The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, and vacation plans are on the horizon. It can only mean one thing – sweet summertime! We love summer and all the fun that it brings, but we can’t help but feel a little hint of dread when we think about one of hair’s biggest nemeses: humidity.
While you may know it as the fast-track to frizzing out your hair, humidity is actually defined by the amount of moisture in the air. Because temperatures rise in the summer and warm air holds more moisture than cold air, summer is the prime season for humidity to be at its highest.
How does this lead to frizz?
Basically, frizz happens when the amount of moisture in the air is greater than the amount of moisture in your hair. The hydrogen in humid air reacts with the keratin proteins in your hair, creating new bonds between the keratin proteins, which causes each strand to fold or curl, also known as: you guessed it, frizz.
So…how can you keep it from affecting your hair?
Work With Your Hair
During the summer, try your best not to work against your natural texture. It will only make your hair even more prone to humidity’s effects. If you have natural curls, highlight them with a volumizing foam or a thickening styling cream. If your hair is straight and sleek, use a hair oil to bring out its natural shine.
Don’t Over Wash
Too much washing will strip your hair of its natural oils, which dries out your strands and leaves you that much more susceptible to frizz. Try only washing every other day to keep your hair looking and feeling great all summer long. Be sure to use a cleanse & condition regimen that hydrates your scalp so that your hair is moisturized from root to end!
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
We’re sure you get it by now: hydration is key! A great hair mask can work wonders on frizz! Not only will it give your hair that extra boost of hydration that it needs, it will also leave you with soft, touchable strands that feel as good as they look.