Heading into the fall season with a head full of sun-damaged, straw-like, blonde hair isn’t exactly on our wish list this year. While we may have found the best hairstyles to mask the problem in the short term, there are common mistakes that keep us from smooth and vibrant strands long-term. The two main culprits? The products you’re using and the timing of application. Let’s get down to the roots.
2 Award-Winning Products to Keep Your Hair Frizz-Free and Bright
Why Is My Hair So Frizzy?
One of the biggest causes of frizzy hair is a lack of moisture and overall dryness. When hair is dry and damaged, moisture from the air enters the open hair shaft. This causes it to swell, which is also known as frizz. If you’re wondering why your hair tends to get so much frizzier in the summer, it’s because humid air is saturated with moisture. People with natural curls also tend to have frizzy hair because the oils produced in the scalp have a harder time traveling down the hair shaft, resulting in dryness and frizz.
While a lot of different factors can cause dry hair, the good news is that many of them are within your control. Here are two tips and products to help you control frizz and even repel humidity.
Tip #1: Apply Styling Products to Wet Hair
Oftentimes, we try to smooth down frizz when we see it, but it’s even better to catch it before it actually happens. We suggest investing in a hair serum and a smoothing product to combat any potential poofiness. First, comb through your hair and apply the serum while it’s still very wet so the product is better absorbed. We like the iconic John Frieda Frizz-Ease Extra Strength Serum because it not only tames frizz, it also hydrates and adds shine. Then add a smoothing cream (or leave-in treatment) to condition and smooth down hair, thereby eliminating flyaways and blocking humidity in the process to keep hair frizz-free.
Tip #2: Extend Time Between Salon Visits
Yes, you heard that right. There’s no need to book monthly salon appointments if you’re smart about the products you use to maintain your color. To keep your blonde locks sun-kissed without drying them out, wash and condition with Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo and Go Blonder Lightening Conditioner. Go Blonder is ideally suited for blondes who want to look lighter all over, as the shampoo and conditioner provide a temporary lightening appearance.
Looking for something more permanent? Try the Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray. Go Blonder spray has been expertly formulated and clinically tested to provide a consistent and reliable lightening effect while also providing your hair with heat protection to keep it looking healthy and your blonde bright.
If your natural hair color is a blonde hue and you have root regrowth, apply this product at your roots and then add some heat. Over time, it will lighten your new, darker regrowth, lessening the contrast between that and your highlighted or bleached hair. Use the product until you’ve reached the shade that closely matches the rest of your hair. Results tend to appear within three to five uses, with maximum results appearing within ten uses.