Although many of us love the warmer weather, maintaining shiny, healthy locks throughout the summer months can prove challenging. Higher temperatures tend to strip the hair of its natural oils, while increased humidity means water vapour in the air can bind to the hair shaft, making it lose its shape.
Dry, damaged and dehydrated hair due to dyeing, bleaching, or consistent use of heat styling tools tends to absorb more moisture from the air, causing each hair strand to swell, expand and become more susceptible to the dreaded frizz.
If you’re battling with frizzy hair this summer, look no further. We’ve put together our favourite products for smoothing and taming hair, so you can get back to enjoying soft, sleek locks despite the humidity!
Alterna Caviar Smoothing Anti-Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner
It’s important to use a moisturising, hydrating shampoo and conditioner if your hair is prone to frizz, and Alterna’s Anti-Frizz shampoo is one of our favourites. It’s suitable for straight, wavy, curly or coiled hair and is formulated with Climate Shield Complex to control the effects of increased humidity levels and ensure hair strands remain soft, smooth and frizz-free.
The nourishing blend of Abyssinian, Camellia and avocado oils restores the natural balance of the hair, conditioning and smoothing locks whilst protecting against damage and breakages. Alterna’s signature Caviar Extract contains high concentrations of Omega-3 fatty acid which works to restore moisture and elasticity. Use with Alterna’s Anti-Frizz Conditioner for smoother, more manageable hair.
Goldwell Kerasilk Control Intensive Smoothing Mask
Investing in a good quality hair mask is crucial for maintaining the long-term health of your hair. Containing a deep concentration of active ingredients, a regular hair mask will keep your locks strong and healthy, and less susceptible to damage and frizz.
Goldwell Kerasilk’s Smoothing Mask is specially designed to smooth and repair damaged or unmanageable locks. Its intensive moisturising formula softens the hair, leaving it less prone to frizz and tangles, whilst being light enough not to weigh down finer hair types.
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Overnight Serum
This leave-in Overnight Serum from Shu Uemura takes full advantage of those eight hours of downtime to repair and nourish your hair while you sleep! Gentle enough for bleached or coloured hair, the serum contains one of the most rapidly absorbed oils (Red Camellia Oil) which promotes shiny, healthy locks by helping to restore the loss of natural oils.
Non-greasy and completely ‘pillow-proof’, the ultra-light formula tames unruly and frizzy strands to improve manageability and make styling your hair in the morning an absolute breeze.
Apply generously to damp hair before you go to bed, distributing it evenly throughout the lengths, then wake up to healthy, frizz-free hair in the morning!
Davines OI Hair Butter
The OI range from Davines is designed with powerful anti-oxidants to tame and de-frizz hair whilst protecting against environmental stresses and damage from UV rays.
Formulated with Roucou Seed Oil which is rich in beta-carotenes to repair damaged strands, Davines OI Hair Butter is ideal for regulating and smoothing frizz and flyaways, leaving hair manageable and delightfully soft.
Apply to damp hair, leaving in for 5-10 minutes before shampooing and conditioning as normal. For an extra nourishing boost for very frizzy or coarse hair, OI Hair Butter can be applied before and after shampooing.
Milk_Shake Lifestyling Amazing Spray
If you’re reluctant to use heat-styling tools during the summer because your hair is prone to frizz, Milk_Shake’s Lifestyling Spray holds the answer! This pre-styling spray protects against the effects of increased humidity, whilst also shielding from damage caused by heat styling.
By coating each hair strand in special polymers that stop humidity from penetrating the hair fibre, this product helps lock in natural moisture and leaves hair smooth and ready for styling – without any excess residue.
The lightweight and fragrance-free formula means it’s perfect to use with other haircare products in your normal routine, so you can enjoy heat-styled hair that’s frizz-free and silky for days!