NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — For many, one of the downsides of the summer heat is the bad hair days that accompany the sticky, steamy conditions.
As CBS 2’s Emily Smith reported Monday, getting from the subway to the street and into work all while staying stylish is a battle.
“It’s gross. My skin’s wet, my hair’s wet and I’m a mess,” one man told Smith.
The temperatures were expected to be in the 90s until at least Friday, with high humidity to boot.
Samantha Shaw said she commutes to the office with her hair up but lets it down when inside. Her issue is frizzy, puffy hair.
“I would have straightened it and made it stick straight if it wasn’t humid,” she told Smith.
At Roy Teeluck Hair Salon on East 57th Street, head stylist Tim Johnson said to avoid looking like a lioness, the key is moisturizing with shampoo.
“The next step is to add some type of serum. Either a heavier serum for curly, thick hair or a light serum for fine hair,” Johnson told Smith.
The serum helps keep the cuticle down and is the most important step of all, he said.
Johnson also suggested a spray-on, leave-in conditioner. For limp hair, try dry shampoo in addition to the routine.
“It’s great when you get to the office, just bend over and refresh your hair. It gives you that little extra volume, said Johnson.
For those who battle with frizz, Johnson said sometimes it’s not worth the fight with your hair.
“Sometimes the best step is just to admit defeat,” said Johnson. “Pony tails are sometimes the most ideal way to go in this kind of weather.”
If a pony tail doesn’t work for you, Johnson suggests a keratin treatment at the salon.
It lasts about three months, works for all hair types and costs anywhere from $100 to $400.
Experts also recommend wetting your hair before jumping in the pool to cool off. They say that prevents the chlorinated water from being absorbed into your hair, which can cause damage.
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