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These hero products will help your hair deal with humidity and hot weather

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Amira Arasteh
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Serums, masks, shampoos, conditioners and stylers to keep your hair the right kind of hot.

The UK has been blessed with amazing weather recently, and we don’t want it to stop – please, we really don’t. But humidity and sweat can cause hair… issues. Long curls? Tedious to style. A thick bob? Near-impossible to keep sleek. No matter what type or length or style of hair you have, when the sun shines past 20 degrees, it’s liable to cause problems. 

But you’re not on your own – the Stylist beauty team also go through the hair vs. humidity battle. Here’s how to make the best of a sticky situation…

OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo

All the OGX shampoos have a place in our bathroom, but this one really stands out for summer. It contains kukui nut oil, a natural moisturiser used in ancient Hawaii to soothe dry skin and cuts. When used on hair, it’s a humidity-combating wonder oil that hydrates and de-frizzes.

£6.99, superdrug.com

Tigi Bed Head Totally Beachin™ Mellow After Sun Conditioner

Thick- and long-haired girls, listen up: this after-sun balm will treat any damage incurred by hours in the sun. Aloe vera calms and soothes strands, while Tigi’s Surface Repair Technology ensures hair is healthy and conditioned.

£9.40, feelunique.com

Aveda Smooth Infusion Smoothing Masque

If you’re prone to frizzy hair, this is the product for you. A deep conditioning treatment made from natural ingredients such as cupuaçu and shea butter, it keeps hair soft, smooth and luxuriously silky no matter the weather. Just one use claims to reduce frizz and volume by 50%. Summer sun, come at us.

£24, aveda.co.uk

Mr. Smith Leave In

The latest serum from Aussie brand Mr. Smith is infused with moisturising cupuaçu, mango butter and cocoa butter – which has anti-humidifying properties perfect for controlling frizz-prone hair. It also smells incredible. Apply to damp or dry hair and prepare to feel amazing all day.

£38, mr-smith.com.au

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo

A hair wash doesn’t always feel worth it when it’s boiling outside. Think about it: you spend ages shampooing, masking, conditioning, brushing and styling, only to have it ruined by humidity less than an hour later.

If you can’t be bothered to get your hair wet, turn to this summer staple. Argan oil-infused and UV-protecting, it absorbs the natural oils in your hair, leaving you feeling cool and clean. Throw a bottle in your bag and refresh throughout the day.

£15.45, lookfantastic.com

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler

Hot weather can make hair feel sticky, flat and matted, so it’s a good idea to have a spare brush on hand. This Tangle Teezer has a dreamy palms-and-pineapples print, and its smaller size means it’s perfect for popping in your tote or desk drawer.

£13.50, boots.com

Invisibobble Clear Hair Band

We all wish our hair would stay sleek from day to night but sometimes, a hair band is the only way to avoid the ‘Monica Geller in Barbados’ look. Tie hair back into a slicked-back bun or chic braid to contain frizz and flyaways and prevent overheating.

£4.95, boots.com   

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