With all of the fun that comes along with summer – sunshine, the beach, swimming – the truth is, hot and humid weather can wreak havoc on hair.

If you’re frustrated with unruly, frizzy hair due to humidity, don’t fret. There are ways to tame it. Keep reading to learn how.

Work with your hair

Any and all hair can feel the effects of humidity. However, certain hair types, like those with natural texture, wave or curl, can be particularly susceptible to the heat and moisture that’s in the air this time of year. In fact, even right after straightening it, these weather conditions can make your hair go back to its natural condition of curls or waves, topped off with a whole lot of frizz.

While curls and waves are beautiful when properly maintained, it’s safe to say that no one likes their hair to be frizzy. Frizzy hair looks unruly and damaged, even if it’s not. The trick is to understand your hair type and work with it, not against it.

For example, maybe you like to straighten out your waves with a flat iron. On the most humid of days, this may not be an optimal choice (as within minutes, you may experience your hair “poufing” up anyway). Consider going with your hair’s natural texture. And the key? The right products and tools.

The right stuff makes all the difference

Whether you experience a little or a lot of frizz, the trick to taking control of it is using the right products and hair tools. This starts in the shower. Using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner can hydrate your hair, preventing it from soaking in the moisture in the air.

Next, while your hair is damp, applying a lightweight oil or serum can help to repel humidity even more while also smoothing flyaways. If you have thick hair, it’s safe to apply this product from your roots to your ends. If you have limp or fine hair, apply only from the middle to the ends of the hair.

Next, consider using a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer, especially if your hair is wavy or curly. This can further control frizz and result in more shapely waves and curls. You may also consider a hair treatment, like a professional keratin treatment, to lock in smoothness and shine when you need it most.

A hairdresser with accolades

When it comes to your hair, who you choose for cut, color and styling is vital. Not all hairstylists are equal.

Beth Barton, hairstylist in metro Detroit, is an expert in all things hair. With an extensive education and elite training under some of the most well-known hairdressers in the country, Beth is proud to consistently hone her skills in hair color, haircutting and styling. She knows that remaining at the forefront of her industry is imperative to bringing her clients the best results possible.

It’s time to get the hair of your dreams! Contact Beth today at 734.215.2090 for an appointment. She looks forward to helping you achieve your most gorgeous hair.