By Wes (Honeybrownsugar.com)
Summer is coming! I love it, but my hair seems to think otherwise. I don’t know about you but my hair takes on a mind of it’s own during these hot and humid days of summer. I’ll style my hair one way but after being outside (all day) at a barbecue, I’ll be rocking a totally different look. This can sometimes be good; most times it’s not. That’s exactly what humidity is- a tricky situation.
Let’s examine what hairstyles are safe and those that are not so safe for humid conditions.
SAFE: Buns, braids- any kind of up-do that doesn’t include “loose” hair. If your hair is tied up in a bun, you have more control over how YOU want to look (not how “humidity” wants you to look 😉
Weddings, graduations and parties are all occasions where you want to have control over your hair. No time for guesswork.
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NOT SO SAFE: Straight hairstyles! Please don’t spend hours on end in a salon or in your own home blow styling or flat ironing. No matter which products you use, nothing is 100% reversion resistant. Twist outs, braid outs, knot outs, etc. can be risky as well (depending on your hair type).
I’ve had the best results with wash & go’s in humidity. Although, when it is extremely humid, I end up looking like a chia pet (frizz galore!)
Ever heard the saying, “…if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em?” Humid weather and frizz go hand in hand. Instead of trying to “beat the heat” or “fight the frizz”, work with it instead. Try getting your hair cut in layers so that when the humidity swells it you’ll have a cute afro instead of a lopsided mess. Use headbands and other cute accessories. Don’t forget to include the use of protective styles (as listed above).
You’ve officially been “Summerized”! With these tips, you’re bound to be looking your best each and every single sweltering day 😉
Thanks for the idea, I’ll have to try that next humid streak we get here!
OMG you are so funny! And its true about the straight styles. I will probably rollerset my hair 2 more times before June and that’ll be the end of that until mid-September. Straight hair lasts about 2.5 seconds on me in the summer time. Thank you!
When my hair was 3-5 inches long, I would wear finger coils. I twisted them with a little aloe gel and they stayed frizz free for days on end. Once dry, I pinned them up in different ways for variety.
Also, for mid-length girls, you could do small box braids all over then roller set them for a curly look. This is totally time consuming I know but very cute!
i absolutely agree: less fuss is a must especially in the summer! i plan on low mani protective styles this summer and keeping my hair moisturized. don’t forget the hat ladies! protect your hair and scalp from UV radiation.
Got any suggestions for us mid length girls…not quite bc but not bsl either???
i love these styles, but my hair is too short for most of them when it’s left curly. any suggestions for shorter (nape of neck) curly hair protective styles that don’t include fake hair?