Taming redhead frizz can be frustrating. As the summer hits and humidity rises, our red hair tends to take a beating. Not only are we more susceptible to skin damage from the sun, we also have to be careful about our locks. The sun can cause fading pigment, brittleness and dryness. However, there are a few tips we can use to minimize the frizz, increase hydration, and protect it from any further damage.
1. Always use a cold-water rinse when washing your hair.
This will help seal the hair cuticle and help enhance shine. You can also rinse your hair with carbonated water aka soda water. It has a low pH level that helps reduce frizz.
2. Use a hydrating hair mask once a week to help increase moisture.
The following DIY recipe will help to relax the hair and strengthen weak hair due to the protein content of the coconut.
Coconut Milk and Lime Hair Mask
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon coconut oil (room temp.)
4 tablespoons lime juice
Mix together and apply to your red hair. Cover with a shower cap, let sit it for at least 20 minutes and rinse –– with cool water.
Want to know other ways to incorporate coconut oil in your skin/hair routine, see this tutorial (product was in the July 2017 H2BAR Box):
3. Breakup with the hot styling tools.
This can be a tough step for many redheads. It will immensely improve your hair texture and reduce unnecessary frizz.
Can’t bear to part with your beloved straightener? Be sure to use a good heat protector like TRESemmé Heat Tamer Spray to minimize inevitable damage.
4. Avoid using cotton pillowcases as these will suck the life (moisture) out of your hair.
Opt for satin pillowcases that help to smooth hair and reduce breakage.
5. Use a sun protector daily on your red hair and opt for an anti-frizz cream.
The sun can do damage to your red hair. Add shine while protecting against UV damage with Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray and Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
BONUS: Watch the tutorial below, featuring colorpHlex Leave-In Treatment and Detangler. The vegetable-derived Color Strengthening Technology strengthens weak & damaged hair while Sunflower Seed Extract naturally protects your color from UV damage and fading. Featured in the April H2BAR Box!
6. Wear a wide-brimmed hat or silk hair scarf if you are going to be out in the sun for extended periods of time.
It not only protects your hair but creates an extra stylish look. Take a look at the large brim sun hat found in the Summer Deluxe H2BAR Box!
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