10 tips to avoid humidity hair this summer

Keep your hair in top shape for the beach
Keep your hair in top shape for the beach

You can’t beat a summer holiday spent at some exotic, far-flung destination (or closer to home, if you prefer!) to unwind from the normal stresses and strains of life and work with your closest family and friends.

While enjoying some much-needed relaxation time on hot summer days, the challenge comes in counteracting the frizz to your hair caused by humidity. Not to mention the adverse effects of sand, salt and wind on your tresses if you’re heading beachside.

To help you achieve selfie-ready hair on your holiday, we’re here with ten essential tips to beat the frizz…

1. Use sulphate-free shampoo
As savvy consumers, we’re well trained in checking the list of ingredients in just about everything these days, especially when it comes to avoiding potentially harmful chemicals in beauty products. For this reason, sulphate-free shampoo is gaining popularity amongst health-aware fashionistas.

You see, sulphate lifts the hair cuticle which makes it more susceptible to frizz. Swap to sulphate-free to tackle frizz from the get go.

2. Choose lightweight, moisturising conditioner
For the optimum holiday conditioner, just like your shampoo, buy something that’s free of nasty chemicals and suits your hair type. As you’ll no doubt be applying more styling products while away than you usually would at home in order to combat frizz, a moisturising formula is the better option.

3. Look for anti-humidity treatments
Yes, they do exist. And yes, they do work. If you’re holidaying somewhere with a hot or humid climate, use an anti-humidity sealant to stop your hair reacting badly to the weather. The spray formula gives hair a non-greasy, sleek shine which lasts for up to 3 washes.

4. Dry your hair properly
First, start your blow dry by brushing any baby hairs away from your face. Second, hold your hair dryer facing down. Third, use a round brush to make outward movements to dry the crown of your head in such a way as to prevent frizz.

5. Add movement or fasten in an up-do
Tousled waves are the perfect beach look so add some movement to the length and ends of your hair. These curls are useful in preventing puffiness due to humidity too.

Alternatively, your plan B may involve arranging your hair into one of your preferred up-do styles such as a slick ponytail, French braid or messy bun. With your up-do in situ, use a variety of pretty clips, hairnets and headbands to keep frizz locked down and look lovely all at the same time.

6. Apply hairspray
A little hairspray won’t go amiss to fix your hair into place, whether it’s loose curls or a pinned-up style. To really finish off your hairstyle to perfection, apply hairspray to a toothbrush and comb down any flyaway strands.

7. Always use a heat protectant
At the hairdrying stage, remember your heat protector spray to shield your hair from temperature-induced damage. There’s also the heat from the sun to bear in mind. Use heat protectant during the day as a barrier from harmful UV rays, as well as sand, salt and wind when you’re spending time on the beach.

You may even opt for something stronger for this purpose such as leave-in conditioners, serums, oils or glosses. Check out the extensive range of products available in your nearest chemist.

8. Take a look at other hair products
When going on holiday, you don’t want to bulk up your suitcase unnecessarily when you’ve got luggage weight restrictions to adhere to. Take a look at the relatively new-to-market anti-frizz sheets which are purse-portable and designed to tame the frizziest hair.

9. Go for a wet look
Probably the easiest thing you can do when humidity strikes is tap into the wet look hair trend. Simply add a gel spray to your hair when wet and finish with a holding spray. The frizz won’t stand a cat in hell’s chance!

10. Adjust your sleeping habits
Something much overlooked but thought to make a big difference to those with frizzy hair is the material of your pillowcase. Cotton absorbs moisture from your hair which can cause dryness and breakage. Switch to a silk pillowcase instead as added protection for your hair.

Happy holidays!

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