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4 Straight Hair Problems—Solved!

Hair Problems, Solved!

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If you’re among the 75 percent of women who prefer the glossy, pin-straight look, but were born with natural curls, we’ve got your back. Whether spin class leaves you drenched or you live in a humid climate, there's a straight hair solution for every dilemma. Plus these 17 Ways to Score Sexy, Fuller Hair—Fast will ensure amazing hair every day.

The Obstacle: You’re Low on Time

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Straight hair starts in the shower (and make sure you're not making these 8 Hair-Washing Mistakes). Try a co-wash (a low-lather product that acts a shampoo, conditioner, and detangler in one) like Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner ($5; drugstore.com), which gently rinses away dirt and oil while coating strands with mild moisturizers. For a quickie blowout post-shower, reach for a frizz-fighting ionic dryer, like speed demon Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q ($120; drugstore.com), with strong airflow to slash drying time.

Photo: Photo by Jonathon Kambouris

The Obstacle: You Live in a Humid Environment

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Living in a muggy environment (we're looking at you, Seattle, Houston, and Miami!) means fighting frizz is a year-round battle. Invest in a high-quality straightening tool with multiple heat settings like Moroccanoil Professional Series Ceramic Hairstyling Iron ($180; moroccanoil.com), so you can control the temp depending on the outdoor elements. And tame stray hairs throughout the day with a humidity blocking serum: Living Proof Restore Instant Protection ($26; ulta.com) features a silicone-free formula that coats the cuticle and resists moisture—without leaving a greasy feel.

Photo: Photo by Jonathon Kambouris

The Obstacle: You’re on a Budget

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Multi-purpose products deliver the most bang for your buck. Look for balms or serums that offer heat protection from styling tools and frizz control throughout the day. We like the keratin-infused L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Perfecting Balm ($7; lorealparisusa.com). Just apply from root to ends pre-blow dry for protection up to 450 degrees. Great tools can be found on the cheap too: Tresemme Salon Professional Flat Iron ($35; drugstore.com) has adjustable heat, and reaches 430 degrees in seconds—for less than a night out.

Photo: Photo by Jonathon Kambouris

The Obstacle: Spin Classes Leave You Drenched

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A little sweat never hurt anybody—until you’re showering after every workout class to rinse it off (because let’s face it: the one part of you that can’t stand the heat is your hair). The result is dry, brittle strands. The best line of defense: Restore and protect against future damage. Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Shampoo ($24; ulta.com) injects moisture into the hair so it can withstand temps up to 428 degrees, plus it delivers humidity resistance for a full day. And once a week, do a deep conditioning mask like Goldwell Luxury Kerasilk Ultra Rich Keratin Care Deep Smoothing Mask ($40; goldwell.com) to keep hair sleek and healthy.

Photo: Photo by Jonathon Kambouris

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