Vive la Solano
Like Scarlett Johansson's sex life, hair trends are confusing to keep up with: It's all about straight! Cool people wear it wavy! Volume, volume, volume! Everybody has a weave! It's exhausting. Since I have wavy, slightly damaged hair that turns frizzy if I even look at water, I naturally want it as straight as possible, no matter what Allure says is hot.
My favorite tool—one of the items I might actually cry over if it were taken away from me—is the Solano Sapphire straightener. It's a little pricey (somewhere around $150, I believe) but transforms even coarse, unruly straw into hair that's sleek and silky. The Solano came through yesterday during the two-minute monsoon, leaving my hair stick straight (with the help of a little Phytodefrisant and Fekkai Glossing Cream) well into the evening, despite all the style-killing moisture in the air. Beware if you have severly damaged or processed hair, though—I learned the hard way last summer that hair that's highlighted into oblivion doesn't like being scorched. So not pretty.