Summer is here and that means humidity is going to be one of your worst enemies. This article we found from Byrdie has amazing tips for humidity-proofing your hair.
ur hair has a mind of its own when humidity is at an all-time high. Hot days should be all about enjoying the warm weather by hitting the beach—not bad hair days. There’s nothing wrong with a little seasonal frizz, but it’s nice to know that for days when we don’t want to deal, there are options available.
Whether your hair likes to pouf, frizz, or kink, here are 10 tips and tricks that will help make your frizz-free dreams a reality.
Anti-frizz product is important to get ultimate smooth results. Apply an anti-frizz product on soaking wet hair—but don’t let it dry too much, as frizz already starts to form. This lightweight sealant helps keep strands smooth even through the most humid of temperatures.
Try a relaxed style, especially if you’re prone to extreme frizz. Women with tight curls or wavy texture in their hair are, unfortunately, more frizz-prone, so choosing a more humidity-friendly style is your best bet. An adorable braided look or sexy neck-bearing topknot will be a solid bet to keep your hair contained and less prone to frizz. The trend in ‘effortless hair’ lends itself greatly to frizz-embracing looks to keep the flyaways in check.
No two hair types are alike, and if your hair is on the thick or coarse side, oils and shea butter will be your best friend to keep frizz to a minimum and ensure health remains healthy.
When it comes to keeping hair frizz at bay, I swear by coconut oil and whipped shea butter. Coconut oil is a light and natural oil that is suitable for all hair types. This universal oil keeps the frizz down and keeps hair healthy and shiny. Whipped shea butter is excellent for frizz. It is great for hair that is chemically treated and bleached. It is very nourishing, and a little bit goes a long way.
Eliminate frizz as much as possible in the shower and other ways so that humid air doesn’t worsen the problem. Use smoothing shampoo and conditioners and leave-in as well, and after the shower, use a microfiber hair towel.
If your hair is pin straight, don’t choose a wavy hairstyle on a humid day or vice versa; if your hair is thick and wavy, don’t straighten your hair, because it will end up a poufy mess.
The trick with dealing with humidity is to get the outermost layer of the hair, the cuticle, to lay as flat as possible. Most anti-humidity products use silicone, but that can deflate the volume. Make sure to use a product without silicone, so you don’t have to trade off smoothness and shine for the volume.
Make sure to get all the moisture out your hair. Otherwise, it will get frizzy. All hair types, especially coarse and curly hair, hold a lot of water. Towel-dry by squeezing the hair, not roughing it up.
By spreading out your shampoos, it will help your hair’s natural oils to keep your hair moisturized. Washing too much can cause your hair to dry out, giving frizz more of an opportunity to come out.
A light hair spray can do wonders for hair in humid weather. It works to hold flowy, natural-looking styles and a frizz-free finish, through any and all weather conditions.
When it comes to a universal frizz-fighter for all hair types a Keratin treatment will not only help, but it’s a time-saver. The best thing I can recommend for fighting frizz and humidity is to have a keratin treatment or Brazilian blow-dry.
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