As temps rise, so does humidity, which wreaks havoc on curls. Here are four products that help fight frizz, moisturize and detangle hard-to-maintain hair.
Mizani's 25 Miracle Milk
What's your curl type? Mizani's online "natural curl key" differentiates among eight distinct curls, from minimal to zigzag coiled, offering hair-care suggestions, like its new 25 Miracle Milk leave-in conditioner, which moisturizes and detangles; $20, visit mizani.com for local retailers.
Dark and Lovely Au Naturale
Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Easy Twist Gel N' Butter serves as both a holding gel and moisturizing butter, with mango oil and bamboo milk that deliver soft hold and high shine; $8.99 at sallybeauty.com.
John Frieda's Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam
Protect your curls with John Frieda's Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam. Out since February, it features moringa oil for soft, touchable curls; $9.99 at grocers, drugstores and drugstore.com.
Kerastase Paris curl enhancers
Kerastase Paris this year launched two new curl savers: Styling Curl Fever, a hydrating gel that smoothes the hair shaft, defining curls; and Styling Fix Fabulous, a spray delivering shine and natural (not frozen) hold; $37 each at kerastase-usa.com.