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How to fight frizzy hair

Despite our differences and grass-is-always-greener attitudes, there is a common enemy that binds women of all hair types: Frizz. This poufy, unruly mess of fluff can affect us all but it's up to the individual to find a way to fight it. "Frizz is caused when water in the air, like humidity, seeps into the hair shaft and makes it swell," explains Kristin Perrotta, executive editor at Allure magazine. "Certain types are more prone to frizz ... thicker hair, curly hair. [And] all the things we do to style it damages the cuticle, which is the protective layer that keeps the water out. Once that's damaged, humidity seeps in and you have a big mushroom cloud." ...