Choosing the Right Styler for Fine Curly Hair: Your Guide to Humidity-Proofing Your Fine Curls This Summer

I live in South Florida, so trust me when I say: I GET HUMIDITY.

Hot, humid air is almost synonymous with frizzy, “poofy” hair. That’s because humidity is, essentially, water vapor, which soaks into your hair. The finer and more delicate the curls, the more likely your hair is to swell and poof in tropical summer climates.

Curly hair, with its natural tendency to frizz, requires moisturizing products to stay hydrated and frizz-free. Ironically, many of these products contain glycerin, a double-edged ingredient for those of us with fine, delicate curls.

So, let’s talk about it.


Now, we all want our curls to be well-moisturized and frizz-free, right? That’s where glycerin usually steps in. It’s like the BFF of hydration in many hair products, renowned for its superpower of pulling in moisture. The catch? When it comes to us with fine, delicate curls and a humid environment, glycerin can be a bit of a troublemaker.

Let’s break it down:

Glycerin Pros:

Glycerin is a specific type of alcohol that looks and functions like a fat. It’s famous for its deep, hydrating powers, pulling in greater moisture for your hair. Sounds great, right?

Despite its deep hydrating powers, glycerin can pose challenges for those with curly, finer hair, especially in humid environments.

Downsides of Glycerin:

  • Greasy, Sticky Feeling
  • Increased Frizz and Lack of Control
  • Hair Damage When Used with Heat
  • Unpredictable Results
  • Glycerin also pulls more water from the air (which is the last thing you want for your curls when you’re trying to fend off the frizz monster)


Fine-haired beauties like us know that having that extra control over our curls is a game-changer. By opting for the right glycerin-free products, you can worry less about your curls and focus more on enjoying the outdoor weather! The key is finding products that rely on natural oils rather than glycerin for moisture. Specifically, lightweight oils that soak in quickly without leaving behind any greasy residue.


Picture this: you’re on vacation or simply soaking up the summer sun, and the last thing you want to worry about is your hair. Enter our van + veronica Styler. This little magic bottle is crafted without glycerin, sulfates, or silicones, making it your go-to choice for fine curls. It’s designed to seal each curl’s cuticle, offering ultimate control and protection against humidity-induced frizz. With our glycerin-free Styler, enjoy both a beautiful day and gorgeous, frizz-free curls that stay fabulous in any weather!


So now we know. Glycerin is fantastic for your skin, but for your fine, curly strands, it might not be your best buddy for final styling. Glycerin-based stylers can quickly turn your curls greasy and sticky, robbing them of their natural volume and bounce. But fear not, there’s a solution as light as a summer breeze – go glycerin-free!

Going glycerin-free is the secret to maintaining your curls’ integrity, even in the most humid conditions. When packing your essentials for your summertime adventures, say goodbye to your old stylers and hello to frizz-free, humidity-resistant curls. Experience the magic of the van + veronica glycerin-free Styler this summer, and shine with curl confidence, knowing your locks are both beautiful and well-protected. Humidity doesn’t stand a chance!

Shop the van + veronica glycerin-free Styler now and unlock the secret to beautiful, worry-free curls.

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