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How to Weather-Proof Your Hair

Oh, Stormy: 5 Ways to Weather-Proof That Hair

Ugh. The weather over the last week has been crappy, and my hair has totally rolled over into submission. Welcome to the grossest season, I guess. There are so many great things about this time of year, but the inclement transitional weather isn't one of them. To keep myself from giving up hope, I've decided to rally and find some ways to keep my hair looking good in spite of the gray mess outside. I've put together five solid ideas for keeping things smooth and pretty, whether the humidity's giving you crazy curls or sad, lank locks. To storm-proof your crowning glory, just keep reading.

  • For all hair types, remember: the drier your hair is before you leave the house, the less the humidity can do to it. So if you've got somewhere important to be, use a good bit of product and blow-dry like crazy.
  • Everybody knows that if you have curly hair, it's good to use an anti-frizz cream like L'Oreal Vive Pro Glossy Style Smooth Gloss Anti-Frizz Cream ($5) before you head into a downpour. But there are products for straight or straightened hair, too. To help keep straight hair from going limp in the wet air, use a light anti-humectant spray, like Got 2b Styltini 24 Hour Anti-Humidity Spray ($6), right after you blow-dry to keep water out of your hair shaft.
  • Wear an updo: Rainy weather and humidity can actually help a messy updo retain its texture, so use that to your advantage.
  • Braid it: A braided bun or pretty boho French braid with a little bit of mousse worked in will be fine no matter how many hats you take off or how much static electricity is in the air.
  • Hairspray: You may not love aerosol, but there are few things better in wet weather than a cheap mist hairspray like good ol' Aqua Net ($2.50). It may make your hair horrifyingly crunchy in normal weather, but when the humidity's bad, you'll be smooth and fluffy.


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Angelica Angelica 7 years
The drying tip is really great. I often give up and think "well, it's just gonna get wet." Good to know better!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
hehe that does sound gross carhorn...but i'm not above trying it!
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 7 years
for curlies, KY jelly (the water-based kind, scrunched into wet hair like a gel) is the best thing to ward off frizzies. it sounds gross, but it totally works. on humid days, i scrunch it into soaking wet hair, followed by a regular gel, then diffuse. no frizz.
Advah Advah 7 years
I'm one of those lucky people whose hair benefits from humidity hehe. :P Makes my curls bouncier and curlier and gives my hair crazy volume. Wind, on the other hand..
skigurl skigurl 7 years
that Got2b syltini stuff isn't that good i have never noticed much of a difference since i got it i need to use hairspray more, i rarely do but i should
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