While spring is a glorious season -- tulips! sandals! al fresco dining! -- it can also be a challenging time for hairstyling. Even a giant umbrella doesn't really protect your blowout from gusty winds and downpours. And as the temperature and humidity intensifies, so does your battle with frizz.
Fortunately, there's a new arsenal of hair products out there designed to fight the elements. The latest anti-humidity sprays, creams and even shampoos -- with names like Humidity Rx and Freezing Spray -- use special oils or fancy polymer technology to create a barrier that's impermeable to water but flexible -- so your hair is still soft.
Get the Frizz Out
If frizz is your top beauty concern (regardless of the season), you'll want to head to the salon for a treatment. The Brazilian Blowout is the gold standard in long-term frizz management. The process takes 90 minutes, lasts for 12 weeks and doesn't involve dangerous chemicals.
If you prefer to weatherproof your hair at home, try the brand's shampoo and conditioner, Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner, $34-36 each. They contain acai and smoothing proteins that hydrate the hair while simultaneously repelling moisture that's in the air.
Lock in Your Look
Joico Humidity Blocker Finishing Spray, $17.99, is incredibly light, but still has a good amount of hold. It will lock your style -- curls, volume, you name it -- in place despite the weather. And the scent is refreshing with a hint of sweetness.
Your All-Weather Force Field
If you color your hair, Colorproof Humidity Rx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray, $25,
is for you. It contains special polymers that protect your color while creating an invisible shield against moisture. When you use this spray, rain drops literally bead up and roll off your hair.
Twice the Power
L'Oreal Professionnel Liss Unlimited Double Serum, $26, contains both a cream and a serum -- for hydration and shine, respectively -- that combine when you use it. It's packed with evening primrose oil and wheat proteins that help smooth the hair's cuticle as you heat style -- meaning each strand is healthier and naturally more humidity-resistant.