Ready to make this the summer of long, glorious, frizz-free hair days? Us, too. So let’s dive right in and start with the bad news. When it comes to fighting frizz, warm weather is not exactly your greatest ally. This is because as summer approaches, humidity levels soar across most of the country—and as almost all of us know from experience, more humidity = more frizz. The good news? You’re already on the right track. Argan oil, which is infused into every single Moroccanoil product, is an excellent frizz-fighting ingredient. The oil’s high concentration of essential fatty acids help seal the cuticle, which keeps the hair from absorbing moisture in the air (and subsequently swelling and frizzing). But we’ve got more tricks up our sleeve, too. Read on to find the perfect hair hack to get you through summer frizz-free.
For Straight Hair
If your hair is mostly straight and not particularly fine, you’re in luck. Most products formulated specifically to smooth won’t be too heavy for your hair, so you can experiment to your heart’s content. But there are also plenty of lifestyle and routine changes you can make to help stop frizz in its tracks. For instance, consider sleeping on a silk pillowcase to reduce breakage. And to keep your hair from falling flat or frizzing up in the humidity, Moroccanoil Celebrity Stylist Kevin Hughes has one major tip: Don’t touch it! “When humidity hits the air, there is a small amount of moisture that will sit on the strands. When you touch your hair or run your fingers through it, it spreads the moisture, which can result in excess frizz.”
It’s also worth taking a second look at your at-home styling routine. For instance, ever wondered why your hair seems so much less frizz-prone after your stylist blows it out? There are a number of factors at play—including the products he or she uses—but a likely contributor is their blow dry technique. “My clients don’t spend as much time on their own blowouts as I do when I style their hair, so they usually don’t close the cuticle in an ideal way,” says Kelli Fahey, Moroccanoil Artistic Team Member. “This can cause hair to end up frizzing. I teach them to use the Hydrating Styling Cream before and after they blow dry, and they fall in love with the results.”
For Curly Hair
Keeping curly hair frizz-free starts in the shower. Choose a gentle shampoo and ultra-nourishing conditioner to keep your curls as moisturized as possible, and make sure you’re alternating any protein-rich products (that includes our Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner) with products designed specifically for hydration. We also recommend trying a no-foam co-wash like Moroccanoil Curl Cleansing Conditioner. Once you’re done washing, be gentle. Kevin warns: “Make sure to blot it dry with a towel—don’t be rough with it!”
Want to wear your hair straight? Kelli has a Curl Defining Cream trick that can help the curly-haired among us get more mileage out of their blowout. While we usually recommend applying this cult-favorite styler before diffusing to activate and define curls, Kelli will sometimes use it before blow-drying hair straight to create a smoother look. “It has the ingredients and moisture that [curly hair] needs,” she says. “And if you leave the style in, your blowout ends up with different levels of wave each day.” In between washes, just use dry shampoo as needed to keep hair fresh and Moroccanoil Treatment to maintain healthier hydration levels, preventing frizz and flyaways.
For Fine Hair
It can admittedly be a bit trickier to keep fine hair free of frizz, seeing as many smoothing hair products are on the heavy side and can leave hair looking limp and greasy. The trick is balancing smoothing-specific products with lighter options that can help frizz at bay without adding too much weight. First things first: Make sure you’re using Moroccanoil Treatment Light, which provides all the same benefits as the original treatment, but in a lighter formulation.
Next, turn your attention to the rest of your routine. Seek out products that replenish moisture, as dry hair is most frizz-prone. Try Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner or Weightless Hydrating Mask, which is formulated specifically for fine hair. You can also try Smoothing Lotion, which has a lightweight formula that won’t weigh hair down. And last but not least, consider the lifestyle factors that contribute to frizz: sleep on a silk pillowcase, let your hair air dry as much as possible before turning on the hair dryer and get frequent haircuts.