Help - Need better products for the humidity!

Okay, after I spent 20 minutes blowing my hair straight on the 4th, the humidity killed it - fluffy, curled back up in spots. So, straight will not be happening for the rest of the summer. However, I need products to help smooth and relax the curl (particularly around the face where it's the curliest).

Can anyone suggest products to look at?

Currently using:
Halo Smoothing s/c
Redken Align near hairline
Biosilk everywhere when wet

Still having a hard time keeping it from frizzing.
a lot of fine, highlighted, blonde curly hair
mostly 3A, but 3B with major cowlicks around my face & 2A at the nape
Have you considered just aiming for less frizz/more shine/etc instead of trying to remove the curl with products? I think that with the humidity and such in summer it's more realistic to try to make your curls as nice as possible rather than trying to make them straighter because that's generally a losing battle when it's hot and humid.

That being said, some people have success with a product called something like phytodefrizzant (I probably spelled that all wrong) but it's just too expensive for me to consider trying.
2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers
pwd: hair

~a wave in a sea of curls
ohhhh yes, phytodefrisant is very good. But-it might not be enough to do what you want it to do. It will help get the frizz under control for sure.
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Biosilk everywhere when wet
Originally Posted by stumblina1000
Which Biosilk product are you referring to here?
2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers
pwd: hair

~a wave in a sea of curls
Curl Keeper and honey rinses really help me to combat frizz. CK seals the cuticle and locks out humidity. The honey rinse can be done either before or after conditioning (or both!). I put about two tablespoons in a coffee mug, fill it with warm water and mix it up. I pour it over my wet hair then condition. For the post-condish rinse I use about a tablespoon. Don't rinse afterwards. That *really* helps with frizz. However- it also might leave you curlier. I can't advise on anything to help relax the curl as I try to do the opposite.
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

fotki pw= crrrls
I straighten my hair a couple of times a month with good results. The key in my mind is not the product but making sure that your hair is 100% dry. I don't use a flat iron most of the time, and it floors people. I simply make sure that my hair is mostly dry, just slightly damp, and I use a large barrel round brush to blow it smooth with a blow drier until it's completely dry, especially the ends. Before using the brush, I just use a blowdryer all over and just finger comb my hair. It gets big and poofy, but I leave a small amount of moisture.....about 85% dry at that point before using a round brush. I do use Phytodefrissant to keep from frying my hair. But that's about it. I'll take a look and see if I can find the brush I use online and post. I've had the same results regardless of the product. Another I like, though, is Scruples.....will have to look and see if I can find exactly what it's called. It's a cream based product. Smells great, too.

OK, found links for my brush and the stuff from Scruples:
Fine, blonde 3a botticelli curls
Thank you, ladies! You've given me some places to start (trying to sort through the product reviews w/o any direction was headache inducing!).

Meriellen, I've been using the Biosilk Silk Therapy serum. Just ran out of it. I'll look into the other products suggested before repurchasing. I've heard of Phytodefrisant, but the price has always kept me away - hmmm, maybe I'll just suck it up and try it.

Botticelli, thank you for the brush link - I'll compare the ones I have and see if this should be added to the collection!
a lot of fine, highlighted, blonde curly hair
mostly 3A, but 3B with major cowlicks around my face & 2A at the nape
Here's a good review for Phytodefrisant on Amazon:

I would agree with the reviewer that no matter how much you use, it wouldn't really weigh my hair down or feel any residue. It's very clear and water-based, so it doesn't feel sticky or oily.

I got mine on Ebay in the Professional size, and it's lasted me forever.
Fine, blonde 3a botticelli curls
I started using Ouidad Climate Control Gel a few months ago on my curls and it was amazing at cutting back on frizz. I've also started using it when I straighten my hair and it works just as well and gives great shine.
pw - jack

Going natural for the summer...just a dab of ArcAngell!
The Halo conditioner has cyclopentasiloxane in it, a silicone that has a history with many on the board for increasing frizz. I'd suggest using a good clarifying shampoo and trading in the conditioner for something more curl friendly.

Here are my conditioner reviews, mainly useful for comparing different products.
Paul Mitchell Super Sculpt---love this stuff in humidity!!
2C/3A auburn hair.
between shoulders and BSL
Curl Keeper and HE Set Me Up gel = no frizz (or very little )
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