Fabio was in the studio to talk about how to protect your hair from three types of weather that can be big trouble for your beautiful tresses. He has a collection of helpful products and some good tips that don't involve any product.
Watch this segment in Episode 110.
The Weather: Rain
Minimizing the problem: We cannot completely prevent our hair getting all wet in the rain but we can minimize it with a quick walk from the car.
Non Product: If you have highly stylized hair, make sure to make a fairly tight pony tail and remember to tuck your ends into a bun.
Product: If you know there is a chance for showers use a pomade or finishing serum right before your hairspray and always finish with a light to medium hold aerosol spray. If you were to use a strong hairspray the slightest bit of rain will cause "sticky hair syndrome".
Fab's Solution: if your hair does get wet, do not immediately touch your hair. Let it air dry, and wait until you can spend time blow-drying with proper styling aids.
The Weather: Humidity
Minimizing the effects of humidity: Hair must be properly conditioned with a thermal protecting leave-in conditioner to even out porosity.
Non Product: Make sure your hair is completely dried and finished with a cold set (the blue button on your blow dryer). This will seal the cuticle, which helps repel humidity.
Product: Apply Stylixir serum to help combat frizz and help straighten hair. This serum actually has style memory and contains an anti-humectant. If you are using hot tools, make sure to protect your hair with thermal protecting spray adding another barrier to humidity. When you've finished drying your hair, let it cool, then spray a light holding aerosol (Zero Gravity) while brushing hair for even coverage. Then apply a medium to strong hold spray (re-shaper) to finish.
The Weather: Cold
Minimizing the problem: In the winter, every type of hair texture needs extra conditioning and that goes for both women and men with either short or long hair.
Product: Use a moisturizing shampoo such as Sebastian's Drench shampoo and conditioner. Once a week use a more conditioning shampoo and/or conditioner to make up for the cold and dry weather. You will need to prep your hair with a light leave-in conditioner (such as Potion 9) to equalize the ends. Try to avoid excessive use of strong styling aids, as they tend to weigh hair down and add to dryness. Use delicate styling mousse/crème if needed.
Fab's Solution: The real weatherproofing happens in the colorist's chair: Avoid over-highlighting and demand that your colorist repeats the highlighting pattern for simple maintenance. Also when coloring your hair ask your colorist to not use permanent hair color on your ends. Instead, use the same shade in a semi-permanent color (always default to a lighter shade for your ends).