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Summertime Fine - Hair Edition: The Products and Hairstyles That Will Combat Humidity

Summer is upon us, and so is frizz! These innovative products and timeless styles will help you master the icky, sticky weather angst.

A pesky enemy lurks in the shadows this time every year, and just as summer begins to emerge, it strikes. It’s the number one hairstyle mugger, and if you don’t prepare accordingly, it will pounce again.

Frizz is truly an unwelcome gift from down under and needs to return to the muggy pit it calls home.

While summer-breakers anticipate a summer lit from sun up to sun down, frizz is also eyeing the perfect time to attack, which might be the moment you leave the salon after getting the new do you’ve been tracking on Instagram.

The worst pain is undoubtedly getting a fresh style that gets plummeted by the humidity.

For that reason, a solution to our hair woes is within reach. Whether you are all natural or prefer a relaxed life, some products will help prevent frizz from making you its next case study.

We know that all kinks, coils, and manes deserve the best year-round and the summer swell should be no exception.

Here are the products you need to overcome the wicked humidity and a list of tried-and-true styles from the community.

  • Satin-Lined Cap

    Perfectly Satined

    On days when you want to rock a baseball cap, make sure it’s one that’s properly lined with a fabric that will protect strands. With a silk or satin-lined hat, your curls and coils will be safe from moisture in the air. This one by the Black-owned brand Perfectly Satined is just right.

  • Silk or Satin Pillow Case

    When it’s time to turn in for the night, the ordinary cotton pillow case just won’t do. Silk pillowcases provide a smooth texture for curls, preventing friction as you twist and turn.

  • Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

    Moroccan Oil

    For your next wash day routine, grab a shampoo and conditioner to nourish your mane while protecting against nature’s elements. This set is also sulfate and paraben-free.

  • Anti-Frizz Spray

    Color Wow

    While we’re far from silk press season, this product will ensure your hair is straight no matter the season. When applied correctly, users can enjoy a dazzling buss down or a bone straight bob.

  • Individual Braids

    Summer is the official start of braid season. Over the past decade, a renewed interest in braids blossomed, reminiscent of its dominance in the 90s. Due to its versatility, braids are perfect for any occasion, from the most laid-back gathering to a lavish wedding ceremony. Whether traditional or knotless, individual braids will remain a classic style.

  • Ponytails

    This style is for those who know how to make a statement without trying too hard. While rocking a ponytail, you won’t have to worry about unrelenting elements ruining your do or exaggerated wait times at the salon.

  • Locs

    This style is a no-brainer for those who want their individuality to shine. To flaunt your royal side, you can rock an updo, or for a more casual approach, this style can flow down your back.

  • Marley Twists

    IYKYK! This style has had us in a chokehold and for good reasons. The trendsetters get it and the appointment books of stylists stay booked with this one.

  • Cornrows

    Once worn primarily by men, cornrows have redefined beauty standards, and we’re here for it. Whether worn in the classic style or amped up with baby hair and designs, this hairdo continues to be a love letter to the culture’s past while anchoring a tried and true precedent for the future.

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