With humidity, the key seems to be keeping the hair nourished and moisturised, especially if you have coloured hair. I am a fan of Balyage which works quite well as my roots are not bleached- it’s just the ends which are lighter. That still means I need to keep the ends nourished. Here are my top tips for achieving great hair even when faced with humidity. I hope my ideas work for you – I know that when I have great hair, it changes my confidence completely.
- Oil your hair – do this before washing your hair. There are so many oils which can benefit your hair so take your pick and alternate between coconut, olive, almond, mustard seed or castor oil ( castor oil is quite heavy so you may need to mix it with another oil).
- It’s pre, post and overnight treatments that help – The pre wash oil will help your scalp and hair, but you will need another oil to add moisture after shampooing and conditioning. Some Moroccan Argan oils are good as they don’t leave the hair greasy. And it’s not always the most expensive oil which works best.The Argan oils are best applied on semi dry hair.
- A great wash – Not all shampoos work the same. You need a really deep clean especially if you use styling products. I tend to wash my hair every other day and found that by then it really does need a good clean. A two step wash with a deep cleansing shampoo like FAST or NISIM work best for me.
- Turban – this is more like a pamper or treat. If you don’t have a fancy heated turban, there are excellent shower caps which can be purchased cheaply from the High Street. I especially like towelling ones which can also be used in the sauna or steam room.
- No Heat – just wash and go. We spend so much time trying to achieve the perfect style but ultimately heat styling will ruin your hair. You can invest in better heat tools like the Dyson products which use air rather than heat. Ultimately your best option is to do away with heat products on a regular basis. There are ways to add volume and bounce without heat styling !