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How to manage curly hair in humid weather

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Love your locks even in humidity

Humid weather is not only uncomfortable, it can wreak havoc on your hair. Curly hair tends to get more curly, frizzy and unmanageable in humid weather. However with a few hair tips and tricks, you can get your unruly hair back under control.

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Pick the right hair products

Look for a product line that is specially formulated for curly hair. Redken Fresh Curls Lasting Frizz-Fighting Power Shampoo, Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Series and Kerastase Nutritive Oleo Curl Definition Shampoo are all good choices. These shampoos replenish your hair with moisture, control the frizz and define your curls. Shampoo your hair every other day, but rinse and condition your hair every single day. Use a wide tooth comb or your fingers to style your hair, rather than a coarse brush.

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Don't straighten your hair

Don't waste your time with a flat iron in the morning. Humid weather can make your curls spring back by the end of the day. So instead, embrace your curly hair by scrunching it into style. Towel dry your hair by blotting (not rubbing it). Spritz on a scrunching spray such as Curl Boost Anti-Frizz Scrunching Spray Gel or Aussie Mousse + Leave-in Conditioner. Use your hand to scrunch up your hair to the roots, then release. Repeat all over until you love your curls. If you can't get away without blow drying, put a diffuser on your dryer to dry your hair while scrunching. The result will be beautiful curls that can withstand the humid weather.

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Curly hairstyles

In humid weather, you want to pull your hair back and away from your face. A half-up, half-down style is a great look for curly hair. For humid night's out, consider a messy updo or a loose side ponytail that can be braided. The key to styling curly hair in humid weather is to work with your hair's natural texture rather than against it. So forget about straight or overly coifed hairstyles.

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