How to Beat the Heat This Summer
Summer, I love and hate you. You are warm and sunny and let me wear cute dresses and fun sunglasses, but you also give me frizzy hair. Not just any frizzy hair, ridiculous, my-hair-could-smother-a-small-child hair it's so big. And I don't like that one bit.
I'm guessing you might have a similar situation on your hands when it comes to your hair this summer, and when you saw this picture of 90210's AnnaLynne McCord with her beautifully coiffed, voluminous hair, you gagged a little out of envy. Well, your jealousy can subside. Riccardo Maggiore, owner of Riccardo Maggiore Salon in New York City, shares his tips with us to keep your hair frizz-free and fabulous in the humidity.
Go natural. I tend to have a problem accepting this. Since my Brazilian Keratin Treatment is starting to wear off, I find myself plugging in my flatiron every morning. But this does not help my hair in the frizzy department. "Using heating tools to transform your hair is a losing battle since the moisture in the air will only cause strands to revert back to their natural texture," says Maggiore. "Accept the natural texture you were born with, so women with curls should leave their hair curly and women with straight hair should leave their hair as is." Sigh, all right then.
SPF your hair. Yes, your hair needs SPF too! Maggiore suggests using hair products that provide some UV protection to avoid dry, broken strands. Since I've gone bronde, I've been hooked on L'Oréal EverPure UV Protectant Spray.
Keep your locks hydrated. Maggiore suggests working in a deep-conditioning treatment, like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask once a week to keep your strands strong and healthy.