Nothing is worse than stepping outside and being hit with dense, damp weather. Humidity will ruin a perfectly styled hairdo and possibly your mood if you can’t figure out a way to get it under control. When moisture hits the air, no hair type is safe. Straight hair tends to get wavy and curly hair gets frizzy. While you can’t control the weather, you do have strategies to combating the effects of humidity.

Protective Styles

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What I love most about protective styles is that it allows you the opportunity to manipulate your hair any way you desire. Whether you choose braids, crochet, a wig or a weave, hiding your natural hair under a protective style is sure to shield it from humid weather. Box braids are a popular option for the warmer seasons because it allows your scalp to breathe while giving you room to style them. With a wig, you have the luxury of achieving your desired look and hanging your hair up when the day is over.

Oil

Hair that is already packing a lot of moisture can help combat frizz from bad weather. After you wash, condition, and apply a leave-in conditioner, add a bit of oil to your hair to help maintain a healthy level of hydration. Some good options are OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Penetrating Oil, Ouidad Mongongo Oil, Darshana Natural Indian Oil or Sunny Isle Jamaican Organic Pimento Oil with lack Castor Oil. Using them as you unravel your twist-out or braid-out will help seal your ends and alleviate frizz.

Use Mousse

The light weight of a foam should never be underestimated. If you’re set on rocking your big, voluptuous curls, know that humidity doesn’t have to stop you. Products like DevaCurl’s Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam , Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Mousse will give you the volume you want while rejecting the humidity in the air. Another great option is SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz-Free curl Mousse. This formula locks in the moisture and has no sulfates, parabens, and gluten.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Fighting humidity should start way before you step outside. Using a shampoo and conditioner that is specifically designed to fight frizz can only help you defeat fly-aways and unruly hair. Ouidad’s Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo has a sulfate-free formula that will fully restore your curls as well as protect them against future frizzing. When you combine the advanced shampoo with the Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner, you’re preparing your hair to confidently face the world of humidity with absolutely no worries. This conditioner will moisturize your hair from root to tip.

Gel

The right gel will hold every single hair in place. On those days of extra humidity, add some styling gel into your hair regimen. A great product to use is Ecoco Eco Styler Professional Styling Gel with Argan Oil. This specialized formula includes rare oils from the Argan trees in Morocco. Not only are you sealing your curls, you’ll be locking in the moisture. Adding Eco Styler gel to your twist-out or braid-out sustain your curls through any kind of weather. Here’s a few other great gels Camille Rose Curl Maker, DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel and Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curl Stimulator.

Humidity can be a pain but with these 5 style tips, you can combat frizzy hair with no problem. What products do you use when the weather feels a bit hazy out?