The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and the humidity is getting higher. I can honestly say one of the biggest struggles of moving back to the east coast from the west coast has been my hair. I went from being used to 15% percent humidity to over 75% humidity. Quite naturally, I had to switch up my hair care routine. In today’s blog post, I’m sharing my humidity-proof hair wash routine and all of the haircare products that keep my hair silky and frizz-free.
I wash my hair with Kenra Hair’s shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo rinses away product buildup for a clean canvas. It also helps improve manageability. After shampooing, I use Kenra’s conditioner. I’ve found that this conditioner is lightweight and doesn’t weigh my hair down. It also does a great job of conditioning and locking in moisture.
On the days that I feel like my hair is extra dry, I will use this nourishing mask, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse out. For a leave-in conditioner, I use Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil leave-in conditioner. It softens and detangles my natural hair, while also controlling frizz. I know most suggest applying from mid-hair to ends, but I like to make sure I start closer to my roots.
If there is one product you need, it’s Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum. This serum is such a game-changer in making my hair humidity-proof. It speeds up the blow-drying process while simultaneously sealing the cuticle for silky, smooth hair. It is very concentrated, so a little goes a long way. I notice such a difference in how straight my leave-out stays in humidity, depending on whether or not I use this serum.
Before doing any styling or using heat on my hair, I use this heat protectant spray. For my blowouts, I use this hairdryer. It has 5 heat settings which prevents me from using too much heat on my hair. Trimmed ends are healthy ends, but it’s hard to get rid of every single split end. I apply a small amount of this hair oil by Ouai to keep my ends and flyaways tamed. Hair extensions don’t receive natural oils, so it’s important to apply oils to the ends to extend their life. For styling, the T3 Curl ID is my go-to curling iron and the Lucea ID is my go-to flat iron. I have a code ‘BRENNAT320‘ which will get you 20% off of your purchase.