Oh spring. Warm weather, sunshine and...showers.
Lots of spring showers and rain can be a curly wavy girl's nightmare! How many times has your hair looked nice and once you left the house the wear caused frizz, unwanted expansion and all other kind of dilemmas? On top of rain, when summer approaches, so will the humidity. The good news is with the right anti-humectant products, your hair can prevail over the wet and humid seasons.
If you are unsure what anti-humectants are, they are essentially moisture blocking products. They help repel moisture in the air from rain and humidity from going into your hair, leading to bad hair days. Think of them as frizz's nemesis. Anti-humectants work best in the rainy and humid climates but you want to stay clear of overuse in the drier, colder weather, as they can cause your hair to become dry and parched during this time.
Some natural forms of anti-humectants include shea butter, coconut oil, avocado oil and olive oil.
Some natural forms of anti-humectants include shea butter, coconut oil, avocado oil and olive oil. Other forms of anti-humectants include silicones, esters, hydrogenated castor oil, beeswax and plant triglycerides.
If your favorite styling product has humectants, do not fear! You can layer any of the above mentioned products underneath and they will form a barrier between your hair and that product so you can get the styling benefits without the excess moisture going into your hair. Or you can check out some of my favorite Anti-humectant products below.
A leave in conditioner and primer in one, it helps fill in gaps in the hair cuticles with nourishing, moisturizing ingredients to help define the curls and prevent frizz. Inspired by skincare science, it includes green tea, provitamin B 5 and arnica extract.
This product is magic in the warmer, humid months. I layer this super thin serum under any gel from any brand and it automatically provides extra shine and frizz protection.
This lotion is good on wet hair as a leave in or on dry second or third day hair. It adds moisture and shine to the hair without weighing it down, and we love the way it smells.
An excellent product that is a lightweight satiny pomade that repels excess moisture from your hair, helping to prevent frizzies and fly aways. It even tames curls to give hair a polished look and is excellent in humid weather. Work through hair before or after styling.
This spray is lightweight and helps with frizz and shine. I like to use it on dry hair. Sea Kelps mineral-rich nutrition seals and smoothes hair cuticles. Argan Oil restores shine while helping promote hair elasticity. Shea Butter deeply moisturizes while conditioning hair and scalp.
This spray smells like lime Skittles and helps to eliminate frizz, add shine and lock in moisture.
Heat-activated European Wheat Protein has a shielding effect on hair that breathes with the humidity, protecting the hair shaft and preventing hair from expanding. Amino Acids and Vitamin A nourish and hydrate hair, leaving it soft, manageable and full of shine. This water soluble gel blocks out the excess humidity that creates frizz and flyaways.
An ultra-lux blend of oils, butters and waxes including Mango, Tucuma and Vitamin A that deliver high shine along with amazing softness and subtle hold. A little goes a very long way with this one.
This mask helps hair become stronger, smoother, silkier, and shinier with Monoi Oil, Bamboo Water and Hydrolyzed Silk. It makes hair more manageable and stronger, protecting it from all of the outside elements.
The strong hold gel is alcohol free and lightweight. It doesn't flake and has water soluble castor oil so frizz doesn't stand a chance in the Summer
When the sky opens and the rain falls or humidity strikes, you need to arm yourself with an anti-humectant product to win the battle against mother nature!