I live in the south. The hot, humid south. The so-wet-in-the-air you can feel the mildew growing south. And that is why I rarely attempt to perfect my hair style during summer.
Why blow dry to perfection when the moment I step outside all my efforts will turn to frizz and curl? Why straighten to a silken sheen when I'm one mid-afternoon thunderstorm away from looking like a bedraggled, damp rat? Why bath at all when all I need to do is step outside, get wet hot air damp cleaned, and sweat?
Oh, how I long for no humidity. As it is here is my current hair regime. I blow dry the front, let the back remain fluffy and curly, then spritz some hairspray on it. As it is, I travel with a pony tail elastic on my wrist or in my wallet. I usually scrunch the entire mess up into a pony tail or a half tail during the day to keep the hair from touching my neck which is damp with hot, wet, mildewy southern sweat due to the heat index hitting 107 degrees.
These aren't just the dog days of summer. These are the bad hair days of summer. I can't wait for cooler weather so I can straighten and style my unruly tangled wavy hair into submission. But for now? For now I am ever so grateful for pony tail holders.
Do you have bad hair days in the summer? How do you cope with heat and humidity messing with your style? Any suggestions?