Summer is great for so many reasons: The weather, the beach days, the breezy clothes. The one downside? Humidity.
On the warmest days, there’s nothing worse than the sticky feeling that comes from extra moisture in the air. And if you already have sometimes-unruly hair, you’re likely well aware of just how much of an impact a humid day can have on your once-perfect up-do. Yes, humidity is the one enemy of any done-up hairdo, quickly turning even the smoothest locks into a frizzy mess.
We can’t change the weather, but what can we do? Thankfully, haircare experts have it all figured out. While there are tons of products on the market claiming to be anti-humidity — let’s face it: A lot of them don’t work.
To save you the time — and money — we’ve done a bit of deep-dive sifting through the options to find the best anti-humidity hair products out there to help your ‘do stand up to the most intense summer days.
This finishing spray protects your hair from getting frizzy while adding a light texture to your tresses. “It does exactly what it promises,” one Adore Beauty reviewer raves. “My curls last the whole day on my extremely thick & long hair even in humid Aussie weather.”
Using this spray is easy-as- can-be. All you have to do is spray it into damp hair before styling, and then use a hair straightener to finish off the look. This amazing spray contains “A revolutionary blend of polymers with keratin protein[s]” which wrap around “each strand, sealing in straight style for up to 3 days.” According to the reviews, this too-good-to-be-true product actually works. “My curly frizzy hair stayed straight until I washed it four days later. It got rained on the first night and still didn’t frizz or curl. Love it!” one Priceline customer shared.
“This styling cream gently nourishes and smooths out stressed locks, banishing frizz by blocking humidity without weighing hair down,” Living Proof shares. And reviewers are in agreement. Once only available overseas, this product is now stocked at Mecca and seems more than suitable for Australian summers. One tip from the reviews shares that this product should be used sparingly, otherwise it might leave your hair looking greasy.
Available at Adore Beauty, this leave-in cream smooths and straightens frizzy hair. All you need to do is apply some to your damp tresses and let it dry naturally. If you want something more “finished” looking, you can also blow out your locks for a smooth and straight finish.
One trick to keeping your hair under control throughout the summer is by keeping it healthy. Using a shampoo that repairs and restores hair amidst all the usual summer activities will prevent your hair from breaking out into a frizzy mess on more humid days. This option repairs hair in no time, making for noticeable results after only a few washes.