If you live in a humid area, then you know what it feels like to leave the house looking fabulous and return looking like a troll doll. Humid weather can ruin any fly hair do, whether it’s straight or curly.
Thankfully the frizz and puffiness caused by humidity can be remedied with several simple strategies. Follow these 10 easy steps to achieve a frizz-free look that will last all day.
How To Fight The Humidity
1. It starts in the shower…
To combat frizz, you should wait a couple days in between shampoos. Washing your hair too often dries it out and leaves it prone to frizz. Especially if you have curls, waves, or coils, your hair needs as much natural oil as it can get.
2. Choose the right shampoo & conditioner
When picking a shampoo and conditioner, look for one keyword on the label: moisturizing. Hydrating your hair with moisture will help keep it smoother longer. Here’s a shampoo and conditioner we love. Remembering to always condition after shampooing will also fight frizz.
3. Use a leave-in
Right after you get out of the shower when your hair is still wet, always apply a leave-in conditioner to your locks. We highly recommend the Kukui & Coconut Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner because of its silky smooth finish and moisture-restoring properties.
4. Let it air dry
Heat is bad for frizz, so allow your hair to air dry naturally as often as possible. If you choose to use a towel to dry your hair, never rub it roughly or wrap it up in the towel. Instead gently blot your hair with the towel and squeeze the excess water out.
5. If you must blow dry…
If you simply can’t let your hair air dry, blow dry it using the coolest setting with a diffuser. Avoid moving the blow dryer around too much and too rapidly, but instead focus on small sections and aim the dryer down the shaft of the hair, not upward or sweeping across it.
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6. Use a moisturizing creme or gel
Frizz-reducing cremes and gels are a must have in your haircare supply. We suggest this Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Milk Crème because it’s infused with ingredients such as argan, olive, and sunflower oils that reinforce your hair’s natural moisture barrier for all-day frizz protection. If you prefer a gel, Natural Defining Creme Gel also smooths down wild ends.
7. Braids, buns, & ponytails… oh my!
These protective hairstyles will keep all those flyways tucked down, so you can look polished no matter what the weather is like outside. If you don’t have time to style your hair in the morning, you can always try a chic headwrap or hat as well.
8. Mist yourself
After you finish styling your hair, apply an oil mist. This will further create a barrier around your strands that humid weather can’t penetrate. This Coconut & Monoi Intense Shine Oil Mist is an excellent option.
9. Use the right hairspray
Certain hairsprays are designed to be humidity resistant, like this Professional Holding Spray that effectively minimizes flyaways. Another plus about this product is that it doesn’t flake or leave behind any residue.
10. Sleep softly
One of the worst things you can do to your hair is sleep on a cotton pillowcase, which causes harmful friction, breakage, and even more frizz. Instead, sleep on a satin pillowcase that will help you maintain your hairstyle overnight.
With the right routine, tools, and products, you’ll be on your way to having frizz-free hair before you know it. Follow these 10 easy steps to fight humidity no matter what hairstyle you’re currently rockin’. Subscribe to our blog here to get more helpful content like this delivered directly to your inbox!http://blog.designessentials.com/articles/haircare-101/fight-frizz-humidity-10-easy-steps/