The 3-Step Guide to Frizz-Free Summer Hair
Sunshine, balmy breezes, longer days — there are plenty of things to love about summer weather. Humidity, unfortunately, isn’t one of them. Measured by the amount of water molecules in the air, high humidity can spell hair catastrophe — it causes your strands to curl and increases the amount of frizz and flyaways.
This summer-specific issue can be frustrating to deal with, no matter your hair type. Before you start cursing out your mane, know that there are some easy solutions to help prevent the humidity menace.
Kevin Mancuso, Global Creative Director and Lead Stylist for Nexxus, shares his top three tips for frizz-free summer hair.
Step 1. Protect & Correct with Treatments
Damaged hair is particularly susceptible to humid weather. “Humidity has an open door into hair that is damaged and porous,” explains Kevin. As those water molecules in the air seep into the hair follicle, it causes it to swell up and can cause breaks in the hair shaft, which manifests as frizz.
The solution? “Using treatments that restore and coat the surface of the hair will slow down frizz,” says Kevin. Nexxus Vital 8-in-1 Hair Masque is enriched with Coconut Oil, protein-rich Soybean Oil, and Keratin to provide a salon-quality strengthening mask that replenishes lost hair nutrients. The result? Hair that’s smoother, shinier, and frizz-free in just five minutes.
Step 2. Create A Frizz Shield With Styling Products
According to Kevin, some of your favorite styling products can also be used to guard your hair. “Using mousse and hairspray when styling will coat the hair, locking in moisture and locking out humidity,” he says.
So, while it might be tempting to do a wash-and-go hairstyle in the sweltering summer heat, take the time to run product through wet hair to both protect against frizz and add definition and hold to your ‘do.
Step 3. Get Smart With Your Hair Styling
Another way to make sure that humid air doesn’t get the jump on you is to wear your hair in a style that both protects damaged strands and prevents excess moisture from getting in. One of the best looks for frizz protection is a top knot — it not only looks beautiful, but it keeps you cool and tames frizz in even the muggiest of summer heat.
Apply Nexxus City Shield DD Hair Crème to wet hair and let air-dry. This will both hydrate hair and prevent excess moisture from penetrating the hair follicle.
Brush hair upwards and gather it into a ponytail at the crown of the head. Spray hair with Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist to create hold, then secure the ponytail with an elastic. Take a golf-ball sized amount of Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam and, using your hands, run it through the ponytail to add texture and increase hold.
Place two fingers at the base of the ponytail and begin to wrap your hair around them, pinning sections of the hair in place as you work.
Tuck the ends of your ponytail into the bun, then use a pin to secure, hiding them from view. Bring it on summer — frizz doesn’t stand a chance against this humidity-proof updo.