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How to Live With Your Hair When It’s Hot and Humid

Posted by Mickey B.

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Who needs a headline when you have a head of hair telling you exactly what’s going on outside?! When your hair has no volume or more frizzies than you can stand, and you are seized by that “ugh-I-want-to-cut-my-hair-off” feeling you know it is hot and humid!

I feel your pain. I have a very oily scalp, and at this time of year by midday, my hair can look like an oil spill if I do not use the right hair products to style my hair or if I do not use any products at all.

As seasons change from cool to hot, we change our wardrobe. Our hair also needs a change of “clothes.” Just like we jettison the sweaters and long pants for tank tops and shorts, winter hair care and products should give way to special summertime treatments. Here are some summer hair care tips to help you tame your kind of hair:

  • If for instance, you have fine, limp, straight hair (like I do!) then it takes stronger, firmer holding gels, sprays, and pomades to hold a hairstyle during the dog days of a DC summer.
  • If on the other hand, your out-of-control hair is super thick and/or curly, you have some other options. You could go with a short summer cut, but that is a drastic move if extreme weather is the only factor. Instead, try adding more moisture to your hair, and that will help with controlling frizzies. More moisture can contribute to keeping the hair you spent time blow drying and flat ironing from curling back up too quickly.
  • If you are a person who colors your hair, you will definitely need more UV protection and moisturizing shampoos and conditioners for your hair.

Summer is a rough time of year for hair. Hang in there, follow more of my summer hair care tips, and remember in a few months we will all wish it were hot again! Then I will talk to you all about static and hat hair.

Enjoy your hair!
Mickey


Michael Anthony Salon DC, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, is considered by many to be the best in the entire DC metro region. We are passionate about doing hair and work with each and every client to create the look that is right for them. Led by Mickey – aka Michael Anthony – each of our stylists is a highly trained professional. Schedule an appointment and find out for yourself!

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