By Sandra McNeill

BIRMINGHAM (WWJ) – If heat and humidity are wreaking havoc on your tresses, it means you have good and bad news: The bad news is your hair is probably driving you crazy. The good news? You still have hair.

Hairdresser Katrina Malota of Luigi Bruni Salon in Birmingham is being kept busy by the latter group as the scorching onset of summer drives droves into her shop.

“I feel like everybody is freaking out about the weather. With weddings and all that stuff coming up too, brides are coming in the day before getting blow dried and curling, it’s like double-dipping to make sure that the curls stay,” Malota told WWJ’s Sandra McNeill.

Malota said unfortunately when the weather is this hot, there’s not really much you can do about it, except to go with what you have — wear straight hair straight and embrace those curls.

“You can buy all the products in the world, but when it’s a day like this in the 90s, I think that putting de-frizz, any kind of oils, anything that’s going to make your hair calm down, is the only way to control it. That and putting it up and getting it off your neck,” she said.

Malota said a quick tip for men whose hair is out of whack, is to use a little bit of hair spray to keep their look professional.

“They have to use more product, definitely… Their pomades and gel, it keeps the humidity out a little bit better for them,” she said.

One way to keep your hair looking the best throughout the summer is to keep it hydrated, Malota said. An easy way to do this is to rinse your hair in the coldest water you can stand before getting out of the shower. Cool water closes hair cuticles, seals in the conditioner and adds shine.


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