You heard it first here! Seriously humidity is one of the muggiest weathers. I love it because I’m such a tropical soul and all that, but my curly hair? Not as much. It’s a poof ball in NO time. Well, here are my suggestions and styling recommendations that work for me – Hope you beat the humidity with these too!
Get Bomb results, consistently, if you follow these tips! Let me know if you do. DM on my Instagram @HonestLizHere for a feature 🙂
✅ Tip #1: P R E P O O
What is it? It’s PREparing your hair before shamPOO. Gently coat your hair with something like a product like oils listed here (overnight for my high porosity hair now, after coloring) Anyway, Prepoo ensures your hair is moisturised and the oil seals; so then, moisture doesn’t escape the whole time it is working on your hair to become soft and manageable in the shower, later. Here are quick resources to learn more about the benefits of Prepoo (it’s not hot oil treatment BTW)
- How to Prepoo Natural Hair
- 5 Reasons You Should Pre-Poo
- Stop Unnecessary Hair Fall with Prepoo
- Natural Hair: 9 Easy DIY Pre-Poo Recipes
✅ Tip #2: COwash
What is it? It’s WASHing your hair with COnditioner (meant for cowashing only, please do NOT use regular conditioner to do this and then wonder why you’re experiencing itchy scalp or hair fall. Please don’t.) Even if you can’t cowash, that’s fine. At least, “work” your conditioner in, for a few minutes like I show you in this video here:
Best Products to Cowash with (my favourites – BUY HERE!)
For – shoppers in India buy here. Most cowashes are one-and-done product ! Just use it, rinse, style and you’re ready to go. Cowashes with mild protein totally helps High Porosity hair or truly damaged hair to heal and bounce back with better curl pattern.
The second place has to go to As I Am Coconut Cowash – shoppers in India buy here. It’s protein-free and great price for that size.
Use a regular conditioner after you rinse this one out. I suggest a conditioner with a little protein to balance! For example, Jessicurl Too Shea or Curly Ellie Nourishing Conditioner, both do the job well!
The third place goes to Mielle Organics- shoppers in India buy here .. This also has mild protein, has an extremely great slip and very moisturising. I explain how to use it on my YouTube video! Watch it here!
✅ Tip #3: DC – Deep Condition!
Your hair tends to dry out quickly in humidity. So one of the best ways to restore all that lost moisture is to Deep Condition, at least every 4 days – so twice a week.
Shoppers in India Buy here.
- Mielle is a great option too! The YouTube video I tagged above explains why I love this minty-boo DC . Watch it again or Buy here –
✅ Tip #4: Styling with Products designed to beat Humidity!
Sandwich Styling for the win! Is what I call using a mousse between your leavein and gel. You heard it first FROM HONEST LIZ!! Well, I learned the technique from @HoneyBlondeGigi but I christened it as “sandwiching” Anyway, doing this helps you achieve that EXTRA definition and hold you may prefer while faffing around in the hot humidity. Here’s a fancy mousse if you love smelling fancy and rich!
Best Styling Products for Humidity (buy here)
Some of my favorite gels to use in humidity are listed here:
- Cachos Brazil Combing Creme
- Embrace The Curl Beeswax & Coconut Hair Cream
- Only Curls CREME
- Curl Keeper Original
- Inahsi Coconut Avocado Curl Defining Custard
- Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
- Ecoslay Orange Marmalade
- Flora Curl Hair Mist
Use my Code: HONESTLIZ for discount here:
If you’re in a hurry then Shoppers in India can purchase from Amazon.
I love how @Mamasitta explains this Curl Keeper Original product and also shows you how she uses it in this video. Watch the whole thing. Make sure you subscribe to her Youtube while you’re at it!
So this is my list and I would probably update it as I find new things! However, I found this awesome video by M.A.D. Curls and these ladies explain moarrrrr product options to beat humidity (USA mostly)
For now, these are my Top tips to fight humidity. Let me know if this helps you! TAG #Honestliz in your posts and stories ??❤️