In the world of hair care and hair styling, there are certain variables that are simply out of your control. And perhaps the biggest one of all is humidity. We’ve all had that horrible feeling of perfecting a hairstyle only to step outdoors into sticky, humid air and find frizz popping up instantaneously. The good news is, while you (unfortunately) can’t control the weather, you can control how our hair will react to it. Here, we’re sharing seven anti-humidity hair care and styling tips. Keep reading to learn how to have a good hair day, every day.
ANTI-HUMIDITY HAIR TIP #1: APPLY A LEAVE-IN HAIR CREAM
If you’re trying to fight frizz and aren’t using a leave-in hair cream, you’re doing it wrong. Applying a bit of hair cream can help control frizz and humidity-proof your locks for sleek, polished hair that won’t poof up when you go outside. Try the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream, which smooths the cuticle and fights frizz. To use, apply onto damp strands and style or air dry as usual.
ANTI-HUMIDITY HAIR TIP #2: SPRITZ ON A HUMIDITY-RESISTANT HAIR SPRAY
You may already know that spritzing on a little hair spray can help to keep frizz and flyaways at bay, but did you know there’s a hair spray formulated specifically to fight humidity? That’s right, using it will help lock out humidity while keeping your smooth style in place. We’re talking about the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray, which is a lightweight, micro-diffused hair spray that will help block out humidity all day. To use, spray onto dry, styled strands while holding the can 10-12 inches away from your mane. You can layer more hair spray on for smoother control and more hold. Voila!
ANTI-HUMIDITY HAIR TIP #3: USE MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
Whatever hydration your hair is lacking it will try to pick up from the outside air, which is why humid weather makes our hair frizzy in the first place. As with almost all hair care concerns, hydrating your strands and keeping them healthy begins in the shower. Reach for a shampoo and conditioner system that’s formulated specifically to infuse moisture back into your strands, like the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo and the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner. Used together, this shampoo and conditioner system (which is free of sulfates) works to deeply condition frizz-prone hair for long-lasting humidity and frizz control.
ANTI-HUMIDITY HAIR TIP #4: USE AN OIL-BASED SERUM
Like we said, preventing frizz in humid weather is all about keeping your hair sufficiently hydrated. In addition to your leave-in hair cream, consider also using an oil-based hair serum on your lengths and ends. Doing so will help to provide even more frizz control and humidity protection. Try the L'Oréal Paris EverSleek Frizz Finish Oil-In-Serum, which works to provide all of the above while also giving strands weightless shine. To use, apply one to two pumps of product evenly onto damp or dry hair from mid-lengths to ends. Don’t rinse it out—go about styling or air-drying as usual. Use this serum on dry hair to help tame flyaways, condition split ends, and smooth hair.
ANTI-HUMIDITY HAIR TIP #5: SWAP IN A DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENT WEEKLY
In addition to using an everyday conditioner that’s formulated to boost hair hydration, add a deep conditioning treatment to your routine to help keep your strands healthy. Use a deep conditioner that’s formulated with nourishing oils, such as the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner. When your hair needs extra TLC, simply swap it into your routine in place of your regular conditioner. To use, apply onto damp hair from length to tip and leave on for one minute, then rinse out completely. It’s that fast!
Editor’s note: For best results, create a complete hair care system consisting of not just this deep conditioner, but the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Conditioner, too.
ANTI-HUMIDITY HAIR TIP #6: DON’T FIGHT YOUR NATURAL HAIR TEXTURE
Whether we like it or not, humid weather is not the right time to break out your flat iron if you have naturally curly or even wavy hair. As many precautionary measures as you try to take, humid air can still return your strands back to their natural texture. Basically, you would be wasting your time if you use your heat tools! In other words, it’s the perfect time to rock a more laidback, natural look. Embrace your hair’s natural texture and let your hair air dry. When your strands are damp, spritz with the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray, then use your hands to scrunch up the ends of your hair. After scrunching, simply let your hair air dry on its own for a gorgeous, carefree hairstyle. If your strands tend to fall straight naturally, put your hair in a braid after spraying on the product, then take it out when your hair is fully dry to enjoy gorgeous, loose waves.
ANTI-HUMIDITY HAIR TIP #7: DON’T GO OUTSIDE WITH WET HAIR
Heading outdoors with wet locks may be the easiest hairstyle choice, but doing so is pretty much a recipe for disaster—AKA frizzy hair. Instead, take the time to either let your strands air dry or, if time doesn’t allow for heat-free styling, break out your blow-dryer.