I have thick, long, wavy hair (layered, 2″-4″ past my shoulders) that normally holds a curl well. Usually I throw in some hot rollers for fancy events and am good to go. However, in the humidity we’ve had recently it just falls flat around my face and frizzes. I have a bunch of weddings this summer and am at a loss. My hair is too thick and heavy for most up-do tutorials I have found. Do you have any suggestions of up-dos for long, thick hair or strategies for combating DC’s volume-killing humidity?
During the humid months, I switch to Living Proof’s anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner ($29 for the Discovery Kit). It really combats frizz, and helps me preserve a sleeker look. In the not-so-humid months, I use their Full product line to give my hair gentle cleansing and body (also $29 for the Discovery Kit).
As for hairspray, I like to apply it both before I put in my hot rollers and after. This gives the curl a little more oomph, so at least the ends will stay curled under even if I lose the volume. Living Proof makes a wonderful humidity blocking hairspray ($24) but for many women, Elnet works just as well ($15).
If all else fails, I grab a card of bobby pins and go for an updo. (Check out my updo tutorials.) It can be frustrating having repeat bad hair days and repeat updo days, but I try to remember that it’s just four months of the year, and September will be here soon. Ish.