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3 Game-Changing Products Your Hair Needs This Summer

By Wendy Rodewald-Sulz / May 22, 2015

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer bad hair season, and whether humidity causes your hair type to frizz out or fall flat, the results are rarely ideal. Luckily, a few new innovations are making the hot months ahead a whole lot more hospitable for hair. 

The Air Dry Perfector

Hair that’s truly wash and go is like a beauty unicorn — most of us can’t get away with skipping product and hot tools entirely. But Bumble and bumble’s new Don’t Blow It (H)air Styler ($30) is made to make air drying a breeze. The lightweight cream dries with a no-product feel, even sans blow dryer and brush, and helps to control frizz and add hold to hair that’s been twisted or scrunched to bring out its natural texture. Pack a tube in your beach bag to comb through your strands before letting them dry in the sun.

The Frizz Fixer

If there were ever the perfect hair product to stash in your purse, it’s Schwarzkopf’s new Styliste Ultime Satin Frizz Control & Protect Wax Powder ($7). The formula is like a magic trick: it transforms from a loose powder to a creamy wax when rubbed between your fingertips (which means no leaky bottle), and instantly smooths frizzy flyaways without making hair look greasy. Frizz emergencies are officially a thing of the past.

The Shimmering Smoother

You’re probably used to the idea of illuminator for your cheekbones, but how about for your hair? Alterna’s limited-edition Summer Sun-Kissed Smooth Protective Illuminating Cream ($22) is a lightweight smoothing cream with the subtlest hint of shimmer to make hair shine. It’s designed to be used on dry hair to clean up flyaways and unruly strands — like what happens to the hairs at the crown of your head when you walk outside in 90 percent humidity (hello, frizz halo). And if its tropical, fruity scent doesn’t get you in the summer spirit, nothing will.