Humidity, Curls and Frizz

I live in the Midwest, and summers here can be severely hot and humid.  Midwestern summers are NOT a curly-haired girl’s best friend.

My typical summer hairstyle is a curly mess of a ponytail.

Because the alternative is this:

Image credit: sheknows.ca

When I got my hair cut last week, the stylist told me about smoothing treatments.  Apparently, for about $100 and 2-3 hours of your time, you can get a smoothing treatment that will take the frizz out of your hair for a few months and not affect your curls.  If you want straight hair, you can pay around $300 for a Keratin treatment that lasts a few months.  I have to admit, I was pretty intrigued by the smoothing treatment.  The idea of frizz-free curly hair for the summer?  Sounds pretty freakin’ spectacular.

Continue Reading...