Brush With Greatness
Breakthrough hair-tamers battle flyaways
While there's much to love about the warm weather, we hate how the humidity inflates our frizz-prone strands to epic proportions. Luckily, we have a secret weapon this summer (and no, it's not a hat): Ricky's new No-Frizz hairbrushes, which have turned the bad-hair-day theory on its head.
Smoothing olive oil is baked directly into the bristles, then deposited into strands every time you brush your hair. The result: silky locks without the greasy residue. Best of all, you don't need to pile on extra products (which typically weigh hair down) to keep your mane under control--just run the brush through wet or dry locks for touch-ups.
The No-Frizz brushes, which retain their oil-diffusing properties for roughly a year, come in two versions that we put to the test on a steamy weekend. The flat paddle ($15) delivered a super-straight blowout, while the rounded barrel ($15) gave us glossy waves. A styling tip for both looks: Blow-dry hair in small sections to ensure you don't miss any spots and finish with a blast of cool air to seal the cuticle (hairdresser speak for nixing frizz). Also super useful are the No-Frizz combs ($6-$8), which work wonders on air-dried strands.
Post-blowout, our hair stayed silky and pristine during the humid weather, survived a sweat-inducing bike ride and still looked great during an al fresco dinner.