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The No-Fail Guide To Banishing Frizz — For Good

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    While the summer may have some beauty benefits (hello, dewy skin!), it can seem like a crapshoot for your hair. From protecting your color to maintaining moisture, one of the most frustrating dilemmas many of us face is frizz. And while we believe that frizz can be cool, beautiful, and on-trend, we understand that sometimes you just want a sleek look — and that's rad, too.

    Despite the fact that some of us may be more prone to it, we’re all susceptible to the fuzz. (Yes, no matter how straight or thin your hair is.) The fight is on — and thanks to advance technology and a game plan from the pros, it’s not going to be that difficult to keep your strands frizz-free well past summer. Check out the slides ahead for some tips.

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    Oil make you feel uneasy? With a lightweight feel and diffusing spritzer like this, you're able to control how much product your style gets for a silky, frizz-free finish. Or, spray two pumps into your palms, warm up the oil in your hands, and smooth the formula over your ends.

    Kérastase Paris Elixir Utime Bi-Phase Spray Oil Hair Mist, $58, available at Kérastase.

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    “All hair textures suffer from frizz,” explains Jan-Marie Arteca, a stylist at the Jeff Chastain Parlor in NYC. “The severity of the it depends on how dry, curly, coarse or fine and brittle the hair is.”

    Begin the war by starting in the shower. “Using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner will help keep your hair stay healthy throughout the summer as you battle the elements,” Arteca says. Sun, chlorine, and salt water will take toll on your strands by drying them out — and no matter what your hair type, dry hair frizzes. Have a curly or coarse mane? Shampoo every other day with a moisturizing formula (we like Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Moisture and Control). Skeptical about using moisturizing products on your tresses if you have fine hair? Trust us, Nexxus' Hydra-Light Weightless Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner were made for you.

    Nexxus Hydra-Light Weightless Replenishing Shampoo, $13.99, available at Ulta Beauty.

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    If you don't want a serum to weigh your curls down, try a hydrating— and tropically-scented— shampoo with coconut oil.

    OGX Coconut Curls Shampoo, $7.99, available at Ulta Beauty.

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    One key element to preventing frizz is to never disrupt your hair's cuticle. In other words, be gentle. Instead of rough-drying your hair with a towel, simply squeeze the towel around your strands to soak up excess moisture. Next, immediately apply a serum before blow-drying. “As soon as your hair begins to dry, the frizz begins to form,” says stylist Harry Josh. Serums will be your best friend because they coat your hair and repel frizz-causing moisture.

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    Milk Leave-In Nourishing Treatment, $42, available atBeautyhabit.

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    This serum is so lightweight, you'll think that surely you didn't use enough — but before you go for that extra pump, stop and look at how shiny and smooth your curls just got.

    Carol's Daughter Sacred Tiare Smoothing Serum, $14, available at Carol's Daughter.