Summertime is great for sun-kissed skin, road trips and lounging by the pool — but it’s also really good at turning your hair into a big bundle of frizz! Humidity can make hair tough to handle, especially if you’re one of the lucky people out there who have extra long, thick, wavy or curly tresses. But you don’t have to take humidity and frizz lying down — or let it spoil your awesome summer — you can fight back!
Use these helpful hair care tips from the salon professionals at Summit Salon to combat frizz and flyaways and keep your hair looking shiny and sleek all summer long.
- Allow your hair to dry naturally, instead of using a blow dryer.
Leaving damp hair to air dry reduces stress on hair and lowers the chances of damaged strands exploding into frizz at the first sign of humidity. Plus, blowing hot, dry air directly on your hair before heading out into hot, humid air is never a good idea.
- Moisturize hair using a high-quality deep conditioner
As the saying goes, the best defense is a good offense! The less dry and damaged your hair is, the less it will be negatively impacted by humidity this summer. We recommend using a deep conditioner once or twice a week — try out Redken’s All Soft Mega Mask, an awesome argan oil hair mask that serves as an intense conditioner and frizz reducer. You’ll see soft, supple results within a week!
- Avoid towel drying with standard bath towels
Though your bath towels may feel soft to the touch, they are actually made of cotton fibers that can break and damage hair. Using cotton towels regularly can roughen up hair cuticles so they refuse to lie flat, making hair appear fluffy and frizzy. As an alternative, try using an ultra-absorbent microfiber towel to carefully press excess water from your hair after showering.
- Use an anti-frizz oil serum daily
We regularly tell clients to check out Redken’s Frizz Dismiss line for help tackling frizz during the humid summer months because it works better than anything else we’ve tried. Apply a little bit of the Frizz Dismiss line’s FPF 30 Instant Deflate Leave-In Smoothing Oil Serum when styling your hair each morning to tame the worst of your frizz, on even the hottest of days.
For additional help with styling, tips on overcoming frizzy hair, or if you’re looking for a sleek, new summer look — head on in to Summit Salon! We have convenient hours all summer long and welcome walk-ins — so what are you waiting for? Take a look at our full line of available salon services to find out more.