Waves and curls are gorgeous, but as anyone with these locks knows, these curly hairstyles can be tough to tame in humid conditions. Fortunately, with the right haircut and style, you can fight frizz and maintain a beautiful look in any season. The team at Bloom Beauty Lounge in New York, NY, specializes in natural and curly hair. Here are their favorite hairstyles that combat humid weather.
4 Curly Hairstyles for Humidity
1. Natural Faux Hawk
A faux hawk is a fun and edgy style like no other. It’s also one that only people with shorter natural or curly hair can pull off. When creating this look at home, detangle with Lavender & Oak Leave-In and scrunch curl cream into the curls before air drying or diffusing to help de-frizz the hair and make it humidity resistant. Start by taking a 1/2" thick vertical section from your hairline in front of your ear and twist up to your temple then rubber band to keep in place. Continue taking vertical 1/2" sections an twisting until you've created a Faux Hawk. To help don't be nervous to ask a your stylist to show you how to achieve this look. You can also ask your stylist for fun twists and variations.
2. Knotted or Halo Braid
Braids look beautiful on people with all types of hair texture. While loose braids are youthful and romantic, knotted and halo braids are best if you want to keep your hair up and out of the way. Composed of a series of many knots, it’ll keep your strands in place and look amazing all day. Halo braids are placed at the crown of your head while knotted are typically gathered at the nape of the neck. Dirty hair is easier to braid but if you find your hair feels to clean spray Kevin Murphy's Doo Over into your roots to create texture and grit.
3. Top Knot
Top knots require somewhat longer hair, but they can work with just about any style and texture. Gather your locks into a bun at the top of your head. This is one of the most comfortable 'dos to replicate and doesn’t require any specialized products. Depending on your preference, you can do a half-top knot, with some of your hair left down, or a full one with all of your hair together. To keep it in place and frizz-free use R+Co's Foil spray to make this look humidity proof.
4. Braid-In Ponytail
The braid-in ponytail combines two styles in one. It works best for people with wavy, beachy locks. There are several variations, but the essence of it — as the name suggests — involves braiding some of your hair and incorporating that braid, along with the rest of your hair, into a ponytail. You can also combine multiple twists for a variation. Like with the faux hawk, humidity can actually enhance this look, making it appear more textured. For a smoother look use Lavender & Oak Balm to de-frizz and add shine.
If you’re a New York resident, stop by Bloom Beauty Lounge for the best haircuts and styling in town. These salon professionals know the perfect curly hairstyles for any weather or occasion. These experts also offer natural, organic hair products to preserve your new style. Call (212) 255-9355 to make an appointment today. Or, visit the website for more information.