Tame the frizz in humid weather

Hampden County

High humidity changes how you feel, but it can also affect how your hair looks. 

“It gets curly and wild,” said Claire Stebbins of Holyoke. 

Hair stylist Kim Bruno told 22News that frizz is caused by all the added moisture in the air. 

“It’s causing hydrogen bonds to go into your cuticle, and open up your cuticle,” Bruno said. “Your cuticles are holes in the hair.”

Bruno said you can tame the frizz by using a sulfate-free shampoo because it keeps natural oils in your hair. She also said people with curly hair have more frizz compared to folks like Sandy Meacham, whose hair is straight. 

“It actually does nothing,” said Meacham. “My hair does nothing. I’m one of the lucky ones, I don’t have to worry about it curling or frizzing.”

Another tip from the hair stylist is to use a conditioning mask or treatment to make hair more manageable in this weather. 

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