Hair Styling Tips for the Humid Weather in Tampa
Does your hair get frizzy in humid weather? Does your style get pouffy or just go limp?
At our Hair Salon in Tampa we know the disastrous effect of Florida's tropical weather on your hair, especially the intensely hot and moist air of summer. The sun and heat of summer that draws many to the beach can create annoying hair conditions for anyone whose hair is affected by humidity. Depending on your hair type, the high moisture content in the air during humid weather can either create frizzy locks, weigh your hair down or cause your gorgeous curls to swell. Straight haired girls, forget about holding a style.
At Monaco Hair Salon we would like to share some hair tips for hot humid weather. Don't worry, it is possible to control your hair in our tropical climate.
Conditioner Prevents Frizz During Humid Weather
If your hair frizzles more than it sizzles, a great conditioner may help tame your tresses. Conditioning your hair will actually protect your hair from the humidity and eliminate frizz. Dry hair absorbs moisture from the environment so the drier your hair, the worse the frizzing and flopping of your locks. So don't skip the conditioner, use a moisturizing one, and finish with a hair spray that provides humidity protection. These sprays add a fine mist of essential oils to lock out humidity so that your hair doesn't soak it up like a sponge.
Air Dry vs. Blow Dry on Humid Days
After washing your hair with a moisturizing shampoo, simply rinse with cool water. This will help to close down your hair’s cuticle and seal the pores so that humidity can’t get in. You can create a little volume by partially blow-drying your roots or simply allow your hair to dry naturally and you’ll notice a lot less curl dropping or frizz.
For curly hair, rake your hair gently with your fingers to define curls and allow hair to air dry. Or, if air drying is not an option, towel dry hair and allow it to dry 75% of the way before finishing your style under the dryer. Reducing blow dry time will help hair retain its moisture, helping it resist drinking in humidity.
The Best Hairstyle for Humid Weather
By working with your natural hair type, your hairstyle will look good no matter what weather conditions you may face. Maybe it's time to rethink your haircut. If your hair has some natural curl, ask your stylist for a cut that will be flattering when you're actually wearing it curly. You can always blow it out or use a flat iron, but make sure your style works when your hair is in its natural state. For straight hair, if holding a style is a challenge in humid weather, discuss options with your stylist. Perhaps a medium length style that can be swept back or up would be ideal for humid days. Challenge your stylist! That's why they went to cosmetology school. They understand hair types, texture and how hair behaves in different environments.
Leave Hair Long to Prevent Puffiness
If your hair is long and thick, get lots of layers so you've got some movement and so that it doesn't feel as heavy, but leave some length. The weight of longer hair helps to prevent unwanted puffiness. Many women go for a shorter hair style when they live in the tropics, thinking shorter hair is easier when battling with humidity. While shorter hairstyles will curl up in the damp air, lengthy tresses will keep their shape.
Wear Your Hair Up on Hot, Humid Days
It's as simple as it is inexpensive. Make sure you always have a spare hair tie or a couple of clips with you. When all else fails and your hairstyle is defeated by the hot humid air, tie your hair up and get it away from your face.
Silicone Based Hair Products Protect Against Humidity
Try a silicone-based pomade, balm or hair oil to coat your hair and seal out the tropical air. Less is more, especially if you have fine hair. Silicone is great for coarse or curly hair but can make finer hair types feel heavy. So focus just on the ends and the length of the hair shaft or you'll end up back in the sink!
Try a Leave-in Conditioner to Prevent Frizz and Pouff
Use a leave in hair conditioning treatment, either a cream or a spray, and apply it at least once a week to towel dry hair. This will help to restore lost moisture to your locks. Go for a product that promotes anti-humectant properties, which means it will help prevent hair from drawing moisture out of the air.
Consider a Brazilian Blowout to Cure Frizz
If you haven't tried a keratin smoothing treatment, you could be missing out. Women with course or curly hair types, or hair with a lot of natural texture, say that a Brazilian Blowout is like a miracle. Results are only temporary, unlike a chemical relaxer, but still...you can have a break from frizz and still keep some body for up to 12 weeks or more. Learn more about Brazilian Blowout.
Book a Hair Appointment at Monaco Hair Salon in Tampa
Humidity can cause havoc with your hair style. If you are unsure how to stay looking chic and sleek in a tropical climate or would like more hair tips for humid weather, give our Hair Salon in Tampa a call for advice on (813) 870-1709 or book online. Don't let hot, humid weather prevent you from looking chic and stylish all summer long. Get gorgeous hair whatever the weather!