Sponsored: Five essential tips from TRESemmé on handling your hair in extreme humidity
Time Out staff
While some of us have the joy of living in a city that constantly bathes in sunshine, it comes at a price – in the form of that dreaded humidity. No matter the hair texture, any kind of fluffy ends is not ideal. Not to worry though, as there are many ways to give your hair the upper hand in its fight against humidity. All you need is a little trust, the right product and a few tips on how to tame you mane.
1) Use the right shampoo and conditioner
It may seem obvious, but it’s the essential first step. Frizz ensues when your hair soaks up excess hydration from humid air, so you’ll want to use a hydrating shampoo with natural oils from the TRESemmé Keratin Range (Dhs22) that will inject each strand with the moisture it needs. Be sure to get one that controls frizz for up to 48 hours after use, as over-washing can ruin your hair. Don’t forget to shampoo your scalp and lather easily through to your ends, as that’s all your strands need.
2) Control that heat
When you’re in a rush and need your hair dried ASAP, heated straighteners and hot-air blow-drying is tempting, but it will ultimately lead to an unwanted poof. Avoid this by allowing your hair to dry naturally, finishing it off with a light and cool blow-dry. Don’t rub that mane with an ordinary towel either. Instead, just pat and dab with a micro-fibre one.
3) Protect your style from the elements
Sometimes, especially when humidity is higher than usual, it’s a good idea to embrace your hair’s natural texture. If you have a thick and wavy hairstyle, don’t go against it, as trying to straighten it will ultimately encourage the frizz. No matter what your hair type though, a humidity-resistant spray is just the ticket.
4) Keep up the fight with a good serum
Even after all these special precautions taken, there will always be spots that are more prone to frizz than others. A good hair serum such as Tressemé’s Keratin Smooth Shine Serum can change that all. Acting as a repellent to humidity, apply it from mid-length for fine hair, or from the roots down if your hair is thick. It’s great for taming flyaways and has the added bonus of giving your hair that sleek shine.
5) Lay your head on a silk or satin pillowcase It seems bizarre, but the smooth surface of silk or satin creates less friction for your hair, which means less frizz and even fewer split ends. You’ll be saying good bye to the term “bed head”, and get a more comfortable night’s sleep. A win-win situation.
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