As if the hot air

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

from our hairdry­ers and the scorch of straight­en­ing irons weren’t enough, the sum­mer heat adds an ex­tra siz­zle that will put al­most any head of hair over the edge. Then there’s the salt wa­ter and chlo­rine. No won­der our hair feels so un­ruly by the end of the year. But ac­cord­ing to Vi­o­let Sains­bury, cre­ative de­sign team ed­u­ca­tor at Moroc­canoil, hair-rais­ing frizz is as much a prob­lem in dry win­ter weather as it is dur­ing a hu­mid sum­mer. As the hair shaft be­comes de­hy­drated, it de­vel­ops an un­even tex­ture, ren­der­ing it just as un­man­age­able as the swelling brought about by moist air.

To rem­edy this, the celebrity hair ex­pert who coined the phrase “bad hair day,” Philip Kings­ley, rec­om­mends us­ing a weath­er­proof hair­spray to ward off at­mo­spheric in­flu­ences. And in­te­grat­ing in­tense for­mu­las such as Rahua Elixir and Brazil­ian Blowout into your daily rou­tine can help tame an un­man­age­able tan­gle.

While not life-threat­en­ing (un­less you’re the vic­tim of bad-hair-day-in­duced rage), ex­ter­nal fac­tors will fur­ther ag­gra­vate in­di­vid­ual hair con­cerns. Tak­ing a spe­cialised ap­proach to your hair­care rou­tine can be one step to­wards restor­ing that flick­able fin­ish.

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