Your Easy 6-Step Guide to a Frizz-Free Summer
Summer is all fun and games until an unwanted intruder decides to step in: frizz. We've all had our fair share of frizzy-hair moments, but after years of carefully studying what leads to it, we've learned some tips and tricks that can help eliminate this pesky hair concern.
The main reason frizz occurs is due to lack of moisture, which is why choosing your products wisely can make a significant difference. But keep in mind that it takes more than a couple of products that say antifrizz on the label — it also depends on your hair type and texture.
That being said, we've highlighted some ways to help eliminate flyaways this season for a frizz-free summer.
The Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Lather Shampoo ($59) and Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Cream Rinse ($28) are a powerful duo that deeply moisturizes dry, brittle strands. Both are infused with awapuhi extract from Paul Mitchell's solar-powered, organic farm in Hawaii (if that sounds fancy, that's because it is) to balance moisture for manageability and extra shine. Together they help cleanse, protect, and replenish dry, thirsty strands.
Reduce Friction With a Microfiber Towel
Have you ever noticed how your waves or rizos seem more defined when you skip towel drying your hair? That's why you should switch to a microfiber towel instead, like the Pattern Microfiber Towel ($19). It helps absorb excess water without disrupting your wave or curl pattern thanks to its premium and soft material. Try it and you'll notice a difference in frizz reduction.
Add a Weekly Mask
Treat your strands to a weekly mask such as the Living Proof No Frizz Intense Moisture Mask ($38). This powerful yet nourishing treatment is silicone free and provides maximum frizz control and smoothness for even the coarsest hair without weighing it down. Furthermore, it helps to replenish the hair's natural protective barrier while providing rich conditioning sans the heavy buildup.
Add an Extra Dose of Daily Moisture
Pack on the moisture with the Mielle Organics Mango & Tulsi Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner ($15). Yes, it smells of delicious mangoes, but most importantly, it helps restore moisture, protect against future breakage and frizz, and provide detangling benefits. It also brings nourishment to the scalp to support stronger roots. Another excellent option is the Ouai Jumbo Leave In Conditioner ($40), a leave-in treatment that works to detangle, reduce frizz and flyaways, and protect against heat damage for silky-soft strands.
When necessary, use the Rizos Curls Pink Collapsible Diffuser ($20) to help dry curls evenly and faster while enhancing curl definition and volume and minimizing frizz. It fits most hair dryers, and the collapsible feature makes it easy to store or take with you on trips.
Use a Trusty Serum
The Seen Magic Serum ($36) well deserves the "magic" in its name. This do-it-all instantly gives hair a smoother, shinier, and healthier-looking appearance. It adds shine, reduces frizz, strengthens, and protects hair from heat styling and breakage. It's also got the National Eczema Association's seal of approval, so those with sensitive skin or eczema can greatly benefit from it, too.