Whew! Humidity is at an all-time high, but we can’t let it get our spirits down. While summer is still in full force, it’s time to embrace the sun, salty air, and sandy beaches. However, sunny days also mean that humidity is inevitable, creating havoc with your locks. Sadly, frizz is one of the most common hair complaints among women. It can be frustrating to manage, especially when we are on vacation and don’t have all our favorite styling products on hand. That’s where N4’s MINIS come to the rescue. Perfect for packing for a frizz-free summer vacay.
In this blog post, we will discuss the best hairstyles for humidity, why hair gets frizzy, and offer some suggestions for managing frizz while on vacation. Plus, we’ll recommend some of our favorite Number 4 hair products you should take on holiday.
Get ready to rock some fabulous hairstyles and look your best, no matter how humid it gets!
Why Does Hair Get Frizzy?
Everyone remembers the scene in Friends when Monica’s hair takes on a life of its own! And let’s face it. Most of us have been there!
Humidity and moisture are the culprits.
When the air’s moisture content is high, the hair cuticles’ outer layer absorbs it, causing the hair to swell and change shape. Your super sleek locks suddenly expand and let loose. That’s because when the cuticles are raised, they scatter light like a prism, giving hair that frizzy, undefined look. The good news is that you can do a few things to manage your hair in humid weather, and Number 4’s professional range includes perfectly proportioned pint-sized products that are perfect for packing on the plane. That was a whole lot of P’s, but you get the picture!
Hairstyles for Humidity
The top hairstyles for humidity are those that keep hair off your neck and face. Not to mention these feel best when the heat is high. We’re talking about your classic braids, buns, and ponytails.
A messy bun is an excellent choice for a chic yet effortless look. You can achieve this look by pulling your hair up into a ponytail and then twisting the hair around the base of the elastic. Secure it with bobby pins, allowing a few strands to fall out for an effortless look. Voila.
Another great option is a low ponytail. This hairstyle can help to elongate your neck and keep you cool. Tres chic. To achieve this look, part your hair down the center, gather it into a low ponytail, and secure it with an elastic. You can also wrap a strand of hair around the elastic to conceal it. A favorite N4 trick for a frizz-free, slick ponytail is to gently apply Firm Hold Gel from your part and smooth to the ponytail base.
Manage Frizz Home and Away with Number 4 Hair Products
Use Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect before styling to detangle your hair and prevent breakage. This product has UV protection to protect your hair from the sun’s harmful rays, plus Color Polar Shield. It also has antistatic properties that will help to smooth your hair and prevent frizz. Spray it on wet hair before styling, or use it as a finishing spray to lay down pesky flyaways. It’s packed with nourishing benefits and comes in a luxe but little travel-friendly mini.
Number 4 Smoothing Balm is another fantastic product that can help to manage frizz on vacation. This balm provides heat protection, hydrates your hair, and tames frizz without weighing it down. It’s highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. This super multi-tasker will slay vacay humidity! Apply a small amount to your damp hair before blow-drying or air-drying to reduce drying time.
Number 4 Non Aerosol Hair Spray is an excellent option for holding your style together, no matter how humid it gets. Plus, it keeps your style flexible while maintaining control. This lightweight hairspray provides a firm hold that will keep your hair in place all day, from your first latte to that last sip of your cocktail. Apply it to your hair before and after styling to achieve the perfect weightless hold and shine. N4’s luxe mini size is ideal to pop in your beach bag or purse for touch-ups on-the-go.
Humidity Hacks Final Round-Up
Humidity can make styling our hair challenging, but it is easy to manage with the right hairstyles and products. Stick to styles that keep hair off your face and neck to stay cool, and use Number 4 hair products to manage frizz and keep your hair under control. Invest in a selection of high performance styling products from our MINI COLLECTION, perfectly sized with travelers in mind.
With these tips and tricks, you can achieve flawless hairstyles that will turn heads on vacation. So go ahead, let your hair down, and enjoy the sun, sand, and sea without worrying about frizz!