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How do I keep my bangs under control in the humidity? Add to ...

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How do I keep my bangs under control in the humidity?

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Hats off to you for being dedicated enough to want to tame your fringe during humid weather. I’ve been through this once before during a particularly sweaty summer and it was a true test of my patience. Luckily, you can benefit from my experience. First off, look for styling products that have key words like “smoothing,” “anti-frizz” and “moisturizing.” These often contain ingredients such as keratin, oils and even small amounts of silicone, which will add a “top coat” or sealant to the hair shaft to keep any dampness from seeping into your hair and swelling it to epic proportions.

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Beware of over-using finishing products with these particular ingredients, however, as you run the risk of them leaving your hair looking slick and oily (and I doubt it’s the look you’re going for). I like Inecto Pure Coconut Smoothing Hair Serum because it’s lightweight, leaves a tropical scent behind and has a price tag of only $5.99.

To finish off, run a flat iron over your bangs once or twice for an extra-smooth fringe that will stay put, no matter what the weather is like.

Bahar Niramwalla is a celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert who has appeared on CTV, Global TV and City. Follow her on Twitter: @baharniramwalla. Have a beauty question? E-mail style@globeandmail.com.

 

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