[By Shear Art’s Sara Altizer]
[Because your hair doesn’t have to look like a gale force wind.]
So you decided to live in a coastal state full of palm trees and sunny blue skies. With sandy beaches and the relaxing waves of the Atlantic on one side and the peaceful Gulf of Mexico waters on the other. Where it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere and where, while not recommended, you can basically wear those weird floaty tropical shirts all day, e’ry day.
There’s just one small teeny tiny detail missing.
For six months out of the year (June to November) it’s this thing called, HURRICANE SEASON. And while hurricanes are unlikely, tropical storms are aplenty. Enter high winds and that weird slanty rain. Enter humidity and dampness. Enter the potential for a summer full of bad hair days.
I am not going to let that happen to you!!
Here are my top 5 Hurricane proof products. Plus! I’ve compiled a few tutorials for quick up-styles for those days when you know fighting the weather is a losing battle.
Control Addict 28.
Talk about hold hold hold hold hold. This is Redken’s strongest hairspray and it offers 24 hours of anti-humidity protection. Your hair is not going anywhere with this.
Pureology Illuminating Curl.
In my professional opinion, if your hair has any kind of texture, wave or curl to it, on the highest humidity days, it is best to embrace your natural texture and let your hair be wild. My hair has what I call, “lazy waves”, but when I use this product, it provides order and helps my waves spring into action.
To use: I comb my hair in the shower while conditioner is in it, but do not brush it when I get out of the shower. I use the towel to start scrunching my hair and remove excess moisture. Then I take a quarter amount of the Illuminating Curl, disperse in my hands and start scrunching into my hair. As it air dries, I may add more for additional control.
Smooth Lock Stay Sleek.
This leave-in is incredible, and my favorite for a variety of different textures. It nourishes your cuticle and provides a sleek blow out while keeping frizz under control.
To use: For fine hair, a dime size is plenty. For coarser textures, start with a quarter amount. Disperse in hands and run through damp hair at the mid-lengths and ends. Blow dry in.
Mess Around 10.
This a cream-paste that has a beautiful shiny finish to it. It is perfect for creating tousled and textured hair. While it can be used in longer hair, I would recommend this for mid-length and shorter hair.
To use: For medium length hair, disperse in hands and then, using your palms, shake the product through your ends, creating that definition and separation. For shorter hair, disperse in hands and run product through hair, shaping it as desired.
Diamond Oil is all about protection and shine. When walking outside can lead to our hair getting frizzy or our ends looking dull and dry, this is my go to. Plus, it helps to make your hair 3 times stronger, while protecting it from damage.
To use: Place a couple drops into palms, disperse and run through your ends. Use more as needed.
Never ever underestimate the power of a beautiful up style. It’s the easiest way to feel elegant and put together even on the stormiest days! The two looks I’ve included here are both completely on trend right now, and very effortlessly glamorous.
There you have it!
I think hurricane season is going to have nothing on us!
Cheers to the best hair yet.