Sometimes the summer heat just won’t let our curls catch a break.
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During the summer  we tend to struggle with frizz, flyaways and a lack of curl definition--our winter and spring Holy Grail stylers aren't holding up anymore.

If constant heat and sweat is affecting your wavy and curly hair, these top curl defining gelees will beat the summer frizzies.

1. Design Essentials Coconut and Monoi Curl Defining Gelee, $14.99 at Sally Beauty

This gelee is packed with curl-friendly ingredients such as coconut oil, sunflower oil and marshmallow root which are known to provide an easy glide through each curl. The featured ingredient is monoi oil, a natural frizz fighter that treats dryness, softens the hair and has a silky consistency.

2. Lottabody Shape Me Custard Gelee, $6.99 in Curlmart

This gelee is also a curly custard, you get the best of both worlds with this styler from Lottabody. It is infused with coconut and Shea oils which provide intense moisture and shine. Like other custards on the market, this gelee has a loose and light consistency and will not leave your hair feeling sticky or with a tacky film.

3. Dippity Do Girls with Curls Curl Shaping Gelee, $7.49 in Curlmart

This light to medium-hold shaping gelee defines loose waves and ringlets with the help of moisturizing ingredients like vitamin E and wheat protein. Together they will eliminate your summer frizz halo and provide endless natural shine. Scrunch and diffuse this gelee after cowashing for big volume.

4. Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Curl Defining Creme Glaze, $8.69 at Target

The Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage gelee works great for all styles, including Bantu knot-outs, flat twists, and two-strand twists. You have the flexibility in creating a cute summer style that will hold and last. You also will not have to worry about harsh chemicals and product build-up as this gelee does not contain parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and alcohol.  

5. Matrix Biolage Styling Gelee, $16.00 at Ulta

Sometimes, even salon gals don’t have the time or money to make a trip to our stylist. The Biolage All-Purpose Styling Gelee is a salon-quality styler perfect for wavies whose hair cannot quite hold a curl. This gelee provides definition that will leave your hair feeling lightweight and frizz free. What more can you ask for in a gelee?

When dealing with frizz, it's important to understand the source.  

If your hair is thirsty for moisture, check out 8 Leave-in Conditioners That WON'T Weight Your Wavy Hair Down.

Not all frizz is the same, here are 12 Different Types of Frizz, and how to fight them. 

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