When it comes to hair, the grass is not always greener on the other side. Especially when it comes to the humidity that summer brings. You straight-haired girls think you have it so hard. You know, with your smooth, easily styled, shiny locks. You’re looking at those of us with curls thinking: Wow. Bounce and body. And you’re right. Our curls can be fun and we wouldn’t trade them for the world.
But once in a while, we’d like to feel more like a Breck Girl and less like Medusa.
What you don’t realize while you’re envying our ringlets is that behind the scenes, we’re fighting what feels like a losing battle every single day. Sure, it’s not the end of the world when we get caught in the rain, but we’re then cursed with hair that is unpredictable, and frankly, untameable. In other words, your frizzies have nothing on ours.
This one time, we went on vacation to Cuba and our hair needed its own seat on the plane home. Yep, that’s how bad it gets.
All is not lost, however. There’s a gaggle of new hair products on the market that are designed just for this weather. Created to tame the frizzies – whether we’re rocking curls or a fabulous blow dry – they help us put our best head forward.
SET THE FOUNDATION WITH THE RIGHT SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
LaCoupe Orgnx Brazilian Shampoo and Conditioner – $9.99
An affordable hair straightening regimen specifically designed to create shiny, smooth, frizz-free style without harsh chemical ingredients like parabens sulphates or DEA.
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Smooth Perfect Shampoo – $14.95
This shampoo nourishes and smoothes unmanageable hair for luminous shine and lasting frizz protection. It’s just the right wash before you condition.
Smooth Perfect Conditioner -$15.95
After shampooing, use this conditioner every day to tame your unmanageable hair and give it an even surface and a satin shine.
GIVE YOUR LOCKS SOME LOVE WITH ANTI-FRIZZ TREATMENTS
LaCoupe Orgnx Brazilian Keratin 14 Day Smoothing Treatment – $12.99
Check out this easy to use straightening kit that will give you the long lasting results you’re craving. Step 1 is a clarifying shampoo to wash away residue from oils, dirt and impurities. Step 2 is the smoothing treatment crème and it’s chock full of natural relaxers.
Schwarzkopf Smooth Perfect Moisture Kick Treatment – $24.20
You’ll love this rinse-out emulsion that deeply rehydrates, softens and moisturizes hair at a cellular level.
Joico Smooth Cure Leave-in Rescue Treatment – $19.95
The hydrolyzed keratin and bio-advanced peptide complex work to replenish lost protein. The result is stronger, smoother hair that is shielded from damage and resists the adverse effects of humidity.
Moroccanoil Frizz Control – $32.00
This magical product contains a special, weightless blend of climate control factors that act as a unique shield – protecting hair under any weather conditions while keeping it beautifully smooth, calm and controllable. Moroccanoil® Frizz Control counteracts the negative effects of chemical processing, heat styling and excessive brushing, which can leave hair damaged and full of kinks.
FINISH YOUR LOOK WITH THE RIGHT STYLING AID
Senscience Perfect Smooth Blow Dry Balm – $14.19
Formulated with Senscience’s signature Vitalock 6, Perfect Smooth is an exclusive blend of antioxidants,vitamins, minerals, sugars, lipids and proteins that revitalizes hair and protects from environmental stresses, heat styling and breakage caused by daily styling.
KEVIN. MURPHY SMOOTH AGAIN – $32.00
SMOOTH.AGAIN has a dual purpose. Not only does it contain styling properties that smooth out hair but it’s also got treatment ingredients that eliminate frizz for smoother, silkier, more touchable hair with added heat protection.
Moroccanoil Molding Cream – $28.00
Use a dollop to condition your hair and establish pliable hold, making it easier than ever to achieve the style you want.
göt2b Guarding Angel Frizz Taming Hairspray – $9.99
Rain or shine, this one will keep your style in place. Your hair will be singing hallelujah while your hairspray deflects moisture in any condition. Expect to stay fly-away free all day and night.
What’s your summer emergency? Do you have a go-to hair product to share?