How To Save Your Hair From Humidity Hell

Mi-Anne Chan

Summertime is the best no matter the circumstances — spending long (socially-distant) days at the beach, enjoying solo walks in the park, sipping on rosé on your balcony or patio... you catch our drift. But there are a few downsides to this lovely time of year. One of them, hands down, is humidity. It's not only uncomfortable, but it can cause some major hair issues. In fact, it can turn our carefully coiffed styles into a frizz-for-all we didn't ask for.

Thankfully, a few choice products on the market can help you protect your hair from moist air, no matter what your texture is. A little heat will never cramp our style. Check out some of our favorites in the slides, ahead.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

<h3>Vernon François Light Weight~ Styling<br></h3> <br>In one generous spritz, this spray will protect your hair from humidity, static, and heat damage. It’s the perfect finishing touch to any hairstyle, and will keep your strands looking shiny and frizz-free.<br><br><strong>Vernon François</strong> Light Weight~ Styling, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vernonfrancois.com%2Fproducts%2Flight-weight-styling-serum" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vernon François" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Vernon François</a><br>

Vernon François Light Weight~ Styling


In one generous spritz, this spray will protect your hair from humidity, static, and heat damage. It’s the perfect finishing touch to any hairstyle, and will keep your strands looking shiny and frizz-free.

Vernon François Light Weight~ Styling, $, available at Vernon François
<h3>Bomba Curls Dominican Forbidden Oil</h3> <br>This castor- and coffee-infused oil will nourish your hair while taming that unwanted poofiness. It's designed to suit any hair type, including color-treated hair. <br><br><strong>Bomba Curls</strong> Dominican Forbidden Oil, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbombacurls.com%2Fproducts%2Fdominican-forbidden-oil" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bomba Curls" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bomba Curls</a><br>

Bomba Curls Dominican Forbidden Oil


This castor- and coffee-infused oil will nourish your hair while taming that unwanted poofiness. It's designed to suit any hair type, including color-treated hair.

Bomba Curls Dominican Forbidden Oil, $, available at Bomba Curls
<h3><strong>OGX</strong> Smoothing + Shea Sleek Humidity Blocking Hairspray</h3> <br>This shea butter- and marula oil-infused hairspray keeps our strands smooth throughout the day, no matter how many times it gets assaulted by gusts of hot wind. Plus, the light and flexible hold tames frizz without feeling crunchy or heavy.<br><br><strong>OGX</strong> Smoothing + Shea Sleek Humidity Blocking Hairspray, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fogx-smoothing-shea-sleek-humidity-blocking-hairspray-8oz%2F-%2FA-52517603" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a><br>

OGX Smoothing + Shea Sleek Humidity Blocking Hairspray


This shea butter- and marula oil-infused hairspray keeps our strands smooth throughout the day, no matter how many times it gets assaulted by gusts of hot wind. Plus, the light and flexible hold tames frizz without feeling crunchy or heavy.

OGX Smoothing + Shea Sleek Humidity Blocking Hairspray, $, available at Target
<h3>Virtue The Polish Un-Frizz Cream</h3> <br>Work a quarter-sized amount of this lightweight cream through your mid-lengths and ends to control frizz and smooth flyaways post-shower.<br><br><strong>Virtue</strong> The Polish Un-Frizz Cream, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.neimanmarcus.com%2Fp%2Fvirtue-the-polish-un-frizz-cream-2-0-oz-60-ml-prod218110341%3Fecid%3DNMCS__GooglePLA%26gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIwt-r2cKv4gIVBIbICh13IQTwEAQYAyABEgInZ_D_BwE%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Neiman Marcus" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Neiman Marcus</a><br>

Virtue The Polish Un-Frizz Cream


Work a quarter-sized amount of this lightweight cream through your mid-lengths and ends to control frizz and smooth flyaways post-shower.

Virtue The Polish Un-Frizz Cream, $, available at Neiman Marcus
<h3><strong>Oribe</strong> Creme For Style</h3> <br>This luxurious cream is your leave-in conditioner, frizz-tamer, and hair <em>zhuzher</em> all rolled up into one beautiful package. Just squeeze a dollop onto your fingers and distribute it on your wayward strands. You can apply it all over wet hair, or use it in specific areas to smooth and tame flyaways on already dried locks.<br><br><strong>Oribe</strong> Crème for Style, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dermstore.com%2Fproduct_Crme%2Bfor%2BStyle_77273.htm%3Fgclid%3DCj0KCQjwpNr4BRDYARIsAADIx9yTzWnClcmGho3Bpc-yojcPihndahqM52cZXhiTv2w_TgEOLONEm0QaAreiEALw_wcB%26utm_source%3DPaidSearch-GoogleShopping-Google%26utm_campaign%3D9588290588%26utm_medium%3DCPC%26utm_content%3D102666427887%26utm_term%3Daud-312053211290%253Apla-1084795372072%26scid%3Dscplp77273%26sc_intid%3D77273" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:DermStore" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">DermStore</a><br>

Oribe Creme For Style


This luxurious cream is your leave-in conditioner, frizz-tamer, and hair zhuzher all rolled up into one beautiful package. Just squeeze a dollop onto your fingers and distribute it on your wayward strands. You can apply it all over wet hair, or use it in specific areas to smooth and tame flyaways on already dried locks.

Oribe Crème for Style, $, available at DermStore
<h3><strong>Living Proof</strong> No Frizz Humidity Shield</h3> <br>A finishing spray coupled with an anti-frizz product will really let summer know who's boss. This one in particular is packed with weightless frizz-fighting molecules, so you can seal in your look without feeling like you've shellacked your hair into a helmet.<br><br><strong>Living Proof</strong> No Frizz Humidity Shield, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fad.doubleclick.net%2Fddm%2Fclk%2F292150109%3B119270103%3Bo%3Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.sephora.com%2Fno-frizz-humidity-shield-P397028" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sephora" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sephora</a><br>

Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield


A finishing spray coupled with an anti-frizz product will really let summer know who's boss. This one in particular is packed with weightless frizz-fighting molecules, so you can seal in your look without feeling like you've shellacked your hair into a helmet.

Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield, $, available at Sephora
<h3><strong>R+Co</strong> Foil Frizz + Static Control Spray</h3> <br>This spray's job is to control static and frizz — and it's not messing around. Spritz it on damp hair to help control erratic strands all day, or gently mist it in dry hair for instant touch-ups.<br><br><strong>R+Co</strong> Foil Frizz + Static Control Spray, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.randco.com%2Ffoil-frizz-static-control-spray.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:R+Co" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">R+Co</a><br>

R+Co Foil Frizz + Static Control Spray


This spray's job is to control static and frizz — and it's not messing around. Spritz it on damp hair to help control erratic strands all day, or gently mist it in dry hair for instant touch-ups.

R+Co Foil Frizz + Static Control Spray, $, available at R+Co
<h3><strong>Bumble and bumble</strong> Bb. Curl (Style) Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil</h3> <br>It’s safe to say that gels have redeemed themselves after years of being shunned for their role in crispy ‘80s hairstyles. This unique product takes the hold of a gel and adds a dose of hydrating oils, for glossy curls that are practically immune to humidity. Plus, the formula also contains UV inhibitors, so your hair won’t take a hit from the sun’s moisture-zapping rays.<br><br><strong>Bumble and bumble</strong> Bb. Curl (Style) Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sephora.com%2Fproduct%2Fbb-curl-style-anti-humidity-gel-oil-P404740%3FskuId%3D1773431%26icid2%3Dproducts%2520grid%3Ap404740%26om_mmc%3Daff-linkshare-redirect-tv2R4u9rImY%26c3ch%3DLinkshare%26c3nid%3Dtv2R4u9rImY%26affid%3Dtv2R4u9rImY-w7JG0Ig6r5iQi.1iq5onEQ%26ranEAID%3Dtv2R4u9rImY%26ranMID%3D2417%26ranSiteID%3Dtv2R4u9rImY-w7JG0Ig6r5iQi.1iq5onEQ%26ranLinkID%3D10-1%26browserdefault%3Dtrue" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sephora" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sephora</a><br>

Bumble and bumble Bb. Curl (Style) Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil


It’s safe to say that gels have redeemed themselves after years of being shunned for their role in crispy ‘80s hairstyles. This unique product takes the hold of a gel and adds a dose of hydrating oils, for glossy curls that are practically immune to humidity. Plus, the formula also contains UV inhibitors, so your hair won’t take a hit from the sun’s moisture-zapping rays.

Bumble and bumble Bb. Curl (Style) Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil, $, available at Sephora
<h3><strong>Arrojo</strong> Shine Luxe Oil</h3> <br>This oil uses rich emollients to combat frizz and amp up shine. Vitamin B5, jojoba-seed oil, sodium hyaluronate, and sweet-almond oil work together to ward off the effects of humidity, and can also serve as heat-protectants.<br><br><strong>Arrojo</strong> SHINE LUXE oil, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Farrojonyc.com%2Fshop%2Fshine-luxe-oil" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Arrojo" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Arrojo</a><br>

Arrojo Shine Luxe Oil


This oil uses rich emollients to combat frizz and amp up shine. Vitamin B5, jojoba-seed oil, sodium hyaluronate, and sweet-almond oil work together to ward off the effects of humidity, and can also serve as heat-protectants.

Arrojo SHINE LUXE oil, $, available at Arrojo
<h3><strong>Aveda</strong> Brilliant Humectant Pomade</h3> <br>This pomade is perfect for when you want a light hold to maintain your curls without going frizzy. <br><br><strong>Aveda</strong> brilliant™ Humectant Pomade, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Faveda-brilliant-humectant-pomade%2F3411874%3Fcountry%3DUS%26currency%3DUSD%26mrkgcl%3D760%26mrkgadid%3D3313962035%26utm_content%3D9383343233%26utm_term%3Dpla-69992633033%26utm_channel%3Dshopping_ret_p%26sp_source%3Dgoogle%26sp_campaign%3D645528200%26rkg_id%3D0%26adpos%3D1o1%26creative%3D57185152913%26device%3Dc%26matchtype%3D%26network%3Dg%26gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMIkLGBtMSv4gIVjEwNCh0mighgEAYYASABEgKBQPD_BwE" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a><br>

Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade


This pomade is perfect for when you want a light hold to maintain your curls without going frizzy.

Aveda brilliant™ Humectant Pomade, $, available at Nordstrom
<h3><strong>Alterna</strong> Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hairspray</h3> <br>This hairspray won't freeze your hair or make it look crunchy. Instead, it acts as a barrier against the humidity that makes your hair expand and fluff in the heat — so no more nightmares about becoming Monica in the Barbados episode of <em>Friends</em>.<br><br><strong>Alterna</strong> Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FAlterna-Bamboo-Smooth-Anti-Humidity-Hair-Spray-7-5-Oz%2F48811295%3Fwmlspartner%3Dwlpa%26selectedSellerId%3D101001831%26%26adid%3D22222222227039843597%26wl0%3D%26wl1%3Dg%26wl2%3Dc%26wl3%3D98292028474%26wl4%3Daud-834279575926%3Apla-226103560354%26wl5%3D9003487%26wl6%3D%26wl7%3D%26wl8%3D%26wl9%3Dpla%26wl10%3D127468520%26wl11%3Donline%26wl12%3D48811295%26veh%3Dsem%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjwpNr4BRDYARIsAADIx9zZZsgJCL-520ygtXm_fFSBU9vuGrK3AK7nBfuUpFIGKzMBsNceLGgaApjBEALw_wcB" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Walmart</a><br>

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hairspray


This hairspray won't freeze your hair or make it look crunchy. Instead, it acts as a barrier against the humidity that makes your hair expand and fluff in the heat — so no more nightmares about becoming Monica in the Barbados episode of Friends.

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray, $, available at Walmart
<h3><strong>Ouidad</strong> Advanced Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel</h3> <br>There's a reason this product is loved by <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/curly-hair-routines#slide-4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:curly girls" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">curly girls</a>: Its protein-packed formula manages to seals cuticles and define curls at the same time.<br><br><strong>Ouidad</strong> Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ulta.com%2Fadvanced-climate-control-heat-humidity-gel%3FproductId%3DxlsImpprod18091209%26sku%3D2526076%26nrtv_cid%3D21c5e3a7c6073a54ab30e36ca5f13f72a8594b5dee639a50cc8326c1ef2fc112%26utm_source%3Dnarrativ%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_campaign%3Dnarrativ_premium_editorial%26utm_content%3Drefinery29%26AID%3D313779%26PID%3D376373%26CID%3Daf_313779_376373_%26clickId%3DRC9zcxUKXxyJWrQwUx0Mo38zUkiRYKXegwOewA0%26irgwc%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ulta Beauty" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ulta Beauty</a><br>

Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel


There's a reason this product is loved by curly girls: Its protein-packed formula manages to seals cuticles and define curls at the same time.

Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel, $, available at Ulta Beauty
<h3><strong>Briogeo</strong> Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel</h3> <br>If you pull up your weather app in the morning and the humidity index freaks you out, reach for a curl gel. This one locks in hydration and defines texture, sealing in your style all day.<br><br><strong>Briogeo</strong> Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sephora.com%2Fproduct%2Fcurl-charisma-rice-amino-quinoa-frizz-control-gel-P408411%3FskuId%3D1784677%26icid2%3Dproducts%2520grid%3Ap408411" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sephora" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sephora</a><br>

Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel


If you pull up your weather app in the morning and the humidity index freaks you out, reach for a curl gel. This one locks in hydration and defines texture, sealing in your style all day.

Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel, $, available at Sephora
<h3><strong>Oribe</strong> Impermeable Anti Humidity Spray</h3> <br>Protect your at-home blowout with this lightweight spray that prevents humidity while imparting lots of shine.<br><br><strong>Oribe</strong> Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dermstore.com%2Fproduct_Impermeable%2BAntiHumidity%2BSpray%2B_77216.htm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:DermStore" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">DermStore</a><br>

Oribe Impermeable Anti Humidity Spray


Protect your at-home blowout with this lightweight spray that prevents humidity while imparting lots of shine.

Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray, $, available at DermStore
<h3>Living Proof T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler</h3> <br>Blowouts are only as good as the styling products you use before — and this multi-tasker has quickly become our favorite. Not only does it leave your hair shiny and frizz-free, it also adds texture to your second-day style.<br><br><strong>Living Proof</strong> T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.livingproof.com%2Fstyle-lab%2Ft.b.d.%25E2%2584%25A2-multi-tasking-styler%2F02122.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Living Proof" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Living Proof</a><br>

Living Proof T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler


Blowouts are only as good as the styling products you use before — and this multi-tasker has quickly become our favorite. Not only does it leave your hair shiny and frizz-free, it also adds texture to your second-day style.

Living Proof T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler, $, available at Living Proof
<h3><strong>Kérastase</strong> Discipline Blow-Dry Smoothing Primer</h3> <br>You can shield your hair from frizz the moment you step out of the shower. If a blowout is your style of choice, coat your strands with this primer while it's wet — it'll create a seal to keep moisture out so your style stays fly.<br><br><strong>Kérastase</strong> Discipline Blow-Dry Smoothing Primer, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sephora.com%2Fproduct%2Fdiscipline-blow-dry-smoothing-primer-P434418%3Ficid2%3Dproducts%2520grid%3Ap434418%3Aproduct" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sephora" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sephora</a><br>

Kérastase Discipline Blow-Dry Smoothing Primer


You can shield your hair from frizz the moment you step out of the shower. If a blowout is your style of choice, coat your strands with this primer while it's wet — it'll create a seal to keep moisture out so your style stays fly.

Kérastase Discipline Blow-Dry Smoothing Primer, $, available at Sephora

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    No one’s had a better financial year than Tom Nook, the proprietor who tasks you with building your own island village in Nintendo’s hit game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Released on March 20th, the game has sold 22.4 million copies as of June 30th. The runaway success of the game has helped Nintendo net an operating profit of $1.4 billion between April and June, and its total year-on-year profit has surged by a truly bewildering 428%. New Horizons is the fifth iteration of a game series that began in 2001, known for a soft, lighthearted world where you construct a picturesque village and populate it with non-playable animal characters. It’s partly a farming game, partly a building game, and partly a multiplayer social game that allows you to visit other players’ islands. While the series has always had a dedicated following, its current explosion in popularity is unmatched — and the theory is that due to a lockdown that slammed the brakes on people’s usual social lives, a lot of people who weren’t avid gamers have been drawn into the whimsy of the Animal Crossing world for the first time. Because the game is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch console, released in 2017, getting into Animal Crossing means you have to invest in the Switch or the Switch Lite (a handheld-only version) which retail for $299.99 and $199.99 respectively. Due to the sudden COVID-19-related demand and production limitations, though, console prices surged in late March, sometimes doubling or tripling in online marketplaces like eBay. Even now, months after lockdowns began, the Switch is sold out at many retailers. As of Q2, over 61 million Nintendo Switch consoles have been sold worldwide. Revealing that you’re deeply involved in the Animal Crossing lifestyle has become a kind of meme, shattering the perception that gaming is a nerdy niche enjoyed only by teenage boys. On social media, people have been sharing pictures of their homes, outfits (there’s even a subset of Animal Crossing hypebeasts) and special virtual events like birthday parties and weddings that many people have been organizing during quarantine. There’s also a stock market mechanic in the game where players buy and sell turnips depending on fluctuating prices. Because prices are different on every island and change twice a day, people have been advertising when they have high prices — one player who did so received a DM from Elijah Wood asking if he could sell turnips on her island. Other celebrities, including T-Pain, Danny Trejo, Chrissy Teigen, and Lil Nas X have also revealed that they play Animal Crossing. Because the game is being regularly updated to add new seasonal events or mechanics, there’s always something new for the AC community to discuss. Players have also bonded over collective hatred for Tom Nook, who owns the main store on your island and offers you steep loans to build and upgrade your house, among other things. In order to upgrade your house fully, you end up paying Nook over $5.6 million Bells (the currency of the Animal Crossing world). It’s led to a lot of discourse about whether Nook — who is a tanuki, a fox-like animal native to East Asia and a trickster figure in Japanese myth — is a capitalist robber baron exploiting both the player and the island’s resources, or just an entrepreneur trying to eke out a living. After all, he never charges interest. Regardless of your thoughts on the Animal Crossing economy, it’s clear that a new population of gamers has entered the Nintendo economy in 2020. The company sold over 50 million software units during Q2, which is an increase of 123% compared to this period last year. New Horizons is already the second best-selling Switch game of all time, quickly catching up to Mario Kart Deluxe 8, which was released over three years ago. The top five best-selling Switch exclusives also include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield. The video game industry overall is expected to see a revenue of over $159 billion this year.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Animal Crossing's Summer Update Is Coming SoonHow Animal Crossing Has Helped Me Stay ConnectedThe Animal Crossing Update Welcomes A Scammer