The warmer weather may be beckoning us outside with the promise of summer, but those of us with curly hair are also bracing ourselves for the frizz that the Japanese heat and humidity inevitably bring.
Ironically, it was in Tokyo – where the majority of the population has straight hair – that I finally learned how to handle my curls. After walking out of my first salon appointment in Japan with a feather duster for a head, I decided to find someone who knew what they were doing. I eventually found Kiyoko at Nepenji salon, and thanks to her, I began to learn more about handling my hair. And here’s the good news: Frizzy hair doesn’t have to be inevitable. Armed with the right information and a few new habits, you can keep your curls intact through any season, including summer in Tokyo. Here’s what you can do.