Celebrity Hairstylist Justine Marjan Shares Her Secrets to Fighting Frizz Even in Summer Humidity 

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When it comes to the sleek, blunt bob that has not a hair out of place, nobody does it quite like Justine Marjan. The hair pro boasts a roster of clients including Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, Ashley Graham, Olivia Culpo and Dorit Kemsley to name a few. The string that binds them: Marjan’s sleek, perfected hairstyles that have virtually no frizz. Which got Us to asking, how — especially in the heat and humidity of summer.

Luckily, Marjan gave us a ton of her tips and tricks including the simple swaps you can make to fight frizz, her trick to tame your tresses if you have five minutes and five minutes only — and, of course, spilled her trusty frizz-fighting product companions.

According to Marjan, the best place to start is your pillowcase. “The easiest change someone could make is to switch to sleeping on silk,” says Marjan who suggests Hollywood Silk Solutions to keep moisture locked into your strands while you sleep. “Frizz and bedhead are often from friction from regular pillowcases and the result of sleeping on cotton pillowcases which pull moisture from your hair and skin! Silk allows your hair and skin to retain their moisture levels (and soak up many creams or oils you put on before bed), allowing hair to lay flatter, smoother, and frizz free,” she explains.

And her solution to combating  humidity-induced hair frayingSuper simple: apply a hair mask. “I love braiding the hair in a mask during the summer months. It keeps the hair off the face and moisturizes it at the same time so you don’t have to worry about it getting crazy from sweat or humidity.” As for Marjan’s current fave to get the job done? The TRESemme Keratin Smooth Mask.

Some other G-O-A-Ts that the mane pro keeps in her kit to keep her clients hair mirror-like and smooth included: OUAI Hair Oil, Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner, Leonor Greyl Eclat Natural, Sebastian Professional Hairspray, the ghd gold styler and The Hollywood Silk Solutions silk pillowcase. Consider it the care package for smooth hair.

Even better, Marjan gave us her step-by-steps for creating a pin-straight look like the style she regularly creates for clients like Ashley Graham. The key, she explains, is to start with with a good foundation.“Hair will hold a smooth style better if it was prepped properly with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner. I recommend and use Tresemme Keratin Smooth Collection, Aveda Smooth Infusion or OUAI Smooth on my clients,” she says.

Another clutch tip: “I always blow-dry the hair with the brush on top of each section and the nozzle attachment on my ghd air dryer directed down. After each section is dry, I seal it with the cool shot then set it flat to the head with Kitsch creaseless clips.”

If you’re looking for a more longterm strategy, Marjan suggests getting a Keratin treatment. “They are a semi-permanent solution to frizz and help beat the heat and humidity with minimal effort. If your hair takes a long time to style, Keratin treatments can cut down styling time while sealing moisture in the hair.”

But Marjan, she thinks of everything — this one is for the girls who already have some frizz and no time to start from scratch. Marjan’s one-two-punch is simple: “Your best bet would be to spray a nylon or boar-mixed bristle brush with an anti-humidity hairspray like Sebastian or Tresemme Keratin Smooth and brush it through the hair. This will fight moisture from re-entering the hair later,” she explains.

Looks like summer strands will be smooth sailing!

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