I recently got to catch up with the ever affable celeb stylist Matt Fugate at Glamour and Dove’s Great Hair Affair event in NYC, where stylists were on hand to give people blow outs right in the middle of Times Square.
They used Dove’s Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner on me, which contains a Pro-Moisture complex that goes to the cellular level of hair to give it weightless hydration to each strand. It did wonders to fight the normal humidity-induced frizz I would have been dealing with that day. Which made me wonder, What are some practical ways to not look like a total fur-ball during these warmer months? Matt, who’s worked with the likes of Blake Lively and January Jones, gave me some easy tips on how to beat the frizz:
1) Don’t dry your hair in the bathroom. “There’s too much humidity after you shower and blow drying your hair there is counterproductive to trying to smooth it out with your dryer,” he says. If you can, Fugate suggests doing it somewhere where there isn’t any steam – your bedroom or family room perhaps.
2) Use something that will seal your cuticle down. Something that’s super lightweight but with a ton of moisture, says Fugate. (Try Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Smoothing Cream.)
3) When you’re blowing out your hair, make sure you’re always blowing out from root to ends. Fugate suggests rough drying it til it’s half dry, then use a nozzle to stream the air from top to bottom in a swift motion.
4) If you don’t have time to blow dry, tie your hair in a loose braid. “If you want your hair to dry without the frizz, you have to get your hair to dry together,” he says. A loose braid ensures the hair is always roped around itself and not all over the place. After it dries, you can let it down for a pretty wave. Another option is to tie it lightly (so there’s no creases) in a loose ponytail with a cool accessory like a piece of leather. That way, you’re still keeping the hair together as it’s drying.
How do you beat the frizz in the summer?
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