The summer heat typically calls for some additional tricks to maintain a specific hairstyle. And depending on where you live, the humidity can also do some unkind things. Luckily, there are various ways to combat the heat and force your beloved hairstyle to last. Let’s look at some of the beauty hacks you can try!
A common complaint about the heat is humidity ruining a hairstyle. For those with naturally curly or wavy hair, you waste all the time you spend straightening your hair by taking only a few steps off the porch. Applying an anti-humidity serum or cream before you style your hair can help mitigate these effects.
Once the humidity infiltrates your hairstyle, it can become frizzy and soggy. You can combat the fray and frizz with the help of great hairspray. You may need to try different ones before you land on one you love, but it’s helpful. Especially if you’re on the go, you can throw a hairspray into your bag and make in-the-moment adjustments.
Opt for a Coiled Hairstyle
Some don’t struggle with the effects of humidity for many reasons, from hair texture to climate. But the heat can still play a role in destroying your hairstyle, whether from sweat or excessive sun exposure. Consider a coiled hairstyle to help bring everything into one space. Things like a top knot, braid, or low bun can gather your hair and make it easier to work with.
Moisturizing Hair Mask
Heat or sun exposure can dry your hair and lead to excessive damage or breakage. Applying a moisturizing hair mask once a week for an extended period can add in any lost moisture and contribute to overall hair health. Ensure you find a mask suitable for your natural hair density and texture so that you don’t counteract the primary objective.
Ditch the Styling Tools
Understandably, you will want to continue using your styling tools to achieve your desired hairstyle. But to help combat the heat, it’s best to consider ditching them. Humidity will play a role in the outcome regardless of the tool you use or what it promises. So foregoing their use and sticking to coiled or natural hairstyles can cut down on the frustration.
Avoid Excessive Touching
Suppose you like to be outside a lot in the warmer months and enjoy the heat. Good for you. But try to avoid excessively touching or fidgeting with your hair. The sweat on your hands added to your scalp can create an unpleasant grease buildup. If you spend time styling your hair and then spend too much time touching it, this is a recipe for disaster.
You might be wondering what to do if you ditch the styling tools but don’t love a top knot. Always remember that all things in moderation are key, including hair tools and products. Getting a hairstyle to last through the heat can be challenging, but hopefully, these suggestions will help you along the way. When all else fails, there’s always a sun hat!