August is the cruellest month, for hair. Hong Kong’s ruthless sun is either toasting your locks to straw or the humidity is making you look like an extra from the 1980s.
But fighting the frizz isn’t as difficult, or expensive, as you may think. Follow these simple tips and you should be able to make it to Autumn without resorting to a Britney buzzcut.
Hand cream. Yes, hand cream. Massaging a small amount of rich hand cream through your locks is a quick fix to keep frizz at bay.
Dry shampoo is your best friend and take it everywhere, when you feel your hair get heavy and greasy from perspiration, a good spray of dry shampoo can instantly bring your hair back to life.
Olive oil treatments are a cheap and effective way to give your hair the moisture it needs. Warm up some olive oil and massage through your hair, pin up and cover with a shower cap for 10-15 minutes then rinse out and wash your hair as normal.
Heat is bad. In the shower, avoid hot water and put that blow dryer or hair iron down.
Here comes the sun. When packing for the beach, never leave home without a spray-on or leave-in conditioner. After hours of sun and salt, these can give your hair some much needed TLC, quick.
SPF. Hair products with SPF are an obvious solution. Can’t find any? Dilute two tablespoons of sun screen with water then using a spray bottle, spray the product into your damp hair before styling.
Water. Drink lots of water. When your body is hydrated, your hair is too.
Rinse. If you’ve been swimming in a chlorinated pool, rinse your hair as soon as possible to wash out damaging chemicals.
The Brazilian Blowout is a recent revolution for frizzy-haired girls worldwide. A smoothing treatment that helps improve hair health, this chemical and formaldahyde-free treatment leaves your hair smooth and frizz-free for up to 12 weeks. I’m sold. Tala’s Hair & Beauty Centre have got Brazilian Blowouts down to a tee, call them now to book your appointment. 56 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung, 2335 1694