These days the weather can be unpredictable making it hard to set your hair in a certain style. From a rain-free sunny morning to a dramatic deluge by midday, such swings in weather can mean only one thing - the rainy season is here! So we’ve compiled a few ways for your hair to look divine even in wet weather.
Hack #1 Rain with a Chance of Frizz
Before we get into it, you might be wondering, why is there a higher chance of having a bad hair day when it’s wet out, anyway? Here in the Philippines, it all boils down to humidity. Wet tropical climate creates a humid atmosphere where excess moisture contracts the coiled keratin bonds of our hair, able to turn straight tresses wavy, and already curly hair frizzing in all directions. So, with that in mind how do you stay in style? First hack is to find out the state of your hair. Try a few simple hair tests by checking out 4 Easy Ways to Test For Damaged Hair At Home.
Hack #2 Pre-game Hydration
It sounds counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to control rainy day frizz is to hydrate your hair before subjecting it to the whims of the elements. In that way, it is less likely to absorb excess humidity in the environment and will, therefore, be more manageable throughout the day.
Hair masks are great for some pre-game hydration. We suggest you use Kérastase Discipline Maskeratine Mask, or it’s a more potent close cousin, Kérastase Discipline Oléo-Relax Mask. These keep hair detangled and well hydrated enough so your hair won’t absorb all that humidity. Plus, these leave hair feeling smooth and looking shiny all day.
Get the best results by leaving in your hair mask overnight.
Hack #3 Featherweight Care For Curly and Wavy Hair
Curly-haired girls are both blessed with gorgeous texture but cursed with wild frizz. For this, we encourage a lightweight curl enhancer. You want your curls to breathe and not be weighed down, but moisturized enough so that they won’t get out of control.
Get a leave-on product like Davines Essentials LOVE Curl Cream: Lovely Curl Enhancer for Wavy or Curly Hair, and apply to towel dried hair, scrunching it from the bottom moving upwards.
Hack #4 Heat Things Up
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Sometimes a little heat goes a long way. On rainy days, blow drying immediately after a quick towel dry helps to lessen frizz. Double it up with a flat iron and your hair is far likely to stay frizz free for longer.
Pro Tip: Apply a generous amount heat protection before any heat styling like the Macadamia Professional Blow Dry Lotion, to damp hair and comb your hair from roots to the ends. Blow dry with a round brush until completely dry and style accordingly. Heat styling together with the blow dry lotion, will your hair should look shiny and frizz-free for longer.
Hack #5 The Up Do You Do
Finding the right rainy day updo is a great way to get around the humidity. If all that’s left for you is a top knot, a ponytail or a messy bun, then might as well style it to survive any weather by creating sleek tight looks.
Pro Tip: Try lining the tip of your comb with a cream styling product like Davines This is a Strong Hold Cream Gel: For Firm Polished Looks. Work along the grain of your hair combing away any loose strands and then smoothening out the rest with your hands. A toothbrush can also keep those baby hairs in line.
Bonus Hack Leave It Wet
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When all else fails, don’t fight it. Since Kim K’s wet look during the “Camp” themed Met Gala, we’ve been loving this style. What better way to usher in the rainy season than with this look?
Pro Tip: The everyday version of this is simply too hand apply a generous amount of mousse, like the L'Oreal Tecni.Art Mousse, ₱800, at the roots to create volume . Ideal for wet looks like this, it will lock in moisture while keeping your hair looking wet but untangled. Finish it off with and L'Oreal Gel, ₱920, hand comb it in an “S” pattern on damp hair, add a few clips in the front to set the waves to frame your face and let it set.
Don’t let the rain dampen your style. Now you have some tricks up your sleeve, you’re sure to look amazing, whatever the weather.
Which style tip did you try first? Let us know. Share your looks with us at #HairMNL on Instagram.