This time of year plays havoc with our hair. The weather means frizz and dryness are extra bad for our luscious blow drys and soft wavy beach hair doesn't last five minutes. Tame unruly tresses with our pick of products, styling tips and salon treatments.
Moroccan Oil Treatment: This hair savour transforms dull dry locks layering them with golden oil and norishing the ends. It also helps to dry hair after washing meaning less time with the hairdryer.
Brazilian Blowout: The original Brazilian Blowout is a professional smoothing hair treatment, known to be the most innovative and effective in the world and one of the most popular treatments in summer to fight the dreaded frizz. Through the use of breakthrough bonding technologies, the Brazilian Blowout treatment can improve the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. Salon: Be Bar, Jumeirah Beach Road, Price: AED 1,000-3,000 depending on hair length.
Dyson Hairdryer: This small, mighty and expensive hairdryer is six times smaller and three times lighter than your average hair dryer, despite delivering such a powerful airflow. So no matter how long you spend perfecting the perfect curled-under blow-dry, your arms will never grow tired. There are also four temperature settings and three airflow settings making hair dry quicker and in less heat. The results are frizz free locks in record time. Available at uae.souk.com AED1,790
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Serum: Most advocates say they’ve tried many serums and always go back to this one because it eradicates frizz completely without making hair greasy. You only need a tiny amount, so it lasts ages, and you can use it on your hair when it’s either dry or wet. It even contains a UV filter for sun protection.
Pre-Shampoo: Reverse your weekly blow dry damage and set your hair up for the week ahead, we recommend adding a pre-shampoo treatment into your Friday beauty routine. We currently love Kérastase's Nutritive Irisome Immersion Treatment, but hair oils can work really well too. Simply massage the product onto dry hair from the mid-length to the tips and leave on for at least 20 minutes.
Bedtime Routine: Wrapping hair up in a silk scarf was a beauty ritual followed by film stars of the 30s and 40s to keep hair looking glossy and wavy. Even Marilyn Monroe was supposed to have done this every night. It helps to prevent friction and static, and therefore prevents frizz. If you don't have time before bed, switching your pillowcase for a silk version will help too. Sam's Secrets Dubai have great silk hair scarfs and pillows. Find them at Facebook.com/samssecrets
Aveda Smooth Infusion Professional Smoothing Treatment: Aveda's de-frizzing treatment tames unruly hair by replenishing the proteins. The result is smoother, softer hair for at least two months. For more information and to book visit Aveda Salon on Al Wasl Road near City Walk.
Keratin: This treatment which uses keratin to permanently straighten the hair and banish frizz for up to three months is available across Dubai and works miracles on frizzy and curly hair. Taking around two hours to apply, the amino acid and protein is absorbed into the hair, then dried and straightened using tongs. Leave on for 24 hours then wash with sulphate-free shampoo and a little conditioner, before either leaving to dry naturally or blast drying. The results leave hair feeling smooth and shiny, with little or no styling needed. Prices start from AED1000 at salons across Dubai.