Now that the warmer weather has arrived we've welcomed it with open arms - except it seems, in relation to our hair.
Warmer weather means increased humidity which wreaks havoc with most hair types, causing frizziness and fluffy flyaways.
But can they be avoided?
A Cut Above hairdreser in Beckenham, Bromley Borough, has some fab advice for if not banishing the frizz altogether, at least making it much more manageable and less noticeable.
When you suffer from a lack of moisture and natural oil in the hair shafts, you can be more susceptible to frizziness. With your hair shafts being naturally absorbent, the shafts stand up and appear frizzy when the moisture in the air settles into the hair. Eating a well-balanced diet, with plenty water and lots of protein, helps moisturise the hair and reduce frizz.
Using the right haircare products can make a huge difference. Being your haircare routine by applying a moisturising shampoo and conditioner. Try not to wash it every day - this is likely to dry it out even more and potentially cause more damage. You may be surprised to hear that washing your hair as little as twice a week is generally plenty to keep it clean and healthy-looking. Once you've conditioned, rinse your hair with cold water. This prevents frizzing by locking down the cuticles.
The most effective way to control your frizz is to use a deep-conditioning treatment once or twice a month. Doing so will repair and restore your hair, making it soft, smooth and well hydrated.
Carefully choose your styling products. Try using a pomade that's specially created for curly hair which should tame the frizz. Apply a small amount & spread it evenly onto hair that's slightly damp. Leave to dry before styling.
Excessive use of straighteners, hairdryers and tongs are damaging to your hair and will increase potential frizzing. Apply a heat-protecting product before styling and aim to limit blow-drying to once or twice a week.
When blowdrying, aim your hairdryer in a downwards direction as opposed to sweeping it up and down. This can cause split ends and frizzing. Try and eave your hair to dry naturally as much as you can.
If your hair is susceptible to frizzing, even if it's perfectly straight, don't brush it. Use a wide-toothed comb instead to style your hair.