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Best Hairstyles For A Tropical Climate

Human hair is extremely sensitive to humidity—the moisture in a humid climate can get in to your hair and once it does, hair will revert to its natural shape. This
13 Dec 2017 16:47
Best Hairstyles For A Tropical Climate

Human hair is extremely sensitive to humidity—the moisture in a humid climate can get in to your hair and once it does, hair will revert to its natural shape.

This means straight hair goes wavy and for curly hair, hu- midity turns it frizzy or even curlier. Taming the frizz can be a big job!

So with humidity and our locks not being besties, we’ll be hon- est and tell you it’s nearly impossible to tame the mane during warm weather in the Pacific Island summer months.

While wearing your hair down is possible in the lower-humidity winter months, humidity and sweat is almost guaranteed to make your curls flop over summer.

Here are a few pointers on prepping your hair for your wedding day and some recommended styles if you are getting married in the warmer months (or if your hair hates humidity):

Wash your hair the night before the wedding so that your hairstylist can work with clean fresh hair that is completely dry.

While hair is damp, add lightweight oil to your hair to help control frizz. Blow-dry your hair in a downwards direction to keep the cuticle smooth. Make sure it is COMPLETELY dry before you step out into hot, humid, and/or rainy weather, no questions – it needs to be 100 per cent dry.

If you really want to give yourself the best chance at success, spray on a humidity-resistant thermal protection spray and lightly straighten your hair after blow-drying.

 

HAIRSTYLES THAT WORK WELL IN HUMIDITY

High bun/low bun: Pop your hair up high, because keeping it off your neck is a good thing. This works well for those with natural curls and those wanting to go sleek. Gel can be added for extra hold. Alternatively a low bun is a great alternative for a classic style.

Braided Headband: Why do we love option because you could still wear your hair partly down, but the hair around your face is pulled back, so there’s no need to worry about sweaty strands all day.Twist hair down to the side, as shoulders are generally cooler than your back.

Fishtail Braid: Try a side fishtail braid for a romantic modern look. This looks great with a boho dress or modern crochet or lace dress.

Messy (or tidy) Pony: Another good one for getting hair off your neck is a classic pony. Give your tresses a slight tease or add a hairpiece for extra length. You won’t regret wearing your hair up.

Headband & messy bun: Wear your hair in a messy bun and add a headband (or two) as accessories to make any extra frizz less obvious as the style is already relaxed. Clips or headbands will help keep those baby hairs at bay.

Half up braid or twist: Pull your hair away from your face by wearing it half up. Ask your hairdresser to braid or twist both sides of your hair to the back of your head which will keep it off your face.

Remember, wispy tendrils might look pretty in your cool, air conditioned room, but once outside these can drop flat. Wind will also affect your style, it’s like putting a blow drier on hair once it is styled, so be wary of your choice on a windy day. Ask your stylists professional opinion on whether they think a style will hold on your hair and take their recommendations!

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