UNDER $30: 11 hair products that will safeguard your hair against Singapore’s humidity

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UNDER $30: 11 hair products that will safeguard your hair against Singapore’s humidity
UNDER $30: 11 hair products that will safeguard your hair against Singapore’s humidity
11 Sep 2018

UNDER $30: 11 hair products that will safeguard your hair against Singapore’s humidity

Save for the crazy heat in the middle of the year, Singapore’s humidity can be good for our skin as it helps our skin retain moisture, keeping it supple and plump. However, humidity is not kind to our hair. From creating frizz and flyaways to causing perfectly style waves to unravel and go limp within an hour, humidity is often not a friend to many.

But according to hairstylist, Edward Chong, one of the salon directors at Evolve Salon, there are ways to ensure that your hair looks good, despite it, no matter your hair type.

Here’s what you need to know:

For Fine Hair

  • Humidity can cause fine hair to become flat and limp.
  • Try a volumising shampoo and conditioner to give hair more bounce and prevent it from getting too flat.  
  • To combat frizz, use a leave-in lotion, but only at the ends, as an oil-based serum can weigh the hair down.

For Straight Hair

  • Humidity can cause straight hair to become frizzy.
  • Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner to keep hair smooth.
  • If hair is thick, use an oil-based anti-frizz serum to keep hair manageable.
  • If hair is fine, use a water-based lotion, and only at the ends, to prevent flyaways.

For Curls or Waves

  • Humidity can cause curls and waves to become wild and messy.
  • Use a moisturising or reparative hair mask once to twice a week to tame unruly curls.
  • Apply an anti-frizz serum or balm to the hair after wash, when it is still wet.
  • When blow-drying hair, use medium heat and gently separate the curls with your fingers to prevent hair from getting too frizzy.
  • Avoid combing or brushing the hair after styling as it can cause more friction and create frizz.

For Dry and Coarse Hair

  • Humidity can cause damaged, dry and coarse hair to become even more voluminous and harder to control.
  • Use a moisturising or reparative treatment in replacement of a regular conditioner to tame the hair.
  • Use an oil-based anti-frizz serum to keep strands smooth and sleek.
  • Use a wide-toothed comb when combing the hair to prevent extra friction and frizz.

Keep reading to see 11 hair products that will keep your tresses shiny and frizz-free without breaking the bank.

Tsubaki Premium Repair Mask, $19.90
Tsubaki Premium Repair Mask, $19.90
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Tsubaki Premium Repair Mask, $19.90

Repairs hair with Pearl protein, Royal Jelly and Camelia Oil, then seals everything inside the core of the hair by closing and smoothening hair cuticles. Hair is softer, smoother and sleeker instantly.

Ma Cherie Hair Gelee EX (Smooth Straight), $16.90
Ma Cherie Hair Gelee EX (Smooth Straight), $16.90
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Ma Cherie Hair Gelee EX (Smooth Straight), $16.90

A lightweight gel that helps manage unruly tresses while keeping hair shiny and moisturised. Best bit? It doesn’t weigh hair down, making it perfect even for fine hair.

L’Oréal Evercurl Hydracharge Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel, $21.90
L’Oréal Evercurl Hydracharge Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel, $21.90
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L’Oréal Evercurl Hydracharge Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel, $21.90

Infuses hair with moisture while blocking out frizz-causing humidity to help shape and define your curls shape for soft and bouncy tresses.

Bio-Oil, from $15.50
Bio-Oil, from $15.50
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Bio-Oil, from $15.50

A lightweight oil that won’t weigh hair down, but still help nourish and add moisture while keeping frizz and fly-aways at bay.

Moist Diane Extra Smooth and Straight Shampoo and Treatment, $16.90 each
Moist Diane Extra Smooth and Straight Shampoo and Treatment, $16.90 each
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Moist Diane Extra Smooth and Straight Shampoo and Treatment, $16.90 each

Uses Argan Oil and a Cuticle Keratin to nourish and hydrate hair while helping to control unruly waves and tame frizziness.

The Body Shop Banana Hair Mask, $29
The Body Shop Banana Hair Mask, $29
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The Body Shop Banana Hair Mask, $29

Enriched with blend of natural and organic ingredients like Banana Puree from Ecuador and Brazil nut oil, this vegan treatment nourishes hair from root to tip and leaves hair shinier and frizz-free. Ideal for normal to dry hair.

John Frieda Frizz Ease 10 Day Tamer Pre-Wash Treatment, $21.90
John Frieda Frizz Ease 10 Day Tamer Pre-Wash Treatment, $21.90
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John Frieda Frizz Ease 10 Day Tamer Pre-Wash Treatment, $21.90

Its unique formulation essentially blocks out the extra moisture in the hair that disrupts the hair’s protein bonds that causes frizz and fly-aways. Even able to protect against friction causing frizz that can occur during regular hair brushing or styling, which in turn prevents hair from losing its style.

Botaneco Garden Argan and Virgin Olive Oil Hair Serum (Smooth & Shiny), $7.90
Botaneco Garden Argan and Virgin Olive Oil Hair Serum (Smooth & Shiny), $7.90
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Botaneco Garden Argan and Virgin Olive Oil Hair Serum (Smooth & Shiny), $7.90

Contains Argan, Olive and Abyssinian Oils together with vitamin E to repair the hair and keep it smooth and glossy, minus the frizz.

Honeyce Deep Moist Repair Shampoo, $18.90
Honeyce Deep Moist Repair Shampoo, $18.90
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Honeyce Deep Moist Repair Shampoo, $18.90

Repairs damages caused by heat, UV and colour jobs by infusing hair with intense hydration and nourishment through the use of organic Floral Honey and Amino Acid. Hair is softer, smoother and shinier. Also contains no silicone, paraben, SLS/SLES and synthetic antioxidants.

Essential Tame & Control Shampoo & Conditioner, $10.90 each
Essential Tame & Control Shampoo & Conditioner, $10.90 each
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Essential Tame & Control Shampoo & Conditioner, $10.90 each

With an improved 360-degree Cuticle Care Technology, it coats the hair cuticles evenly, reducing friction between hair strands and heat from styling tools to keep hair smooth and shiny.

Klorane SOS Serum with Peony, $29.90
Klorane SOS Serum with Peony, $29.90
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Klorane SOS Serum with Peony, $29.90

While not a frizz-free or humidity buster, keeping scalp clean and fresh is important too. It not only promotes healthy hair growth but also prevents fine hair from becoming weighed down by excess sebum production, which can make it flat and limp especially in Singapore’s heat and humidity.

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