Finally, the secret to frizz-free air-dried hair!
I try to keep blow-drying and flat-ironing my hair to a minimum year-round, but air-drying without all the fluff and the frizz becomes more of a mission when the Florida humidity kicks in (which is usually around this time of year). You name it, I’ve tried it, but I had yet to discover the ideal product regimen that would prevent my husband from asking, “What happened to your hair?” until yesterday—and now all I can say is, “Bring it on, Mother Nature!”
Miriam Quevedo gets full credit for this game-changing discovery, and in case you’re unfamiliar with her amazing line of haircare and now-available-in-the-U.S. skincare (stay tuned for another post about it!)—it’s replaced Manchego cheese as my favorite Spanish export. Taking a skincare approach to caring for the hair with luxurious ingredients like platinum, diamonds and gold, Quevedo believes healthy hair starts with TLC for your scalp. The expansive selection includes gentle shampoos, conditioners and a bevy of treatments that you’ll want to (and can) use on your skin as well.
The latest range, Glacial White Caviar Resort, is designed to shield your hair from the damage caused by aging, sun, salt water, chlorine and other environmental assaults—which obviously includes heat-styling as well. Featuring three products formulated with Swiss glacial water, white caviar oil, camellia oil, and baobab oil, they help you achieve frizz-free finish when you skip the blowdryer as well.
I started with the Cleansing Balm, which contains 15% of the aforementioned oils to gently remove product residue, salt and chlorine while majorly hydrating your hair. As instructed, I first massaged it into my scalp before raking it through to the ends, and then waited a few minutes before rinsing.
The second step is the Leave-In Conditioner, and believe me, after using a deep conditioner every time I’ve washed for the past year or so, it felt a little strange to stop my in-shower haircare regimen at this point. But, I did, and promptly sprayed the super-fine mist all over my head after I toweled off. Unlike many other leave-ins that feel heavy, this just made my hair soft and easy to comb.
Then it was time for the Beach Waves texturizing spray, which is salt-free so it won’t make your hair feel dry or crunchy. After another light misting, I anxiously awaited the result once my hair dried, and alas, it was fantastic. I had my natural waves with no frizz, no stiffness and no greasiness. Hallelujah… My summer officially starts now!