Fight Summer Frizz

Not all of us get beachy curls at the first hint of summer heat (we’d venture to say that there are very few out there who do). So how do you tame your frizzy locks when humidity hits? Here are some great tried and true products we turn to when the heat rises.

While we all know that healthy, summer hair needs to be protected by the harsh elements of too much sun, chlorine and the constant strain of being pulled into ponytails, these solutions are strictly for fighting frizz.  Keeping your hair moisturized, conditioned, covered with a hat when possible and using chlorine-removing shampoos are all important to keep your strands bouncy and full of life. But when your hair is growing fuller and frizzier by the minute, here are some solutions to return to sleek.

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Relaxing Balm

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Smoothes and controls hair.

Helps hair dry faster, fights frizz and delivers incredible memory.

Leaves even the most rebellious locks shiny and manageable.

  • Our exclusive Super Skinny® Complex displaces water and constricts hair to speed up drying and styling.
  • Wheat and vegetable proteins combined with conditioning ingredients moisturize hair from within.
  • A unique, humidity-resistant ingredient provides memory that lasts in any weather.



Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel

(Cost: $22 for 8.5 ounce, $52 for 24 ounce, $66 for 33.8 ounce)

To keep our curls sleek or tame our stubborn waves under the summer sun, we turn to this award-winning, beauty expert recommended gel again and again. Just a small amount will make your hair smooth and shiny. Plus it adds an extra level of protection from heat irons and blow dryers. Learn more from the info found on their website:

A “smart” gel, formulated with heat-activated wheat protein that breathes in humidity, protects the hair shaft and prevents hair from expanding. Its water-soluble formula of amino acids and vitamin A nourish and hydrate hair, leaving it soft, manageable and full of shine without any buildup. Even the most unruly curls are rendered calm, cool, and collected with style that will last and last. Also works as great protection against blow-dryer heat when a straight style is preferred.


No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream by Living Proof

They have a complete No Frizz System that is comprised of a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, styling spray and nourishing styling cream. This is our go-to cream to de-poof hair and seal out the humidity.  Use this
Here is what they have to say about their No Frizz System on the Living Proof website:

Meet our miracle molecule, OFPMA. It does what oils and silicones can’t:

  • eliminates frizz by blocking humidity
  • smooths without weighing hair down
  • repels dirt to keep hair cleaner, longer

OFPMA does this by creating an exquisitely thin shield around each hair strand. The optimum shield is built and established over the first fives uses. With each use its frizz-fighting powers only get better — meaning it becomes stronger over time. Hair is smooth, soft, shiny, with lightweight, long lasting humidity protection for days. Whatever your style, welcome to the 1st day of your frizz-free life.

Eliminates frizz by blocking humidity. Weightlessly smoothes, conditions and tames frizzy, unmanageable hair. Free of silicones and heavy oils.

  • stops frizz. period.
  • weightlessly blocks humidity
  • smooths & conditions
  • no silicone or oils







As a curly-haired girl, I am so used to seeing the shiny, sleek, straight hair flowing down the runways and across the pages in my favorite magazines. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to see the designer Tibi use models with flowing curls to strut their stuff down her runway!


Also, on a side note, as someone who has spent a lifetime (31 years) trying to master the fine art of curl maintenance, I think I may have finally found the solution! OUIDAD!! Oh my goodness, these products really work! I personally love the leave-in conditioner and the climate control gel. I haven’t tried the other products yet but I will let you know if I like them as much as these two gems!

Sephora Splurges


What did I get at Sephora tonight….

Well, let’s see…I started off with Laura Mercier’s Tinted Oil-Free Moisturizer


Then I continued on the LM bandwagon with their Mineral Pressed Powder


And because I have been feeling like I have neglected my curls lately, I bought a mini-travel pack of Ouidad products because they come in perfect sample sizes. I’ve never used Ouidad products but have been very curious about their efficiency. So I will test them out and let you know. (All my curly-haired girls can sympathize with the unpredictable nature of curls and the endless desire to find the “perfect” product.)

One curly-haired girl who rocks the curls is Keri Russell (although, ever since her Felicity days, she seems to be going the loose curl route). I have to admit that I thought she was one of the best dressed at this weekend’s Emmy’s and her makeup was absolutely flawless! I love the light pink hues with a very natural look.


I’m attending a wedding this weekend (even though Hurricane Earl is threatening to ruin all the fun…and the hair!) and haven’t decided if I am going to go straight or curly, so I will be testing out these products between now and Friday. I also picked up some pretty eye shadows in grey tones and I’m going to be experimenting with them as well.

And I was really, really tempted to buy the Clarisonic MIA


It’s about $145…kind of expensive…which is why I didn’t buy it and instead bought this for around $6: