Bad weather can be enough to ruin any good hair day. On top of that, there are very few people who appreciate humidity in hair!
Through understanding the science behind your hair, your hair can look gorgeous on humid or wet days too! In this article, we give tips on how to protect your hair from the humidity this spring.
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Why can it be difficult for our hair to handle humidity?
Hair becomes frizzy or fluffy when it’s humid due to an imbalance in moisture. Unbalanced hair has fiber cells that are not well aligned. This causes a difference in the amount of moisture that is absorbed, and your hair starts to swell. When this happens, your hair will become blown up and fluffy.
Hair damage is what causes hair to become dry and brittle. Moisture helps hair expand, but damaged hair can be more susceptible to swelling and spreading.
Hair cuticles can be very delicate. Detachment and damage of the hair’s cuticle can be caused by coloring, perming, or even incorrect friction from shampooing or brushing.
The hair structure is composed of three layers. The cuticle is composed of keratin, which covers the outermost portion of hair. The cortex is made up of fibrous cells. The third layer, the medulla, can be said to be the heart of the hair. The cuticle, a delicate and thin film, is susceptible to heat damage from hair dryers and irons as well as friction from brushing and alkaline agents from perms. A damaged cuticle can absorb moisture faster, which causes hair to swell and spread.
It is important to use proper hair care products to nourish damaged hair so it can survive humidity.
The Iles Formula Conditioner transforms damaged, coarse, over-processed hair to silky sumptuous hair from the very first use, without ever weighing down. This conditioner stands apart from others, as it will never coat the hair shaft with the residue of harmful ingreidents like keratin or protein or some scientific blend, that will build up over time and eventually cause hair to break off!
It is essential to PROTECT your hair from daily elements like rain or humidity as well as UV assault.
Tips on protecting your hair against humidity this spring
Spring is filled with uplifting spirits. At the same time, the increasing amount of moisture in the air can cause trouble for our hair.
Refraining yourself from a perm might be good advice to follow this season and going for more of a natural look will make your hair easier to manage in the humidity.
Protecting your hair is key in preventing fluff and frizz. Avoid classical styling products with plastic bases like hairspray and mousse, those will only result in a sticky fluffy mess. Instead, opt for protection styling serums like Iles Formula. Scroll on to learn more about how these organic groundbreaking formulas protect from humidity.
Iles Formula has 2 protection serums. One for ALL hair types the Finishing Serum + Curl Revive Serum formulated for all kinds of textured hair textures.
ILES FORMULA FINISHING PROTECTION SERUM
The Iles Formula Finishing Serum can be applied daily to dry hair but is phenomenal when blow-dried into every section of wet hair. It will transform hair that feels like straw to sumptuous silk from the very first use. It provides an organic memory to hair and will never weigh hair down. The result is a silky lustrous finish and provides protection against heated tools + UV + color fade + humidity.
Image sourced from Iles Formula Pinterest page featuring curls
ILES FORMULA CURL REVIVE
The Iles Formula Curl Revive was formulated for all kinds of textured hair. It forms the most beautiful movement to curls and waves, transforming crunchy rough curls to sumptuous soft movement. The result is a weightier serum that delivers a cashmere effect to the hair.
This serum comes in spray form 200 ml or pump version 500 ml. It protects hair against heated tools + UV and color fade and of course curly girls’ worst nightmare humidity.
Apply liberally throughout the wet hair and diffuse dry or allow hair to dry naturally undisturbed., Each morning refresh curls with a water spray and re-apply the protective Curl Revive.
ADDED NOTE … The Iles Formula Turban Towel is an excellent accessory for textured hair preventing friction on the hair shaft eviting fluff and frizz. This fast-absorbing towel sucks out excess water from freshly shampooed and conditioned hair without disturbing the natural curl formation.
Our tip …. comb the conditioner through finding your natural parting as doing so. Rinse hair with tepid water gently without losing your desired part line. This will be the last time you comb your curls. After rinsing, place our twist and button turban towel and allow it to remove excess water. The job will be done when the towel feels wet. Gently remove the towel, shake curls into place and apply liberally Iles Curl Revive and allow hair to dry naturally or gently diffuse. The results are frizz-free perfectly formed curls you will love.
As a cherry on the cake, the Iles Formula Hair Mask contains our silicone-free, phthalate-free, and paraben-free formula and gives not only your thirsty strands but also your scalp prolonged enrichment with blessings from panthenol, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin E.
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