New Delhi: The rainy season is a welcome relief after the hot summers, but it also brings humidity, and no one enjoys sticky and unpleasant weather.
Even the most perfectly coiffed and blow-dried styles devolve into frizzy disasters on a particularly humid day.
There’s nothing wrong with a little seasonal frizz and volume, but if you want to avoid the extra poof and keep your groomed tresses intact between seasons, Aromatherapist, Cosmetologist, and Founder of INATUR Pooja Nagdev shares humidity-fighting tips.
» Use cooler water to wash your hair: While most people agree that warm showers are relaxing, I believe that lower temperatures are better for your hair and skin. You don’t have to go ice-cold, but lowering the temperature of your shower to the coolest temperature you can tolerate can tighten your hair scales, increasing glossiness and manageability. Run the water through your hair from roots to ends before getting out of the shower to make post-shower styling easier.
» Style your hair with a protective layer of styling products: Anti-humidity sprays aren’t just a gimmick; they work for a reason. Smoothing treatments, such as hair milk, leave-in conditioners, gels, and serums, create a barrier between the hair and the moisture in the air, which may take a few minutes longer before leaving the house. They work by forming a protective barrier over the hair shaft, preventing it from expanding and frizzing up in humid conditions.
» Moisturize the ends: Because dry hair is more susceptible to humidity, nourishing and moisturising it will make it less thirsty for moisture in the air. After-shower leave-in conditioners, in addition to hydration shampoo and conditioner, can help seal in moisture. Remember to include hair oils in your styling routine.
» Use a little heat (with heat protectant) to smooth over strands: If your hair tends to puff up as it dries. You should use a heated tool to make your hair as sleek as possible. To avoid damage, apply a heat protectant first. The additional heat will aid in the removal of the natural curling tendency. It will be much more difficult to revert once the heat has cooled and your style has been locked in. If you’re looking for a quick and easy cure, blow-dry brushes are ideal for styling, drying, and reducing frizz all at the same time.