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beauty mark: frizz fighters

oh behave, hair!

by katie dickens

Humidity doesn’t discriminate. Whether your hair is thick or fine, straight or curly, short or long, the rainforest-like dew point of summer will come for it, and the results aren’t pretty. If you don’t want a cloud of flyaways hanging over your head for the next couple of months, then having an effective anti-frizz styler in your arsenal is a must. Here are ten frizz-taming options that will help keep your strands in line.

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Curls Anti-Frizz Curl Re-Activating Spray, $25

Humidity is the mortal enemy of curls. Fight back with this shape-reviving spray.

Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel, $23

For those who don’t want their big hair getting any bigger, this lightweight gel keeps it skinny with a moisture-repelling protein complex.

John Frieda Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist, $6

The OG of frizz-fighters is available in an ultra-light shine spray.

KMS California Hair Stay Anti-Humidity Seal, $19

Keep fine strands from falling flat, with this weightless humidity-blocking spray.

Phyto Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm for Frizzy Hair, $28

Relax riotous curls with this natural straightening balm.

Kerastase Nutritive Serum Oleo-Relax, $40

The pro-fave smoothing serum tames out-of-control tresses.

Sexy Hair Smooth Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal Anti-Frizz & Shine, $19

In addition to tamping down flyaways, this formula contains UVA/UVB protection to prevent color—whether natural or not—from fading or going brassy.

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream, $6

Quench your hair’s thirst with this moisturizing and smoothing leave-in conditioner.

Tresemme Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum, $6

For two blissful days, this keratin-enriched serum will keep frizzies at bay.

Nexxus Frizz Defy Leave In Oil Shine Treatment, $17

Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream, $36

A high-tech molecule, that’s too complicated to explain, acts like an impenetrable shield against humidity