ESC, Frizzy Hair

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Some things just cannot be tamed. 

For too long, we've tried in earnest to fix the flyaways and fight the frizz. Now (in the sweltering heat and humidity), unpolished tresses are being validated by the stylish powers that be.

We saw frizzy hair at a few of the biggest fall runway shows, and now A-list celebs like Rihanna and Kate Hudson are embracing the perfectly imperfect look.

"We're so used to that polished, high-maintenance style," said celeb hairstylist Nicole Leal. "Why fight with your hair? Let's just work with how it's naturally going to frizz up or play with the flyaways. I think it even makes it look more romantic.

The hair expert stopped by E! News to show us how to achieve this look with different kinds of hair. The bonus? This heat-defying trend works just as well in the fall.

ESC, Frizzy Hair Split

Mara Soldinger

A tousled topknot is a smart choice for any and all hair textures. To style, start by spritzing dirty, day-old hair allover with a blast of dry texture shampoo. Leaving pieces of hair out in front of your ears, section into two parts on the back of the head, twisting the bottom half into a bun up around the first and securing in place with bobby pins.

"Don't be afraid to be liberal with hair product. Add extra volume to limp or clean hair by prepping with an extra pump of powder," suggested Nicole. Use your boar bristle brush or just your fingers "to frizz up the loose front sections, allowing the entire look to fall throughout the day for an unfussy feel."

ESC, Frizzy Hair Split

Mara Soldinger

For those with a lot of thick hair, there's no easier way to go than with the messy ponytail. The trick here is to section your hair into two pieces and secure them into place on top of each other, which will look like one ponytail but create added volume and extra fullness.

"With the density of this hair, you're better of sub-sectioning it with ponytails, because if it's secure in just one place, it's all going to fall," warned Nicole. Use dry texturizing spray to "create highs and lows in the hair so it's not all sticking together," she added.

ESC, Frizzy Hair Split

Mara Soldinger

For those with finer hair, frizzy braids offer up whimsical vibes. No matter what type you can do—fishtail, French or regular—use product to texturize and expand the braids and then backcomb (or lightly tease) the hair with a small boar-bristle brush, which gives the hair that lived-in, day-old look.

"The boar-bristle brush polishes your hair at the same time as it's frizzing it," Nicole noted. "You're getting this really refined finish but then you're also getting that texture, versus a light comb, which will just separate the hair."

If you don't have a boar-bristle brush, you can also take a towel and gently rub it across the braids, creating the frizz we now call our friend.

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