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Wednesday, July 6, 2011


If you live in a part of the country where summer mean humidity, you know frizzy hair season is just around the corner. Today beauty editor Nicole Emmerling has some tips to tame the frizz. -- AP

Does the woman in the picture look familiar? That’s Claire Littleton (played by actress Emily de Ravin) from Lost. Poor Claire. When she disappeared, she didn’t have time to pack her conditioner, and the jungle humidity did a number on her hair.

Why does hair frizz in humid weather? When the air has more moisture in it than your hair, your hair acts like a sponge, sopping up moisture anywhere it can get it. And the nearest moisture is all that humid air outside. Your hair is thirsty. It starts drinking, and the next thing you know, it’s expanding, and turning you into something out of a horror movie.

There’s a simple fix to frizzy hair, and that’s to make sure your hair has enough moisture so that it won’t need to soak up anymore when you go outside. Make sure the conditioners you use are alcohol free. Look for conditioners with amino acids and nourishing oils like avocado oil or almond oil, and you’ll be able to tame the Frizz Monster.

Here in NJ, we fight a daily battle with frizz throughout the summer. What about you? -- AP

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