‘Tis the season we hide our mane from the rain. But you don’t have to succumb to bad hair days until our country’s wet season is over. Heed these hair tips from beauty gurus and hairstylists.
Gretta Monahan of Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style said that most people think hair products like mousse, wax, and styling cream tame the hair when they actually make the frizz worse in humid and rainy weather.
Whether you like the leave-on or wash-off kind, pick a deep moisturizing formula to protect your hair from Mother Nature. According to naturallycurly.com, rain penetrates dry hair faster, resulting in a frizzy ‘do.
A stylish hairstyle can conceal an unruly mane. If you’re annoyed at those baby hairs that stand up or frizz, tame them with a small amount of hair serum or a stylish headband.
Apply heat-protective spray before you blow-dry or iron. It prevents your hair from becoming too dry.
A.K.A. the I-just-got-out-of-the-shower look, especially when it’s raining or you’ll increase the chances of snow (a.k.a. dandruff) and frizz. And if you do end up with flakes, beware that most anti-dandruff products contain harsh chemicals. “Use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to prevent dry, itchy, flaky, and irritated scalp,” says Jude Hipolito, creative director of Juro Salon Exclusif.
“For longer anti-frizz effects, opt for professional hair treatments such as keratin treatments and hair relaxing, which will make everyday hairstyling easier,” Jude says.
“A precision, wash-and-wear haircut from a professional hair cutter is less prone to bad hair days during the rainy season,” shares Rose Velasco, technical director of Juro Salon Exclusif.
(…the type that doesn’t easily retract in the opposite direction) to avoid drenching your hair in rainfall.