Taming Summer Frizz (and More!) with Katie Alm

Everything you need to know about getting your hair together this summer with expert advice!
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Jul. 15
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!When it comes to summer hair care, things can get... Frizzy. From using new products for the season to protecting your hair from heat and chlorine damage, it can feel like your hair will never be the same after a summer in the sun! Katie Alm, owner of The Storm Salon is San Dimas, CA, is a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician, and a certified makeup artist who has a deep passion for keeping your hair safe this summer! Here are her top tips for having fun in the sun while taking care of your lucious locks.Use a Properly Formulated Care Line"One of my favorite care lines that's perfect for the summer is called Defy Damage by Joico. It's a four-part care line with a shampoo, conditioner, mask, and leave-in product called Protective Shield. What makes this line a little different from other care lines is that the have something called Smart Release Technology. This means that the products have 3 days of protection against the sun and hot tools and the Protective Shield keeps you hair 5 times stronger. During summer, the main reasons we get frizz are because the ends of our hair strands get damaged from the sun, color damage, or chlorine. Protective shield protects against all of these as well as UVA and UVB rays." Take Care of Your Hair Before and After Swimming in a Chlorinated Pool"Before swimming, you can comb some conditioner through your hair to keep it moisturized and protected. It's also good to braid or secure your hair in some other way to make sure it doesn't become overly tangled or damaged. If your blonde hair turns green after a swim in the pool, use a clarifying shampoo."Use Products That Will Protect Your Hair"If you're looking for a detangler, one of my favorites is Brazilian Blowout's Ionic Bonding Spray. It's a color-safe detangling spray that leaves no residue behind. It will help detangle and seal your hair cuticles to promote shine and less frizz. Beach and Body Shape is perfect for those with straighter hair. It's a texture spray you can put in dry hair that will give it a high-shine, waxy finish so it helps smooth you hair down without weighing it down. Sometimes, if you have fine hair, product can make it look limp and dirty. But with this product, your hair maintains its body and looks fresh all day long."
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Get a Brazilian Blowout"For a professional service, I would recommend a Brazilian blowout. As far as anti-frizz treatments go, Brazilian blowouts are the best smoothing and de-frizzing services you can find that are widely available. It's the perfect summer service to get done because it seals the hair cuticles down for up to 12 weeks, keeping hair soft and shiny. It also helps because, during those 12 weeks, you won't have to blow dry your hair. You can air dry and have frizzless hair."Don't Touch Your Hair"Touching your hair can also lead to frizziness and hair problems. If you can, I suggest brushing your hair through with conditioner while you're in the shower, putting product in in once you get out, and blowdrying it with a diffuser attachment. That helps you keep your hand oils out of your hair which is what causes frizz in the first place."
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