February 27th 2019
The 9 best humidity-proofing hair care products
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Say goodbye to limp roots, frizz and flyaways with our pick of the best style-saving beauty buys
Is the current humid spell causing your style to shift a bit too frequently at the moment? If so, you’re not alone. The extra moisture in the air can give rise to all manner of hair care conundrums including fluffiness, frizz and flat roots.
Luckily though, there’s a wide range of serums, seals and spritzes out there that act as an ‘invisible umbrella’ of sorts to shield your hair from the elements. Whether you’ve got fine or thick hair, curls or waves, here are the products that’ll soup up your styling routine.
Label.m Anti-Frizz Mist for Fine Hair, £17.50 for 150ml
Great for: Fine, fluffy hair
Lightweight and non-greasy, this fast-absorbing hair mist is great for keeping flyaways in check. Formulated to be used on both damp hair to speed up blowdry time and dry hair for a fast frizz fix, it works wonders for the time-short.
EIMI Mistify Me Strong Fast-Drying Hairspray, £13.60 for 300ml
Great for: Humid-proof hold
Whether you’re looking to give your messy bun extra staying power or to weatherproof your curls, a quick spritz of this lightweight hairspray should see you through the day. Fast-drying with a nifty applicator designed to disperse finer, smaller droplets, it provides plenty of hold without the heaviness.
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Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray, £24 for 200ml
Great for: Long-lasting protection
It’s unsurprising that retailers struggled to hold onto their stocks of this when it first launched. It’s something rather special. Designed to provide humidity protection for up to two to three washes, it leaves hair smooth and silky thanks to an innovative polymer that activates when exposed to heat. If you’re interested in maximum effect with minimal effort, (who isn’t!), it’s your perfect match.
Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm, £18 for 75ml
Great for: Dry, thick hair
This pre-styling essential works much in the same way as a makeup primer. It helps speed up drying time, hydrates and smoothes to give hair greater manageability and control when dry. An impressive multi-tasker that provides great bang for your buck.
KMS Anti-Humidity Seal, £20.50 for 150ml
Great for: Dullness and flyaways
It's well worth having a can of this on your desk at all times due to its ability to boost vibrancy and tame frizz in one fell swoop. Its spray applicator also provides a welcome level of control for even distribution too.
Sachajuan Hair Powder, £32 for 35ml
Great for: Limp roots and lank ends
If rising temperatures cause your roots to fall flat, a pump of this texture-building powder will help raise their spirits. It’s definitely pricey, but a little goes a long way. Simply direct its pump applicator to the area in need of a pick-me-up and work in. It gives both natural-looking lift and extra grit to slippery ends to provide the illusion of fullness and thickness when humidity strikes.
Mark Hill Taming Anti-Humidity, £5.99 for 250ml
Great for: Fine hair types
Weightless in texture and low in price, this budget-friendly pick ticks a wide range of humidity-proofing boxes. Great for updos and loose styles alike, it’s a worthwhile finishing touch for keeping locks on lockdown.
Bumble & Bumble Curl Anti-Humidity Gel Oil, £25 for 190ml
Great for: Naturally or chemically curly hair
Part styling gel, part nourishing oil, this hybrid buy provides the best of both. Enriched with capuacu butter and Brazilian oils to leave curls soft and moisturised, it adds definition and hydration in equal measure.
Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield, £12 for 60ml
Great for: A silicone-free option
This lightweight spritz guards hair against the effects of humidity thanks its patented OFPMA molecule. The 60ml size that's available is also particularly handy for popping into your bag for quick top-ups on the go.