Defying Humidity: Mastering Summer Hair Volume
Summer brings an extra dose of sunshine, more time outdoors, and a sense of freedom and fun, but it also comes with unwelcome hair havoc in the form of humidity. Whether you desire a lot of volume or simply want to avoid hair that falls flat, the high moisture levels in the air can make it challenging to maintain any amount of fullness or body. But with the right techniques and products, it's 100% possible to achieve lasting volume, even on the most humid days!
Imagine stepping into a sauna, where warm steam fills the room. This steam represents the humidity in the air. Now, visualize a dry sponge placed in that steam-filled room. As the sponge absorbs the moisture from the air, it becomes heavier and expands, losing its fluffiness. Similarly, when hair is exposed to high humidity, it absorbs moisture, causing it to become heavier, lose its volume, and become prone to frizz and flyaways.
7 Tips For Achieving Voluminous Hair in Humidity:
Start your wash day routine with our InstaVolume Duo, which includes the InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment and InstaVolume Elixir. This volume-boosting dynamic duo is inspired by EVOLVhers who struggle with fine, oily hair lacking volume. It adds lift, body, and shine to your hair while eliminating frizz and protecting it from heat and UV rays. Additionally, it absorbs excess oil without stripping your hair of its natural moisture.
Prior to styling, apply a volumizing product like our InstaVolume Mousse to damp hair. Concentrate on the roots and distribute the product evenly through your hair. This step will provide extra lift and hold, boosting your hair's volume.
Light As A Feather
When styling, choose a lightweight product such as our Total Control Styling Crème. This will help you achieve the desired hold and style without compromising on volume. The crème also keeps your strands soft and touchable.
Blow-Dry With A Round Brush
Use a round brush while blow-drying your hair to create volume from the roots. Lift the roots with the brush and direct the blow dryer towards them to add height and body. Finish with a cool air blast to set your style.
Lock in Volume With A Humidity-Resistant Hairspray
Complete your look with a humidity-resistant hold like our UltraFlex HairSpray. This alcohol-free, flexible hold spray not only locks in volume but also controls frizz. Bonus: It doubles as a dry shampoo and absorbs excess oil, ensuring your hair stays fresh and voluminous.
Resist The Urge To Touch Your Hair
Touching your hair frequently can introduce excess oil to your strands which results in frizz and flattening. Minimize contact with your hair throughout the day. If you need to reshape your style, use a wide-toothed comb to do so gently.
Embrace Updos And Braids
On extremely humid days, consider styling your hair in updos or braids. These hairstyles can help control frizz, keep your hair off your neck, and maintain volume and style. Try adding texture to hair with products like UltraFlex Hairspray or InstaVolume Mousse to achieve your desired styler quicker and easier.
Remember that humidity affects everyone's hair differently, so it may take some experimentation to find the techniques and products that work best for you. Don't be afraid to try different combinations and adjust your routine as needed to achieve the gorgeous, voluminous hair you desire!