Beat the Heat & Avoid the Frizz

With heat advisories and record temperatures across the country, it’s hard to go anywhere without looking like a melted, frizzy mess. The humidity in the summer air causes the cuticles in our hair to expand, which results in the frizz effect we all love to hate. Thankfully, there are a ton of hair products for every hair type that can help fight the summer humidity. Check out some of Black Voices’ favorites.

For Straight Hair: Straight hair can be the hardest to maintain in the summer time, but Pantene’s Frizz Control Smooth Creme ($6, drugstores) helps tame the frizz and flyaways throughout the day.

For Natural Hair: With no processing or chemicals, frizz can be especially common in natural hair. Try Smooth ‘n Shine Polishing Gellation ($3, drugstores) to keep the humidity at bay.

For Curly Hair: Because of the curl’s shape, the effect of humidity on curly hair’s cuticles is greater than other hair types. Ouidad Climate Control ($22, Sephora) was created specifically for curly hair. The product hydrates and keeps your ‘do smooth thanks to a wheat protein that shields hair from heat.

Before a Blowdry: Aussie’s Sydney Smooth 12 Hour Anti-Humidity Hair Spray ($3, drugstores) contains a silk protein that keeps hair cuticles smooth. Apply this product to your hair while it’s wet before blowdrying or diffusing.

For a Finishing TouchKiehls Climate Proof Shine Enhancing Spray ($16, department stores) has been around for years and is a great product to spray on after styling your hair to keep hair and frizz in place while also adding a healthy, shiny sheen.

For a Mid-Day Touch-Up: Many women swear by John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum ($6, drugstores) and the small bottle is perfect to tote around so you can pull it out in the middle of the day when you need to tame those flyaways.

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