Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How To Achieve Humidity Friendly Curls

Hey Guys! The weather in NYC has been really humid lately. So, instead of fighting the frizz, I thought I'd embrace it.  My hair is naturally curly and although I use the Keratin Treatments every 4 months or so, my natural curl still comes out. Normally I use a big barrel curling iron to smoothe out the tight curl and create a tousled beachy, bouncy look.  However, on super humid days, it's just a waste of time. The big curls drop and my hair looks a hot mess.  So, I've decided to incorporate medium sized ringlets to blend in with my natural curl.  And, I've been pleased with the results. 

Here's how I achieve my look:

First, I wash my hair the night before and go to sleep with it dry or slightly damp.  This is what I wake up with (see upper left hand corner pic).

I then use a 3/4 inch curling iron.   For these curls, the iron does not have to be super hot, so I would recommend an inexpensive brand like Conair or one that you find at a local Beauty Supply store.  I bought the one featured above at Walmart for $13.

I part my hair in half vertically and begin curling small pieces of hair working my way from the back of my head to the front.  Now, I'm not going for a super precise look here, so each piece of hair does not have to be curled.  I usually curl the majority of the upper half of my head and a curl a few straggly looking ends as needed (check out the pics above).

Once I am please with the result, I slightly loosen the curls with my fingers since I am not going for a Shirley Temple look.  

When you're done, you can add a finishing spray to better hold the curls in place. I usually limit my use of hair spray, so I don't apply it unless I have evening plans and want to maintain my look. 

This entire process takes me approximately 10 minutes.  

Overall, the beauty of this do is that even though your hair may frizz a bit, it blends in with both the natural and manufactured curls. Think Sarah Jessica Parker in her Carrie Bradshaw glory days.

Moni <3


  1. looks amazing! great tips! xx

  2. You did a great job Moni! I always like your hair down and curly/wavy.


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