With the weather starting to warm up and the humidity soaring to catch up with it, a common myth is that there is not much you can do to keep you hair in check.
Or is there?
Tired of having the moisture in the air puff out your perfect blow-dry or frizz out your curls? We consulted the professionals at our Sydney-salon on how to manage frizz and humidity through Summer. From using different products to adopting a no-fuss style (hello braids and slick low-buns), here is how to counteract humidity for a weather-defying, perfect in all seasons mane.
1. Hydrate Hair To Repel Frizz
When the humidity is high and your hair is lacking moisture, the first thing you are going to attract is moisture. If your hair is already hydrated, it will not not need to absorb the moisture in the air, avoiding that dreaded frizz. Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Oil smooths the hair cuticle while providing a controlled anti-frizz look. For better control and added moisture, we recommend in using a multi-benefit leave in conditioner, such as Davines Oi Milk that will lock in moisture, enhance shine and increase manageability to natural hair textures.
2. Try A Heat Primer
Just like a primer for our skincare or make-up, a hair primer will assist in prepping your hair for layering of other products and increasing the longevity of the product benefits. Hair primers are also essential in ensuring your style can withstand the effects of humidity. Prep hair with Kevin Murphy Ever Smooth - it is a leave-in, pre-styling spray that helps control frizz whilst defending against humidity.
In your hair is already styled or you needed added humidity protection throughout the day, use Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray. A light mist over freshly styled hair is perfect to control those fluffy flyaways. It's anti-humidity formula can repel frizz for up to 72 hours!
3. Work With Your Texture
Rather than working against it, letting your natural texture do all the work through the warmer months to reduce disruption when the humidity hits. Using texture enhances will help control natural waves or curls while also keeping frizz at bay.
R+Co Sail Soft Wave Spray helps give a natural, beachy texture to wavy hair and provides a soft and flexible hold to keep hair in place. Add a soft braid to frame your face for a relaxed, holiday-vibe look. Half-up styles are beautiful on textured hair as it shows off the shape of the curl underneath that tend to be curlier and less damaged from everyday styling and sun damage.
4. Invest In Quality Tools
There are so many factors why someone may suffer from the effects of humidity including hair type, a humid environment, health of the air and damage from over using heat styling tools. Having healthy hair provides a perfect base for frizz-free hair, no matter what environment or hair type you might have.
Investing in quality heat styling tools will ensure your hair is protected and damage is prevented when styling. True Me's Smart Plate Technology hair straighteners will take your hair from good to great every time. As a professional grade styler, the Keratin infused ceramic plates of the True Me Original have been developed to deliver results of shinier, longer lasting styles in less time. The optimal heat ensure strands stay smooth, hydrated and frizz free even on the most humid days.
5. Wash Less Frequently
Keeping your hair under control in humid weather is not an easy task. If you have fine hair humidity can contribute to oiliness, stringiness and limpness. If you have textured hair humidity can amplify frizz, volume and flyaways. Either way, managing any hairstyle in humidity is an art.
Washing your hair less frequently will help to encourage your body's own natural oils to coat the cuticle for added control. Investing in a light-weight dry shampoo such as Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair to spot treat at the root on any areas that feel they could use some oil absorption and an instant refresh.