How to Combat Humidity

Although warm weather means outdoor fun, it also brings along humid weather. Humid air can leave your perfectly styled hair looking like a frizzy rat's nest within minutes. Want to know what you can do to fight it? Then keep reading because, in this article, we’ll take a look at what you can do to fight frizz and keep your hair perfectly smooth.

Apply Humidity-Blocking Products

There’s a reason why anti-frizz serums are considered holy grail products for so many women.

Anti-frizz and anti-humidity products create a protective layer on your strands that blocks humid air from reaching them in the first place. Most also have an impressive list of additional benefits that help your strands look and feel their best.

When it comes to picking out products, everyone’s hair is different. So, you'll have to experiment with different formulas until you find the one you like. Luckily, there are a number of humidity-blocking products you can try, including:

  • Gel

  • Anti-frizz serum

  • Holding spray

Make Sure Your Hair Is Dry Before You Leave the House

Although you may be tempted to rush through your morning routine and leave the house with damp hair, you’re setting yourself up for major frizz later in the day. Damp hair has rough, open cuticles that let moist air enter your strands and wreak havoc. You can combat this by ensuring your hair has ample time to dry before heading outside.

Shampoo Your Hair Less Often

Shampoo can strip the moisture from your strands and leave them exceptionally dry. To prevent this, shampoo two or three times a week at most.  You can either stretch out the time between wash days or skip the shampoo during some of your washes. Instead, use a cleansing conditioner to remove dirt and oils.

If your hair gets oily in the meantime, sprinkle a little oil-sucking dry shampoo onto your roots. When you do wash your hair, use a hydrating shampoo and rinse out your conditioner with cool water. That will help seal your cuticles so that they can block out the humid weather.

Make Sure Your Hair Is Hydrated

Despite feeling counterintuitive, making sure your hair is moisturized is one of the best ways you can fight humidity. The drier your strands are, the more they will crave the water molecules in moist air. If you’re having difficulty picturing it, think of your hair like a sponge.

The more water a sponge holds, the less space it has to take on more. So, help humidity-proof your strands by using plenty of hydrating products that nourish your hair and scalp. Use products that both quench thirsty hair and seal the moisture inside your strands.

The fight against frizz can feel like it's never-ending. But once you find out which products and routine changes work for you, you’ll be ready to take on whatever the day brings! And we hope that this article has given you the tools you need to do just that. Good luck!


Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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