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WE'VE ALL HAD THAT MOMENT when we're getting ready for a perfect sunny day– putting on a new outfit, smoothing your strands with the flat iron, grab a quick selfie, and then it happens. That quick bit of happiness fades as you remember the Houston humidity is out to destroy your beautiful strands right when you walk out the door.
In this city, protective hair products are a must and we've searched high and low for the best of the best. Could there be the perfect product out there to fight against this never-ending war? The answer is simply, yes.
Below, ten must-have serums, spritz and sprays to secure a selfie-ready look from a morning picnic lunch to an outside dinner date night.
For an added bonus, check out the first four products to shop local.
Inspired by Persian beauty, Joon's Saffron Hair Elixir Oil will have your hair feeling rich and look like gold. With natural ingredients from saffron, pistachio, and rose, this chemic combo will smooth those frizzy flyaways while giving your hair a bountiful bounce.
Earth Nectar's Honey Curls is a styling gel perfect for the natural gals. With active ingredients from aloe vera, jojoba oil and almond oil, this gel gets deep into the cuticles for a moisturized look that'll have the bees 'gel-lous'.
Bio Collection's Organic Pure Argan Oil softens skin, nourishes hair and strengthen nails with one drop. What makes this multi-use product perfect for strands, is it's high content of Vitamin E which is vital for taming the frizz.
When it comes to Sauce Beauty's Tzatziki Taming Spray, try not to confuse this product by putting it in your pantry. Perfect for all hair types, this leave-in conditioner is packed with fresh ingredients such as cucumber water, coconut oil, yogurt and mint that is sure to smooth your hair and control your frizz against the cookin' Houston heat.
If you're looking for a humidity fighter that's low cost and always in stock at drugstore, Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum should be your new go-to. Made with argan oil sustainably sourced from Morocco, this serum is proved to fight, and win, against 97% humidity with just one pump. Don't trust us, trust science.
What differentiates Pattern's Jojoba Oil Hair Serum from the other serums is it fights from the roots. This lightweight serum is infused with power oils from Safflower, Jojoba, Rosehip, Olive and Lavender to give your strands an added boost of hydration to fight humidity and secure the scalp.
Who would've thought you could purchase hair insurance against Houston's heat? With Aussie's Hair Insurance Leave-In Conditioner, spritz your hair safe with a refreshing scent of Jojoba Oil and Australian Sea Kelp.
Rated as one of the best drugstore buys for the fight against humidity, Pantene's Gold Series Instant Nourishing Spray is both lightweight and conditioning for a fresh salon walk-out all day.
Not a fan of the typical crunch products leave behind? Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray is the fighter of all fighters. Its ultra lightweight formula will shield your strands from the hottest of days.
Perfect for all hair types, Frizz's Humidity Shield prevents frizz and blocks humidity with the swift of a mist.