Nothing encourages us to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air like the summertime. On the same note, nothing ruins your hairstyle faster than that sweltering summer humidity.
But you don’t have to let the summer be a never-ending bad hair day. Beauty blogger Dana Wood of Florida Beauty Problems returns to Just Ask David to share tips on taming your coif this summer, even when the weather feels like a clothes dryer stopped in mid-cycle.
Dana’s blog teaches readers how to deal with all the health and beauty issues that come up when you’re living the the swampy coastal state of Florida, like treating bug bites, protecting your skin from the sun, and - you guessed it - dealing with epic frizz.
Dana Wood is also a three-time Conde Nast Beauty Director (W, Cookie and Brides) and regularly contributes to media outlets like The New Post and The Wall Street Journal.
Why Does My Hair Get Frizzy (and Why Doesn’t Anyone Else’s)?
Poofy hair is a lot more common than you may think, especially during the summer.
Trust us. You’re not the only one.
But it is true that some people are much more prone to frizz than others. What’s the deal - is there some kind of hair product you’re not using?
“Frizz prone hair is very porous, so it needs moisture. When the humidity starts spiking, it kind of soaks it up and that’s what makes it puffy,” Dana explains. “Even people with fine hair can have this issue,” she adds.
How to Defrizz Without Damaging Your Hair
Okay, we know heat is bad for hair. But seriously, what else are you supposed to do if you can’t combat the the frizz with a flat-iron straightener or blow dryer?
But Dana says that’ll set you up for even worse frizz down the road.
“I really think the whole issue of heat styling is a vicious cycle,” she says. “But there’s no question that intense heat really does smooth the cuticle of the hair.”
As a Floridian, being at the mercy of constant humidity is just part of the day-to-day grind for Dana.
So what does she recommend to tame the frizz without the heat?
“I go through vats and vats of deep conditioner because really, it’s a huge help,” Dana says.
Find the Solutions to All Your Summer Beauty Problems!
Are the hot summer months throwing a curveball to your beauty routine? Tired of the Florida humidity ruining your look? Dana’s website Florida Beauty Problems is sure to have something for you.
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