In these, the crazy humid dog days of summer, all we can think about is A.) staying cool, and B.) preventing our blowouts from exploding into a halo of frizz. Avon is one step ahead of us with their genius new leave-in treatment, Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield. To spread the word about the strand-smoothing serum, Avon went on a “Frizz-Free Revolution Tour,” setting up Street Stop buses all over the country, with celebrity hairstylist Tippi Shorter giving on-site blowouts. Yesterday, we visited the Street Stop bus in Manhattan and chatted with Shorter about Lotus Shield Frizz Control. ESSENCE.COM: So, in your infinite celeb hairstylist wisdom, tell us why Frizz Control Lotus Shield is so spectacular! TIPPI SHORTER: Lotus Shield is named after the Lotus Flower, which maintains its beauty in extremely humid environments–and that’s what it does for your hair. After using it three or four times, your hair will stay smooth and frizz-free for up to three days…in 97% humidity! You can’t get better than that. ESSENCE.COM: Sounds like a godsend! How do you use it? T.S.: It’s a leave-in treatment, so you apply just a dime-size amount to clean, towel-dried hair. If you have really long, thick hair, you could use a half dollar sized dollop. ESSENCE.COM: Besides using Lotus Shield, what can you do to prevent frizz in humid weather? T.S.: Frizz fighting starts in the shower. So, make sure you use shampoos and conditioners especially formulated to prevent hair from expanding in the humidity. Also, use products that nourish and strenghten strands. The more damaged the hair, the more frizz-prone it is. Avon Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield Anti-Frizz Treatment, $9.99, available at avon.com