Hot, humid weather means one thing for one’s barnet: humidity frizz. Here, Peter Lux, who works with celebrities including Kylie Minogue, Naomie Harris and Emma Watson, explains how to keep things smooth.
Avoiding frizz starts the moment you’ve washed your hair
Hair has lots of tiny strands coming off it and if you rub it dry, you ruffle the surface and that creates this frizz. Instead, squeeze out water with an absorbent towel.
Don’t use old-fashioned serums
Instead, use a serum containing natural oils ). Go for one with a slightly more fluid texture so it’s not too heavy, and comb it through the hair when wet. This will build up a thin resistant coating that protects hair from the effects of humidity.
Try: Moroccan oil treatment light
Don’t blast the hair with a hairdryer immediately
If you have long hair, swing it around to one side and hold the ends in one hand while you blow-dry the top, then do the same on the other side. Holding on to the hair means it can’t fly around and become frizzier. Once you have done that, move your hand further up the hair so you can blow-dry the ends.
After drying, apply an oil spray
This is a dry oil mist. It’s not greasy, but it creates a barrier that the weather can’t penetrate. An oil product is always a good idea with afro hair because it can be drier than caucasian hair.
Try: Scwarzkopf weightless dry oil mist