Wet climate is the theme of 2022 up to now, a lot to the chagrin of styled hair all over the place. Between rain bombs and sideways sprays, humidity has been off the charts – actually. Sydney handed its annual long-term common rainfall complete – three months in – earlier this month. Our hair is feeling it.
“Human hair is extremely sensitive to humidity,” says Tara Sutton, co-owner of Stanley & Co salon within the inside Sydney suburb Chippendale. “[High levels of moisture in the air] break down the hydrogen bonds in your hair which then causes your hair to swell, resulting in frizzy/wavy hair.”
One software outshines umbrellas and raincoats for sanity-sustaining practicality. The claw clip – the darling of throwback hairstyles that boomed final 12 months, thanks partly to the uptake of TikTokers and celebrities together with Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner – is the reply to the present vogue second and the ticket to fixing the woes of humid hairstyles. (Stylistically, it endures; the clip advanced from the hair combs of Ancient Rome.)
Gone are the times of the only tortoiseshell clip; choices now are available bubblegum pink, glitter, tie-dye, checkerboard and all the things in between. Sydney freelance hair stylist Elyston Hayden loves the clip for its simplicity and ease of use.
“They are gentler on the hair for breakage than hair ties, and look great as a hair accent,” he says. (And, in contrast to different issues which have tripled in worth because the ’90s, they’re inexpensive: a two-pack begins at $12.50 at The Iconic.)
“We have seen significant growth and an increase in the popularity of hair accessories in recent months,” says Ally Saviane, womenswear purchaser at David Jones. “The most popular hair accessories include tortoise and matte claw clips, particularly in highlight colours, yellow, green and pink.”
Joe Orlowski, co-owner at Stanley & Co, says the important thing to a flawless look is preparation. “For a frizzless base, start with damp hair and dry your products into the hair.” He recommends a humidity blocking curl creme “to give you a frizz-free wave or curl using your natural textures”.
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