The hot, humid days of summer can make styling your hair a nightmare, especially if you have a full head of thick, frizz-prone hair. Frizzy hair can happen to anyone, even if your hair is naturally straight. When the cuticle of the hair strand becomes damaged, moisture can enter the hair, which makes it swell and become unsightly. The first step to caring for frizzy and thick hair is to protect it. Wear a hat when you go out in the sun and be careful when styling it with a hair dryer or iron.
Wash your hair, using a shampoo with silicone in it to help keep hair cuticles smooth. Rinse the shampoo out and add conditioner to your hair. Let the conditioner soak into your hair for about five minutes, then rinse out with cold water. Cold water makes the cuticle lie flat, increasing your hair’s shine.
Remove excess water from your hair with a towel gently. Don’t rub or tousle your hair with the towel, as that will disturb your cuticles.
Spritz a bit of anti-frizz serum into your hair and work through with your fingers. Coat your hair with a heat-protecting spray.
Dry your hair with a hair dryer. Make sure you get your hair completely dry, without a drop of moisture left in it or else it will frizz. If you are straightening your hair, aim the dryer downward and use a round brush to pull it straight. If you want to curl your hair, attach a diffuser to your dryer and blow up on the hair, curling it with your fingers.
Use the cold air setting on your hair dryer to cool hair off. If your blow dryer doesn’t have a cold setting, try sticking your head in the freezer for a minute to cool your hair.
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