Ladies with thick hair, here’s how to be that woman with the perfect air-dry ‘do

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Everyone has the friend with the perfect hair. Typically, she shrugs off her smooth-as-honey locks and alarmingly straight hairline. What’s worse, now that it’s summer, she’s all about that wash and go style. Of course, it dries perfectly into subtle waves that blow in the wind. You’ve tried to air dry your hair hoping for similar results, only to be met with frizz and frustration. Ultimately, you gather your unruly strands with a stretched-out hair tie that’s been floating around the bottom of your bag for months. Before you throw in the towel and come to terms with another summer of sweaty mornings spent under the blow dryer, we have a new product that you need to try. It’s Bumble and bumble Don’t Blow It Thick (H)air Styler

Initially, we love that this product is specifically designed for thick hair. If there’s anything thick-haired women know it’s that not all hair products are designed with us in mind. The cream conditions to reduce frizz and control otherwise unruly tresses to help you create the air-dried look you’ve been trying to achieve every summer since high school. It also provides UV protection, so be sure to apply it to your wet hair before a day in the sun. 

All you need to do is apply the cream section-by-section to your combed-out wet hair. Now comes the hard part—try not to touch it until it’s dry. Playing with your drying hair will encourage frizz to take hold, which we know is the kiss of death to air-dryed styles. Once it’s completely dry, give it a little fluff at the roots, a quick coating of our favorite frizz-proof spray (only if needed), and go.

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For even more hair tips, check out our guide to Southern hair. Southern women have a whole different battle when it comes to fighting the summertime humidity. We’ve gathered our favorite frizz-fighting products and sleek hairstyles to keep you looking put together all summer long.

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