Nothing can kill a hairstyle quite like humidity, you know what I mean? I live in a humid climate so I’m sharing all my tips to survive the heat all summer long!
One. Products MATTER and the right formula + application method is vital to your success. First of all, if you haven’t watched this video I’d encourage you to in order to better understand how the order of product application matters! I’ve had the most success with layering a humidity spray WITHOUT hold under a humidity control hair spray like Kenra Volume 25. My favorite humidity spray at the moment is Amika The Shield humidity spray. I spray it on after I style my hair, right before I finish with Kenra Volume 25.
I also love KMS Hairstay Anti-Humidity Seal. I’ve used it for years! Sometimes it’s a bit hard to find but I found it on Amazon!
My hair is naturally limp + lifeless, so humidity causes it to resort back to its natural state. I know for many others, humidity can cause frizziness, curl, or unwanted texture so a good product to invest in to control problems is a cream that you apply before you blow hair dry. A cream is a thicker product than a serum and while I’m not saying a serum can’t help, I am saying a cream may do a better job at keeping the frizz down.
Two. The way you style your hair + handle it throughout the day matters as well. The less you touch and mess with it, the better! If you curl or straighten it in the morning and need to refresh during the second half of the day, just focus on the top and front layers of your hair. Avoid adding more hairspray or any kind of “finishing” spray. It’ll make your hair feel too stiff.
Three. If everything fails, have a backup plan that you can pull off in seconds. I like to have a clear elastic available for an easy low ponytail if humidity really ruins my hairstyle. That’s the quickest and easiest way to pull your hair back without necessarily looking like your hairstyle is too casual.
Obviously, wearing your hair as close to its natural state when you know you are going to be battling humidity is the safest way to avoid fighting with it all day. So if it’s wavy and frizz prone, try to style your hair wavy with some cream products to control the frizz instead of flat ironing it stick-straight. It’ll be easiest to touch up during the day!
P.S. Here are more great options for hair ties for summer!