Here's to hot hair that defies harsh weather

Keep your locks lovely despite summer's heat, humidity and harsh winds. Linda Miller shares advice from some of the Oklahoma City metro area's hottest hair gurus.
By Linda Miller Published: July 3, 2012
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Get a great cut regularly. Damaged hair doesn't hold a shape; if you have more than ½ inch to 1 inch of growth, it is time for a cut.

Jan Hill,

co-owner, Eden Salon

Tame those frizzies

Satin pillowcases allow the hair to glide, instead of roughing up the texture by rubbing hair against moisture-zapping cotton. Satin pillowcases also help avoid split ends.

Shampoo less frequently.

Use a shampoo designed to tame curly, unruly hair and condition hair every time you shampoo. Use a deep conditioner once a week and a leave-in conditioner as needed. Recommended products include Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, Smoothing Repair deep conditioner, and 7 Seconds Leave In, all by Unite.

Tame unruly frizz and lock out moisture on humid days with products like U Luxury Argan Oil and anti-humectant D Frizz Argan Spray.

Do not rub wet hair. Squeeze or pat dry hair from scalp to ends.

Wear a scarf on windy days to avoid frizz.

Minimize heat usage and keep those split ends trimmed.

Greg Welchel,

co-owner, Trichology Salon

Sun, wind and chlorine

Protect your hair from the sun's harsh rays, even when you're not in the water. UV protection is offered in many products, including Joico, 12 Benefits and Pureology. You can even spray sunscreen on the top of your head to protect your scalp.

A dip in the pool may be cooling, but chlorine isn't kind to your hair. Chlorine does not come out of the hair with regular shampoo, so a clarifying shampoo for chlorine removal is necessary. Two to try: Paul Mitchell Shampoo 3 and Redken.

If your hair is colored or highlighted, using a conditioner such as Joico K-Pak, Paul Mitchell's The Conditioner or It's A 10 before and after swimming will help protect against sun, chlorine and provide moisture.

Defying the wind in Oklahoma any time of year is a feat in itself, so I turn to Short Sexy Hair Play Dirty spray wax to control flyaways.

Wrapping hair in a towel or cap before tanning in a salon will keep blonde hair from turning yellow.

Kimberly Stafford, manager, Hair Rage Salon