Spring is here!!! This means lots of humidity… *insert sarcastic Hooray here. Fortunately this gives us a chance to explore different styling options as well as products. Survive the rainy days and summer beach body workouts with these styling and product options!
Custom install u-part or full wig. One of my favorite protective styles is sure to cut down time in your daily hair routine! This extension option is customized to fit your head. It can be secured by sewing onto a perimeter braid. You can shampoo regularly and wear this style for up to 6-8 weeks. It can also be secured with wig clips for more versatility. The clip on, full wig option is great for those who frequent the gym!
Smoothing Treatment. For those with lots of texture a smoothing treatment may be ideal for you! My personal favorite is the Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy System (STS) which is chemical free and keeps hair smooth and frizz free for up to 3 months! This treatment is also perfect for those transitioning from relaxed to natural and those with high-lift color. Another personal favorite is the Peter Coppola Keratin Smoothing Treatment; a Keratin and Ceramide, Aldehyde-free & Formaldehyde-free Keratin Treatment. This restorative treatment will also leave hair soft and smooth for up to 3 months.
Bun Day. Nothing shields the hair from humidity more than a bun! Whether it’s a top-knot or classic low bun, this is the ultimate all-day, any occasion style. Farewell to bad hair days.
Curly. Girls love curls! Rod sets, twist-outs and braid-out styles are an easy way to conquer humidity! The process combined with deep moisturizing foaming lotion and finishing products is a sure way to combat frizz. These styles typically last for 2 weeks with proper maintenance! My new curly hair product obessession is DevaCurl! As a certified DevaCurl DevaCut stylist this line provides a variety of curl taming products.
Braids. With or without added extensions braids are running the hair mill very steadily these days! French braids, fishtails and Senegalese twist are absolute humidity protectors. Try any of these in an up-do for an easy 1-2 week style. I recommend wearing braids (with or without extensions) for no more than 6-8 weeks as prolonged wear can cause damage to the hair. It is extremely important to keep hair thoroughly moisturized while wearing braid/twist styles with added extensions.
Moisturize! Your hair is like a sponge. Deep conditioning will help keep your hair from pulling moisture from the atmosphere. My in-salon favs are Deep by Design Essentials, Crazy Smooth Anti-frizz treatment masque by ColorProof and Heaven in Hair by DevaCurl. Get ultimate pentration when done as a steam treatment! Remember, products that will moisturize your hair will always have water as the first ingredient!
Leave-in conditioner! This will help detangle as well as add another layer of protection to the hair. Leave-in conditioner is especially important for those who will be doing any sort of thermal styling. It acts as a heat protectant and fights frizz! My in-salon favs are HCO by Design Essentials, Coconut and Monoi coconut water curl refresher by Design Essentials, PureRelease by ColorProof and No-Comb detangling spray by DevaCurl.
Seal and Finish. It is very important to seal in all of the wonderful moisture you’ve put into your hair with a sealer! Sealers often contain light oils and polymers that provide ultimate frizz protection. My favs are HumidityRx by ColorProof, TruCurl anti-frizz oil by ColorProof, Coconut and Monoi intense shine oil mist by Design Essentials, Reflections Liquid Shine spray by Design Essentials and DevaCurl Shine Spray.
Healthy hair is happy hair! Style on beautiful people!