So you just spent 20 minutes blowing out your tresses 鈥 only for it them to fluff up before you finish locking your front door. Sound familiar? There鈥檚 no question that the summer season is rife with coif-ruining elements. 鈥淢oisture in the air is what causes frizz 鈥 and of course, sweating,鈥 Drybar founder Alli Webb says. So while your first instinct might be to scream in frustration and give up on your signature look for good, don鈥檛 despair: Hair help is on the way. Sure, you can stick to braids, buns, ponytails, and other updos to stay cool this season, but you really can rock a blowout 鈥 if you鈥檙e prepared. We spoke with haircare experts to score their best blowout tips and tricks to ensuring your stick-straight hair still slays in the summer heat.

聽Prep your mane with moisture

No matter your texture, the summer鈥檚 humidity is a challenge. But dry, porous, and damaged hair is much more likely to go awry when humidity is in the atmosphere. 鈥淭hese types of hair are really sensitive to it,鈥 says Miriam Quevedo, founder of the eponymous haircare line.

Infusing your locks with moisture is the first step. 鈥淜eeping your hair moisturized and hydrated in the summer months is super important,鈥 says Webb. That means prepping your hair with hydrating shampoos, conditioners, and hair masks in the shower, as well as adding oil, like Miriam Quevedo Sublime Gold Oil ($90), to keep ends sealed, not split.

Don鈥檛 Pile on the Product

We know from the crunch of too much mousse or hairspray when we鈥檝e gone overboard. But while each head of hair is different, both experts agreed it鈥檚 much easier to start with a small amount and build up slowly to the hold or effect you鈥檙e looking for. 鈥淵ou don鈥檛 want to overdo it and make your hair too oily or greasy,鈥 explains Webb.

But it鈥檚 not just how much you apply product, but where. Heat-protection sprays, like Drybar鈥檚 Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler ($23), should be applied from roots to ends to save your strands from the scorch of heat tools, but Webb says that most products shouldn鈥檛 go higher than mid-shaft to avoid weighing down your roots. The only exception is a humidity-fighting hairspray to seal in the style.

Work a Wave

While sleek, stick-straight strands may be your fave, you might want to cut your losses when the temperatures rise. 鈥淚f you live in a place that super hot and humid, go with a messy or tousled look versus trying to keep your locks super smooth. If there鈥檚 moisture in the air, it鈥檚 an uphill battle,鈥 Webb says. Besides, it鈥檚 easier to hide frizzy bits among your waves and curls rather than try to tamp down those tiny hairs.

Don鈥檛 Overdry Your 鈥楧o

The phrase 鈥渆verything in moderation鈥 should also include daily styling. A full blowout every day can quickly lead to loads of damage no matter the weather, according to Quevedo: 鈥淭he heat from drying tools could increase the frizzing, especially in color treated hair or chemical treated.鈥

The solution that won鈥檛 sacrifice your style? 鈥淭ry to ride your blowout out as many days as possible by sleeping on a satin pillowcase and using a shower cap,鈥 Webb advises, recommending Drybar鈥檚 Slumber Party Silk Pillowcase ($39) to fight the frizz while you sleep. Spritz with a bit of dry shampoo for that 鈥渘ext day鈥 look and switch up your style the rest of the week so your sleek strands have a better chance of standing up against the summer鈥檚 moisture.

TOTE a Touch-Up Item

The best way to keep things fresh? 鈥淒on鈥檛 touch your hair during the day,鈥 says Quevedo. It prevents the hair from gathering static electricity and growing any further with heavy humidity.

But we鈥檒l admit, it鈥檚 hard, especially when you start to sweat. Keeping a styler on-hand in case of an emergency could be key to rescuing your 鈥榙o midday. 鈥淚 personally keep a couple of key products in my purse in case my hair starts to get frizzy,鈥 Webb says. A mini can of anti-humidity spray, vial of oil, or tube of styling cream in your bag can quickly tame those flyaways so you can get your style back on track.

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