Let’s face it. This summer has been a nightmare for hair. Between the constant rain and sticky humidity, a girl could go crazy trying to keep her tresses frizz free.
When even Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen (left), can’t get it together, you know it’s bad. We get it, Jenny Humphrey is an edgy outsider but that doesn’t mean her ‘do has to look like a bird’s nest.
Take Blake Lively for example. She was photographed on set the same day as Taylor and even though she’s got that sexy, tousled thing going on, her hair isn’t plagued by breakage or frizz. That gives us hope that with the right products, we can all have sleek, shiny locks in spite of the wretched weather. Try out our favorite smoothing stylers and show that humidity who’s in charge.
John Freida Frizz-Ease Hair Serum
As with most anti-frizz products a little goes a long way. This serum is no exception. A tiny drop raked through wet hair helps tame rebellious strands leaving a silky, glossy finish. Using too much can weigh hair down. With an Extra Strength version that’s ideal for thick haired girls, this product truly deserves its cult status. $9.09, drugstore.com
Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade
This herbal scented pomade has been a staple in our hair arsenal for longer than we can remember. You use so little, it lasts forever! Place a tiny amount in palms, rub together to emulsify and lightly smooth over blow dried hair. It repels moisture and tames frizz while adding shine and softness. Just be careful not to use to much as it can easily make hair look greasy. $19, aveda.com
Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion Flat Iron
When all else fails, bring out the big guns. Constant heat styling damages hair over time but making the investment in a quality tourmaline ceramic straightening iron is gentler than a traditional flat iron. When used sparingly with a heat protection spray, it can be your best defense against flyaways. $79.99, folica.com