November 22, 2015

Tools to Fight Frizz & Humidity and Get Shiny Healthy Hair

Since moving down to Florida and it's balmy weather, my hair went from New York sleek to Hermione the early years.

A year later, I've finally figured out how to manage it without needing an iron, but through affordable serums, leave-in conditioners and by even changing my hair brush. Now, my hair is actually shinier than ever. In fact, my mother even commented on it the other day, so if that's not the seal of approval, I don't know what is.

How to Avoid Frizzy Humidity Hair:



Monica's frizzy Barbados hair
  • * Do not wash hair daily - Only wash hair every other day to avoid drying out hair. Natural oils in the hair actually help keep a handle on frizz.
  • * Air dry & blow dry! Even when the brilliant sun will dry your hair for you, don't do it! While you should let your hair air dry as much as possible, I found doing it only halfway was the happy medium. Then I blow dry the rest on low heat for a nice polish, this will keep the waves out, frizz down and leave your hair shinier. Bottom line: Make sure your hair is 100% dry. Dampness leads to fizz, thus the problem with humidity. 
  • * Don't skimp on conditioner - I used to go light on the conditioner, not wanting my hair to seem oily, but since putting more conditioner on the ends of my hair I've noticed less breakage, thus less flyaways as a result to damaged hair. 
  • * Use a Clean Radiance hair brush  - The popular hair accessory brand Goody launched Clean Radiance in October, a new hairbrush line that is striving to change the hair brush game. Clean Radiance brushes have copper bristles to massage the scalp and work through the hair to reduce buildup and restore your hair's natural moisture balance for a healthier shine. The directions say brush hair 2-3 times per day on dry hair for maximum benefit, so I gave it a try. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that by the very next day I saw a difference and my mom even commented on how nice and shiny my hair looked. I was like, 'wow, that was fast!' However, optimal time to start seeing results for this brush is 7-10 days, so get brushing! I've now been touching up my hair at least 2-3 times a day if not more with the Clean Radiance brush. I keep it on my desk for easy access. It won't replace your normal hair brush for styling, but helps enhance your current routine.You can pick up yours in the haircare aisle at Walmart!
    Copper bristles massage the scalp and work through the hair to reduce buildup that occurs in hair over time, and restores natural moisture balance in hair.
  • * Try Infusium 23 Leave-in-Treatment- I was introduced to Infusium 23 during BlogHer this summer. I wasn't familiar with the line before, but it can actually be found at Walmart and Target. This miracle therapy spray with moringa oil extracts prevents breakage, smoothes cuticles and tames flyaways. I've been spritzing it into my wet hair before combing it out.

  • *Add Biotin to your diet! - When I was pregnant and taking pre-natal vitamins my hair and nails were healthier than ever and the main reason is because of the extra biotin in these pills. This B vitamin promotes hair growth and overall scalp health. A deficiency can cause brittle hair. Now, I take Nature Made VitaMelts Hair Skin & Nails, they are easy to take without water since they are smooth melting tablets that dissolve in your mouth. I also keep this little container in my desk drawer and to will take one whenever I spot the bottle. Try it, you'll thank me later! It's strawberry lemonade flavor make it taste like candy too! You can also eat high-biotin foods like peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, salmon, low-fat cheese and avocados.
    Advanced Haircare -  Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum 3.4 oz - Hair Treatments
  • * Another great product that works without weighing down your hair is Loreal's Advanced Haircare - Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum, which smooths strands, locks in shine and tames frizz. It also smells nice, bonus! Believe it or not, oil actually repels the humidity that can cause frizziness! So, don't be afraid to use it!

What are some of your hair tips for battling humidity, sun damage and frizz?


Disclaimer: Thanks to Acorn Influence, Goody Hair, and Walmart for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all stated opinions are my honest thoughts and these are all products that I actually use and chose to include #CleanRadiance

24 comments

  1. I love the Friends episode :) These are awesome tips. I'm so glad the humidity is dying down in Texas so my hair looks decent!

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  2. My hair is a complete mess. The roots are all stretched out because I always wear my hair tied back (kids that pull hair - I have three kids that all have pulled my hair). And then below my ears POOF! I will have to try this brush. My current brush is so old...I don't even know when I bought it, and it probably isn't the right type for my hair anyways...oh the struggles of hair :-) Great tips!

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  3. I definitely need this as my hair gets incredibly frizzy , I especially need that brush.

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  4. Sometimes, I wash my hair two or three days in a row and my hair gets so dry and gross. These are really great tips!

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  5. I have super frizzy hair and can't wash it everyday either. It just gets very big if I do! ☺

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  6. I have never had frizzy hair, but my sister has this kinky curly hair that frizzes in the weather. I'll have to tell her about your tips!

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  7. I needed this! My girls have curly hair and I have no idea what to do for it!

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  8. Wow, those looks amazing I need them for my daughters curly hair :)

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  9. I feel like my hair looks like that in the humidity, which sucks because I live in the South. I'm going to try these products out!

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  10. I do all of these things except use that brush which I hadn't previously heard of. I'll definitely be picking one up! That infusium spray is amazing, though. I've used it since I was a kid!

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  11. I've always lived down here in the humidity and thought conditioner was overkill, too, using 1 bottle of conditioner for ever 2 shampoos. Turns out curls require even more conditioning than straight hair, and using equal amounts plus a bit more as a leave in (I like the Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle ones) my hair is so much happier, even in the humidity!

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  12. My hair is known to get frizzy. I almost always air dry it, but will have to try the split air and blow dry next time.

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  13. I so need this! I've got thick and wavy hair. Frizz is something I struggle with very often. This sounds like a great product.

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  14. such great suggestions - my hair is usually a dry mess but since I switched to washing less, it's been better

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  15. Such great tips! I try to let my hair air dry as much as I can. It helps so much.

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  16. That FRIENDS pic is everything. Miss and love that show. Remember the Brad Pitt Thanksgiving ep? One of my favs. Biotin is a must. I always mean to purchase a good leave in treatment...

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  17. I do all of these but I dont have the hair brush! I need to get that asap!

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  18. Cool brush!!! My hair gets frizzy at times and this might help.

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  19. My hair is curly so it gets frizzy at times. I haven't used conditioner in years and years. It makes my hair NASTY! LOL! I may need to try it again on my ends though!!! I ditched the dryer because it was killing my hair! Great tips I need to try the half dry and half air dry! LifeAsLex

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  20. my hair is so curly I use shea butter/moisturizer. I like those brushes

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  21. I'm right there with you with the frizz and Florida humidity. Sometimes it's easier to just not even brush my hair! LOL

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  22. I have never used those brushes but they look pretty fabulous. My hair can get pretty frizzy in the humidity, so I need all the help I can get. It doesn't matter how hard I've worked to straighten it, sometimes it just doesn't want to cooperate!

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  23. I have to say, I am super lucky because I have NEVER dealt with frizzy hair but some of my friends have and I know it's a PAIN!

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