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The Ultimate Guide to Managing Frizzy Hair in High Humidity
April 3, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Managing Frizzy Hair in High Humidity

Singapore is always pretty hot and the humidity never really breaks for long. Notorious for its ability to wreak havoc on even the most meticulously styled hair, humidity is often seen as #1 enemy in hair care - frizzy hair is never the end goal for any style.

The amount of moisture in the air can leave your hair frizzy, flat or altogether unmanageable. But it doesn't have to be a losing battle. Understanding how humidity affects your hair and adopting the right care and styling strategies can turn the tide in your favour.

How humidity makes for frizzy hair

Humidity impacts hair in several distinct ways:

  • Frizz: When there's moisture in the air, hair strands swell and disrupt the cuticle layer, leading to frizzy hair.
  • Flatness: For some, especially those with fine hair, humidity can weigh down hair, leaving it looking flat and lifeless.
  • Unruliness: High moisture levels can make hair harder to style and maintain, leading to a stubborn mane that resists all efforts at control.
Frizzy hair before bhave smoothing treatment
Frizzy hair before bhave smoothing treatment

Smooth frizz-free hair after bhave treatment
Smooth, frizz-free hair after bhave treatment

Frizzy hair care in high humidity

Living in a high-humidity area like Singapore necessitates a tailored approach to hair care and it starts with 3 vital factors:

Hydration: Keeping your hair well-hydrated is key. Moisturized hair is less likely to seek moisture from the air, which is a common cause of frizz. You can do this by using hydrating hair products including frizzy hair conditioner and shampoo, as well as opting for frizzy hair treatment such as Bhave Keratin Treatment.

Protection: Use products that create a barrier around the hair, such as anti-humidity serums and sprays or leave-in conditioners. Anti-humidity products form a shield between your hair and the humidity in your environment. 

Styling: Opt for frizzy hair styles that secure the hair away from the face. Consider professional frizzy hair treatment designed to combat frizz and maintain hair health.

Considerations for frizzy hair styling

When styling hair in a high humidity environment:

  • Choose lightweight products that won't weigh down your hair.
  • Opt for protective or frizzy hair styles like braids or updos to minimise exposure to humidity.
  • Consider your hair's texture and choose products and tools designed to cater to its specific needs.
Frizzy humidity hair before bhave salon treatment
Frizzy humidity hair before bhave salon treatment

smooth frizz-free hair after bhave salon treatment
Ultra smooth, frizz-free hair, after bhave salon treatment

15 Professional tips to combat humidity

  1. Choose the right wash routine: Start with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner suitable for your hair type. If your hair tends to frizz, then it’s best to opt for frizzy hair conditioner and shampoo. Products with natural oils and humectants are ideal for maintaining proper moisture levels. A great recommendation and hydrate me wash and rinse by Kevin Murphy or smooth again for thicker courses hair types. 
  1. Apply an anti-humidity product: Look for styling products such as styling creams, serums, or sprays with natural silicones to shield your hair from moisture in the air. Silicone creates a barrier between your hair and the environment - Kevin Murphy’s Blow.Dry wash & rinse or smooth again are great for this.
  1. Utilise a leave-in conditioner: These can lock-in moisture within the hair shaft and prevent your hair from absorbing excess humidity, mitigating the frizz-causing effects of humidity. A small amount applied on damp hair can go a long way - everlasting colour leave in or staying alive are great for this.
  1. Blow-dry strategically: Blow-drying your hair can help reduce the amount of moisture it absorbs from the air. some text
    • For straight hair - using a round brush for volume and bounce - be sure to use heat protectant spray to prevent damage. Kevin Murphy’s blow dry range is a game-changer for this.
    • For curly or wavy hair - use a diffuser attachment set on the cool setting hair for those beautiful curls with less frizz.
  1. Try frizzy hair treatment: Some hair treatments are specifically catered to prevent frizz. Here at Love Hair, we offer a variety of frizzy hair treatment to combat the ever-present humidity in Singapore:some text
    • Keratin treatment is an amazing frizzy hair treatment option as keratin seals a protective layer on your hair strand. It also strengthens and smoothens your locks. The Bhave Keratin treatment is an amazing option for this.
    • Nourishing masks is another frizzy hair treatment you can opt for. You can do it at our salon or even at home. Applying masks once a week feeds your hair with intense hydration, lessening the chance of frizzy hair.
    • Natural oils like argan, jojoba or even coconut oil can tame the frizz and add a vibrant shine to your hair.
  1. Leverage ionic technology: Ionic hair dryers, preferably used on the cool setting, can enhance shine and combat frizzy hair. GHD offers the best technology and best value for money for ionic hair dryers.
  1. Avoid hot showers: Hot showers open up cuticles in your hair, making it vulnerable to absorbing moisture and humidity. And if you just can’t not take a hot shower, finish with a cold rinse to seal the hair cuticles, enhancing shine and smoothness.
  1. Opt for a microfiber towel: Its gentle nature efficiently absorbs excess water without causing frizz. Gently squeeze out excess water and let your hair air dry as much as possible.
  1. Embrace updos: If you tend to have frizzy hair, then opt for frizzy hair styles. These are hairstyles that keep your hair contained and can minimise its exposure to humidity. Here are some frizzy hair styles you can try:some text
    • The classic bun: A tried-and-true ally against humidity. Perfect for when you’re on the move and need your hair neatly tucked away. 
    • Braids: From French to fishtail, these frizzy hair styles secure your hair in place, letting you embrace the day without hair worries.
    • Half-up, half-down: This style offers the best of both worlds, stylishly keeping frizzy hair at bay on top, while letting your hair’s natural texture shine below.
    • The high ponytail: Elevate your look with a ponytail that pulls your hair away from your face, using the frizz to add a fuller appearance to your pony.
  1. Consider a dehumidifier: Reducing indoor humidity can help manage hair moisture levels, especially in humidity-rich locations like Singapore.
  1. Minimise hair touching: Frequent handling can increase frizzy hair and disrupt styling. Try a silk scarf to keep your hair protected and your style in place.
  1. Consult a professional stylist: If you're still struggling with humidity, consider seeing a professional stylist who can recommend products and techniques tailored to your specific hair type and climate. Especially popular in high-humidity places like Singapore, defrosting services is something we offer here at Love Hair. We also have frizzy hair treatment such as natural keratin smoothing and defrizzing treatment.
  1. Regular trims: Maintain every 6-12 weeks to keep ends healthy and help to reduce frizzy hair.
  1. Sleep on satin: Satin pillows reduce friction and hair disturbance during your beauty sleep. Great for your hair - and your face!
  1. Filter your shower water: Hard water - water that's filled with high levels of chemicals like chlorine - can be quite damaging to your hair. Removing these chemicals through a filter protects hair health and colour integrity. We use the ECO shower heads in the salon. 

Manage humidity and combat frizzy hair

Navigating the challenges of high humidity doesn't mean sacrificing beautiful, healthy hair. With the right care, products, and strategies, you can maintain lustrous, manageable locks all year round. 

Embrace these tips and consult with us if you want to discover the best approach for your unique hair type and lifestyle. Remember, the key to overcoming humidity is preparation and protection - and at Love Hair, we take care of both.

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