairstyle
In addition to using those smoothing serums one of your most potent weapons in battling frizz and humidity is your very own protective styling. We’ll make an example out of braids and twists. They really stop the reversion, and they’re my favorite go-to style from the moment the summer comes knocking. Frizz and shrinkage are also banned from the premise once you start using these styles, and even if they appear they’re much easier for embracing. If these are not your cup of tea you can adopt a whole slew of other options, such as updos, flat twists, cornrows, or braid extensions.
Wear some sort of headband or scarf
Headbands and scarves are trendy pretty much every summer, and they’re a great and quick fix to whatever troubles you about your hair. They’re more about disguising the consequences of humidity than actually fighting it, but they’re always a welcome addition if you get careless enough to let the frizz creep up on you. You should also pay close attention to the material of your scarf or your headband of choice. Definitely go for ones made of polyester or silk (satin weave in particular) because they’re much gentler on your hair than, let’s say cotton or some other materials. Wide and soft headbands will also do much better job in providing your frizzy hair with a good disguise than hard, thin ones.
Embracing the natural texture of your hair
What does this tip actually mean? Simply wear your hair as it is, in its own, natural state. By doing this you’ll have no more lingering fear of humidity, you’ll even welcome it. If you accept and wear your curls, kinks, and coils with pride, there isn’t anything that can really put a damp on that hairstyle.