It’s difficult to look forward to spring when your hair’s anything but perfectly pin straight. Spring means warming temperatures and the transition from snow and frost to thick downpours of rain. Worst of all, this rain clings to warm, sunny air as moist humidity, a nightmare in the making for anyone with the desire to keep their curly locks manageable. If you’re reading this article, you likely struggle with this problem. We understand your pain, which is why we have suggestions on how to keep your hair tame in the face of spring moisture.
Why Does Humidity Affect My Hair Like This?
It isn’t just the weather! There are a number of reasons that come into play in terms of how your hair reacts to spring moisture.
- It’s just the way your hair is made. All hair is made up of proteins, just like it says on your shampoo bottle. The most important are the Paracortex and the Orthocortex. These proteins are responsible for handling any and all moisture that enters your hair, but they do it in ways that vary from one another. If your hair frizzes up in spring, it’s likely due to one of these proteins absorbing and expanding from the moisture, sending your strands haywire. It’s additionally been proven curly hair is far more prone to puffing out than straight hair due to differing structures.
- Your hairstyle’s influential – in more ways than one! Damaged hair is also prone to frizz. Over styling can quickly lead to split ends and other forms of damage that leave your hair vulnerable to the elements because the proteins your hair is made from end up pulled far longer than they should naturally stretch. This is especially common for people with long hair and a penchant for lots of brushing.
Is There Any Way I Can Tame My Hair?
The short answer is yes! You can easily control the way your hair responds to humidity in a large number of ways. The first involves washing your hair with sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. A good shampoo and leave in conditioner can help protect your hair from the moisture by helping your hair absorb moisture better, essentially creating a shield to keep too much humidity from getting in. We also recommend investing in sun protection for hair. This comes in the form of oils, sprays and much more and can calm any frizziness that has already decided to make its entrance.
We hope these tips will help you better brave this spring and get your frizz under control! At RemySoft Solutions, we’ve made it our mission to help everyone have manageable, beautiful hair so they can feel great both outside and in. You’ll find products and other tidbits of advice for helping your hair look its best on our site. Feel free to contact us for more information about who we are and what we do!