How to Make Your Hair Humidity Proof

You know all of those lovely spring showers that are supposed to bring us beautiful summer flowers? Well, they also bring humidity. And if you are like me, humidity and hair do not mix. It never fails. I wash my hair, blow it out, walk out the door with nice full waves, and the second I step outside my hair falls flat as a pancake. This is exactly why I wear a ponytail about 99.9% of the time in the summer. My hair just can’t hang.

And then I learned a secret. It’s all about shampoo and conditioner for fine hair. It isn’t as heavy as other varieties, so it won’t weigh down your hair when it’s humid. Also, on humid days you want to use volumizer on your hair. The spray kind is the best. Just apply it at the roots turn your head upside down and blow dry. It will give you that extra lift that you need. Don’t forget to finish with anti-humidity hairspray. This should last you until about mod-afternoon, and then your hair will need a touch-up. Pick up a small bottle of dry shampoo. Spray it at the roots, let it dry and then rub any of the excess powder off. The dry shampoo will absorb any moisture and oil that has collected on your hair and leave your looking fresh and ready to go!

Now if you are the opposite of me and rather than go flat your hair likes to frizz out in the humidity there is a whole different set of tricks. When your hair is still wet from the shower, apply a few drops of a silicone-based serum. These are easy to find at any drug store. Gently use a towel to blot any excess water from your hair. Beginning at the roots, apply a smoothing balm or gel to your hair all the way down to the ends. Then just go ahead and style like you normally would. If you notice it starting to act back up later in the day, rub a tiny amount of lotion into your hands and run through your hair.

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