Let's face it: avoiding reversion is avoiding moisture. It's the only way to prolong your sleek 'do! Moisture hides, and when your hair is freshly straightened it seems like—it's everywhere. On guard, ready to sneak up on you and transform your sleek, laid strands into flying frizz. So how can you beat it? How can you stay sleek?
While our other posts talk on how to moisturise and prepare your hair before you straighten, on getting the perfect press and how to stay straight, here, we dive into all the ways we can block and suit up to remain dry and sleek.
So yes, taking a break from the steam room is a good start, and avoiding rain, well, that's just a necessity. But there are others ways to beat humidity and avoid reversion: to do this, we have to get to know where moisture is hiding and find simple ways to avoid it.
Right after it rains!
So, be quick, protect your hair and keep the bathroom ventilated. Be sure to keep your hair wrapped up under a towel whilst in the steam.
And why a towel?
Or any function filled with constantly moving sweaty people in a small space, with less than adequate cool air. Church included! This is perhaps the most publicly disastrous of them all, the moisture in the air creeps up and before you know it your sleek 'do turns into electrocution frizz. The best way to beat this is with layers of insulation, barring your strands from the moisture in the air, by smoothing on layers of pure shea butter, olive oil and oil-free serum.
And to stay on the side of caution, standing under the air conditioning vent does help. This may be the best way to avoid the shrinking frizz, though it does leave the hair flatter, with strands that are also stiffer and weighed down. It should be noted though, if you only want that blowin' in the wind look, and can't stand the thought of weighing your hair down with raw shea butter--the naturalista's equivalent of good ol' grease--your only option is to avoid the club, and don't party too hard.
DHA Hair Care Experts