How to Manage Your Hair During the Summer Swelter
Here in Vegas, it gets HOT in the summer! Wherever you live though, summer can present various challenges with your hair, especially in more humid climates.
Let's look at a few ways to reduce the effects of humidity in the summer.
1) Add oils and moisturizers while styling. This will help you minimize frizz.
2) Use smoothing serums. These products will help create a barrier against humidity while controlling frizz.
3) Use styling products that do not contain humectants. Humectants are designed to draw moisture from the surrounding environment. If you're in a humid climate, this can lead to frizz and can weigh your hair down.
4) Choose a hair style that is easy and complimentary. Twists, braids, buns, updos, cornrows, and more can call help prevent frizz in the summer.
Also, feel free to be bold and try out accessorizing with head wraps, turbans, hats, or scarves.
BONUS: Not only will accessories protect your hair from the effects of humidity, but they can also protect your hair and scalp from UV damage!
5) Saving the easiest for last, sometimes you can just embrace your natural texture and still have beautiful hair :-)
How To Keep Your Straight Hair Sleek in Humid Climates
If you have straight hair like I do then you know that humidity is not our friend.
I used to be so jealous of my friends with curly or wavy hair on humid days, especially when we would do anything involving water activities. To me their hair always looked beautiful even if frizzy.
My hair always seems to end up looking like a wet bale of hay. But hey, we always want what we don't have right?
I was once in Hawaii for a business trip and was getting ready to go to a nice dinner. I decided to spend a little more time than usual curling and styling my hair. As soon as I walked out of the hotel to hail a cab, it was ruined - flat flat flat flat and sad. If my hair was an emoji it would have been the extreme frowny face.
After some trial and error I found that I really needed to invest in some great products that were going to be adaptable depending on how the weather would be wherever my destination.
If I was gonna rock my straight hair knowing there would be humidity or other weather concerns, I had to adapt my normal “getting ready” regimen.
No matter where I am, with clean damp hair, I use Cote Hybrid Comb Out Spray. It serves as a conditioning foundation to layer the other products on. It enhances the performance of styling products while providing moisture, thermal protection, UV protection, and helps to control frizz.
After I style, I follow up with Quinoa Holding Spray because it protects from humidity and UV rays while giving great hold.
In times of extreme weather conditions that are against my hair and looking its finest, I usually have a small arsenal of backup ways to put my hair up. I usually go with a low messy bun, an easy slightly soft and messy french twist, rope braids to keep my hair out of my face, or a classic ponytail. None of these take long to do, they look professional, and they keep my hair off my neck, which is an awesome bonus!