Keeping your hair in place while there’s humidity in the air is not easy. In fact, it’s nearly impossible some days. When it’s super humid, I don’t even bother styling my hair sometimes because the second I step outside, it’ll curl and frizz right up. Humidity is the bane of my existence in the summertime, but there are plenty of ways to fight it. Believe it or not, you can control your hair when it’s humid or raining. You can avoid frizz and puffiness and all that bad jazz. Just make sure you’re not making the following mistakes:
#1. Washing Your Hair Too Much
Over-washing your hair strips the natural oils from your hair. And when your oils are stripped from your hair, it gets dehydrated. That leads to more frizz and makes your locks more susceptible to humidity.
#2. Not Rinsing Your Hair with Cool Water
Rinsing your conditioner out with cool water instead of warm water is crucial in combating humidity. This helps smooth your hair and keep it under control in gross weather. It also keeps your hair frizz-free when you’re styling.
#3. Not Hydrating Your Hair
One of the key factors that makes hair freak out in humid weather is dehydration. If you want your hair to stay calm, it needs to be well hydrated. And that means it needs to be well conditioned. Make sure you’re regularly conditioning your hair and do a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week to keep it healthy.
#4. Not Using the Right ProductsA lot of people don’t realize that anti-frizz products are great for treating the other issues that come along with humidity. Hair doesn’t always get frizzy. It’ll often just get sort of puffy or won’t hold a style. Anti-frizz products help keep your hair smooth so it doesn’t frizz or reject your styling attempts.
#5. Towel-Drying Your HairTowel-drying your hair with a regular towel is basically like sticking your finger in an electrical socket. It creates massive amounts of friction, which leads to frizz. Opt for a microfiber towel or a cotton t-shirt instead.
#6. Brushing with Metal or Plastic BristlesBrushes with plastic and metal bristles create friction, which creates frizz. To save your hair from humidity, use a brush with boar hair bristles or a wide-toothed comb.
How do you beat frizz?