Summer Hair Survival Guide
Whether you're suffering in swamp-like humidity or heat as dry as the Sahara, we've got the answers to your summer hair dilemma
Here's the thing about humidity: if your hair isn't prepped before you head out into it, you don't stand a chance against frizz. So before you hop on a plane to Florida (or whatever sticky, damp climate you're living in), get your hair ready.
First, go for a deep conditioning mask, says Sara Tomich, Redken Education Development Manager. Dry hair is prone to frizz because it slurps up the moisture in the humid air. Hydrating your hair before you head outside is key.
Next, Tomich suggests curling your hair ahead of time with a curling iron (if you don't come by curls or waves naturally) for a look like Sandra Bullock's here. "Your hair will get a little wavier in that [humid] climate, so you can manipulate those waves when you get there with a little smoothing serum," Tomich says.
And no matter what style you're working with, finish with a hairspray that'll help lock out humidity. One to try: Aveda Air Control Hair Spray, $24.
If you're more concerned about your hair getting greasy and falling flat in the humidity, Tomich recommends washing your hair with a volumizing shampoo (one to try: Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo, $27) and putting it in a high topknot to sleep in. When you wake up and take out the topknot your hair will have tons of volume and wave. And steer clear of too many styling products since they can add to that greasy feeling.
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