Some things just don’t get along. Cats and dogs. Orange juice and toothpaste. Hair and humidity.
We’re all excited to finally get back out there after a year of throwing our hair up in messy buns, but with the heat comes humidity, and with humidity comes frizzy hair. In the past, we’ve talked about how various types of weather affect our hair. But today, we’re diving into how to defeat humidity hair once and for all.
First of all, WTF is up with the Frizz?
Humidity is the collection of moisture in the air, and the moment your hair comes into contact with moisture, it wants to revert to its natural state. Since you’re reading this article, you already know what happens next. You start to look like Anne Hathaway before her transformation in The Princess Diaries.
But the reason your hair becomes frizzy in humid weather is that your hair has nothing (or little) to shield itself from the moisture in the air. Fine pieces or strands with breakage are more vulnerable to moisture and will start to curl up. If you have natural waves or curls, the humidity will erase any trace of straightening done to your hair.
The bright side is that you can absolutely take steps to reduce the effects of humidity on your luscious locks.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
We know what you’re thinking: the problem is too much moisture in your hair, so why are you putting more moisture into the mix?
The number one thing you can do to fend off frizz is to give your hair the moisture it needs, so it doesn’t soak up the moisture in the air. This can involve using a leave-in conditioner, oil, shea butter, or other enriching treatment that keeps your hair from becoming dry. At the same time, shampoo less frequently so you aren’t stripping your hair of the natural oils it needs to stay moisturised.
Rinse Your Hair with Colder Water
Cold water keeps the molecules in your hair tight and helps prevent other things from getting in. Even if you can’t wash your hair in cold water the whole time (because not many of us can), running your hair under cold water right before you get out of the shower can help your hair shield itself from the humidity outside.
Use an Anti-Humidity or Anti-Frizz Product
Anti-humidity and anti-frizz products were made to be the first line of defence between your hair and the moisture in the atmosphere. These products create a barrier that prevents the vulnerable strands of hair from expanding and frizzing up as soon as you leave the house. These products come in various forms, from sprays to serums to gels, so you can pick the best option to integrate into your daily hair routine.
Invest in an Ionic Hair Dryer
If humidity is your arch-nemesis and you think about stuffing all your hair under a hat every day in the summer, you may need to bring in the big guns. Although air drying is the best option for keeping your hair and scalp healthy, preventing frizz requires your hair to be completely dry before you walk out the door.
The happy medium? An ionic hair dryer that produces millions of negatively charges ions that break down positively charges water molecules without opening the hair shafts. Using an ionic hair dryer is a better choice for your hair and head health and will prevent any moisture from getting in and ruining your gorgeous hairdo. For extra protection, you can use a heat-protectant treatment on your hair to avoid any damage.
Use a Smoothing Treatment
Nip frizz in the bud with an at-home smoothing treatment.
Our smoothing treatment is full of antioxidants that provide long-lasting shiny, straight, and smooth hair all summer long. The treatment helps your hair grow strong, lock in the nutrients it has, and keep any unwanted moisture out. Not only will your hair dry frizz-free, you’ll be asking “humidity who?” in no time at all.
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Get your smoothing treatment and say farewell to frizzy hair days.