For those of us in the Southern states--as well as for anyone taking a quick tropical vacation before school starts--the heat and humidity of the summer can cause a curl catastrophe! While big hair is known to be popular in the South, the uncontrollable frizz factor on rainy days can be a nightmare to deal with. If you have checked your Frizz Forecast lately and have steamy days ahead, we’ve got your back with these frizz-fighting styler suggestions for wavy and curly hair.
Miss Jessie’s Mulitcultural Curls styling lotion is perfect for any hair type and creates a beautiful texture and a light hold. With a floral scent and natural ingredients to match, this lotion is perfect on its own for finer curls or as a styling primer for heavier textures. Safflower and olive oils moisturize to prevent the poof. Start by evenly working through damp hair and scrunch, then dry with a diffuser or use it as a wash-and-go!
Thought summertime smoothies were just for drinking? Your frizz-free hair will disagree! SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie feels as rich as it smells and is ideal for thick, dry hair. Also a natural product, this cream adds more protection than a styling lotion, conditioning curls and adding shine with coconut and neem oils. Best of all, it can be used on wet or dry hair and works wonders when used in twist-outs and braids!
Hot and humid climates often call for using a stronger hold gel to keep curls defined. Jessicurl Spiralicious Styling Gel strikes a perfect balance between hold and flexibility and works well in conjunction with styling lotions and creams. Unlike many gels, this product does not cause crunchiness or leave hair flaky. It is available in wonderful Citrus Lavender or Island Fantasy scents, as well as in a Fragrance Free formula for more sensitive curlies. For all-day hold and definition, scrunch into wet hair, and scrunch again once dry if looser curls are desired!
For many curlies, the word “mousse” evokes an image of a middle school meltdown moment of stiff and crunchy hair, but the new wave of lightweight and moisturizing formulas are giving mousse a good name! Curls Unleashed Shine & Define Mousse provides lightweight hold while allowing for movement. Green tea and mango scented, this alcohol-free formula nixes frizz without weighing hair down. Scrunch or twist into wet hair, or use as a priming product for an updo!
In combatting the steamy summer, a finishing product can make or break your style; too firm and you’ll be stuck with helmet head, but too soft and it’ll be a frizz free-for-all! Luckily, DevaCurl Flexible-Hold Hair Spray will help you maintain your style while adding softness and shine with hydrating ingredients. This silicone-free, lavender scented hairspray can be used both to protect your style and to add volume when necessary. Spray evenly over curls while holding the can at least 8 inches away, and add more as needed!