Top Humidity Proof Products For Relaxed Hair

When summer is here and you live in the south or a tropical climate you will be experiencing humidity.

Humidity is water vapor in the air. Hair tends to absorb water from the air. So when it’s humid this is why you see your hair swell up and sometimes frizz up. While this can’t be avoided altogether, unless you move somewhere with a drier climate, there are some hair products you can use to lessen the impact humidity has on your relaxed hair.

Top Humidity Proof Products For Relaxed Hair | A Relaxed Gal
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1. Hydrating conditioners

One of the best ways to fight humidity is hydration and moisture. Using a hydrating rinse-out or deep conditioner is a great way of adding hydration to your relaxed hair.

Some great hydrating deep conditioners are

Tip

Rinse out your conditioner with cool to cold water. This helps flatten the hair cuticle which makes it harder for humidity to be absorbed.


2. Moisturizing shampoos

While shampoos tend to strip moisture from the hair, moisturizing shampoos can help with adding moisture. This can help stave off some of the impacts that humidity can have on relaxed hair.

Some good moisturizing shampoos to try are

Tip

If you wash your hair multiple times a week, try shampooing your hair less often. This will allow the natural oils from your scalp more time to help with moisturizing your hair.


3. Anti-humidity serums

Yes, there is such a thing. What makes most of these serums fight back against humidity is the silicone ingredients of Dimethicone and dimethiconol they contain. These silicones don’t dissolve in water but create a barrier on the hair strands that keeps out water or humidity.

Some serum options are

Tips

Not every head of hair is ok with silicones so these types of serums aren’t for everyone. Use what works best for your hair, not for everyone else.


4. Leave-ins and moisturizers

When the hair is moisturized it’s less likely to absorb moisture from the air because it doesn’t need it.

You can add moisture to your hair by using a good leave-in conditioner like the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream or the TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave-In-Conditioner. You can also use a moisturizer like the Mielle Avocado Moisturizing Hair Milk.

Tips

Don’t be heavy-handed when applying your leave-in or moisturizer as it can weigh your hair down.

Make sure these leave-ins and moisturizers don’t have humectant ingredients such as glycerin, honey, propylene glycol, and sorbitol because humectants draw in water from the environment which is the opposite of what you want to happen when it’s humid.


5. Hair spray

Yep, the right hair spray can help block your hair from absorbing water vapor in the air. I personally haven’t used hair spray in years but some good ones that tend to be positively talked about quite a bit are the OGX Smoothing + Shea Sleek Humidity Blocking Hairspray and Garnier Fructis Style Flexible Control Hairspray




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