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Fight Summer Frizz

Written on June 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm , by

ss_101359842We just received this great question from one of our readers, and I think many of you can relate, especially since we’re in the thick of summer humidity (frizz alert!). Hope the answer helps tame your mane.

Q: I have ultra-thick, curly hair, and it’s cut in long layers. How can I make my hair stay frizz-free when I wear it down and loose?

A: Curly strands are prone to frizz when they dry naturally, so start styling while your hair is sopping wet. A mixture that’s great: Work in equal parts hydrating curling cream and an oil-based serum from roots to ends. If your strands still start to pouf, lightly rub on a glossing serum on dry hair to control mid-day frizzies. This trick will help block out humidity. And remember: Heat, UV rays and chemicals strip hair, making it porous, which aggravates the fluff. Comb in conditioner before diving into the pool to minimize chlorine damage.

Also, check out this fun beauty section on Weather.com. It gives you a checklist of beauty items that you might need for the day. Pretty genius!

Got a burning beauty question? Head to the community portion of our site or e-mail getgorgeous@fitnessmagazine.com.

-Eleanor Langston, Beauty Director

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  • Kaitlin Robinson

    I have thick curly and have a bob style cut (just above the shoulder). I haven’t tried curling it yet (I always seem to have problems with that) so I usually have it straightened. What can I do to keep my hair from curling up when it’s supposed to be straight over the summer?

  • Mary

    I have naturally curly hair that is cut in a bob below the ears and layered. I live in Cincinnati and it’s fine during the summer but when we vacation at the beach, it gets extremely frizzy. What product would you suggest to help?