1/5 Work with your natural hair texture. “Humidity is a friend of your skin but a foe of your hair,” says Paul Perez, stylist at Sally Hershberger Los Angeles. “Stick to a style that uses your natural texture, especially if you want to wear your hair down.” Going with your hair’s natural state means you won’t have to fight what you can’t control. If your hair is naturally wavy or curly, try Arbonne Pure Vibrance Texturizing Mousse. Apply a dab throughout wet hair before blow-drying or diffusing. You can also add a dollop to dry hair to spring lacklustre locks back to life. Added bonus: It’ll help protect your colour from the sun.
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2/5 Start with the basics. Using the right shampoo and conditioner is important because it will make styling easier and eliminate frizz, says Perez. Your hair is also much more manageable before it’s fully dry. If your hair tends towards the dry or unruly side, Sally Hershberger Argan Oil + Keratin Smooth Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Shampoo & Conditioner will add moisture and sleekness. If your hair is wavy to curly, Sally Hershberger Pure Jojoba Waves Wave Shaper Frizz-Free Shampoo & Conditioner will smooth and define curls. Quick tip: If your hair tends to fuzz up, wash it the day before so it’s more manageable.
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3/5 Be gentle. Your instinct may be to get as much water out of your hair by roughing it up with a towel, but this actually creates Frankenstein-like tresses. It’s better to dry your hair when it’s sopping wet. A blow-dryer with high wattage will get hotter and make it easier and faster to straighten your hair, says Mercurio. And once your hair is dry, aim the nozzle at any flyaways using the cool setting; this will help coax them into place. We recommend T3 Featherweight 2, which has been proven to reduce frizz and impart shine.
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4/5 Lock it in place. Whether you go for an updo or wear your hair down, you want to hold your style firmly, says Perez. Try Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray for staying power that leaves your locks soft and smooth thanks to organic bamboo extract and organic kendi oil.
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5/5 Block the moisture. Before styling your hair, apply an anti-humectant serum to tame frizz for the entire occasion, says Tina Mercurio stylist at Blow, the New York blow-dry bar. “The way to achieve a frizz-free look is all in the styling equation: It’s equal parts product and technique,” she says. Apply Blowpro You Only Smoother spray onto wet hair to help smooth the cuticle and protect it from heat. Once it’s dry, use a little bit of Blowpro Weather Girl to calm flyaways.
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If you’re getting hitched in a tropical climate or on a particularly humid day, your hair may need a little extra TLC. Even pin-straight strands can go awry in steamy temperatures. But never fear: We’ve chatted with the pros for strategic styling advice to keep your wedding-day do in check.