by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

How To Frizz-Proof Your Hair in Humidity

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The heat and humidity in Singapore can turn anyone’s hair into a lion’s mane by the end of the day. Frizziness occurs because the outermost layer of your hair is raised due to lack of moisture, which lets moisture pass through and causes the hair strand to swell up. Humidity can make things worse since there is increased moisture in the air, which means more hair-swelling and more frizz.

Of course there’s nothing wrong with a little frizz, but here are some tips that will come in handy for when you need smooth, flyaway-free hair.

Cold rinse

Wash your hair with cold water; this helps to constrict the cuticles and minimise frizz.

Use frizz-fighting treatments

Start eliminating frizz in the shower. Use a smoothing shampoo and conditioner, like the Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo (SGD37) and the Briogeo Farewell Frizz Smoothing Conditioner (SGD37). Apply an anti-frizz serum or cream on soaking wet hair, which allows the product to penetrate the hair cuticle deeper and locks in moisture. An ingredient to look out for is whipped shea butter; it’s especially great for hair that has been chemically treated and bleached.

Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo, SGD37
Briogeo Farewell Frizz Smoothing Conditioner, SGD37
IGK Crybaby Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum, SGD37

Finish with a flat-iron

if you’re going to blow out your hair, then a flatiron should be your finishing touch, to smooth down any kinks in your hair.

Seal off with hair oil

If your hair is on the thick or coarser side, oils will be your best friend to fight frizz. Coconut oil is a light and natural oil that is suitable for all hair types, which keeps the frizz down while making sure your hair is healthy and shiny.

Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosehip, Argan & Coconut Oil Blend, SGD43

For those with medium or wavy hair, a light hair oil is a great treatment, like Ouai’s Hair Oil (SGD45). It’s great because it’s packed with African galanga root extract and baobab oils, which help smooth frizz and seal split ends.

Ouai Hair Oil, SGD45

Wear your hair up

The easiest way to deal with extreme frizz is to put your hair up in a relaxed updo. If your hair is curly or wavy, it’s probably more frizz-prone. The easiest and most effortless way to avoid dealing with humidity altogether is opting for a style that pulls your hair up, like a braided updo or sultry neck-bearing topknot to keep your hair contained.