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    17 Hair Products Reviewers From Florida Actually Swear By

    Recommendations from people who regularly deal with intense humidity.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A beloved leave-in conditioner made with curly and textured hair in mind. It seals in moisture and gives your hair a restorative pick-me-up.

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    Pattern Beauty was founded by actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

    Promising review: "I enjoyed this product, I followed the directions on the bottle and used it on soaking wet hair immediately after rinsing the conditioner out of my hair. This leave-in instantly makes my hair soft, moisturized, and defined. Tracee did a great job with this!!" —Sunshine Queen from Florida

    Get it from Ulta for $25.

    2. A silicone-free L’Oreal lamellar treatment ready to inject some serious shine into your hair. This banishes dullness in seconds, leaving you with a lustrous, bouncy 'do without weighing it down.

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    Apply this directly to wet hair avoiding the roots, massage it in for eight seconds, then rinse.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing product for my curly hair that gets frizzy in the Florida heat. I have used tons of conditioners and other products that usually left my fine hair weighted down but had little effect on the frizz. I saw an immediate difference with the first use and have already ordered my second bottle so I don’t run out. Since my hair is chin-length and thin, I use less than the recommended amount. I’ve left it on overnight for deep conditioning and love the feel and texture." —Gail Stadnick

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    3. A collagen coating hair protein treatment that takes your dry, tired hair and turns it into the silky soft locks you've always wanted.

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    Promising review: "I usually don’t leave reviews. But I feel this deserves a legit thumbs up. My hair is completely fried and over-processed. Chlorine, salt water, and Florida sun have killed it. Lately it was so brittle and looking like the stuff plumbers use around pipes. I can seriously say that after one use I noticed a difference. After a couple, people also started to say how my hair was looking amazing all of the sudden... thank you!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    4. A bottle of the super popular Ghost Oil from Verb — a lightweight oil that you won't even notice is there, but still manages to nourish dry hair from roots to ends. 👻

    bottle of ghost oil floating in water
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    Promising review: "I live in hot and humid Florida, have curly hair, and use a blow dryer/curling iron so my hair takes a beating. This oil is the BEST I have ever used to make my ends look soft not frizzy! Received a very small sample in a gift bag at a charity event and now I'm hooked! Will toss out all those other bottles I bought hoping they would tame the frizz." —Louise

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    5. A pack of bendy foam curling rods for a traditional way to get awesome curls without the pain of hard plastic rollers.

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    Promising review: "I have the straightest hair on the planet. I got a perm and my hair was straight two weeks later. And I live in humidity (hello South Florida!) all the time. I mean all the time — so I don't bother trying to style my hair. If I go out the door after an hour of drying and curling? It's flat in 10 minutes. Then I saw these. Shining. Like a beacon of hope. I got them. My hair CURLED!!!!! And it didn't fall out when I went out the door!!! HOORAY!!" —Di D.

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $12.99.

    6. A John Frieda hot air brush that'll give you a salon-level blowout in record time.

    reviewer shows one side of their hair looking frizzy and wavy and the other half looking silky smooth and straight
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    Promising review: "I was using a circular brush and hairdryer to style my chin-length, baby-fine hair. It got complicated when I tried to do the back of my head. I read a ton of reviews on hot air brushes, and chose this one. I've been using it for about a month, and it has been absolutely ideal. It is much easier to use than the hairbrush/hairdryer combination.

    Before buying, I noted that some users found the high-temp setting to be quite hot, and this is true. However, the cool setting helps moderate the temperature, and it's easy to slide back and forth. Moreover, it's nowhere near as hot as my curling iron, which baked my fine hair and burned my skin. The curling iron has been retired. My hair stays fairly well-shaped all day, even in the high humidity we have here in Florida." —S.B.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two sizes).

    7. A container of coconut oil to use on your hair — and also your food.

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    Coconut oil is great for cooking and hair care. It nourishes and moisturizes, so you can get a silky 'do after just a few applications.

    Promising review: "I am 44, live in Florida, have medium-length hair, and stay very active. I use the oil on my hair when working out to prevent breakage at the ponytail line and condition at the same time. Also for moisturizing my skin and in cooking. It is light and pure. Good stuff!" —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    8. An absorbent microfiber towel that dries your hair quickly while being super gentle and nondamaging.

    model uses towel to dry hair
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This towel helps me get ready for work much faster. I have long, thick hair and live in humid Florida, so drying my hair is a major task. I also bought one large one for my dogs — it works great for drying them after a bath also. This is a great price for a great product! Buy one for everyone in your family who has hair!" —Jennifer Gates

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in two colors).

    See BuzzFeed's full review of this awesome towel.

    9. A bottle of conditioner with silk amino acids to tame your frizzy locks.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this stuff. I thought it would be terrible at first because it doesn't have that slippery feel like my Pantene. My hair is thin, fine, dry, damaged, and brittle. After my hair dried, I was amazed! My hair felt soft and light. It was very smooth and stayed that way. I live in humid Florida, so every day is a bad hair day but not with this. I took advantage of the free bottle offer but I've already bought more and it has become a favorite! I like to put it in and put a shower cap on as I bathe and rinse just before I get out. This stuff worked miracles for my hair." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    10. A super quick and super affordable hair mask you can add to your hair and let sit while you attend to your other shower-related chores.

    hair mask jars in various sizes and scents
    Amazon

    This one is cool because it comes in small jars so you can try it out before investing in a larger one. There are no silicones, parabens, or artificial colorants.

    Promising review: "OMG this hair mask works so well, I love it! Florida summers leave my long curly hair so dry and decided to give this a try and I’m so happy I did works great. Highly recommend!" —S-Florida

    Get it from Amazon for $2.97+ (available in six scents and two sizes).

    11. An argan oil hair serum with vitamin E and aloe vera for shine, because your hair deserves proper nutrition too!

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    Promising review: "This serum is a must for frizzy hair. I apply it after I wash my hair and blow dry. Has a light clean scent and works great in the south Florida humidity. Only thing is if you have oily scalp it may make it a bit too greasy, I wash my hair daily so that's how I manage that." —rachel alvarez

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    12. A bottle of hair oil capsules chock-full of vitamin B5 and keratin so you can properly hydrate your hair, even on the go.

    reviewer holds glass jar filled with green capsules
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    They're cruelty-free and the capsules are biodegradable!

    Promising review: "These hair capsules have honestly been a hair-saver! I suffer from super frizzy hair, and the fact that I live in super humid Florida does NOT make it better! Back in high school, I used to think that the only way to get rid of my frizziness was to straighten my hair EVERY day and obviously that damaged my hair to the max (not to mention my dyeing it red all the time). Once I realized that I can't just keep straightening it that much, I was on a hunt for a great anti-frizz product that also just left my hair soft and so smooth. Well, my hunt is OVER! This right here does it all! I put a capsule (sometimes half) on my hair and honestly, it not only smells AMAZING but it gets everything done! And the best part is that I don't have to wash it out (it's not a mask or a leave in treatment!) I can just let my hair air dry and it looks beautiful! I 100% recommend this and will be repurchasing over and over. Also, it's a plus that the capsules are SO cute and the glass jar it comes in is too! Thank you Remilia for creating these capsules!" —Bettina

    Get a bottle of 30 capsules from Amazon for $22.75.

    13. A tube of IGX's Mistress, a truly revolutionary hydrating hair balm that will have you saying "is that really MY hair?"

    before: model wit frizzy hair after: model with defined curls
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    I use this on my hair's ends and WOW! It really works. It keeps my hair from poofing up and makes it feel super soft, especially when I'm blow-drying it. You just need a dime's worth, so it lasts for a long time.

    Promising review: "This is the best product I’ve ever used! I live in Florida and prefer not to waste time heat styling my hair during the humid seasons. I’ve used other products to scrunch my hair to create waves and let it air dry, but none have worked as well as this one. I just put it on my wet or damp hair, scrunch a bit and I’m done. Once it’s dry, I have a perfect beach wave look. It looks even better on day two hair. I love this one! Also, it smells amazing and I’ve been complimented on the scent as well. I feel like I should stock up on these in case they discontinue it!" —shortgirlc

    Get it from Sephora for $29 or Amazon for $28.

    14. A protective hair kit made to save your precious locks from the damage that comes with hard water. It removes and repels mineral buildup so you can reclaim your 'do.

    left: reviewer hair looking a bit orange right: hair looking more platinum blonde
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    Bonus: It also helps keeps light hair from turning brassy. The kit comes with shampoo, conditioner, and four packets of wellness remedy.

    Promising review: "My color-treated, salt-and-pepper hair was horrible since I moved to central Florida! Hard water was destroying it. Even after the color was gone, my natural hair was falling out and like wire! After one wash and conditioning my hair is soft and not coming out in the brush! LOVE IT! BTW it works on my husband’s hair too." —Ritakc

    Get it from Amazon for $30.

    15. A coconut curl mousse for defined curls that'll smell like they just got back from a tropical vacation.

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    Promising review: "I have very fine curly hair. Living in Florida, no matter what I use it does not control the frizz. This helps better that any other product I’ve tried. It doesn’t help all the frizz (it’s more because of the humidity living in Florida) but I love the OGX line of hair care." —L. Reynolds

    Get it from Amazon for $9.60.

    16. A bottle of John Frieda Frizz Ease capable of finally taming all your frizz and flyaways.

    frizz ease bottle with pump top
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the OG. When I was a little girl I would use this all the time to try and game my frizziness. It worked miracles then and still does. I just recently purchased this again after not using it for a while and experimenting with other products, and it still works wonders. I live in hot and humid south Florida and just looking out the window can give you frizz. This product does not make my hair look greasy. It also defines my 3C curls. For the price, it's definitely worth it." —Vanessa Hernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    17. An intense keratin hair mask to renew elasticity, add shine, straighten, and make your hair super-duper soft.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have only used it twice but I can say that my hair is shinier and softer already. I usually have frizzy hair, but this product really tamed it. It's not like it will be straight right out of the shower — I still need to style it — but it makes it easier and faster, and the hair keeps straight in humid Florida. :) I love it so far." —Tatiana L

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    Anything that stands up to intense Florida humidity is definitely worth looking into!

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