Abandon frizz...for good!
Frizz is a good-hair-day's arch nemesis. Luckily, there are a handful of ways to keep frizz to a minimum, even during the hot and humid summer days.
1. Don't Shampoo Every Day
Despite what you may have heard, shampooing your hair everyday is not recommended by experts. Cleansing your strands too often can strip them of natural oils they need to remain healthy, balanced, and frizz-free. Stick to a shampooing schedule of 1-3 times per week. If excess greasiness occurs in the interim, reach for dry shampoo, like L'Oreal Professionnel Tecni.Art Fresh Dust.
2. Condition Your Strands
Since frizz occurs due to lack of moisture, you can help combat it with conditioner. When you do shampoo (remember: 1-3 times per week), be sure to follow up with conditioner each and every time. Not only can regular conditioning keep your hair detangled and feeling soft (read: less breakage when brushing!), it can also hydrate and nourish the strands post-cleansing.
3. Use a Hair Mask
Take your hydrating hair care routine one step further by incorporating a weekly hair mask. There are dozens of at-home formulas to try, but if you happen to be in a salon, ask your hairdresser to use L'Oreal Professionnel's Serie Expert Powermix Liss on your strands. The treatment can be placed on shampooed and towel-dried hair for up to 5 minutes. Once rinsed, hair is smooth, soft, detangled, and significantly less frizzy.
4. Get a Haircut
Dead ends are prone to frizz, so get a head start on keeping them at bay with regular trims every 6-8 weeks. A hydrating hair oil on your ends can also help prevent unwanted breakage and splitting while sealing the hair's cuticle to keep extra moisture in, and humid, frizz-causing air out.
5. Rinse with Cold Water
Excess heat can be drying on the hair, which does little to help with frizz. Try rinsing with cold water (as cold as you can bear!) while in the shower to help smooth the hair's cuticle and diminish puffy, flyaway hair.
6. Cut Down on Hot Styling Tools
You knew this one was coming. Excess heat from styling tools such as blow-dryers, curling irons, and straightening irons can leave the hair dry and damaged, which is a surefire way to bring about frizz. Do your best to keep the use of hot styling tools to a minimum, and allow your hair to air-dry instead. If you absolutely must use styling tools, use a heat protectant product first and turn down your device to the lowest temperature setting.