It doesn’t matter what your hair type is or how your hair normally behaves in the winter or summer. Here’s the harsh truth: humidity is an equal-opportunity disrupter. If you’re someone whose hair has traditionally been on bad terms with humidity, you’re probably wondering if there’s any hope of escaping your usual hair troubles. Luckily there is. Whether your problem is untameable frizz or flat, dull, and lifeless locks, here’s what you need to know about getting humidity proof hair.
Have You Considered a Ponytail?
It’s easy to underestimate the extent to which your hairstyle can curb the effects of humidity. The ponytail, aka one of the most flexible hairstyles ever, is an easy way to nip a bad hair day in the bud. On the other hand, if you’ve got a more upscale event coming up, a stylish bun is a timeless classic that will last for hours. If you want the option of literally wearing your hair down, however, a layered cut can also open doors.
How are Your Ends?
When was the last time that you went for a trim? Although there’s no strict rule that says you have to trim, humid weather conditions have a way of bringing the worst out of any split ends you may have. Regular trims and touch-ups can go a long way towards keeping your hair in optimum condition.
What Type of Products are You Using?
Another issue worth considering is the products you use. Simply put, part of keeping bad hair days to a minimum during the summer months is by avoiding the use of hair products that dry your hair effectively. Most shampoos and serums use silicones that work by placing a weighty coat on top of hair shafts. Although this is great for keeping your curls in place, it also often means you will need to manipulate and wash your hair more often. Of course, there is nothing wrong with clean hair, but excessive washing will likely deprive your hair of moisture. In wet weather, this is a big no-no.
Put Aside Heat
Whether it’s a quick run with a flat iron or a short date with a hairdryer before you go somewhere, there is no doubt about how warmth made managing hair easier than ever. However, when there is a lot of moisture in the air, high temperatures can create unique problems for your hair. The problem with heat is that it dries the hair, and many of the heat-insulating products on the market rely on silicones to achieve this straightening effect. If your hair dries under the influence of heat, water vapor in the air will be attracted to it much faster. Naturally, you can use heat alternatives during the warmer months. If this is not an option for you, then I would recommend a product that protects against heat and does not contain silicone, like Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray.
Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!
Based on the basic idea that humidity is less likely to attract well-moistened hair, the most powerful weapon in your arsenal against moisture is moisturizing. Many hair experts will suggest less hair wash to protect them from the scrubbing of oil with shampoo. If this sounds unattractive to you, you might consider using a sulfate / silicone-free shampoo / conditioner such as Living Proof ‘No Frizz’, a moisturizing blocking shampoo and conditioner. Whatever path you choose, in all cases, additional in-depth preparation is recommended. For extra hydration, also consider using essential oils.
Beautiful hair days in the wet months should not be a pipe dream. All that is needed to control the curl or revitalize the hair, depending on the circumstances, is a little know-how. By moisturizing, adjusting your hair, cutting, using less heat and exploring alternative products, you can get the moisture-resistant hair that you always wanted.