Repeat after me: Sweaty doesn’t mean dirty. In fact, the natural oils your scalp produces can be better than conditioner. Embrace the benefits of perspiration by allowing your hair to dry and then adding a little hair powder or your favorite dry shampoo to your roots. It never hurts to have a travel size Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible by Bumble and Bumble on hand.
Riding your beach cruiser to the boardwalk is romantic, but sweaty helmet hair definitely isn’t. Instead of covering up with a hat after a ride, bring hair back to life by refreshing with Davines Volu Spray. Spritz your strands with a few pumps and massage vigorously into hair, especially your scalp, to break up anything plastered to your head. For short hair, scrunch the ends of your hair to embrace the messy texture. For longer length, pull your hair to one side and throw it into a loose ponytail or braid.
The key to winning the endless fight against humidity is stopping frizz before it starts by making some slight modifications to your hair care routine.
Prone to poofiness? Make sure you’re always wearing a shower cap before heading into the bathroom to protect against humidity. Rather than gathering your hair up, try flipping your head over and letting your locks naturally gather in the cap so you don’t bother curl patterns more than you need to.
When it comes time to drying off, opt for a soft cotton t-shirt rather than a terry cloth towel. You’ll still be able to pull moisture from your locks, but the soft texture will leave hair undisturbed.
In the bedroom, lessen the friction on your strands by covering your curls in a silk scarf when you sleep or opt for a silk pillow case.
Fight the Frizz
The swampiest months call for back-up to ward off humidity. To keep your natural curl from getting too fluffy, you’ll need to add products that repel moisture—also known as anti-humectants—to your styling rotation.
Bumble and Bumble Curl Gel Oil is a great to apply when your hair is freshly washed and still sopping wet. If you live in an extra humid climate, consider doubling down with Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry, regardless if your hair is straight or curly. In between washes or whenever you need extra control use a lightweight oil, like Oi by Davines, to settle the flyaways that have lifted away from bonded curls.