How To Combat Humidity Hair

Humidity and hair never go well together, but with our science-backed approach, we think we may have found a solution…

Don’t let the weather put a damper on your ‘do. Instead, stock your toolkit with these tips, products, and tricks to combat humidity hair, so you can get back to enjoying the warm weather rather than cursing it.

What Is Humidity Hair?

On hot summer days when the air is thick and the heat seems to stick to your skin, you may notice your hair won’t hold a style and/or is frizzier than normal.

This happens because the water molecules in the air and your hair are trying to bond. Our hair is always thirsty for hydration, so the excess moisture in humid air causes the hair cuticle to rise and the hair shaft to capture moisture from the air and expand. The result is hair that returns to its natural texture. Plus, frizz.

Whether you have wavy hair you want to stay straight, straight hair you want to hold a curl, or frizzy hair you want to be smooth, humidity can stand in your way. When it comes to how to get rid of frizzy hair from humidity, there are a couple of things you can do. Here are a few ways to combat humidity hair, whatever your hair type or frustration.

Shield Against It

Humidity-proof hair is possible on even the hottest and dampest of days. That is, if you prep it correctly using hair products for frizz. An anti-humidity hair care routine can shield your hair, protecting it against the negative effects of humidity. Start with our No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner which help to cleanse, smooth, detangle, and condition frizz-prone hair.

While a lot of anti-humidity products contain silicone, which can make hair appear flat, our No Frizz collection is silicone free and formulated instead with our patented Healthy Hair Molecule, which is 70% better at protecting against humidity and frizz than silicone, so you don’t have to sacrifice volume for smoothness.

Finish your look off with our Humidity Shield spray, which will protect your hairstyle from the threat of a flyaway hair strand because of the weather, even in ultra high humidity. Use it on dry hair whenever necessary to continue to ward off humidity. Seal the Hair Cuticle To keep your hair cuticle from lifting and letting humidity in, it’s important to seal it. Start with a cold rinse at the end of your shower. Then, apply a hair oil to smooth the cuticle so it stays flat. Our No Frizz Vanishing Oil leaves hair smooth and manageable and weightlessly blocks humidity so the hair cuticle will be flat, but your hairstyle won’t be. Plus, it’s formulated to mimic your hair’s natural oils for a hydrating finish.

Finally, if you’re going for a straight style, you can do a once-over with a flat iron once your hair is fully dry to ensure the cuticle is smooth and flat.

Seal the Hair Cuticle

To keep your hair cuticle from lifting and letting humidity in, it’s important to seal it. Start with a cold rinse at the end of your shower. Then, apply a hair oil to smooth the cuticle so it stays flat. Our No Frizz Vanishing Oil leaves hair smooth and manageable and weightlessly blocks humidity so the hair cuticle will be flat, but your hairstyle won’t be. Plus, it’s formulated to mimic your hair’s natural oils for a hydrating finish.

Finally, if you’re going for a straight style, you can do a once-over with a flat iron once your hair is fully dry to ensure the cuticle is smooth and flat.

Embrace Your Natural Texture

Your natural hair is beautiful as is, so don’t fall into a tizzy trying to tame it on the humidest of days. Curly hair, in particular, is especially prone to frizz and unlikely to behave otherwise on humid days. Embrace your natural texture and try a style that will look cute and keep you cool such as a messy top knot, fishtail braids, or a french braid into a low bun. Any of these simple hairstyles for frizzy hair will work with your tresses, not against them. 

Apply a Styling Product

If you do opt to style your hair with heat, first apply a powerful styling product to lock in moisture. Dry hair is the enemy of humidity, so a nourishing formulation such as our No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream is essential. The optimal time to apply this humidity-proofing hair product is when you have damp hair that is fresh from the shower. It also features our Healthy Hair Molecule, which smoothes, conditions, and eliminates frizz by blocking humidity without making hair heavy. It’s also important to always apply a heat protection spray before heat-styling to keep from damaging your hair and potentially causing frizz in the future.

No More Bad Hair Days

Humidity can leave you asking “Why is my hair so frizzy?”, but it doesn’t have to get to you, or your hair. Luckily, you can find a plethora of hair products online to help solve this common hair concern. Shield your locks with a hair care routine chock full of these products designed to block humidity and styles to work with it, and you’ll be prepared for whatever weather.