ASK-A-OUAI: How Do I Hit Humidity Where it Hurts?

We hate to say it but there’s no chance of flaunting summertime-fine hair when humidity happens. You know how it goes: you can take the hair outta humidity, but once that sh*t strikes, you’re left with a hellish head of frizzy Hagrid hair. Unless, that is, you hit humidity where it hurts. Whether you’re curly, thin-haired, or tend to get oily, the key to keeping up with frizz is all the same—proper prep. Here we show you how to prepare your hair for humidity before frizz flares up. 

 

Smooth Frizz in the Shower

Frizz lays low in humidity when you start fighting it in the shower. Make sure to use a moisturizing shampoo that’s designed to calm frizz. Our top pick? Obvi, the OUAI Smooth Shampoo, our three-time winning frizz-fighting hero. Follow up with a lightweight conditioner, like the OUAI Treatment Masque, which seals the cuticle to calm frizz without distorting your gorg natural texture.

 

Maintain Moisture

Frizz fiascos only need two things to flourish: muggy weather and a dry mane. When your locks feel thirsty, hydrate them with a frizz-fighting leave-in conditioner, like OUAI Smooth Spray, safe for all hair types. Spritz onto damp hair before heat styling to protect against heat and create a glossy, frizzless look. For girls and guys with thick or kinky hair, count on Kerastase’s Oleo-Relax Serum to lock in moisture and kick out humidity. If you don't have time to maintain moisture during the day, do it at night! Sleep with a few pumps of OUAI Hair Oil in your hair then rinse when you awake. African Galanga and Asian Borage oils protect hair from heat damage so your strands can take on any temperature. Take that, humidity! 

Seal the Deal with Anti-Humidity Products

Yes honey, you just prepped your pretty little humidity-hating heart out. Don't stop get it, get it and seal the deal using anti-humidity products. Curly-haired girls, you'll love Kevin Murphy's Easy Rider Anti-Frizz Flexible Hold Cream, a vitamin-rich formula that safeguards strands from humidity and frizz. Use it on damp or dry hair to enhance natural wave or activate coils without the chance of balmy weather blowing things. If you have thin, wavy hair that frizzes fast, reach for DevaCurl’s Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam Lightweight Body Booster. The fresh-smelling foam adds volume and prevents flyaways.

 

Opt For Frizz-Friendly Hairstyles

Humidity shouldn't have a say in how you wear your hair, hell no, but you should consider your hairstyle choices carefully. Go for fierce yet functional looks that naturally form a humidity barrier, like a slick low braid, or an outta-your-face loose low chignon. If you don't give a damn about the chance of humidity disrupting your 'do and decide to step out in a straight or wavy style, spray OUAI Soft Hair Spray to give hair humid-free staying power.

 

Try a Keratin Treatment

Ain't nobody got time for that ^^^. If that's what you're thinking, then call on a professional keratin treatment to cut your styling time in half and tame frizz semi-permanently. The keratin bonds smooth the hair shaft, leaving you with locks that actually air dry without frizz going berserk. Humidity who?

 

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