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If the word "humidity" alone is enough to strike a genuine fear in your heart, you are certainly not alone. Women with wavy and curly hair often experience frizz as a result of excessive moisture in the air -- and the end result usually isn't a very pretty sight. Instead of letting unpredictable weather rule your life, take precautions by using a humidity-resistant hair gel that caters to your individual hair needs.
If the mere hint of humid weather is enough to make your hair frizz out and look dry and dull, invest in a styling gel that aims to seal in vital hydration, keeping your hair looking smooth, radiant and, most importantly, healthy. Seek out a dimethicone-infused formula that will ensure your hair is moisture rich and frizz-free, whether it's raining, uncomfortably muggy or totally dry outdoors.
In the event that humidity always makes your hair look dull, bland and downright unattractive, take action by using a shine-boosting style gel that will deliver your hair back to its natural radiance. Look for a water-resistant conditioning and nourishing gel that will pamper your locks using components such as sage, hibiscus, flax seed protein, B vitamins, coconut oil and lemon extracts -- and kiss your frizzy and boring mane goodbye.
If you absolutely despise the feel of heavy styling products weighing down your locks -- and who doesn't -- go the lightweight route. Seek out a weightless, water-based and humidity-resistant formula that will keep your hair protected against humidity without taking away its natural bounce and body. For extra nourishing and shine, also look for components such as apricot kernel, mango and lemon extracts.
If you're interested not only in looking good but also in doing something good for your tresses, seek out an enriching hair gel. Fortify and pamper your hair with a plant extract-based formula (think rosemary, aloe vera and chamomile extracts). This will keep your hair shielded against potentially destructive humidity and make it stronger and more resilient.