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Tips for flawless and healthy summer hair, skin & makeup

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Beat the sizzling summer heat

With humidity and heat to battle, summer can turn your hair frizzy, skin sweaty and makeup runny. Fortunately, we have some tips to keep you looking hot and healthy as the temperature starts to sizzle.

Beat the sizzling summer heat


Fight the frizz

Both straight and curly locks can frizz in the summer. You can get a smoother look by using a frizz-fighting shampoo, which helps hair fibers retain the right moisture level to avoid drying out, which means less frizz.

Try this: John Frieda Frizz Ease Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo ($6), which smooths and hydrates hair for a sleek, frizz-free look.

Check out our picks for best frizz-fighting products >>

Keep your color

The sun can be brutal on unprotected hair. If you color your hair, look for an at-home color system that includes a moisturizing conditioner to nourish hair.

Try this: Clairol Natural Instincts ($9)You can also consider adding some summery highlights to your hair — dark tresses look sweet with caramel-colored strands.  

Prevent damage

Don't let split ends spill over your shoulder when you let your hair down at the beach. Prevent damage and maintain your hair's health with a product that seals split ends and boosts shine. Leave it in to get protective conditioning and block breakage.

Try this: Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum ($12), an intense moisurizing treatment that penetrates the hair shaft for maximum hair health all summer long.

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