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Taming the Frizz

There’s no need to keep your hair under wraps – literally – due to our follicle-frizzing high humidity.   Though it can wreak havoc with your hair, since moisture in the air makes hair prone to frizzing, there are things you can do to help keep the frizz in check.  Even if your locks aren’t normally vulnerable, any damage–whether from the sun or from coloring, straightening, or heat appliances–roughens cuticles, enabling water molecules in humid air to penetrate the hair shaft, causing it to swell.

 

First and foremost, keep your hair as healthy as possible.  Regular trims and deep conditioning treatments go a long way in aiding in your hair’s health – and are available services at Health and Style Institute for pennies, compared to other salons. For our salon services menu:  http://healthandstyle.edu/salon-services.php

 

When styling your hair at home for the day, try a silicone-based smoothing serum.  “These styling products temporarily ‘glue’ hair cuticles smooth, flattening out roughness and preventing the absorption of water molecules from the air,” says Deborah Sarnoff, MD, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center. Today’s more advanced silicone is the ingredient of choice for frizz fighters because it’s non-greasy and micro-fine, allowing for tinier particles to deposit on hair more uniformly than previous silicone products. Work in a dime-size dollop of a smoothing serum, which has added vitamins.

 

Spritz styled hair with an antifrizz to help hair stay smooth in any level of humidity. Use alone or after applying silicone serum.

 

And, when all else fails, and your hair still has a mind of its own…. whip out one of your fabulous hats, turbans, or scarves!  It’s a chic look anyway, when worn with your beautiful smile and confidence!

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