The Best Hairsprays For Humidity To Keep Summer Frizz Away

Say goodbye to frizz.

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By now, you’ve probably realized that warm weather calls for extra-special treatment when it comes to your hair care routine. You’ve also come to accept that humidity is the sworn enemy of a good hair day (see: Monica Geller’s infamous ‘do in Barbados). Unfortunately, humidity is just a fact of life in many places, meaning that stepping outside can turn into a less-than-delightful magic trick when it comes to your hair. Frizz halos instantly sprout up on once-sleek strands. Curls go from cute ringlets to full-blown tangled mess.

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So, how can you deal with the inevitable poofy transformation of your locks? You have one of two options. Either decide to become a “hat person” right here and now — or fight back. Just like your makeup calls for a final spritz of setting spray to shield it from melting in the heat, your hairstyle demands a line of defense, too.

Enter: Anti-humidity hairsprays. These high-performance formulas do more than just keep your style intact. They actively fend off the frizz-inducing power of humidity.

Different Types Of Hairspray

“Depending on the desired look for the style, the occasion, and also taking into consideration the weather, a good hairspray needs to have a variety of different hold factors,” explains celebrity hairstylist Alex Brown, who works with stars like Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner. “With a light hold hairspray, you will have a more flexible style that allows for more movement, brush-ability, and provides a more effortless look. Medium hold will give you similar benefits but can also help enhance a style with less workability. A strong or high hold spray will give you optimum control and will ensure your style will stay in place. No matter which hairspray you choose, it’s always a nice coating to protect each hair strand and keep your style fresh,” he explains.

Brown explains that an anti humidity hairspray is “typically a more light weight mist spray that will be more flexible and create a hydrophobic barrier over the hair to prevent moisture in the air from entering the cuticle.”

Ahead, TZR’s curated the best hairsprays for humidity to suit your hair type and budget. Whether you choose to save or splurge, rest assured, your strands will definitely be able to stand that humid heat.

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Anti-Humidity Hairsprays For Fine Hair

Save: Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine

Bamboo extract is the secret ingredient that amps up limp locks while still fighting frizz, even when humidity levels soar to 90%.

Splurge: R+Co Vicious Strong Hold Flexible Hairspray

Serious hold and serious bounce — that’s what this crunch-less hairspray promises, and that’s what it delivers. Ultra-conditioning pro-vitamin B5 visibly thickens fine strands for voluminous results, while amp copolymer and an exclusive holding complex tame hair in high humidity.

Anti-Humidity Hairsprays For Thick Hair

Save: Suave Professionals Luxe Styling Anti Humidity Hairspray

The ultra-fine mist this hairspray emits belies the major hold it delivers, strong enough to combat even the muggy dog days of summer. Bonus: It helps maintain the touchable softness and supreme brushability of your thick, frizz-free mane.

Splurge: Kérastase Laque Noire Hair Spray

When you’re known as the highest-hold hairspray of a luxe hair brand’s entire portfolio, expectations run fairly high. Spoiler alert: This micro-diffusion spray totally lives up to the hype. Its lightweight, water-free formula holds its own against damp, humid weather, keeping your thick stands perfectly coiffed.

Anti-Humidity Hairsprays For Damaged Hair

Save: TRESemmé Climate Control Finishing Spray

Specifically formulated to help you weather the elements (literally), this UV-protective hairspray contains the holy grail of frizz-fighting hair ingredients, keratin, which also helps strengthen and repair damaged strands.

Splurge: Amika The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray

Treat overly processed, fried locks and shield them from the frizzies with a single spritz of this restorative hairspray. It protects hair from heat styling and humidity for more than 24 hours, and it’s cruelty-free, color safe, and free from sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, so you’re just getting the good stuff your hair needs.

Anti-Humidity Hairsprays For Coarse Hair

Save: John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hair Spray

Because coarse hair (which can occur in any hair texture) can skew frizzy by default, even on non-humid days, a potent humidity-resistant formula is a must. This firm-hold, quick-dry hairspray actually creates a defensive shield around each individual strand to fend off frizz and excess moisture for up to 24 hours.

Splurge: Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray

It’s “Miami-tested,” so you can be confident this high-performance hairspray is more than capable of fighting off the hair-inflating side effects of humid heat. Formulated with a unique copolymer to keep flyaways at bay, it effectively safeguards your style — no matter how frizz-prone your hair might be.

Anti-Humidity Hairsprays For Curly & Coily Hair

Save: Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hold Me Softly Non-Aerosol Hairspray

Keep curls springy — not stiff or crunchy — with this flexible hold hairspray that helps ringlets maintain their shape despite the sticky heat. Bonus: Its delicate hibiscus scent transports you to the tropics with every spritz.

Splurge: DevaCurl Flexible Hold Hairspray

Developed specifically for the curly haired girl, this lightweight hairspray provides touchable hold, infuses strands with supreme shine, fights off frizz, and shields against humidity, thanks to a blend of wheat protein and unique styling copolymers.

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