1. Give Your Hair A Head Start
Make sure your hair is completely dry before heading out of the house – the damp climate will cause any wetness to stay and can make your hair look limp and flat even at the start of the day.
And then, avoid touching your hair (especially the fringe area) throughout the day. Rain makes your hair porous, so it will absorb any sweat or heat from your hands, making your locks swell and frizz as the day goes on. Leave it alone!
2. Dry It ASAP
The sooner you dry rain-drenched hair, the quicker you can get it back into shape. If you get soaked, head straight to the nearest bathroom and dry hair off under a hand dryer.
Just remember: don’t brush your hair when it’s wet, as it’ll be far more vulnerable to breakage and frizz. Instead, gently finger comb it through and slick it back into a chic, low bun to keep it under control.
3. Don’t Towel Off Roughly
Steer clear of rubbing wet hair with a towel as it causes damage. Instead, smooth hair cuticles down by gently squeezing water out using a microfibre cloth or T-shirt. Don’t have one handy? Paper towels can have the same effect.
4. Seal Cuticles
Use styling products that seal your hair cuticles to banish untamed frizz. You could even carry something in your handbag so, if you do get caught in the rain, you can limit a downpour’s after-effects. Make sure you choose a product that can be applied to wet and dry hair.
Click here to see 10 amazing hair care products to banish frizz.
5. Straighten And Protect
Naturally curly or permed locks are more prone to frizz than straight ones, so if you know it’s going to pour, straighten your hair. We love straightening tools that can be used on moist, and even wet, hair.
Just be aware that regular use of heat tools can damage your tresses, especially if you don’t use a heat protectant. Look for tools with ceramic infra-red heat, which helps minimise damage and will make you locks less frizzy.
Click here for our recommended list of styling tools for gorgeous hair!
Text: Bauer / Additional Reporting: Elizabeth Liew