summer-frizz

HAIR TRICKS FOR EXTREME WEATHER

I’ve just come back from a week of very hot, humid, tropical weather to more of the same in my own beachside ‘hood.

I always struggle in this kind of weather and swing between dropping any pretence of grooming and style, to pulling up my hypothetical socks and just getting on with it.

I think the swing is ok. And I also think it’s totally okay to drop the ball all together.
But (there’s always a but). If you have to go out and present yourself in some way to the big wide world, it helps to have some beauty tricks up your sleeve.

Here’s ...

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17 Comments

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Natasha

    I have naturally curly hair and had all but given up on taming the frizz until I found marrocan oil curling creme! Love it and it loves my curls!

    • Reply January 31, 2013

      Nikki @ Styling You

      Good to know!

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Natalie

    I go on holidays in two weeks and I think I now need ALL these products!!

    • Reply January 31, 2013

      Nikki @ Styling You

      Oh, happy holidays!

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Tignasse

    As a retiree, my budget doesn’t run to $44 for the Aquaseal and as a regular lap swimmer with coloured, naturally curly/frizzy hair, I’d be interested to know if anyone has any cheaper alternatives to protecting my hair from the ravages of chlorine (especially the bits that escape from around the edges of the cap). Someone suggested putting conditioner before the cap. Any suggestions?

    • Reply January 31, 2013

      Nikki @ Styling You

      If you wet your hair first, then add conditioner and then your cap, that will definitely help. Wetting the hair first means that it’s less likely to absorb the chlorinated water because the hair cuticle is already saturated.

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Lisa Mckenzie

    No you don’t have to hate me Nikki,i have naturally curly hair that frizzes in the humity and when it is raining,I have found Morracanoil to be a help ,but not when it is too damp or humid,I love the eco store shampoo and conditioners and also like Matrix Biolage thermal active repair serum,for when I am going for a swim or need a bit of extra conditioning.I am also going to try John Friedas smooth start frizz free shampoo ,that is my next one to use and see how it goes.I will let you know if it any good,today I am rocking a high pony cause I am cleaning the house and always get sweaty when vaccuming.

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Nikki @ Styling You

    Thanks for your hair tips, Lisa.

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Aeron Winters

    I have a similar type of pain free de-tangling brush for thick hair from Michael Mercier (I got mine at Priceline for about $20). I have recently had the opportunity to to trial an absolutely brilliant multi-use product that has tamed my wild summer hair and repaired it in the process. It’s called Extraordinary Oil from L’Oreal Paris Elvive. I use it mostly as a leave in because it smooths my hair, relaxes my frizzy curls and makes it shine…and it doesn’t make it oily at all (Moroccan Oil always migrated to my scalp by the second day). It also works great to protect your hair from the chlorine or salt water (I tried that too) and helps with protection from heat styling if you want as well. The best part though is that it only costs $20 at the supermarket and the 100ml bottle is going to last me months. Now I only need the one product and I’m good to go all summer. It’s made from 6 flower oils so it smells divine too. I was at the hairdressers for a cut last week and she could not believe the difference in my hair…no more frizz.

    • Reply January 31, 2013

      Nikki @ Styling You

      Brilliant – thanks for sharing what works for you!

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Sally

    To get clean squeeky hair, removing all the chlorine and built up chemicals add a tablespoon of bicarb soda to your shampoo, mix and then apply like a normal shampoo. ( it is also good for baby’s cradle cap) .

    • Reply January 31, 2013

      Nikki @ Styling You

      Not so good for my dodgy scalp unfortunately!

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    DJ

    I have fine, shoulder-length curly hair. I gave up on wasting money trying commercial products that just don’t work for me. So I simply take a little coconut oil, rub it in my palms, and then scrunch it into my curls. Smells wicked and works a treat in combatting the dreaded frizz!

    • Reply January 31, 2013

      Nikki @ Styling You

      Coconut oil is the new black, that’s for sure DJ

  • Reply February 3, 2013

    Maya

    If you dont have the time (or funds) for a regular anti-frizz regime, take Nikki’s tip about the creative up-do! Sweep your locks into a chic french roll and secure it with a stylish African hair-comb from zawahdee.com.au. These combs are fabulous for holding thick unruly hair and are so comfortable you can sleep in them. (Dont be tempted by cheap imitations – the combs from zawahdee are the best) My long, thick hair lives in these combs all summer long, with creative styles suitable for work or play.

  • Reply February 28, 2013

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