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Frizz-fighting tips for summer

Ah, summer. The days are long, the nights are hot -- and our hair is a frizzy mess. To help avoid having to deal with a tangle of tresses this season, we put together some simple tips for keeping your locks smooth and manageable.

Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing ShampooSwitch to moisturizing products

Quick tip: Take a wide-tooth comb with you into the shower and comb the conditioner through to better activate the product and allow it to work its moisturizing magic.

First things first; start your fight against frizz with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. These products will help detangle, boost hair hydration and act as your first step to smoother summer hair. Try Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo and Conditioner ($18 and $20).

Living Proof No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner (Try a leave-in product

Give hair even more of a fighting chance against frizz with a product that sticks around to protect your tresses from humidity. We like Living Proof No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner ($24), which revitalizes dry, damaged hair while blocking humidity so hair looks healthy, not full of frizz.

Dry right

If you rub or twist your hair with a towel post-shower, it’s time to stop. The friction will create instant-frizz, not to mention tangles. Blot hair dry instead by pressing the towel around sections of your hair to get the water out. It’s also important to note that partially blow drying hair is another no-no if you want to avoid frizz. Either do your whole head or skip the blow dryer all together.

got2B Glossy Anti-Frizz Shine SerumAdd some shine

A shine-inducing serum will help hair look less frizzy, while also creating a sleek finish. Try got2b Glossy Anti-Frizz Shine Serum ($7) to tame frizz and fly-aways. Not only is hair more manageable, it’s shiny and glossy, too.

Other frizz-fighting tips

  • Get a trim every six to eight weeks. Split ends can enhance frizz.
  • Try a hair mask or deep conditioning treatment once a week.
  • Try a microfiber towel. They’re known to produce less frizz-causing friction.
  • Use a heat-protecting spray when heat styling to avoid cuticle damage, which can increase frizz.

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Comments on "4 Easy ways to fight frizz this summer"

Jessa July 23, 2012 | 2:32 PM

My hair is so frizzy and the summer humidity only makes it worse! I will definitely have to try a leave in product because everything I have tried so far is not working.

Hayden July 23, 2012 | 2:24 PM

I had never heard that rubbing your dry hair was bad, eek! I will definitely start "blotting" it dry instead. Maybe air drying would also be better than a hair dryer...?

vivien July 16, 2012 | 3:38 PM

One great product, in my experience, for keeping hair healthy during summer is argan oil. I have Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil and it deeply conditions and hydrates my hair, plus it leaves it smooth and shiny. Recommend it!

Emma July 10, 2012 | 3:11 PM

I have been reading a lot of hair tips lately warning against rubbing your hair dry. It is interesting thought I didn't even think about the frizz factor in it, it can damage and break hair too! I definitely need to start being more careful with how I dry it.

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