When humidity increases during summer, it poses a real problem for the hair, which becomes limp soon after shampoo. The look of the hair also suf- fers. It absorbs sweat and tends to swell, becoming matted and rough. Dust and grime in the air also tend to stick to sweaty hair. The salt in your sweat, along with environmen- tal grime, makes the hair rough and robs it of its body and shine. Wash the hair more frequently, especially if it is oily.
Use a mild herbal shampoo. Rinse your hair well with water. Tea and lemon rinses are also good for sweaty hair.
Boil used tea leaves again, in enough water. Cool the liquid.
Add the juice of a lemon and use it as a rinse after sham- poo.
Avoid creamy conditioners.
Comfort is a factor that must be taken into considera- tion for styling the hair. To carry yourself with confidence you need to feel cool and comfortable. As far as trends go, long hair with the softer look is in, with curls or natural waves, in the lower half of the hair. Long hair, kept open, can be most difficult to manage during hot and humid
weather. Nothing can look more unattractive than long hair spread untidily over a sweaty back.
Putting the hair up makes you look and feel cool. The good news is that the classic ponytail is dictating trends. It suits most face shapes. One can wear a pony tail high or low, with a fringe or without. You can even have wisps or curls falling down, with that “carefully-careless” look. A ponytail is actually an easy hair-do. With ribbons, clips or other hair accessories, it can even provide a touch of glam- our. One can have a ponytail for a formal or informal look.
For a long face, wear a low pony tail and a light long fringe falling straight down. For an oval face, wear it with a side- swept fringe. For a square jawed face, have wisps of long curls falling down on either side of the face, just beyond jaw level.
Braids also help to feel cool and keep long hair out of the way. In fact, the hair can be braided in many ways, using hair accessories too.
Long hair can be braided and then put up. Or, have the braid on one side, with tiny curls framing the face. Put up several braids in a pony tail with ribbons, or, make a pony tail, leaving one section of hair free. Braid the free section and wrap it around the pony tail, as if the braid is holding up the pony tail. Putting up the hair is a cool option. In fact, it can be ideal for a gala occasion during summer. Put up long hair in a top knot, a French roll, or a feminine, classic chignon. In fact, these styles would not only make you feel cool, but look sophisticated, elegant or glamorous.
Curly hair lookscurlier when humidity is high. Mix some water with creamy hair conditioner and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the hair. Then comb, so that it spreads through the hair. Short, hair would make your feel cool. A short hairstyle suits a long face, if it adds width to the sides. Avoid too much blow drying. Dry your hair by finger combing to add more body to short hair.