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The Beauty Vault - Aug
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Holy Hair, It's Humid Out There!

25 January, 2018 - 08:34pm by - Head Pixie | 88 Comments

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The winner of the KMS Tame Frizz Trio is:

CHIKANA

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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? 

So my beauties? Are you a frizzy fairy like yours truly? What are your tips and tricks for keeping the curlies and wavies from springing up like hands in the air at an outdoor summer's concert? You know the drill... sharing is caring!

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Frizzy and dry hair, the bain of my life. Trying all sorts of products to co bat this heat.

I have super curly hair which goes frizzy within minutes! Tying it up in a bun is the only way I can manage it, so I'm looking forward to trying some new haircare products when I get it cut in a few weeks.

I have hair that ringlets and fizzy. .... i need to try everything lol

My hair is beyonceying right now and definelty not in a good way

I’ve had a bad perm back in August, my hair is so frizzy like it’s the end of the world, I’m trying to grow it all out, since the permed part of my hair will never recover, but until then I’m trying everything I can to smooth it down, I sadly have to use hair straighteners every time I wash my hair as otherwise I look like a lion. :(

I use Beology repair oil serum and L'oréal paris botanicals camelina smooth ritual cream to try and tame my frizz.

My hair is usually dry on the ends and oily at the scalp, at this time of the year, the ends turn to frizz. I am using Organix macadamia oil (excellent because you can use it on wet or dry hair) and a Kerastase colour riche reflection mask which seems to be getting it under control but I always like to try new products

I have naturally curly hair and I'm always on the hunt for good products to fight the frizz and keep my curls looking nice even in the most humid weather. Great tips on this article and I'll definitely be giving argan oil a go. Thanks!

I have been using "20 for you" by farma for a few months now and find it really good. the best product I have tried so far. if I put in my hair wet and comb and don't touch it with a dryer it actually doesn't frizz to much !

My hair is dry in Summer and plays above with me with the frizz! Nothing has tamed it perfectly without over oiling it. Need some new miracles for summer time fros that are not meant to be fros lol

I have very fine and curly hair and I have learnt to let it be. I recently bought a micro fibre hair wrap from the supermarket and I have noticed that it does help to retain my curls, it also makes it take a lot longer to dry which is very annoying as I take showers at night and can’t go to bed with wet hair. I have used a lush sea salt spray which is nice, but I think it’s more for people with thick hair.

Hair is a frizzy puffball during these humid days. Use hairspray to try keep the frizz tamed but I’m not a big fan of hairspray. Help!!

My hair is wavy, frizzy and bulky. It needs constant taming, it flicks in all the wrong places. I need a regular thin out at the hairdresser and then good products to help it sit in a seemly fashion, I oil it and fudge it and then just have to suck it up buttercup and try to refrain from looking in any mirror or window for the rest of the day!

This hot humid weather has made my hair very knotty and frizzy and this package sounds like a perfect combination for my hair

oh yes please!!! my hair does not do well with this humidity! usually freezy , S.O.S I have thick hair some of them coming out like evil wires :/

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