Four Ways to Fight Frizz Without Going Flat

By Kate Martel      

Let’s face it—there’s nothing worse than suffering through a day full of frizz and flyaways (caused by genetics or humidity). And this season, it’s not as easy to get away with plastering your hair to your head. As a solution; this season’s "it" ‘do is all about embracing your natural texture and shape—which makes that flatiron a tool of the past. But frizz-prone people fret not—we’ve discovered a few tricks that’ll tame your tresses without making them fall flat for fall. So put down the straightener and turn up the volume with confidence thanks to a few new clutch products.

Serum While You Sleep
Treat your strands to a little TLC while you’re busy catching some zzz’s. That way, when you awake in the morning, you’re already one step ahead of the game. Look for a lightweight repair remedy like Frizz-Ease Creme Serum Overnight Repair Formula by John Frieda that will tend to your tresses without leaving a greasy residue behind on your pillow. This specially formulated serum repairs split ends and breakage adding oodles of moisture when you need it most.

Hot Tools
This season’s all about swapping your flatiron for a brush and blow-dryer. Embrace your natural look by using a dryer that smooths and styles at the same time. Some of the newest blow-dryers to hit the market contain Tourmaline crystals that emit ions that reduce frizz, stop static and diminish dullness. You can find them at almost every price point and if frizz is a problem for you, it’s well worth the investment. The Ion Shine Hair Dyer by Conair is available for a very affordable $17, but if you were looking to spend a little more, the Tourmaline Ionic Blow Dryer Featherweight Model by T3 is loaded with cool features, but runs a little more expensive.(About $130).

Strand Survival Spray
No matter your hair type, a quick spritz of a conditioning frizz-fighter is a smart choice when flyaways are on the rise. The nourishing burst of vitamins, moisturizers and extracts is exactly what your hair needs to repair damage and prevent pesky loose hairs from flying free. Keep hair under control with a spray that’ll smooth strands and add shine. We love using Shine Mist by Citre Shine for a citrus-y burst of hair care that will leave your locks luminous.

Finishing Touches
Once hair is dry, apply a corrective cream to hold strands in place and keep ‘em there all day long. Not only does finishing cream give your hair the extra boost it needs to look brilliant, but it also mends your mane by coating it with a rich mask of moisture. To help unmanageable hair, try applying a pump of a non-greasy protector like Dove Therapy Frizz Control Taming Cream. It’s an affordable option that’ll leave your hair soft and sexy for the season.