How to Keep Your Hair Sleek as Humidity Rises

How to Keep Your Hair Sleek as Humidity Rises

Humidity has a way of turning even the most cooperative hair into an unruly frizz ball. No matter your hair type, you may find that all bets are off once you step out into humid weather. Naturally curly, wavy, or coarse hair may be especially vulnerable to unpredictable behavior under moist conditions.

Thankfully, there’s no need to give up and reach for a hat (unless you’re inspired to rock one!). Here are a few ways to fight the frizz and keep your hair under control when humidity is high.

Change up your shower routine

Investing in smoothing shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in products can help reduce frizz without much fuss. When you get out of the shower, wrap your hair in a microfiber towel and give it a gentle squeeze to remove excess water. Don’t attempt to hand-dry your hair by rubbing it with a towel or otherwise roughing it up, as this will result in added frizz and potential breakage. You may also consider spacing out shampoos to every few showers, since frequent washing can strip your hair’s natural oils and leave your hair even frizzier.

Use an anti-frizz serum after showering

Keeping up with the weather can help you look your best. If humidity will be high during the day, apply an anti-frizz serum to wet hair. Doing this as soon as you’re out of the shower can keep your locks looking lovely as they dry.

Get regular trims

A fresh cut is especially rejuvenating for hair. Schedule some time in the salon chair and have your stylist remove dead ends to keep your locks healthy — the first step to keeping texture and shine in check.

Use a flat iron after blow-drying

Ideally, skipping the blow dry can eliminate some of that frizz. However, you may not have time to let your hair dry naturally in the morning. Use a boar-bristle brush to help seal your cuticles while drying. Then, make sure to give your locks a quick once-over with a flat iron. This helps keep your strands smooth and sleek while finishing your look. Just be sure to use a product that protects your hair from the heat!

Hair oils and butters tame curly or wavy hair

If your hair is naturally thick, wavy, or curly, you’ll need to add some moisture to your locks to fight frizz. Look for a professional product that incorporates ingredients such as shea butter or argan oil for a healthy and nourished mane.

When all else fails… try a cute updo!

If you wake up to a humidity-related bad hair day and your efforts to tame your locks just aren’t doing the trick, never fear! Braids and topknots are both great ways to look your best, even when your hair is a mess. Loose, casual styles work especially well with the current “effortless” hair trend. Top it off with a little hairspray to keep flyaways in check, and you’re good to go… despite the weather!