How to Beat the Summer Frizzies
In a humid environment, water penetrates the hair shaft and is absorbed into the cortex, causing the proteins there to swell. The hair essentially doubles back in on itself at a molecular level, absorbing water, forming bonds and swelling until it disrupts the cuticle (the smooth, outermost layer of the hair). The cuticle layer raises, leaving hair to appear dry and frizzy instead of smooth and defined. The silicones in synthetic hair products also contribute to the debilitation of the hair cuticle, stripping the hair of its natural oils.
Dry and dehydrated hair, especially chemically and color-treated hair, is very susceptible to this reaction. The key to keeping hair cuticles smooth is making sure your hair is hydrated not with water, but with oil. As water and oil repel each other, oil’s presence in the hair will counteract humidity from penetrating into the hair shaft, in turn preventing frizz!
All of Rahua’s products use powerful rainforest grown oils to penetrate deep into the hair cortex and smooth the hair cuticle, with absolutely no silicones or sulfates.
Here we highlight our ultra-hydrating styling products that are best to fight frizz and protect against the summer’s humidity.
Control Cream Anti-Frizz Curl Styler
The most ideal product for curly hair, this one-of-a-kind leave-in cream uses rahua oil, palo santo oil, shea butter and organic aloe to nourish the strands and tame frizz. The ultra-hydrating formula delivers a perfect curl that is defined and separated, yet still has effortless bounce, natural movement and a soft shine.
Section hair and work product through each section with fingers of a wide tooth comb, and then diffuse or let air dry. Or, for straighter and finer hair types, on dry hair, rub a bit into the hands and run the cream through dry hair to immediately tame frizz.
Legendary Amazon Oil
Starring rahua oil, morete oil, sacha inchi, aloe and gardenia enfleurage, this super light and airy oil smooths the hair cuticles to deliver a beautifully smooth anti-frizz finish, without weighing the hair down.
After shampooing and conditioning, apply one to two pumps to hair from mid-length to ends, making sure to comb through. Then blow dry or let air dry. When hair is dry, apply the oil as needed to retouch and target key frizzy areas and flyaways.
If you are looking to heat style curls, waves, up-dos, or even a sleek blow out, Cream Wax is your go-to tool to create frizz-free, long-lasting looks that hold. The nourishing formula uses wax extracted from carnauba leaves, rahua oil, palo santo oil and organic green tea to deliver manageable hold and low-key shine, while smoothing the hair cuticle.
Apply on damp hair from mid-lengths to ends before blow drying or heat styling, for a sleek, long-lasting, frizz-free finish.
Leave In Treatment
The ultimate multitasker, this innovative anti-frizz treatment heals and protects when styling to grow hair longer and stronger. Crafted using omega-9-rich rahua oil, it acts as a heat protectant, preventing split ends and ultimately fighting frizz.
After shampooing and conditioning, apply just a dab to damp hair and work in, being sure to massage product into the ends. Then let air dry or blow dry.
The products you choose to wash your hair with are just as important as the styling products used to tame frizz. Cue our Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner, a specialized formula to replenish dry, thirsty hair. The formula’s protein bonding sugars work with the rainforest grown oils to deliver maximum hydration to every strand, smoothing the hair cuticle and eliminating frizz. Avoid shampoos and conditioners with sulfates and silicones to prevent frizzy and dehydrated hair.