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How to Keep Hair Straight in Humidity

March 18, 2022

4 Min read

A lot of people dread the summer months, as the high temperatures and humid air can make it difficult to maintain a straightened hairstyle all day long. That being said, how can you keep your hair straight during those hot and humid summer months? Take a look at some tips and tricks for keeping your hair straight throughout any hot and humid summer day.

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1. It all starts in the shower

To ensure your hair stays straight throughout the day, you need to take proper care of it. To keep your hair moisturized, try our Custom Pre-Shampoo Hair Mask. It will soothe your hair and help it retain optimal moisture. Follow up with our Custom Shampoo to add light hydration. 

Pro-tip: Finish off your shower by rinsing your hair with cold water to close up the cuticles so that less external moisture can enter the hair shaft, minimizing dryness.

2. Use a microfiber towel

A microfiber towel frequently gets overlooked as a hair tool that can make all the difference. Gently absorb the water from your hair without overly drying it out or causing any damage. You should also pay attention to your technique — never scrub your hair dry, as this can lead to hair breakage. Instead, wrap it up in your towel or gently pat it dry.

3. Use the right brush

Your hairbrush is key for ensuring you have the best hair day possible. Which type of brush should you choose? Well, that depends on the look you’re going for. For sleek, pin-straight hair, you’ll need a high-quality paddle or boar bristle brush. Looking for a slightly more casual look? A rounded brush is the best bet for you. Either way, it’s crucial to have the right tool for the job you want done!

4. Style it in sections

A widely known (and very important) hairstyling tip is to always, always straighten your hair in sections. Yes, it can take a bit longer to get it all done, but the more sections you use to dry your hair, the more control over the drying process you’ll have and the better your results. Also, your style will last much longer, so don’t try to save time during the drying process — the results will speak for themselves. 

5. Make sure you dry your hair completely

You should always make sure that your hair is completely dry before you leave the house. Otherwise, the humidity will curl your hair up the second you’re out of the door. Just as importantly, let your hair cool down. Either use the cool setting on your blow-dryer to finish it off, or simply wait for a bit so that the style sets properly. That way it will last much longer!

6. Use a hair oil

You can’t expect your hair to keep its shape without a high-quality finishing product. Try out our Custom Hair Oil to seal up your style. It will protect your locks and limit the amount of external moisture your hair is exposed to. It’s also great for smoothing hair out throughout the day, so make sure you keep it in your bag! Learn more about how to use hair oil here.

7. Tie up your hair at night

If you’re trying to get your hair to keep straight for more than a day, make sure that you protect it while you sleep. Invest in a silk bonnet or tie up your hair in a silk scarf to prevent friction with your pillowcase. If you don’t have those available, at least tie it up in a high ponytail. Not only will this keep your hair straight for longer, but it will minimize dryness and breakage as well. 

Keeping your hair straight in the humid summer months can be quite the challenge, but luckily, it’s more than achievable. The right products and techniques can make a world of a difference, so take full advantage of our hair care tips. Take our hair consultation, and we’ll develop just the right custom formula for you to enjoy your silky smooth straight hair all summer long.

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