Tips for Protecting Your Hair from the Humidity
Summer is right around the corner and that means the warm weather is finally here! This means outdoor concerts, pool parties, BBQs and more! With all these opportunities to show off your fresh summer haircut, the last thing you want is the humidity to mess it up. Here are some tips for protecting your hair from the humidity.
Reducing the frizz that humidity causes starts with what you use to wash your hair. You want to look for smoothing shampoos as well as ones specifically designed to reduce frizz. Shea Moisture offers a Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Shampoo that is made with Cupuacu Butter, Raw Shea Butter, and Pistachio oils, all of which are great for protecting your hair. Leave-in and deep conditioners such as Suave’s Avocado & Olive Oil Leave-in are also good for providing an extra layer of protection from humidity. After you wash your hair, make sure to get as much moisture out of it as possible before you style it because that actually helps protect it from frizz. Use a towel to do this and squeeze sections of your hair with the towel for the best results.
To give your hairdo the best shot at lasting in high humidity, you want to style around your natural hair texture. If your hair is bone straight, it may not be the best idea to try waves and curls out for that extremely humid day. For women with naturally curly hair, it’s probably better to keep it curly for those hot days rather than try to straighten it because going against your natural hair texture increases the risk of it becoming messed up when exposed to humidity. If you are set on trying a new style, use a frizz protection styling cream such as Kevin Murphy’s Easy.Rider Anti Frizz Creme. It can be applied to damp hair before styling or to dry hair to keep your hair smooth when you step outside.
Serums are a great way to protect your hair from those humid days. For those with wavy and medium textured hair, any light weight oil such as coconut or olive oil can help to protect it. If you have thicker, more coarse hair, you want to look for heavier serums. Jamaican Black Castor Oil is a thicker serum that helps fight against frizz while also helping your hair grow. Shea butter is also a good option for those with thick, coarse hair textures.