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As summer heats up, humidity is on the rise. Even if you live in an area where it’s frequently humid, you might be getting tired of dealing with a bunch of frizz. Here’s how you can go about reducing frizz when it’s very humid. If you have any other tips and tricks you’d recommend to other curly girls, make sure you let us know in the comments!

While some curly girls love using products with glycerin in them, it can ultimately end up causing more frizz. Therefore, when it comes to keeping your curls under wraps during the summer months, switch to products without glycerin. Curly girls who practice the Curly Girl Method, or only use natural products on their hair are probably already avoiding this ingredient, so if you’re in that category, keep on keeping on!

Additionally, try to avoid products that have humectants. Humectants work great in the colder months as it allows your curls to draw moisture from the air naturally, and will help your strands stay more hydrated. However, in the summer your cuticles will expand to draw moisture in, so using humectants will actually make your curls frizzier in the warmer months. Therefore, try to avoid those products until it’s less humid.

During humid months, you can either skip or cut back on your leave in conditioners. The air is already loaded with moisture, so you won’t need to add more in. You don’t want your curls to become over-moisturized, which presents its own issues.

Finally, after you’re done styling your curls, you can try sealing your strands with an emollient. These anti-humectants help repel moisture, so your strands won’t constantly be seeking it from the air around you. You can smooth your curls with a few drops of a lightweight sealing oil, such as jojoba oil or argan oil. Coconut and olive oil work as anti-humectants, as so shea and mango butters.