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Hair and humidity just don't mix. But some hairsprays excel at protecting your tresses from frizz by acting as a barrier against moisture-filled air. Be prepared to go out in any weather by using a hairspray that's rated best by experts for humidity -- and you'll be sure your hairstyle will hold up, rain or shine.
TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray
If you're looking for a hairspray sold in drugstores, for a bargain price, try TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray. It's one of "Woman's Day" magazine's "10 Long-Lasting Beauty Picks." This hairspray is also featured in "Cosmopolitan" magazine's beauty awards, as "Best Hair Spray." Editors say it resists humidity while remaining touchable, not sticky.
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Extra Hold Hairspray
"Allure" magazine's beauty editor says Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Extra Hold Hairspray helped her hair hold up through an entire night at an outdoor party -- even with intense heat and humidity. According to the brand, this hairspray is formulated to provide the highest level of humidity resistance, without looking stiff or flaking.
Samy Fast Styling Mist
"Redbook" magazine named Samy Fast Styling Mist one of its "Beauty's Top 40 of 2008." Editors like the fact that it combines the volume and hold of a hairspray with the flexible styling features of a gel. It is formulated to protect hair from humidity as well as frizz.
Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray
"Allure" magazine asked top hairstylists about their favorite products for fighting frizz during summer's humidity. Celebrity hairstylist Oribe, who owns a salon in Miami Beach as well as his own product line, told editors how he tested his Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray. According to "Allure," Oribe spritzed the hairspray on women who had just had their hair blown-dry, then asked them to walk along the beach. Their hair stayed in place, and looked perfect, the magazine reported.