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Summer's best budget-friendly hair products

Battle heat and humidity on a budget

From SheKnows Canada
Not interested in paying a fortune to keep your hair in line during the hot, humid days of summer? Who is? No matter what kind of hair challenges you face when the warm weather hits, there are affordable products to make life easier. We share the best budget-friendly ways to tame your tresses this season.

Summer hair

For curly hair

If you have curly hair, chances are you need a cream with a little extra strength for hot summer days. It is not uncommon for women to alternate the products they use between summer and winter due to the change in temperature and air quality. Just because something has been working for you for the past few months doesn't mean it will have the staying power to last through the complexities of summer weather. So don't be afraid to switch it up. Dippity-do's styling gels are extremely affordable and able to hold even the most temperamental curls in place. Some options even contain UV protection to shield your hair from damaging rays. Simply run the product through your locks, and head out the door. You can also tame flyaways with Garnier's Fructis Glossing Spray. Keep the spray tucked in your purse so you can do touch-ups throughout the day.

For thin, straight hair

If you're working with thin, straight hair, chances are you'll be faced with excess oil and flatness during the summer months. Look for a shampoo and conditioner with volumizing properties, such as Herbal Essences' Body Envy shampoo and conditioner. Keep in mind that conditioner can weigh down thin hair during the warm summer months, so apply it only from mid-length to the ends, then rinse thoroughly. Once you've blow-dried your hair with a round brush to add some extra volume, style your hair using Pantene Pro-V's Fine Hair Solutions hairspray. The can may cost you a touch more than some other brands, but it will last far longer, making the cost worth it in the long run.

For wavy hair

Long, luscious waves are a great summer style asset, so it's important they keep their gorgeous, silky shape all day long. The last thing you want is for your waves to start floating skyward with the high humidity. Give your hair the strength it needs to last through the day by distributing Sally Hershberger's Curvaceous curl conditioning treatment through damp hair before applying any other products. Proceed with your usual hair care routine, and then keep your locks soft but securely in place with Garnier's Hold & Flex Spray. Hair won't look stiff or unnatural, but it will stay where it's meant to.

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