Friday, May 27, 2011

How to: Fight the Summer Humidity!

Living in Charleston, I've definitely learned how to fight the humidity when it comes to my hair. If you've ever visited Charleston, especially in the summer, you know that the weather is two things: hot and humid! These are my tips for keeping my hair un-frizzy in the summer!

Humidity Proof Your Hair

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1. Moisturizing Shampoo: Frizziness if often caused by dry hair that is "reaching out" for the moisture in the air, at least that's how my mom always explained it to me. Pick a good moisturizing shampoo that will replenish moisture in your hair! I use Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo (it's a HUGE bottle so it lasts such a long time)

2. Conditioner: Conditioner will also add moisture to your hair and keep it smooth. I used to use the Herbal Essences Dangerously Straight conditioner, but since they changed it to the Touchably Smooth conditioner I've been using that. (Tip: the Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner by Herbal Essences is great for moisturizing your hair, I just need to use this conditioner up before I get that one).

3. Leave in Conditioner: Another great step for leaving your hair silky, shiny, and smooth. The Garnier line has great anti-humidity and anti-frizz prodcuts. I really love their leave in conditioner because it smells AMAZING and it leaves my hair very smooth.

4. After you've styled your hair (I recommend using as little heat as possible and if you do use heat, use a heat protectant spray!), use a finishing cream that will set your style and get rid of fly-aways. I've been using the John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon cream for years and it is still my favorite! This is probably my favorite product for non frizzy hair. I definitely notice a difference in my hair on the days when I do use this vs. the days I don't.

5. Hairspray- I straighten my hair on most days so I always use a flexible hold hairspray to keep the humidity out while still letting my hair flow freely. My absolute favorite is the Garnier Fructis Anti-Humidity Hairpray, because it is formulated to fight humidity, it's flexible hold (they also have stronger holds if you prefer those), and it also smells so good!

That's about it! Pretty easy. And my main tip would be when in doubt, use the John Frieda finishing cream! It's so amazing. Leave your own tips for fighting frizzy hair in the summer below!

P.S. my followers seem to have disappeared, anybody else having this issue?


Ashley Borysewich said...

that's my favorite hairspray as well!

blacksandbrights said...

ahhh thank you - i am in desperate need of some defrizzing with this weather and actually have tried everything - fingers crossed xx

Erika said...

That hairspray sounds incredible; I have yet to find one that works well for my hair...maybe this will be it! :)

Vanessa said...

I love that hairspray too!

I just found your blog on! Following you now, would you follow back?

Bereniice said...

wow!, the explanation for frizziness is pretty interesting, never occurred to me! thanks for the tips :D

Fashion Meets Food said...

The humidity definitely has my hair beyond frazzled looking. It's a hot mess really lol.


Ashley said...

such a good blog for right now it's so humid!! I'm a new follower, love your blog!

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Britt said...

I have GOT to try that anti-humidity hairspray! I live in the South and the humidity is insane! Thank you for this posting, I will definitely pick up a few products you recommended!

- Britt

Elle Sees said...

I'm getting caught up on your posts (it's been crazy!) I'm doing a post on summer hair care next wk & i love that john frieda cream too--it's making an appearance!