By BR Amelia
Humidity. The word strikes fear into the heart of many a beauty lover. One hint of the dreaded moisture-filled air and our tamed tresses can tranform into wild manes of uncontrollability.
The funny thing about humidity is that it loves dry hair. So the drier your hair is, the more moisture your hair will suck up - turning it from sleek and chic to a halo of frizz. So what's a human to do should they want to head off humidity? Add moisture. But how can one do that without turning your locks limp?
Get the Right Shampoo and Conditioner Combo
Look for a shampoo and conditioner that mentions 'smoothing' or - surprise, surprise - anti-frizz. These will work to smooth the cuticle and lock in moisture. And don't forget to finish off by rinsing with cool water to help further close the cuticles.
Post-Shower Care is Key
Rubbing your hair only fluffs up the cuticle. So instead of attacking your hair with a cotton towel, gently squeeze the moisture out with a micro-fibre towel.
Planning to blow-dry your hair? Apply a smoothing serum, then dry your hair on the lowest heat setting - and don't get too touchy with the hair, as this will only rough up the cuticle.
Hairspray Isn't Your Only Friend...
Hairspray works wonders at settling the frizz first thing, but sometimes we need a little extra help throughout the day...
Dryer Sheets to the rescue! No, seriously. Grab a pack from the supermarket, pop one in your handbag and when your hair starts to frizz up, run it over the area and watch things settle down once more.
Don't Get Handsy
Feel the need to fuss with your hair? Stop. Whenever you touch your hair you remove moisture, which then helps to promote the one thing you're trying to avoid - frizz. So if you feel like smoothing, or scrunching or stress-tugging your locks, sit on your hands, pick up the knitting, have a round of Under the Bambushes with an invisible friend, and know you're doing your hair a favour.
So is your hair affected by humidity? What are your tips and tricks for keeping it under control? Or are you a fan of tying it up and forgetting about it?