Fight the Frizz: 9 Ways to Humidity Proof Your Hair

By Tara | Updated: 01/04/2023

Summer is on the way, and while that means longer days and beach weather, it also means increased humidity. If you live in a humid climate like Australia, you know the latter can wreak havoc on your hairstyle.

No matter what you do, it seems like frizz is inevitable. Thankfully, there are ways to fight the frizz and keep your hair looking gorgeous all summer long.

Here are nine of our favourite tips:

How To Stop Frizzy Hair – 9 Tips & Tricks

1. Swap your shampoo & conditioner.

If you find that your current shampoo/conditioner combo isn’t cutting it when it comes to fighting frizzy hair, it may be time for a change. Look for products that contain natural oils such as Argan oil or jojoba oil—these will help keep your locks hydrated and tame frizz and flyaways without weighing them down. You might also want to consider products specifically marketed as anti-frizz or smoothing if your hair is particularly unruly.

2. Don’t overdo it on shampooing.

Speaking of shampoo, if you shampoo every day, you may be stripping away your hair’s natural oils that help keep frizzy hair at bay. Instead, try shampooing every other day or every third day—whatever works best for your hair type. When you do shampoo, focus on your scalp rather than your ends and be sure to rinse thoroughly. Conditioner is still important, though!

Be sure to apply it from the mid-hair shaft to the ends to keep them hydrated and smooth.

3. Use a leave-in conditioner or anti-frizz serum.

If your hair is prone to frizz, a leave-in conditioner or anti-frizz serum can be a godsend. Apply it to dry or damp hair before styling as usual. We recommend using a pea-sized amount for Fine to Medium hair and a nickel-sized amount for Coarse hair. Be sure to focus on the ends of your hair, which are more likely to be damaged and dehydrated.

4. Use a microfiber towel to dry hair

A normal towel can actually be a contributing reason to why you have frizzy hair. Instead, swap to a microfiber towel for less snagging and friction on the hair cuticles.

5. Avoid hot tools.

At Beauty Space, we love our hot tools, but this could be a contributing reason to why you have frizzy hair.

Whenever possible, try to air-dry your hair or style it using cold methods such as braiding or twisting. Hot tools like curling irons and straighteners can rob your hair of moisture, making it more susceptible to frizz. If you must use hot tools, be sure to use them on the lowest setting possible and use a heat protectant spray beforehand.

If you have straight hair and want to create curls minus the frizz, do a Cassie and consider a heatless curling rod.

6. Invest in a quality brush….and use it properly!

Believe it or not, the type of brush you use matters just as much as the products you put in your hair when it comes to taming frizz and achieving smooth, sleek results. For best results, invest in a high-quality boar bristle brush. Boar bristles are great at redistributing natural oils from your scalp down to the ends of your hair, which helps keep them healthy and hydrated. And when brushing, always start from the bottom and work your way up — this will help avoid breakage and split ends.

7. Shield your locks from the sun…and salt water.

Just like your skin, exposure to UV rays can damage your strands — causing them to become dry, brittle, and more susceptible to frizz. To protect hair this summer, always wear a hat or scarf when spending extended periods of time outdoors. And if you’re planning on hitting the beach or pool, wet your hair before taking a dip — this will help prevent salt water or chlorinated water from drying out and damaging your strands. After swimming, gently rinse out salt water or chlorine with fresh water, followed by a deep conditioning treatment.

8. Invest in a good heat protectant spray

If you’re planning on using any heat styling tools (curling irons, straighteners, etc.), it’s important to use a heat protectant spray beforehand. This will help seal in moisture and prevent your hair from becoming dry and frizzy. Be sure to apply the spray evenly from root to tip before using any hot styling tools.

9. Sleep with a silk pillowcase.

If you’re not already sleeping on a silk pillowcase, now is the time to make the switch! Silk is much gentler on your hair than cotton, which means it’s less likely to cause frizz. Plus, it’ll help keep your hairstyle looking fresh longer—win-win!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get rid of frizzy hair naturally?

Apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, eggs, and even avocado can be used to make a hair mask that hydrates, minimises frizzy hair and improves your hair’s health.

Wrap Up

Following these simple tips, you can kiss frizzy hair goodbye — at least for this summer!

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Tara Lusk is the founder and creator of Beauty Space
Tara Lusk is a Sydney-based beauty enthusiast and the founder of Beauty Space. She launched the blog in 2018 to showcase the best beauty and skincare brands emerging from Australia, while also providing insider tips and tricks for hair and skincare. With a focus on tried-and-true products, Tara puts the latest cult products to the test to separate hype from substance.

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