It’s been a hot, hot summer so far. We’ve had to cope with the heat by drinking ice water by the bucket and sitting in front of the AC for hours. But the heat doesn’t just make us feel uncomfortable; it also can make our hair frizzy and dry. While products such as anti-humidity sprays claim to address these hair issues, we can’t help but wonder if they actually work. That’s where David John, a master hairstylist at Serge Normant at John Freida Salon in Los Angeles, comes in.
It turns out anti-humidity sprays that contain silicone do live up to the hype, as long as they contain the right ingredients. “Using silicone-based products in your hair before you blow dry does help fight humidity and moisture by coating the hair and sealing the cuticle,” says John. He adds that topping off your hairstyle with an anti-humectant hairspray will also help seal it and keep frizz at bay.
One to try is Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray ($38) to get the job done. Another tip: he says you should never go outside unless your hair is completely dry. And if you plan to be in extreme humidity, rain or fog, you should tightly wrap your styled hair in a bun before stepping outside. Then once you’re in a more controlled environment, let it down again.
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