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How do I keep my curly hair frizz-free in humid weather? Add to ...

The question

I have some natural curl in my hair and normally use a round brush to straighten it out. But when the weather gets hot and humid, this technique isn’t enough to keep my hair from doing a full Diana Ross. How can I tame it without relying too heavily on products?

The answer

Your first line of defence against frizz is hydrating your hair as much as possible, so apply a hydrating product, such as Moroccanoil Treatment, to towel-dried hair and comb it through. Follow this with a loonie-sized amount of styling cream meant for this kind of job, such as Marc Anthony’s Keratin Smoothing Blow Dry Cream, which helps lock in moisture and block out humidity; dry with a round brush to get the majority of the kinks out and then pull out your straightening iron.

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Using an iron with tourmaline plates will ensure that your hair is especially frizz-free: These plates release way more negative ions, which reduce the frizz factor and leave hair smooth and shiny, than, say, ceramic plates. Your last line of defence is a few drops of hair oil, which you should lightly smooth over the hair, thereby helping to stay-proof your straight locks in all that heat.

Bahar Niramwalla is a celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert who has appeared on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV. Have a beauty question? E-mail style@globeandmail.com.

 

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