Love the summer but hate the humidity? What does humidity do to the hair? According to the Smithsonian Magazine, “Humid air causes hydrogen bonds to form between molecules and the proteins in your hair” triggering za frizz! People often ask, what are the best products for humidity? Truth be told there are many products that are “humidity resistant” but it’s really a matter of what you desire for your hair type? And again, what might be good for one, may not be good for another. Now with that being said, I’ve had a chance to test many products, and I must say there are some standouts! So say good bye to humidity, read on for some styling aids which can take you from blah to ahhhhh!
Let’s start with the biggest most common requested, what hair spray works the best in humidity? There are a couple of stars, for color-treated, consider Rusk Anti-Frizz Spray, this lightweight, spray provides all-day humidity resistance, creating a barrier against humidity- and what’s more is flexible, it protects color, and strengthens hair. Looking for a spray that can stand up to humidity and wind? Kenra Volume Spritz 25 is a strong hold finishing hairspray. This hairspray fights humidity and is resistant to winds up to 25 miles per hour. This spray will help keep your style in place for up to 120 hours, now that’s a serious spray! Perhaps it’s shine you seek, Mizani In Control Holding Spray will create flexible and lasting styles to not only block out frizz and humidity, but it will give a natural shine.
Looking for just a humidity spray? Choose Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray, used in addition to hair spray, this is JUST a high-performance humidity resistant spray. This unique formula contains polymers that, when sprayed on hair, create a shield of protection against humidity. It is perfect for keeping blowouts, updo's and curls from collapsing due to climate conditions. This spray is perfect anyone looking for a no hold spray to control the frizz.
Have curls and prefer a gel? Consider Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel offers an effective solution to guarding all curly hair types from excessive frizz and keeps curls locked. Apply it to damp hair and Ouidad recommends the “rake and shake technique” for the application, basically, this means sectioning hair and running product throughout from roots down to shaft. I have wavy hair and use this product, I must say, I love it- it’s light and doesn’t make my hair crispy!
What if your hair is damaged hair and frizz is your challenge? Try Its A 10 Miracle Defrizzing Gel, a unique formula which has a gel-oil consistency, it can be used on either curly or straight styles, it’s a multi-benefit gel that will not only balance moisture levels in hair while conditioning it also strengthens and reduces frizz throughout the hair shaft. It will improve the texture of damaged hair.
Trying to keep it straight?? Think about Rusk Str8 Anti-Frizz and Anti-Curl Lotion, it is a lightweight styling lotion that temporarily straightens wavy, curly or permed hair. It contains Thermplex which assists in modifying internal curl memory. Makes hair soft and shiny and smooths hair internally. An all-time favorite of many, Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Smoothing Serum, is a lightweight silicone serum which coats strands keeping hair frizzy free. It’s a great styling aid to use prior to blow drying or after, def worth a try.
In the end, humidity is inevitable but it doesn’t have to rule your hair, there are many styling aids available which can lend a hand to holding back the frizz. Try one today!