Beat the Heat: Frizz-Free Hair
  • by Lydia Suh
  • June 3, 2014
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Tis the season for suntans, short shorts and flip flops! There are many things to love about summer, but sometimes the hot weather doesn’t exactly help us look our best. Hot, humid, summer days are great for hitting the beach, but not so much for keeping your hair smooth.

Although people believe in the stereotype that all Asians are blessed with sleek, straight hair, I know from experience that this is not the case.

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Hair is made up of three layers and the outer layer looks like a shingled roof. When your hair is smooth, the “shingles” lie flat, but when your hair is frizzy the “shingles” are lifted. No one wants to spend their summer having bad hair days, so we’re here to help. Try these steps to keep your hair frizz-free all summer long!


 

1.) Apply a hair mask and relax outside in the sun. The heat opens the hair’s cuticle, and allows the product to sink in more deeply.

Try Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask ($32)

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2.) Don’t brush your hair. Brushing disrupts your hair’s cuticle. Instead of using a brush, use a wide tooth comb, gently combing through any tangles.

Try RickyCare No Frizz Jumbo Detangler Comb ($8)

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3.) Don’t over-process your hair. Straightening and blow drying your hair daily can make hair brittle and leads to breakage.

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4.) Put moisture back into your hair. Frizzy hair tends to be drier, so use natural oils to replenish the hair of its moisture.

Try Moroccanoil Oil Treatment ($14.80)

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