People with wavy, curly and kinky hair know all too well the power of a humid or rainy day.

“It’s all about the weather,” says Redken artist Omar Sassin of the Omar Sassin Salon in Tampa, Fla. “Weather has an immediate effect on the hair – especially humidity.”

Humidity is defined as the ratio of vapor pressure of water in the hair. In high humidity, hair will absorb moisture from the air. Humidity has a truth-serum effect on the hair.

“It brings out the true qualities of your hair,” says Jesse Linares, a Redken artist at Studio Gaven in Nashville, Tenn. “The higher the humidity, the more the hair will want to revert to its natural state.”

While fine hair goes limp, coarse, curly hair can become curlier – and frizzier. The moisture in the air reacts with the hydrogen bonds in each strand of hair. And because naturally curly hair tends to be more porous, humidity can be especially challenging for curly girls and guys.

“Humid weather is one of the most challenging elements for people with curly hair,” says Tim Cowan, a national artist with Redken and owner of Image One Salon in Springfield, Mo. “With the right products and the right strategy, it will set you up for good hair days every day.”

Humidity can wreak havoc on your hair style BUT IT'S GREAT FOR YOUR SKIN!

Anytime the humidity drops below roughly 60 % our skin can become deydrated so WELCOME the humidity to keep your skin soft, supple and nourished! And when you need extra help, stop in to CAPRICIO SALON AND SPA and learn more about skin care tips including information about DERMALOGICA.

Tips on how to blow dry you hair:
 Blow by Blow...

As said in magazine article: 
We fantasize about haivng the agility of a Cirque de Soleil gymnast--not in the bedroom, but in the bathroom with the blow-dryer. Fortunately, stylists say that it doesn't take contortions to look smooth. "You just can't cut corners," Guido says. With the right tools, styling products, and the technique that follows, your hair will look as if you came straight from the salon.

Shampoo and condition by hair type and texture. For oily or fine hair, condition only the ends. Squeeze out excess moisture with a towel. Spritz the roots of fine hair with a volumizer; for curly hair rub on a blob of styling balm; and on thick, frizzy hair apply a silicone serum. Smooth with a wide-tooth comb.

Blast naturally straight hair for only two or three minutes on low speed/high heat to remove 95 percent of the moisture; keep wavy, curly, and damaged hair wet. Clip one four-inch-square section at the top of the head at the crown and if you have very thick hair, create a second tier with a clip just below this one.

The first rule for slimming down a fuller face is to style the hair away from the face. This will open up your face, cheekbones and eyes, and will expose the jawline instead of hiding it (as hair hanging down at the sides might do). For example, if you have bangs, break them up in pieces or strands rather than wearing them straight across.

When it comes to length, I generally prefer styles that go to the collarbone or just below the shoulders, which will give the hair body and movement, and will also make it easy to keep your hair off of your face. Generally very long hair on women with full faces isn't the style to go with because the longer your hair is, the more it will fall flat on the sides of your head and the fuller your face will appear. I also recommend staying away from very short cuts. You can cut the hair shorter on the top and around the face, but be sure to keep some length in the back so that it balances out the face and adds softness.

Myth No. 1: Cutting Hair Makes It Grow Faster and/or Thicker

False. Shorter hair often looks and feels thicker but cutting your hair won’t alter its normal biologically determined growth rate or overall texture. Thin, limp or fine hair will not ever grow thicker in response to a haircut. Plump up your hair by using volume enhancing hair care products, experimenting with a hair fattening blunt cut or getting a texturizing perm or color treatment.

Myth No. 2: Split Ends Can Be Repaired Without Trimming

False. The only successful treatment for removing split ends is with a scissors. While some hair care products may temporarily merge split ends together, this fix only lasts until your next shampoo. Keep in mind that damaged ends tends to grow slower than healthy, well-maintained, trimmed hair.

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