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By BR Kellie
I know I bemoan my hair a lot around here. It is my least favourite feature and I have done and will continue to do everything I can to change that. Last year I was lucky enough to trial and fall in love with KMS' Tame Frizz regime, which does the most marvellous job of taking my fine but-lots-of-it semi-wavy semi-curly hair and turning it into this lush gentle wave of locks. BUT... even my beloved Tame Frizz can only do so much. It can handle winter humidity with ease, but this summer? Oh my giddy aunt. It's hotter than Keanu Reeves in Point Break. Or John Wick. It's been a summer where my brown halo has gone into overdrive. A summer to break out the big hair-styling guns. So what are our top tips for fighting the frizz when the mercury is sky-high and you feel like you're stepping out into a warm bath on the daily? Check these out.
First... yup... get a good shampoo, conditioner and hairstyling product. And as you know, I think KMS is the bizz. The shampoo and conditioner leave my hair feeling incredible, and work perfectly with the smoothing lotion - which you can use before styling if you're wanting to fancy up your hair, OR you can work it through and leave it to air dry. Either way, you're one step ahead when it comes to putting out the frizz fire.
Rubbing the heck out of your hair with a towel when drying it? Don't. It roughens up the hair follicle and can cause a case of the frizzies. Instead gently squeeze the water out, kind of like the way you might use a hand towel to squeeze excess water out of a blending sponge. One way to get excess water out of your hair with ease is to invest in a microfibre hair towel, like the one above, which is available from Acquisitions.
Cut back on shampooing your hair. This is hard for me to write, as I've been, up until recently, a daily shampooer for most of my adult life. But rigorous shampooing can cause breakage and damage, which leads to the boof. Instead stretch out the days between shampooing with a little dry shampoo.
An oil can work wonders on your hair when it comes to keeping things looking smooth, and argan oil is universally loved by hair both thick and thin. Take a drop or two, warm it between our palms, then smooth it on, letting it seal the cuticle... then enjoy smoother, shinier hair.
Give it a squirt of hairspray. A little hairspray on a clean mascara wand of a teasing brush can smooth down the flyaways that form around your forehead. Some say it's best to look for an alcohol-free formula so that your hair isn't further dried out. Others say that's a big marketing ploy and by the time the alcohol reaches your head it has dissipated. Others say some alcohols in hairspray are fine, some aren't. Being a dirty old fence sitter - and a believer in experiementing and finding out what works for you - I say you be the judge!
Of course one way to ease the time spent styling is to wear your hair up. A bun is easy, fast and can be rocked in casual or chic styles. Or you can braid the front of your hair and pin it back into a pony or bun. Either way it can contain the majority of the frizz and you just have to work to calm the farm on your hairline area.
Another tip I've learned - the hard way - is that there's no point fighting the hair you were born with on a humid day. I can straighten the bejeesus out of it and if there's water in the air - especially during summer - I'll be facing a hot mess an hour or so. So if your hair is curly, embrace the curls when the hygrometer is high, but work with them to keep them looking fab not frizzy.
The very last option - and possibly the easiest if you've nowhere to be in a hurry? Go with it. It's summer. We live in New Zealand. The place is awash with mismatched tan lines, jandals, burnt noses (naughty!) - so what's a bit of frizz among friends?