[:en]Summer is about to arrive in Hong Kong which means junk parties, going to the beach, and humidity. The humidity is every Hong Kong woman’s common and most evil enemy amongst. Not only is it unpleasant to walk around in the heated humidity, but also it absolutely wrecks any hope of having smooth, silky and presentable hair. So to get us through this tumultuous time, the BloomMe Girls have been working their magic coming up with our top 8 ways to battle this time of year! Luckily for you, BloomMe has the answers you need to battle the humidity!
Keep hydrated: We know the thought of putting more moisture into your hair seems counterproductive, but dehydrated hair is porous and absorbs moisture quickly, which is why the humidity makes our hair balloon up! So the first step is to make sure your hair is adequately hydrated! Use leave-in deep conditioners at least once a week and drink plenty of water throughout the day! If you’re not much of a water drinker, try adding lemons, cucumbers, mint leaves or anything else that you might like to boost the flavour!
Ditch the dryer: As we said before; your hair needs moisture so a hairdryer that constantly blasts hot, dry air onto your hair will simply dehydrate it. If you need to use a hairdryer, have it on the cool setting. Other than that, just let it air dry!
Take cool showers: When you have finished washing your hair (ideally with a moisturising shampoo or a shampoo with nourishing effects), finish your shower with a quick rinse of just cool/cold water. The warm water of your shower opens up the cuticles of your hair so the cool water will close them and lock in all the moisture. Mischief managed.
Use silicone based hair products: Silicone based hair products can work miracles on your hair! Applying small amounts of silicone hair balm will not only stop the outside humidity from affecting your style, but it will also seal in natural moistness! Be careful with how much you use, however, too much silicone can make your hair look greasy, heavy and lifeless! Ew.
Meet your new BFF: Leave-in conditioner. Leave-in conditioners are lifesavers- especially in hot, sticky, horrendously humid weather! Leave-in conditioners are great at restoring moisture to your hair, and what’s even better is- like the name suggests- that you don’t need to wash them out and expose your hair to the stripping elements of water! Set aside one night a week to pamper your hair and replenish its natural moisture. When buying a leave-in conditioner make sure you buy one with “anti humectant” properties for the best results.
Sleep on satin pillows: It sounds bizarre and made up right? We tried it and it really works! Cotton pillowcases soak up moisture from your hair, and create a lot of friction when you’re tossing and turning in your sleep, which causes a lot of breakages in your hair. Satin pillowcases don’t absorb as much moisture and they also have less friction so your hair has a better chance for remaining frizz- free for the day! They’re also kind to your skin and eyelashes- an all round winner…not to mention its quite a sexy swap!
Use a mascara wand and hairspray: Take a clean mascara wand and spray with hairspray. Gently run the mascara wand on flyaway hairs to tame that mane! A quick-fix to a pesky problem!
Dry with a t-shirt: Just like with the pillowcases, the issue with towels is that they’re more abrasive than t-shirts, so it causes more breakages in your hair and absorbs extra moisture. The T-shirt is softer and therefore does less damage to our hair when it’s wet (and thus more fragile), whilst still absorbing excess moisture! It’s a game changer!
So there you have it ladies (and gents- no judgement here), 8 incredibly simple ways to transform frizzy hair in humid weather to sleek, shiny and most importantly, healthy hair! Hong Kong we are victorious! Have any other tips? Let us know in the comments!
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[:en]Summer is about to arrive in Hong Kong which means junk parties, going to the beach, and humidity. The humidity is every Hong Kong woman’s common and most evil enemy amongst. Not only is it unpleasant to walk around in the heated humidity, but also it absolutely wrecks any hope of having smooth, silky and presentable hair. So…