Hair Hacks for Humidity

So it is our British Summer, basically all that means is sporadic sunshine and major humidity. This leads to flying ants, sweaty armpits on the train and frizzy wild hair. I have most definitely fallen victim to the weather and the shrinkage is real, my curls which stretch down to my waist are barely gracing my shoulders. But fortunately for me, I know exactly how to restore my luscious locks when the humidity hits. I have implemented these curly hair hacks this past week and now my hair is flowing in wind from my bedroom fan. Here are my best humidity hacks for curly hair.

What Does Humidity Do to Our Hair

When it is humid, simply there is
more water (H2O) in the air. As we know, our hair is made up of protein called Keratin. Human hair is extremely sensitive to humidity because the Hydrogen bonds from the water in the air latches on to the keratin in our hair and connects our keratin together. It’s almost like your hair is sticking to itself, so see humidity as the Velcro for your hair. If you have straight hair it will get wavy and frizzy, and if you have curly or coily hair your curls will get even tighter. The tighter your curls, the more prone it is for breakage so we want to try and keep the frizz at bay.

Not only is this the weather for ice cream, sunscreen and bottles of water, your hair is in need of hydration and moisture too. While it might sound a little counter productive, part of the reason your hair is drawing out so much moisture from the air is because it needs it. One humidity hair hack for this weather is to leave your conditioner in. Not all of it, but at least some of it. This will help tame your curls and give your conditioner more time to fully absorb. Even during the day shake up a bottle of water with a few pumps of your favourite conditioner and spritz it onto your hair to help minimise frizz.

There are so many brands and products dedicated to helping you manage your frizzy hair and humidity only lasts so long. Have no fear you hair will return to normal at some point, but until then, give these hair hacks a go and let me know how they work for you.

If you have any specific struggles or concerns with your hair, don’t hesitate to comment below, submit a hair analysis form or just send me a message.

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– Paris x

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