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Hair Hacks To Make Your Hair Humidity-Proof This Fall

Essential tips for keeping your hair in check on humid autumn days
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As autumn grows nearer, it also ushers in a familiar challenge: the dreaded effects of humidity on our hair, forever known as frizz. With each gust of wind, the risk of frizz looms, literally over our heads, threatening our carefully curated, often not cheap to achieve, hairstyles. And yet, it can seem like there have never been more anti-frizz serums on the market, thus proving we are still on the lookout for "the better one". It is, actually, a combination of several factors that is key to lasting hair smoothness, despite humidity. Anti-frizz hair treatments are a contributing, but not the sole factor.

These hacks tackle frizz from different angles and in different ways. The bottom line? It comes down to systematic, layered prevention. However, when it comes to frizz issues, it's crucial to invest in a good quality, moisture-locking hair mask or treatment to use weekly. In combination with our other tips, it will keep hair less susceptible to frizz-causing factors.

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Prep with a Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
As the air starts to get drier in autumn, it's important to lock in moisture. Opt for a hydrating shampoo and conditioner set that helps replenish lost moisture and fortifies hair. Look for products with ingredients like shea butter, botanical oils, or hyaluronic acid, like in the Coco & Eve Super Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner Set, $39.50. Not only will it replenish lost moisture and clean hair thoroughly, it is also kind to the scalp.

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Apply a Leave-In Conditioner or Hair Oil
After washing, apply a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to damp hair. This creates a protective barrier that locks in moisture and helps prevent frizz. Focus mainly on the ends and any areas prone to dryness or frizz, avoiding the roots to prevent greasiness.

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Opt for Protective Hairstyles
Embrace protective styles like braids, buns, or twists. These hairstyles help to minimize exposure to the humidity in the air, reducing the chances of frizz. Plus, they can be stylish and versatile, allowing you to show off all your cool hair accessories.

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Avoid Overheating Hair Tools
While it's tempting to use high heat settings to style hair quickly, that can actually exacerbate frizz. Opt for lower heat settings on your hair dryer, straightener, or curling iron. Additionally, consider using a heat protectant spray before exposing hair to hot tools to shield it from damage.

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