Growing up on the east coast, battling frizz was always such a bummer in the warmer months. It felt as though no matter what I did, I could not get my hair to calm down and cooperate. Over a decade later, I come prepared — with products in my arsenal that are sure to please, and a few techniques to keep frizz at bay.
TIP #1: It All Starts in the Shower. Think shampoo and conditioner doesn't make a difference in the texture of your hair? Think again! This was mistake numero-uno for me, I was using a formula that was completely wrong for my hair type. Opt for hydrating formula's that will coat the hair shaft, in addition to only washing 2-3x per week (otherwise your hair's natural oils will be stripped and in need of moisture, they'll look to the humid air to get it!).
TIP #2: Opt for a Microfiber Towel. When drying the hair, reach for a microfiber towel instead of your usual blend. The texture helps to absorb moisture and lessen the friction. Also be sure to blot the hair when wet, never rub the hair, as that will cause ends to split and create more friction.
TIP #3: Hydrate the Hair: Dry hair soaks up the humidity within the air, which is what causes strands to frizz in the first place. By keeping hair coated with a hydrating styling product, you'll prevent the unwanted afro. Several product recommendations above will help you with this.
TIP #4: Stay Away from the Heat: Kick back, relax, and lay off the styling tools unless absolutely necessary. Flat-iron's, curling rod's and blow-dryers all damage the hair's cuticle, which is essential in keeping strands healthy. When that's damaged, frizz isn't too far behind. There are a few exceptions — ionic styling tools and thermal-styling protectant. These help to seal the cuticle and promote healthy hair.