A Curly Girl’s Guide To Humidity Hair

Curly hair can handle a lot weather-wise. In the heat it just gets curlier, if it’s cold it keeps your head warm, and if it’s raining outside, well a bunch of curls don’t need a brolly like straightened hair or a high maintenance blow-dry. In most instances, just leave them alone and they’ll wiggle their way back to former glory.

Humidity, however, is a curly girl’s kryptonite and every summer waves of all kinds – my own included – triple in volume and frizz. I've learnt some lessons in my time – including the fruitlessness of a defuser, that a side fishtail cannot control roots, that conditioning spray doesn’t touch the sides, and that a carefree bushy ponytail ends up wearing me.

So from experience, here's how to deal when humidity is through the roof.

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