By InStyle Staff
Updated Aug 30, 2012 @ 2:30 pm
Zooey Deschanel
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The days of summer may be numbered by now, but that doesn’t mean we’re seeing the last of the humidity. To keep your bangs pin-straight as the water levels in the air rise like Zooey Deschanel, work a small dab of smoothing serum into them while they are still wet. Then blow-dry straight with a vented or round brush. While it may be tempting to dry the rest of your hair before tackling your bangs, try reversing the order instead. By starting with the front pieces of hair, you’ll get a better idea of how your style will look right away, letting your bangs act as almost a guide for the rest of your strands. Lock in the sleek texture by giving your fringe a quick pass with a flat iron, making sure to bend the ends inward for slight, natural-looking movement.

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