Keeping frizz under control can be a challenge this time of year, particularly because of the climate we live in. As we all know, humidity is a major culprit in creating a “frizz- fest”, so to speak. The underlying reason for this is your hair is lacking moisture and will seek to find it in the air. When there is lots of moisture in the air (aka it’s humid), the dehydrated hair reaches out for it, thus creating the crazy fly-away frizz we all dread. Curly hair is especially prone to dehydration, in turn making it more prone to frizz. Therefore, our first line of defense against “frizzies” should be hydration – maintaining healthy, supple hair. There are a few tricks to apply here: If you have hair that is dehydrated or damaged, please do not wash it every day! If you have an oily scalp, it is ok to wet it down in the shower and work fingertips through to the scalp as if you were shampooing, minus the shampoo and then put some conditioner through the mid-shaft and ends. Once your scalp gets adjusted to not being shampooed every day, it will become less oily in response.
It is imperative to use professional products on the hair as well, since most cheaper brands have detergents that can be harsh and drying and some have wax, which coats the hair making it feel temporarily moisturized, but it’s effects on the hair are similar to that of waxing a car – it prevents moisture from getting to the hair, exacerbating the problem of dehydration. Bumble and Bumble makes a luscious treatment line called “Quenching” which is made specifically for “the terribly thirsty”. What you follow with for styling depends on what look you’re after. If you are a curly girl who wants to embrace your natural texture, Bumble’s Curl Conscious Creme is great for taming and defining curl. If you are after the sleek look, and are heat styling to get it, Bumble’s Strait Blow Dry might be your product. If you are creating some beachy waves that just need some definition, one of my faves for that is Bumble’s Grooming Creme. We also offer the Agave Smoothing Treatment at Groove Jet, which is an in-salon service that can help control and relax unruly hair. We hope that you enjoy the summer, and not miss a beat because of frizzy hair!