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When it comes to dealing with frizzy hair, it seems like the only advice we ever hear is how to tame it: Use "smoothing" shampoo, flat iron your hair until it's crisp, then finish it with two cups of anti-frizz gel and a cloud of hairspray. Sound about right?

The only problem is that after we force our frizz into straight submission, two hours later we catch a glimpse of our hair in a mirror and we look like Carrot Top -- again.

So what's a frizzy-haired gal to do? Instead of recommending a laundry list of all the anti-frizz hair products out there, we'll do you one better: Suggest hairstyles that embrace the frizz instead of trying to tame it.

This season, hair is all about texture, and yes, frizz counts as texture. The key is finding the right hairstyle for your frizzy hair. Celebrity hair and scalp expert Philip B. says some styles actually look better when they're not so smooth and controlled. "A little frizz can add volume and texture in a really cool way," he says.

See the 8 best hairstyles for frizzy hair now.

Philip B. says messy braided hairstyles, textured ponytails, and disheveled chignons with a bit of frizz "can look really sexy -- a little messiness is part of their charm." And when you're really on the go, the secret to dealing with frizzy hair is wearing it long and wild with just a touch of oil to keep your hair looking fluffy and soft.

If you want more specific hairstyles for frizzy hair, keep reading. We've gathered the eight prettiest looks here.

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Rather than looking messy, the frizz gives the curls a soft finish. "What's gorgeous about this look is its body, bounce, and the soft tendrils that give it definition," says Philip B.

To get the look: Apply a light, leave-in conditioner (like Philip B. Lovin' Leave-In Conditioner, $24) through clean, damp hair. Dry it with a diffuser, scrunching as you go. Finish by wrapping a few random sections of hair around a large-barrel curling iron; "just be sure to leave the ends a little wild and loose," says Philip B. If necessary, smooth a drop of hair oil between your palms and run it over your hair to keep the texture touchable and sexy.

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Textured Wavy Bob
"This tousled, bed-head bob is great for frizzy hair," says Philip B. "The extra texture lends it volume and interest." Plus, he says wavy bobs are flattering for the face and low-maintenance -- double points for busy women.

To get the look: Apply a little volumizing mousse (like Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam, $16.50) to clean, damp hair and let it air dry. From there, wind random sections around a large barrel curling iron and shape the waves with your fingertips.

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The Classic Afro
This Afro is perfect for super thick, kinky hair. The best part? There's no need to fuss with hot tools.

To get the look: "Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo and condition like crazy with a strong treatment," says Philip B. (Keep in mind you don't want to wash long, curly hair more than once a week; conditioner and water are usually enough.) While hair is still damp, rub a few drops of hair oil between your palms and smooth it through your hair from scalp to ends. Finish with a leave-in conditioner to seal the moisture into your hair, and use your fingertips or an ultra wide-tooth comb to build the volume you want.

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The Beehive Updo
Frizz is not only accepted but enhanced by this extreme, volumized updo. Wear this style to instantly glam up a pair of jeans for a night out, or pair it with a chic LBD.

To get the look: Mist roots with a dry shampoo, like Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $19.50, to give your hair lift and grip. Set your hair with a few large hot rollers until they cool. From there, use a fine-tooth comb to tease your hair at the crown. Sweep your hair up into a messy chignon and pin it in place. "Be sure to let some pieces at the front hang loose, for an easy, undone effect -- not uptight perfection," says Philip B.

When it comes to dealing with frizzy hair, it seems like the only advice we ever hear is how to tame it: Use "smoothing" shampoo, flat iron your hair until it's crisp, then finish it with two cups of anti-frizz gel and a cloud of hairspray. Sound about right?

The only problem is that after we force our frizz into straight submission, two hours later we catch a glimpse of our hair in a mirror and we look like Carrot Top -- again.

So what's a frizzy-haired gal to do? Instead of recommending a laundry list of all the anti-frizz hair products out there, we'll do you one better: Suggest hairstyles that embrace the frizz instead of trying to tame it.

This season, hair is all about texture, and yes, frizz counts as texture. The key is finding the right hairstyle for your frizzy hair. Celebrity hair and scalp expert Philip B. says some styles actually look better when they're not so smooth and controlled. "A little frizz can add volume and texture in a really cool way," he says.

See the 8 best hairstyles for frizzy hair now.

Philip B. says messy braided hairstyles, textured ponytails, and disheveled chignons with a bit of frizz "can look really sexy -- a little messiness is part of their charm." And when you're really on the go, the secret to dealing with frizzy hair is wearing it long and wild with just a touch of oil to keep your hair looking fluffy and soft.

If you want more specific hairstyles for frizzy hair, keep reading. We've gathered the eight prettiest looks here.

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