I think we’ve established (via copious amounts of snow-related whining over the past two months) that I do not like the winter. But one thing that’s less-than-terrible about the season of freezing cold is the fact that my hair tends to look pretty decent. See, I have majorly humidity-reactive hair: the kind of hair that, when it encounters a single molecule of airborne moisture, twists itself into shapes so bizarre that it sometimes seems that my only recourse is to cover the whole mess up with a hat.
Humidity is not my friend.
But the fact that I’ve spent many, many a summer in humid New York City (and now humid Westchester) means that I’ve developed a few tricks to help offset all this frizz, and since some of you may be headed off to Spring Break in warm (and humid) areas in the weeks to come, I thought I’d share.
Put That Frizz On Freeze
1. First, taking the time to care for your hair in the first place makes a huge difference: well-nourished hair is less likely to react to humidity, so use a shampoo and conditioner that focus on moisturizing, like Dove® Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Conditioner.
2. Choose a brush with natural boar bristles like this one – it’ll help distribute your hair’s natural oils more evenly, resulting in less frizz.
3. Before blow-drying, work some Dove® Style+Care® Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse through damp hair: it’s a great product for helping to keep waves and curls defined in humid weather. Don’t be scared: it doesn’t make your hair crunchy and stiff; it just leaves you with soft, manageable curls. After your hair is styled, try applying an anti-frizz product to just the ends to smooth them – Dove® Style+Care® Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum is phenomenal; I’ve been using it for years now and couldn’t recommend it more.
4. If you’re in a bind and not in the mood to cover up your locks with a hat, you can always tie back your hair with a pretty silk scarf (try a neutral shade or bold, graphic pattern now, and brighter florals once the weather warms up a little). The styles demonstrated above are all quick, easy, and guaranteed to hide even the most stubborn case of The Frizzies.