Summertime means you want your hair to look cute when you’re out and about doing summer-like things but it also means that there’s a lot of humidity happening. Humidity is one of those things that are inevitable in most parts of the United States, so we really can’t get away from it. There’s nothing more frustrating than doing your hair all cute, curling it up and stepping outside for the humidity to take over and just destroy what you just worked so hard and patiently for. We found a few amazing tips to help you create curls that don’t flop in the humidity to try out for the rest of the summer.
Don’t Try it with Fresh Hair
So contrary to popular belief, hairstyles like curled ones are actually best done on second-day hair (or hair that hasn’t JUST been washed). This is especially important to curling hair when it’s humid out. If you have to wash your hair, experts say to skip the conditioner or use a conditioner that’s VERRRRRY light so it doesn’t add too much slickness to the hair. That’s really what the washing/not washing/conditioning aspect is all about, not having hair that’s too slick as it’s more likely to flop and not hold a curl.
The next key to curls that don’t flop is to apply hair product. So many women completely forget to add any hair product to their hair for styling. Experts suggest applying mousse or a texturizing product to your hair prior to curling your hair, this way it gives the curl something to hold onto and hold in place.
Curling Your Hair Differently
Since your hair is likely to flop in the humidity, experts suggest actually curling your hair tighter than you typically would giving it room to fall a bit but still leaving you with some curl. In addition, once you curl your hair let it cool before you move it or comb through giving your hair a chance to set in the curl. If you touch your hair and it’s still warm it hasn’t cooled enough. If you want to give it an extra curled secure boost, you can pin up the curls with bobby pins to let the curls cool and really set the curl in your hair. These steps are super important to set your hair up to NOT flop in the humidity.
The key to creating curls that don’t flop in humidity, like many other hairstyles is really about having the right tools and techniques down. Prepping your hair and making little adjustments to how you’re actually curling your hair are major factors to keeping the curls in the humid weather. It doesn’t have to be overly complicated, and these tips really make it easy! But it does take a little extra thought to ensure your curls stay intact as you go throughout your day. However, in our eyes, the little extra thought is totally worth it if it means your curls don’t flop!
How do you keep your curls from flopping in the humidity?