Seasonal Hair Challenges: How to Tackle Humidity

    • July 4, 2024

    As the seasons change, so do the challenges for our hair. While winter brings dryness and static, summer introduces a whole new set of issues, with humidity taking the spotlight. 

    For many, managing hair in humidity can feel like an endless battle against frizz and unruliness. But fear not, the realm of humidity hair solutions is abundant and here are some expert tips on how to weatherproof your locks against the elements.

    Understanding the Impact of Humidity on Hair
    Humidity is the amount of moisture present in the air. When humidity levels rise, our hair absorbs this moisture, causing the cuticle to swell and resulting in frizzy hair and puffiness. 

    This effect is particularly pronounced for individuals with naturally curly or wavy hair, as their strands are more porous and prone to absorbing moisture.

    Managing Hair in Humidity
    While we can’t control the weather, we can certainly take steps to manage its impact on our hair. Here are some tried-and-tested tips for combating humidity-induced hair woes:

    • Hydration is Key: Start by keeping your hair well-hydrated with moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. Look for products containing ingredients like glycerin and coconut oil, which help seal moisture into the hair and combat frizz.
    • Seal the Cuticle: After washing, rinse your hair with cold water to seal the cuticle and prevent moisture from penetrating. Additionally, apply a leave-in conditioner or anti-frizz serum to create a protective barrier against humidity.
    • Hairstyles for Humid Climates: Opt for hairstyles that keep your hair off your face and neck, such as braids, buns, or ponytails. These styles not only shield your hair from humidity but also minimize exposure to environmental factors like wind and UV rays.
    • Invest in Quality Hair Products: When it comes to humidity hair products, look for formulations specifically designed as anti-frizz and humidity. Serums, creams, and hairsprays infused with silicone or keratin are excellent choices for smoothing and taming unruly hair.
    • Limit Heat Styling: Heat styling tools like flat irons and curling wands can exacerbate frizz in humid conditions. Instead, embrace your hair’s natural texture or opt for heatless styling methods like air-drying or using foam rollers.
    • Touch-Up on the Go: Keep a travel-sized anti-frizz product in your purse or bag for quick touch-ups throughout the day. A few spritzes or drops can instantly tame flyaways and refresh your style.

    Weatherproofing Your Hair
    In addition to your daily hair care routine, consider incorporating these weatherproofing strategies to protect your hair from humidity:

    • Use a Humidity-Resistant Hair Spray: Finish your styling routine with a lightweight, humidity-resistant hair spray to lock in your look and shield your hair from moisture in the air.
    • Invest in a Silk Pillowcase: Swap your cotton pillowcase for a silk or satin one to reduce friction and minimize frizz while you sleep. Silk pillowcases also help maintain your hairstyle for longer between washes.
    • Shield Your Hair from the Elements: On particularly humid days, consider wearing a hat or scarf to shield your hair from excess moisture and prevent frizz from forming.

    Hair Smoothing Techniques at About Faces 
    Smoothing treatments consist of a natural protein found in your body and your hair. This protein is used to recondition hair, preventing frizz while allowing it to wave, curl, or be flat ironed straight. 

      • Express Conditioning Treatments: Top of the line conditioning treatments that restore vitality, silkiness, strength and shine. Each express treatment is specially customized for your hair needs, and results will last up to 3 months.
      • Deluxe Conditioning Treatments: Highly indulgent customized conditioning treatment that is the perfect solution for anyone who wants the ultimate soft, touchable hair. Results last for up to 6 months.
    • Enzymotherapy Hair Smoothing Treatment: This European hair smoothing technology utilizes the highest grade of Tannic Acid, along with fruit enzymes to smooth, straighten, reconstruct and render your hair. The treatment uses enzymes to break down the bonds in your hair strands, allowing for better absorption of the treatment’s active ingredients.
      • The Express Enzymotherapy Hair Smoothing Treatment will last about 3 months.
      • The Deluxe Enzymotherapy Hair Smoothing Treatment will last about 6 months.

    Managing hair in humidity may seem like a daunting task, but with the right strategies and products, you can keep your locks looking smooth and sleek even in the most humid of climates. By understanding the impact of humidity on hair and implementing these expert tips, you can confidently tackle seasonal hair challenges and embrace your natural beauty all year round. Say goodbye to frizz and hello to flawless locks that withstand even the steamiest of days!

    Visit the About Faces website to see how we can help with your hair concerns!