Caught in a downpour? How to deal with hair in the rain

Unfortunately, the autumn-winter season is usually full of dull, rainy days. What can you do with your hair after being caught out in the rain? Should you wash your locks and re-style from scratch? The pros give us their top tips and tricks for dealing with damp hair.
Most hair types tend to frizz when they come into contact with humid air. ‘This is a chemical reaction. In fact, the hair’s fibres are made up of keratin and each strand is sealed with hydrogen. This coating is very sensitive and reacts on contact with water which is why hair tends to curl and frizz in these conditions. Sometimes even the smallest change in room temperature can cause your hairstyle to take on a life of its own’.
Luckily, there are several different hair products designed specifically to combat this humidity! ‘Fix Spray and Perfect Curls are ideal for combating frizzy locks. Apply just before leaving the house on rainy days and your style should withstand the effects of the moisture in the air’.
On the upside, try and embrace the rain…after all, rainwater instantly makes your hair appear glossier. ‘The rain isn’t just something to complain about. Rainwater can actually enhance the natural shine of your locks, making them appear healthier. This doesn’t really apply in large cities as the air is overly polluted, however small to medium towns have purer air, meaning the rain can actually do your hair some good!’
Our advice: You don’t have to re-wash your hair to put some life back into your style. Simply dry with a hand dryer (easier said than done at work!) and run your fingertips throughout the roots to boost volume.


You would also like...

  • Pre-summer sun hair care programme Hair care Pre-summer sun hair care programme
    There are many factors that can cause damage to your hair: the sun, the sea, the wind, pollution, chlorine… And in the summer, the majority of these elements are acting at once. Good hair care…
  • Protect your hair from chlorine Hair care Protect your hair from chlorine
    Not all hair reacts in the same way to everyday stresses, but if there is one thing that isn’t at all beneficial for any hair type, it’s chlorine; although the effects differ from person to…
  • Massaging your scalp correctly Hair care Massaging your scalp correctly
    Massaging the scalp has many more important effects than you would imagine. As well as the relaxation benefits that it brings, scalp massage can also do your hair the world of good. So there’s no…
  • Co-washing, the solution for dry hair? Hair care Co-washing, the solution for dry hair?
    No, co-washing is not just another way of saying “2 in 1”, or a method of applying shampoo and conditioner at the same time. In fact, this term doesn’t mean at all what you think…

The expert Jean Louis David

Charlotte Tolazzi

Trainer in Paris

Charlotte Tolazzi