Fighting Frizz with Summer Hair Care

fighting frizz summer hairWith the super hot days we’ve had this summer in Hampton Roads, there’s no doubt you’ve been struggling to keep your hair styled and frizz free. Whether you embrace your curls or long for stick straight tresses, you’re probably looking for a way to combat the heat and humidity this season.

Keratin is the buzzword you’ve probably heard on the hair care aisle as the answer to fighting frizz. Keratin is a protein found in hair, nails and skin. Keratin treatments strengthen hair, while eliminating frizz and often reducing curl.


Many local salons offer specialty treatments, like keratin and Japanese straightening techniques to reduce or permanently rid hair of frizz and curl. If you’re looking to save yourself time in front of the mirror, especially on humid summer days, permanently treating your hair can be the answer. Treatments often range anywhere from $200–$500.

Remember that unlike keratin treatments, Japanese hair straightening, also known as thermal reconditioning is a chemical treatment that permanently straightens hair.

Check out these places around town that can help you manage your unruly locks, and be sure to speak with your hair stylist about what treatment will work the best for you.

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Salon Vivace

Offers keratin treatments to temporarily remove frizz. Virginia Beach, 757-463-1231. Newport News, 757-873-1775. Williamsburg, 757-220-9411. (P.S.—Here’s a deal from Salon Vivace, where you can get a $50 gift card for just $25.)

Changes City Spa

Offers straightening treatments as part of their hair design services. Norfolk, Virginia. 757-625-5300.


Offers Japanese Hair Straightening and Brazilian Keratin Treatments. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 757-233-2631.

Victoria’s Day Spa

Offers a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy and a Keratin Express Blowout. Yorktown, Virginia. 757-890-9700.

Salon Fringe

Offers a Shape Control Smooth Down to get rid of frizz and a Kenra Smooth treatment to smooth and straighten hair for up to 60 washes. Norfolk, Virginia. 757-222-0343.


At-Home Products

If you’re not up for a full-blown salon treatment, several brands offer keratin-infused shampoos, conditioners and serums. It’s important to remember that at-home products offer a much more affordable but temporary result.

Many hair care brands have started incorporating keratin into their products. Probably the most recognizable is OGX’s Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoos and Conditioners ($7.99 at Ulta), which smooth hair cuticles to reduce frizz. OGX also offers a Brazilian Keratin Therapy 30-Day Smoothing Treatment ($14.99 at Ulta), which works like an at-home keratin treatment.

To ensure your style holds in even the most humid environments, try TRESemmé Climate Protection Finishing Spray ($4.99 at Ulta). Spray on freshly blow-dried hair and brush through for hair that fights frizz all day.

Next: Here are four ways to maintain your summer glow all year-round.

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