With summer just round the corner, the prospect of warmer temperatures spells disaster for those of us with frizzy hair. Humidity creates frizzy locks because hair absorbs moisture from the air. Hair is made from a protein called keratin. Like all proteins, keratin comprises strings of amino-acid building blocks. These strings form coils, which help to maintain the structure of hair. When water is present, it breaks down the hydrogen bonds in the keratin, allowing the protein to loosen and stretch. This is what gives that frizzy effect. If your only trusted solution is to hide your hair under a hat or cap, read on to find friendly tips to deal with the frizz. Try a selection of moisturising shampoos and conditioners. You don't have to buy super-expensive salon products. Using multiple brands will help to avoid build-up of the same substances that make your hair heavy and dull. If you have a habit of washing your hair every day - DON'T. Shampooing removes natural oils, which otherwise keep your hair less frizzy and weighted. If you can bear it, wash only twice a week. If you must wash your hair daily, then use a very small amount of mild shampoo. Then apply a cream-based moisturising conditioner, leaving it on for at least five minutes for it to penetrate deeply into the hair cuticles. Rinse thoroughly, followed by a final rinse with cold water, which will lock and smooth down the hair cuticles and tame the frizz. Invest in a leave-in conditioner. It works by rehydrating the hair throughout the day. For styling, use only a little silicone-based de-frizz cream, serum or gel. Such products are very strong and too much of those can make your hair look really greasy. Apply evenly on either wet or dry hair. It's best to air-dry your hair. Limit blow-drying, curling or straightening to not more than twice a week, because heat can contribute to frizzing and seriously damage your hair. If you must use a hairdryer, opt for a heat-protection product first and set the device to its lowest temperature. Brushing encourages frizz, so it's best to use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers. But if you must brush your hair, make sure you do so on dry hair and after applying a styling product first. Otherwise, brushing can create excess friction and static. Deep conditioning hair mask 1/4 cup mayo 1/4 cup olive oil 1 egg Mix the ingredients together into a paste and apply it thoroughly through your hair, adding extra at the ends. Cover your hair with a plastic shower cap, followed by a towel, to keep in the heat generated from your head. Leave for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water. Apply a gentle shampoo, then a moisturising conditioner. Follow this with a final rinse using the coldest water you can stand.