Spring and summer are coming up, and with them will come humid weather. If you have curly hair, you most likely struggle every year when the weather turns warmer to keep your hair from becoming frizzy. Here are some tips on how to keep your curls under control so you can enjoy the warm weather with confidence.
Why Does Curly Hair Become Frizzy?
Curly hair turns frizzy because of a lack of hydration. This can be caused by heat styling tools, humidity, or by touching it too much. Curly hair tends to be naturally drier than straight hair because it is harder for the scalp’s natural oils to make their way down the hair shaft. Shampooing too much, brushing curls, wind, salty or chlorinated water, sun, and towel-drying hair or blow-drying without a diffuser can all contribute to frizz. Diet, not getting regular trims, and using chemical treatments can also make curly hair frizzy.
Keep Your Curly Hair Hydrated
The most important thing to do to keep your curly hair from becoming frizzy is to keep it well hydrated. Use a shampoo and conditioner designed to hydrate curly hair. Shampooing your hair less often can reduce frizz. Try co-washing your hair and use a deep conditioner at least once a month.
How to Style Your Curly Hair
Using too many products can cause your curly hair to become frizzy. Only use one or two products after you wash and condition your hair. Use a curl-building serum. Work it from your scalp to the ends of your hair with your hands. Avoid heavy, oily products. Use a heat protectant to seal the cuticle and style your hair.
Dry your hair with a cotton T-shirt, not a towel, to reduce friction. When you dry your hair, blot it gently. Air-dry your hair whenever possible or dry it with a diffuser. After your hair is dry, fluff and style it. After styling your hair, don’t touch it.
Make an Appointment for a Haircut at The Beauty Bar
It is important to get regular trims to keep your hair healthy. If you are due for a haircut, make an appointment at The Beauty Bar in Southington, Connecticut. We can help you choose the right style and give you tips on how to care for your curly hair. Schedule your appointment today.