Embrace the HumidityYou’ve probably heard the saying, “When you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” This goes for damp weather, too. Natural is beautiful, and the best way to deal with the changing seasons is to embrace your own hair texture with the most natural look possible. Leave your locks in their most natural state with a simple “wash n go” as often as you can, and enjoy rocking a low maintenance look for a few months! Letting your locks air dry at home before braving the damp outdoors will keep runaway frizzies at bay longer. Applying natural moisture-blockers like Shea butter and coconut oil will help too. Sometimes, of course, you’ll want to do something a little more creative. Styles that are closest to your regular state (like loose, textured curls) will hold up better than something like a glossy blowout, saving you from having to run home from that patio barbecue after an hour to do damage control.
Commit to a Protective StyleWearing your tresses in a protective style for the season (think long braids, cornrows, updos, or buns) can be a great, low-maintenance alternative to wrestling with your curlers every day. Flyaways and frizzies are usually less noticeable.
AccessorizeScarves, headbands, and other ornaments are fashionable and easy ways to dress up your hair without spending hours styling. If you tie your hair up and throw a colorful wrap around it, you can look amazing while staying cool too!
Pick Your ProductsGlossing serums will help block outside moisture and keep the flyaways away longer. Excessive use can cause unwanted build up, but your salon can help you find the best quality and least damaging products around. Make sure you wash your hair thoroughly when using these consistently.
One great humidity control product is Aveda’s Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade. This satiny pomade prevents frizziness and flyaways by repelling moisture from your hair. Work it through your hair before or after styling to tame curls and give your hair a polished look, no matter how humid it may be.
The humidity might do a job on your tight curls, but there are plenty of other ways to rock your locks through the summer!