Keep Your Hair Stylish and Healthy All Summer Long
Summer’s heat can often be accompanied by moisture in the air — a bad combination, not just for your comfort but also for your hair. If you tend to experience “bad hair days” that last all summer long, steamy weather is very likely the reason why. Let’s examine what humidity actually does to air then the temperatures are up, along with some smart ways to keep your hair healthy, avoid unwanted frizz or curl, and choose the right styles to minimize those bad hair days this summer.
Heat, Humidity and Your Hair
Water in the air is responsible for two notorious hair problems in humid conditions: curl and frizz. Straight or wavy hair turns curly as the hydrogen atoms in the moisture bond to strands of a protein called keratin in your hair, causing the hair shaft to coil in toward itself. Frizz occurs when individual hairs refuse to fall into line with their neighbors, going every which way to create a diffuse, untamed look. This effect is the result of dry hair suddenly absorbing airborne moisture.
Healthy Hair or Summertime Frizz?
What can you do to fight humidity-triggered summertime curl and frizz? Moisturizing your hair on a regular basis can prevent it from getting dry enough to take on airborne moisture, thus reducing your vulnerability to frizz. Mousse, pomade, heat protectant, and hair gel are also effective frizz fighters. Moisturizers have the added advantage of actually making your hair healthier, but these other hair products can at least step in to get an existing case of frizz or curl under control.
Take Care of Your Hair with Quality Hair Products
You don’t necessarily have to fight or reverse frizz and curl with hair products, or by attempting to straighten your hair (only to have to curl up again). Consider going with the waves or curls you see forming, implementing a hairstyle that actually flatters and makes use of the curl. If you want to minimize curl and frizz through your fashion choices, try putting your hair in a French braid bun, chignon, or high ponytail with a head scarf. (Avoid tight styles that stress the roots of your hair, since this can promote hair loss.) You might even consider using a scarf or cap to cover your hair altogether — the easiest of all fixes.
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