Get Perfect Hair in Any Weather
Rain. Snow. Heat. Humidity. Here's how to look flawless, no matter what Mother Nature has in mind
Rain"The moisture your hair picks up from rain is different than that of humidity, because in most cases, the rain's temperature is cooler than the moisture is on hot and humid days. So your problems are different ones," says O'Connor. In fact, when he's working on clients in the salon, he can tell if it's going to rain just by looking at their hair.
"Typically, curly clients have more frizz, but their curl is at its best, since the hair gets moisture without heat, which adds bounce and body to curls," he says, and suggests Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo, $4.49, and Conditioner, $4.49, to reduce frizz and define curls.
As for rainy day styling tips? "When blow drying, keep the air flow from roots to ends, to avoid ruffling the hair with air that will bring out frizz," O'Connor says.
For more unruly hair, Buzas says to use an oil-rich product to access moisture and close the follicle. "Stay away from stiff, sticky sprays, like gels and heavy-hold products." You can also run with the "wet look," adds Scarlett. Pull long hair into a slick, tight chignon, and for shorter lengths (above the collarbone), try a deep side part combed behind the ears (be sure to pull your hair behind your ears out from the head a little to create width and volume).
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