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.

Beat the Heat & Avoid the Frizz

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