Fighting Frizz? Twelve Hair Products That Can Help
Unless you've been blessed with perfect hair (in which case, stop reading this, because I hate you), you've likely battled one of the most aggravating 'do dilemmas known to womankind: frizz. Sometimes it's just a few flyaway strands bringing you down; other times it looks as if someone's rubbed a balloon on your head. And if it's a particularly humid day, heaven help us all. Fortunately, frizz isn't a permanent condition; it's not even a problem we have to wait out, like a bad haircut. Instead, we can fight back with any number of hair products designed to tame our static-wrecked strands.
Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo
The 2010 winner of Cosmetic Executive Women’s Best Hair Care Product, Living Proof’s No Frizz shampoo is sulfate-free, works with curly or straight hair, and won’t strip color—all while keeping out frizz and locking in shine and strength.
Pureology Super Smooth System
Pureology’s frizz-fighting line works with natural ingredients like camellia oil and organic Shea butter to keep hair smooth and manageable. The addition of UVA/UVB sunscreens provides an extra barrier of protection.
Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Smooth Vitality
Avocado, bamboo, and cassia come together to block out humidity so that hair looks silky, rather than out of control. Gentler ingredients like these are also better for women with dyed or heat-styled hair.
TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl Spray
For curly-haired lasses, Bed Head has a curl-maintenance line called Foxy Curls, which keeps flyaway strands at bay while working with hair’s natural texture.
Bumble and Bumble Defrizz
This product is meant to stop frizz before it starts, creating a protective shield around the hair to prevent humidity from wreaking havoc. Adding it to damp hair helps smooth down unruly curls without erasing them, while adding it to dry hair promotes shine.
Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Lite Leave-in Moisturizer
The trick to taming your tresses is with a little milky moisture. Apply a quarter size of conditioner to your soaking wet hair for soft, manageable locks.
Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream
This styling cream gets its anti-frizz and shine-enhancing properties from specially formulated olive oil. Glowing consumer reviews on Amazon and ULTA praise its ability to moisturize, soften, and enliven the most lackluster of locks.
Frizz-Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioning Spray
Frizz often stems from under-moisturized hair, which is why leave-in conditioner is a great solution. Packed with healing vitamins and restorative proteins, Frizz-Ease claims to improve messy hair almost instantly.
Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum
Apply a few drops of this fragrant serum to hair to reduce flyaways and promote shine and body. It also guards against heat damage from blow-drying if it’s applied to damp hair beforehand.
Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Thermal Hairbrush
Olivia Garden’s offering goes beyond boar-hair bristles and features ceramic and ion technologies, both of which control how much heat energy the hair absorbs to keep it vibrant and voluminous.
Kérastase Masque Oleo-Relax
A member of Kérastase’s Dry, Rebellious Hair line, this masque uses palm oils to breathe life back into damaged hair. Silicone-based ingredients are what target the frizz, promising results that last.
Wigo Cushion Boar Bristle Brush
If seeking out sprays, serums, and shampoos seems like too much of a hassle, a frizz-free life could be as simple as a hairbrush change. Boar-hair bristles supposedly eradicate frizz and create a lush, manageable ’do.