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Natural Hair and Miami Don’t Mix

ellie-pink Photo via KXphotography.com

My natural hair journey continues, as it’s been months since my last relaxer and let me just say this – this has not been easy! I’ve mentioned it once but I’ll mention it again, I am clueless when it comes to my own hair. Everything I do to my hair is based on trial and error. If I could have a hairstylist every single day, I definitely would. That being said, this natural hair bit has definitely been a solo mission for the most part.

I spent the past two weeks on the road – first to DC and then to Miami. The frigid DC weather was a breeze. I had my hair pressed before I left and all was glorious. The next leg of my journey was less than successful …

I stayed at the beautiful Standard Spa in Miami, which is basically an adult playground for all things relaxation.  I’m talking a salt water pool, hot tub, cold pool, sauna, steam room, yoga, pilates … the works. I didn’t want to be the girl who didn’t enjoy herself on account of her hair, so I soaked up the fun while my hair soaked up the water.

OMG. My hair freaked out. Seriously my hair had never looked more terrible. I am the reigning Queen of the Hat but my hat usage reached comical levels during this trip. Let me paint you a quick picture- I was wearing a beanie to the pool. To the pool! Without the hat I looked like Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons.

As much as I wanted to reach for the “creamy crack” I remained strong. Today I am wearing my hair curly for the first time (I’m safe and frizz-free in LA). Can’t quite tell how I feel about it yet but I guess it’s part of the journey.

Natural hair girls, how to do you combat the frizz in humid climates?

  • Pisces318 .

    Hi Lauren,

    When I travel to places with humid climates, I usually have some fun and experiment with different weaves. I experiment with wigs and hats as well. I also get brazilian blowouts and that helps a lot with frizz and humidity. My hair is straighter with a blowout than a perm.

    • http://www.laurenmessiah.com/ Lauren Messiah

      Thank you so much for this!!

  • Pisces318 .

    I’m not sure how you feel about braids, but that could also be an option.

  • http://www.EatStylePlay.com/ Eat.Style.Play

    Transitioning is so hard. what about braids? Something light and not too heavy on your hair? There are a lot of hair blogs out there these days that might help you out. Maybe you can also try setting your hair with smaller rollers with some sort of lotion that will maintain some hold. I hope you figure something out, I’ve been natural for awhile and it’s still a pain for me. I just can’t go back to being permed anymore my hair was too thin that it broke off.