Summer’s great, but it comes with the horrible combo of hair and humidity that’s difficult to avoid. And while you can’t get rid of the scorching hot days summer brings with it, you can surely bid farewell to bad hair days. Although a tad bit of seasonal frizz isn’t the worst thing in the world, it’d be really nice if you could get rid of it whenever you’d like, right? Here are a couple of hacks you should know about:
1. Use the right towel

1. Use the right towel

Drying your hair with a regular bath towel in the humid summer months isn’t such a good idea. Rough towels rile up the cuticles of your hair in such a way that your hair won’t lie flat. That’s why, it’s best to use a microfiber towel that’s much gentler on your hair. If you can’t seem to get a hold of a microfiber towel, you could also dry your hair with a soft t-shirt. You should also make sure that you don’t aggressively rub your hair when you dry it. Instead, you must gently squeeze all the water out from your locks.

2. Deep condition your hair

Whether your hair is straight or curly, thick or thin, deep conditioning is great for you. So, instead of using shampoo every time you wash your hair, use only conditioner one in a while. As conditioner comprises surfactants— an ingredient present in shampoo to clean your hair— you’ll end up cleaning your strands, while maintaining its natural oils.

3. Oils are your best bet

3. Oils are your best bet

Applying oil to your hair is probably one of the best ways to keep frizzy hair in check. Oils such as whipped shea butter and coconut oil will nourish your hair, as well as keep frizz to a minimum. Coconut oil works well on all hair types, and helps keep your hair healthy, keeps frizz down, and makes it shine. Whipped shea butter is also great, as it tames frizz and nourishes your hair without leaving your locks greasy.

4. Over-washing your hair is a bad idea

It’s natural to want to wash your hair in the summer. However, over-washing your hair can do quite a bit of harm to your strands. By taking long breaks in between your shampoos— about 3-4 days— your hair’s natural oils won’t be stripped off, and your hair will remain moisturized. Shampooing your hair extremely often will dry out your hair, and make it even frizzier.

5. Use serum

The best way to deal with humidity is getting the cuticle, which is the outermost layer of your hair, to lay flat. This can be done by applying some serum to your hair before you head out. Serum will make your locks smooth and shiny, and will also help keep your hair ass frizz-free as possible.