Spring is all about hope and happiness, but it’s also all about the humidity, and your hair definitely knows it. While dry Canadian winters mean weak, brittle hair, as the seasons get warmer, your locks also react to the spike in mugginess. Some of us are blessed with flawless, season-safe hair: for the rest, it’s important to shift the goalposts from nurturing the parched to balancing out the oily.
The weather is changing
“Now we have a lot of moisture in the air, so we have to learn to control it,” says Jorge Joao, lead stylist at Redken Canada. Often this results in hair that’s big, unruly or “overloaded with volume,” but Joao recommends Redken’s Frizz Dismiss Mask ($29, available at professional salons), which helps smooth out the frizz with pracaxi oil, a reliable ingredient used to manage hair in the permanent summers of Brazil. Meanwhile, for hair that’s distressed by the heat or an indulgent colour treatment, Amika Nourishing Mask ($36) is packed with nutrients and is safe for coloured tresses.