The Humidity Battle
Nothing can kill a hairstyle quite like humidity, you know what I mean? If you live in a humid climate you understand the struggle is real!
One. Products MATTER and the right formula + application method is vital to your success. We’d encourage you to better understand how the order of product application matters.
We know for many humidity can cause frizziness, curl, or unwanted texture so a good product to invest in to control problems is a serum that you apply before you blow hair dry. It will help control frizz and fly-aways.
Two. The way you style your hair + handle it throughout the day matters as well. The less you touch and mess with it, the better! If you curl or straighten it in the morning and need to refresh during the second half of the day, just focus on the top and front layers of your hair. Avoid adding more hairspray or any kind of “finishing” spray. It’ll make your hair feel too stiff.
Three. If everything fails, have a backup plan that you can pull off in seconds. Like a clear elastic available for an easy low ponytail if humidity really ruins your hairstyle. That’s the quickest and easiest way to pull your hair back without necessarily looking like your hairstyle is too casual.
Here are some tips on dealing with the humidity:
Wash-day fix - Use a good conditioner and use it on more than your tips.
A good conditioner can replenish hair with frizz-fighting lipids which work to fill pores with nutrients rather than with frizz-causing humidity. Conditioners can slow how quickly hair absorbs humidity.
On-the-go fix – Smooth hair with a dab of oil.
Oils can work on dry hair for a quick touch-up when you’re already well into your day. They help to block humidity from taking over your hair, keeping humidity on the outside where it belongs.
Hot fix – Heat-style to get your hair back into shape between washes.
Flat irons and curling irons are a sure bet for turning unruly hair back to “in-control” hair. That’s ok, as long as you take steps to shield your hair from extreme temperatures. Two ways you can do that:
- Turn the heat down on your iron. If you can get your look at temperatures no greater than 370°F, your hair will thank you. Temperatures above this point do a lot more damage.
- Use a heat protectant spray to more evenly disperse heat.
Lasting fix – Hold the style you created with a humidity-resisting hairspray.
Hairsprays have advanced far beyond the lacquer-effect they once had. They can now give you a more flexible hold and help your hair keep the look you created, even in high humidity.
Natural fix – Embrace your natural texture.
Frizz is the biggest problem for those of us who work against our natural hair texture. This can be the right time of year to try out new styles closer to your hair’s natural texture. You can try smoothing serums or oils to give you more definition without having to rely on heat. Think of frizz as a good reason to return to your roots. It’ll be easiest to touch up during the day!