A day at the beach can be a healing, rejuvenating experience, putting you in touch with the elements as you breathe in the cool air rolling off the water. What’s not such a healing experience is when your hair decides to go from bouncy to flouncy to just plain frizzed out, all within a matter of an hour, and all because the weather decided to up its humidity. This is doubly dangerous if you’re on vacation somewhere tropical (as shown in a humorous Friends bit in which the Caribbean air is unkind to Monica’s hair) so it’s important to come equipped. It’s a battle of wills between your hair and the late summer humidity – here are a few key weapons to have in your arsenal if you care to win that battle.
You need some kind of frizz treatment. Ideally, you’re going to want two different frizz treatments: one that you can apply after you step out of the shower and one you can apply before heading out the door. For starters, you can’t go wrong with the R+Co Tinsel Smoothing Oil, which imparts a gorgeous shine to your hair while managing frizz. You can use it around your hairline once your hair is set, or you can be used once you step on of the shower and your hair’s still wet – it’s a versatile product that fights frizz handily.
But if you want to really deal a deathblow to the frizzifying humidity, then before you head out the door apply the Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray from Oribe. Setting your style, adding texture, and blocking frizz with its unique copolymer formula, the Anti-Humidity Spray was tested in Miami so you know it’s go your back in the worst humidity. With these two products to get you going, keeping your hair under control in the late summer humidity should be a (ahem) breeze.
But alongside good products, you need good tools. In order to keep your hair in check day after day, it’s important to invest in a natural bristle hairbrush. Natural bristle brushes, like the famous Mason Pearson brushes you can find at b-glowing.com/mason-pearson are made of the same Keratin as your hair, and so are uber-effective at properly redistributing the natural oils in your hair, giving you bounce and volume, and staving off the clumping effects of humid weather.
Finally, find a good blow dryer and know how to use it. Try to find a blow dryer with ceramic and tourmaline technology, which will give you a more even spread of air and seal moisture in the hair’s cuticles. And once you’ve found a hair dryer that you’re comfortable with, in order to wield it against the humidity try working from the roots to the ends – don’t just point and shoot. Be methodical. And it’s important to remember not to blow dry right before you step out the door; give your hair time after you’ve dried it.
Being outside in the summer is an absolute must; you have to soak in as much of that precious vitamin D from the sun as you can. And with these tips in mind you won’t have to walk around like a vampire, fearing what the sun might do to you.