How To Keep Your Hair Straight In Humid Weather So Your Blowout Isn’t A Total Waste

Name a worse buzzkill than having your hair poof out like a fucking troll’s before you can say, “One more shot before we go?” after you’ve spent literal hours straightening it to perfection. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Regardless of the hair type, I know you never wear your hair down naturally—especially during the hottest time of the year. Curly? No way. Wavy? Fuck no. There’s no way in hell you’d be caught dead rocking a frizz ball if you can help it. That’s why us betches spend a ridiculous healthy amount of time damaging our hair making sure all bumps and flyaways are nonexistent before we leave the house. Even though you’ve suffered suspicious burns (that might actually be hickeys), on the bright side, the talent of frying your hair has at least taught you the true meaning of patience.

Since I’m sure you’ve spent hundreds of dollars trying every hair product recommended by like, your fave magazine only to have it fail, and you’d like to believe your v hard work should amount to something, I’ve finally figured out how to make your signature hairstyle look fierce even in suffocating humid weather with these six easy tips. Listen up, betches.

1. Use A Hydrating Shampoo And Conditioner

First things first, I’m the realest know that frizz begins the second you start your hair routine. The hot weather (and I guess constant use of applied heat) damage and dry your hair out a ton as it is. Make sure to use a repairing and hydrating shampoo and conditioner duo like the ALTERNA Haircare Caviar Repair RX Instant Recovery set to ensure your hair is as strong and smooth as can be before styling. Its lightweight formula will flatten the shit out of any pre-existing frizzy strands.

2. Apply A Little Serum

After you towel dry your hair at least halfway, apply an anti-frizz product like the Moroccanoil Treatment to tame any annoying-ass flyaways. Use only on the ends or work your way down from the mid-section of your hair. Applying on the roots or too much at all can create a disgusting greasy look.

3. Dry Your Hair Like, Completely While Using A Round Brush

Humidity and water are not friends. I don’t know how many times I have to emphasize it for you, so dry your whole head completely using a detangling brush like Drybar Lil’ Lemon Drop Daily Detangler at the same time. I know waiting for your hair to dry entirely takes years off your life, but any wet pieces will blow up the second you step outside. Don’t. Settle.

4. Use A Heat-Protectant Spray, Duh

This is like, a fucking given. Before any 500 degree hot rod comes near your hair, spray a heat protection product like Vernon François Light Weight Styling Serum to detangle, define, and protect from heat damage. Rub on your hands and finger comb through your hair.

5. Don’t Be Cheap With Your Hair Straightener

I know you spend more money getting your hair done than you do on a hair straightener, which really makes no sense because if you gave a shit about your hair and wanted to keep your balayage looking fresh AF, why get a cheap straightener that destroys your hair?! Go for a really expensive worthwhile straightener such as the ghd Gold Professional Performance 2” Styler that heats up in like, seconds, shines, and eliminates frizz all at the same time. I promise it’s worth it. Daddy will understand.

6. Lock In With Hair Spray

Enhance all of your time and effort (things you hardly ever use wisely) with a hair spray that locks in your pin straight strands. I just really love this brand because ALTERNA Haircare Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray is literally made to keep your hair choice humid-resistant. It’s pretty strong, though, so spritz just once or twice for fab results.

Now all of your friends will wonder how you can afford getting constant blowouts. Pass this notable advice along. Or don’t. Keep the goods for yourself, whatever.

6 Ways To Protect Your Hair From Looking Like Straw This Summer

If there’s anything a betch honestly gives a shit about (other than how many likes her selfie got), it’s definitely her hair. Even though you probably rely on horoscopes to help you make life changing decisions, chances are your goldilocks won’t ever go near a pair of scissors. Rain or shine, depending on the persona you want to take on for the day, you still fry straighten the fuck out of it. If you’re like me, you know walking in the rain without hair coverage is like, a sin. If you forget your umbrella, you take the jacket off your fucking back to cover it. Yes, sometimes you need to sacrifice getting hypothermia if it means your hair still looks good.

In the summer, you want to be able to show it off when the top of your BMW is down or when you’re laying out by the pool. But, just like we often forget to like, prevent ourselves from getting skin cancer, we also forget that the hair we invest hundreds of dollars in needs some TLC too. Here’s how to protect your newly done balayage and prevent your hair from looking like straw for the next 3 months.

1. Nourish With Hair Oil

Your first takeaway: Put that obnoxious sun hat you only bought for poolside pics to good use and avoid parting your hair. This prevents godawful scalp sunburn and drying your hair out. Make sure to get a hair oil like Reverie Ever Recovery Hair Oil to rub on the ends of your hair. It prevents fugly split ends, protects your hair color, and adds shine.

Reverie Ever Recovery Hair Oil

2. Apply Serum

Somebody Sat On Me Again

^ Same.

If you find that this is a recurring issue for you, I promise there’s a cure. For fried hair—not people sitting on you. Sorry, that comes with public transportation.

Use Vernon Francois Lightweight Styling Serum before, during, and after being on the beach all day. It will maintain your hair’s natural texture and protect from heat damage so you won’t look like you got electrocuted. After a shower, instead of towel-drying your hair like a psycho, opt for a towel, like Aquis Lissa Luxe Hair Towel, with fabric that doesn’t create friction.

Vernon Francois Serum

3. Use Hair Creams With UV Filters

Find a cream with a formula like Sachajuan Hair In The Sun that protects your hair with a UV filter. This will lock in your recent highlights and keep them from turning like, white when the original color was probably caramel. If you plan on styling your hair, you can use this as a hydrating styling cream too. It’s a 2-In-1 aka win-win.

Sachajuan Hair In The Sun

4. Wash With A Hydrating Shampoo

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by chlorine. That shit makes your scalp itch, has your hair feeling like dry spaghetti, and turns it green. Like, I didn’t ask for this. How fucking rude. If you must swim in a piss pool, use a shampoo like IGK Hot Girls Hydrating Shampoo. It serves as a heat and pollution protectant and deep conditions so it brings some life back into your limp hair.

IGK Hot Girls Hydrating Shampoo

5. Add Leave-In Conditioner, Then Add Some More

Use leave-in conditioner religiously over these next few months. A styler such as Phyto Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Cream is a keratin that basically is like, the holy grail for your hair. You can add this throughout the day and before applying heat to ensure shine, moisture, and strength for major #HairGoals.

Phyto Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Cream

6. Detangle. Everything.

Swimming tangles your hair so much that you may contemplate on chopping it off entirely. When you’re finished being rightfully dramatic, use Bed Head Beach Freak Moisturizing Detangler Spray throughout your hair so your brush doesn’t break in half when you try to get the knots out. For extra protection, get a detangling wet brush with gentle bristles to smoothly glide through your wet hair.

Bed Head Detangling Spray

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