How to Style Hair in Humidity

The arrival of summer heat ushers in a wave of humidity, a phenomenon that can seemingly render hair styling an insurmountable challenge. As we delve into the underlying reasons and explore potential solutions, we must first grasp the intricacies at play. Humidity saturates the atmosphere with moisture, enveloping our hair and transforming straight locks into gentle waves, wavy tresses into elegant curls, and curly hair into exquisitely intensified coils. Scientifically speaking, this alteration occurs as humid air triggers the formation of hydrogen bonds between water molecules and the keratin proteins in our hair, ultimately unleashing curls and frizz. Now, the question remains – what must we do to triumph over this predicament? The key lies in harnessing the power of the right hair products, those fashioned and endorsed by skilled professional hair stylists.

Shampoo & Conditioner

To ensure optimal results, it is imperative to select a shampoo and conditioner tailored to your unique hair type. For individuals with damaged hair, our team highly recommends Virtue’s Recovery shampoo and conditioner. The remarkable shampoo not only thoroughly cleanses, but also replenishes and nourishes your hair, while the luxurious conditioner effortlessly hydrates, softens, and revitalizes your precious strands.

Leave-in Conditioner

To effectively combat frizz, it is imperative to maintain optimal hair moisture prior to departing from the comfort of your air-conditioned abode. Achieve the desired moisture equilibrium of your strands by utilizing a leave-in conditioner like Virtue’s Purifying Leave-in Conditioner. This delicately nourishing mist not only improves manageability and reduces flyaways, but also provides a protective shield against damage. It serves as an ideal solution to hydrate and facilitate hair detangling. Experience the exquisite sensation of well-hydrated, luxuriously soft, and gloriously healthy locks.

Heat Protectant

When applying heat to your hair using a blow-dryer or hot tool, it is imperative to prioritize protection. To safeguard your precious locks from potential damage, it is strongly advised to use a heat protectant prior to styling. For optimum results in terms of volume and memory, we highly recommend the Virtue Volumizing Primer. This product effortlessly builds, lifts, and sets your hair. To achieve desired results, simply spritz the primer onto damp or dry hair, focusing on the roots through the mid-shaft. Proceed with your usual heat styling routine, knowing that your hair is shielded and ready to exude remarkable volume.

Hair Oil

Alternatively one can embrace their natural hair texture while elegantly tempering the impact of humidity through the application of a hair oil, such as Virtue’s Healing Oil. This magnificent product not only shields and enhances hair luster, but also mends its very essence. A mere few drops shall suffice as you graciously massage it through your strands, from the illustrious mid-shaft to the ends.

Hair Spray

It is highly advised by professional hair stylists to utilize a working hair spray to finalize your look and establish a shield against the effects of humidity on your hair. With numerous options available, it is crucial to identify the one that suits your hair texture and style. We confidently propose Mr Smith hairspray as a lightweight, and long lasting solution.

Dry Shampoo

It advised to exercise caution when it comes to excessive washing of one’s hair, particularly with the belief that it will alleviate hair frizz. Frequent washing, in fact, has the potential to dehydrate the hair, thereby leading to increased moisture absorption in humid conditions. This, in turn, contributes to the emergence of frizz and curls. For those experiencing slight greasiness, the application of a dry shampoo is recommended. Our suggestion is Mr Smith’s Dry Shampoo, a meticulously formulated product designed to cleanse, revive, and invigorate your precious locks. Its usage is effortless: Simply hold the can 6-8 inches away from your hair, applying an even distribution throughout the hair roots. Gently massage the product with your fingertips and, if desired, delicately brush through your hair.

Other tips

  • Do not towel dry, use a microfiber turban instead so that you don’t roughen up your hair’s cuticle 
  • Try a silk pillowcase to provide some overnight anti-frizz treatment
  • Get a haircut every six to eight weeks to keep your hair looking fresh, frizz-free, shaped and voluminous

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