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How to tackle transeasonal hair humidity

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god glideNo doubt you’re well aware that the transeaonal time of year from summer to autumn not only affects your skin (and mood) but can have an impact on your hair too. One of the biggest nuisances: humidity, which causes flyaways and frizz. Here, ghd global ambassador Adam Reed shares his top trade secrets to help humidity-proof your clients’ locks whatever the weather. These would make some great talking points for clients in our salon…

Cold shot

Frizz control starts with the right water temperature, as cooler water temps can actually keep frizz at bay once it’s time to blow-dry. Once you have shampooed and conditioned the hair, rinse with a shot of cold water. This helps to seal the hair cuticles and get them ready for styling. 

Silky sleep

Try a silk pillowcase. It serves multiple purposes by protecting the hair (and skin) from the tugs and creases or a cotton pillowcase. It also reduces split ends and helps blow-dries last longer. Cotton absorbs the moisture in the hair, causing dryness and breakage. 

ghd glideSmooth strokes

Nylon bristles help to combat humidity and ensure smoothness, and shine as well as distribute the hair’s natural conditioning oils along the hair shaft. When using the ghd oval dressing brush, always keep tension in the brush and brush in one fluid motion from the scalp to the ends of the hair. Brushing from the scalp ensures the follicles are stimulated in one direction, which in turn prevents frizz. 

Downward flow

The golden rules to combatting frizz are when drying hair – take time to get the best results. You should always have the hot air blowing down the hair shaft from root to tip and use a concentrated air nozzle – this will seal the cuticle for perfectly smoothed, frizz-free, shiny hair. 

Sealed in

Whether you have a short do or long locks, make sure you seal nifty fly-away and baby hairs by pressing the back of a styler or tong onto the surface of the hair once the look is complete. Running the back of a warm styler across the top of the head (not only smoothes and defines, but is great for along the parting line) helps to create added shine and seal down the hair cuticle. 

ghd GlideFinishing touches 

Try a serum to coax flyaways back into place without any separation or greasiness. Lightly pump the serum into your palms, rub together and evenly distribute from mid-lengths and ends. Try using the ghd smooth & finish serum. 

Glide

Use the ghd glide on second day hair to tame any flyaways. Each strand slides effortlessly through the tool, with no tugging and leaving hair looking and feeling moisturised and glossy. 

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