How to Fix Frizzy Summer Hair

Frizzy Hair in the Summer

Anti-Frizz Ideas 

  • Be gentle with your towel, and gently squeeze out excess water rather than rubbing hair. 
  • Use a wide-toothed comb on wet hair. Start combing hair from the tips rather than from the scalp; gradually move upward toward scalp. 
  • Wash hair in warm (never hot) water and rinse with cool water. 
  • Wear a bathing cap in chlorinated water. 
  • Invest in a silk scarf or a wide-brimmed sun hat to protect hair from the sun. 
  • Sleep on silk pillowcases rather than fabrics that absorb oils from hair. 

Hair often becomes frizzy when it’s dehydrated and damaged—even hair that puffs up in the humid weather! Follow these tips to avoid getting frazzled by frizz. 

Coconut Oil and Your Hair 

When you have a few extra minutes before your shower for some hair pampering, scoop out a few teaspoons of coco-nut oil depending on your hair length and warm it in your hands. Olive oil also works well. 

Apply directly to dry hair. Put on a plastic shower cap and then wrap your head in a towel for about 15 to 20 minutes to allow oil to penetrate the hair shaft. Shampoo and condition hair as normal. 

Shampoo for Dry Hair 

Avoid products containing alcohol as this can dehydrate hair. Use gentle shampoos that contain ingredients like lavender or rosemary. Resist the temptation to shampoo daily! If you awaken with bed head, opt for a rinse or a spritz rather than a shampoo whenever possible. 

Rinse for Frizzy Hair 

Prepare a rinse made with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. After shampooing, rinse hair with apple cider mixture. Either leave in hair for a few minutes or rinse immediately depending on your schedule. Condition as usual. If your hair is blond, you can rinse with cooled chamomile tea. 

Anti-Frizz Conditioner 

Look for a nourishing conditioner containing essential oil of sandalwood, geranium, neroli, or rose. Rinse with cool water. 

How to Style Frizzy Hair 

Apply a small amount of coconut oil to hands or to a wide-toothed comb and gently apply to hair. You can also apply castor oil sparingly to hair. Avoid over-oiling so hair doesn’t become greasy. To minimize damage, allow hair to dry naturally. 


Lisa Petty, PhD

Lisa Petty, PhD, is a midlife mentor and well-being strategist who helps women release the pressure to be everything to everyone so they can take care of their own well-being—without guilt. Dr. Petty helps women move through midlife uncertainty to emerge re-energized, with a redefined sense of who they are and what they want.