15 Ways to Effectively Fight Frizzy Hair (Read This Now, Thank Us Later)
by advicesisters.com staff
April showers may bring May flowers, but Spring brings humidity that lasts through the Summer. For those with frizzy hair, every day is a potentially bad hair day.
But not anymore! The Advice Sisters Beauty and Style has found 11 great ways to fight frizz! Add some of these to your beauty arsenal and have an easier, more beautiful season:
Clean & Condition:
One of the easiest ways to smooth frizz is to use cleansing and conditioning products that don’t dry out your hair (that only makes the situation worse). There are so many shampoos that hydrate and smooth, but here are two that anyone can afford:
Herbal Essences recently introduced their biggest launch since their Classics debuted 45 years ago with 9 new collections to address different hair types. that combine cutting-edge technology with beautiful ingredients at budget beauty price points of just $5.99/each.
We selected the nicely lathering Herbal Essences Smooth with Golden Moringa Oil.
Moringa is considered to be the most nutrient rich plant on earth.with more than 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants.
The light scent features orange, white florals and coconut water, but what we noticed the most was how our hair was soft and shiny and yes, smoother!
Find Herbal Essences in drug stores and Mass market retailers nationwide or visit www.herbalessences.com/
Naturalistas rejoice! Live Clean offers eco-friendly, 95% plant based hair body products (among its bath & body offerings). The products are made from renewable sources, cruelty-free and don’t have any harsh chemicals such as parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates,
The products are cruelty-free and made without the use of harsh chemicals such as parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, phosphates, and dyes.
We also loved the nicely hydrating Hand Soap and Body Wash in “Coconut Milk” (smells like coconut without suffocating you with the scent), but for this review, we’ve selected the lovely Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner.
Let the gently-cleansing shampoo and conditioner hydrate your hair with coconut oil. while Vitamins C and E plus rice protein nourish and strengthen so your hair stays soft and silky, not dry, crunchy or frizzy.
The entire line is budget beauty priced at just $5.99 in select Target, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, H-E-B, Rite Aid, Kroger and Harmon’s Drug stores.
The right brush is essential to get hair smooth and straight or add the right amount of waves and curls.
The VARIS Boar Brush collection is designed to style, and also protect and nourish hair with its hydrating hydrionic technology. According to Varis these are
According to Varis hydrionic cyrstals are a blend of natural-occurring crystals that emit pure negative ions and far infrared energy. These elements are powerful enough to break down water molecules that penetrate the hair shaft and restore moisture balance, leaving hair full of shine.
The hydrionic crystals are infused into the Varis brush bristles and barrels to reduce static fly-aways and speed up drying time and help keep hair manageable and moisturized. The brushes also help to distribute the oil naturally in your hair throughout your scalp to promote health and hydration.
We tested the medium round brush which works for most hair lengths and saw visible, immediate smoothing results, even on dry hair.
The VARIS Boar Brush Collection is $36-$48 at www.beautycarechoices.com/varis
Tame Frizz With Serums:
Blow dryers, flat irons, and even brushes can’t fight frizz alone. Oils serums, and treatments help keep humidity from penetrating your hair and ruining all the work you just did to make your hair look smooth and sleek. Here are some to try to suit every budget:
When you need to bring out the “big guns” for really coarse, unruly, hard to manage hair, get Goldwell Kerasilk Control Rich Protective Oil ($31.99).
This might not be your best product for minor frizz, and you need just a small amount to do a lot of good. But if you need real “lion mane tamer” help, the
But if you need real “lion mane tamer” help, the Keratin and Liquid Silk which are the mainstays of the entire Goldwell Kerasilk line added to your towel-dried or dry hair immediately smooths down the frizz and acts as a shield against humidity.
We liked the light floral scent too. You can’t use too much or you’ll end up having to wash your hair the next day, but when you need real control, there’s nothing better for sleekness and shine. For more information visit
For more information visit http://www.Goldwell.us
We personally love easy to use products such as spray mists. One that makes life easier for those with unruly hair and frizz comes from the StriVectin Hair All Smooth collection. The StriVectin Frizz Control Mist ($26) has less weight than a serum, but it still helps to keep hair soft and frizz free with daily use.
It has a patented NIA-114 and Thermoshield Anti-Humidity Complex for heat protection from cuticle damage that increases frizz- causing porosity.
For those who care, it is also free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates and synthetic dyes and it’s safe for color or chemically treated hair.
This isn’t the biggest powerhouse on the block, but if you don’t shampoo every day and don’t want to this product used on damp or dry hair as you need it will keep your frizzy hair away!
Visit the official site of StriVectin hair products to learn more: http://www.strivectin.com/
Pump out a bit of KMS California TAMEFRIZZ Smoothing Lotion (18.99) before blow-drying your hair and it won’t just protect your hair from heat styling damage, it will also reduce frizz while you blow dry.
Two ingredients with technical names help keep hair in check: Olyquaternium-37 (a Polymer for control and eliminating flyaways) and Hydroxypropyl Guar/Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (smooths and reduces frizz).
It’s good for all hair types and for moderate frizz to keep it under control for daily use. Just use a little bit of this excellent detangler and smoother and you will soon realize you’re seeing fewer really bad hair days.
Get KMS products at Salons Nationwide and ULTA.
When de-frizzing every day is not an option, John Frieda’s Frizz Ease 10-day Tamer Pre-Shower Treatment ($12.99) is a treatment you apply to dry hair before you shampoo that can de-frizz for up to 10 days.
There are two applications in the 5 oz. bottle) that contains a blend of nourishing and protective ingredients to create a reactive bond with dry hair–but you use it on WET hair first.
We tried it and found that our hair was soft and protected from humidity and frizz (after heat styling) for days longer than with a daily application.
You must use it on completely wet hair and leave it in 8-10 minutes, then shampoo and style as usual, giving it 5 washes before the next use.
Your hair may feel alarmingly dry when wet (we suggest deep conditioning) but we found in our test that the result was softer, shinier hair that dried faster with perfectly frizz-free results for days.
Your results may vary, but we felt it worked very well.
For more information visit http://www.johnfrieda.com/en-US/Home
Treat Yourself to Luxe Treatments:
Oscar Blandi’s high profile celebrity clientele is so numerous, just a few include Jessica Alba, Mischa Barton, Jennifer Garner, Salma Hayek, Sienna Miller, Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Molly Sims, and Sofia Vergara. But everyone can enjoy the luxurious Oscar Blandi Product Collection. You don’t have to be a celebrity, but you will feel like one.
Oscar Blandi Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum aka. The Jasmine Oil Aromatic Treatment Serum ($24 1.01 oz /$35 1.6. oz.*travel size .5 oz. is $16) is one of the most lovely and luxurious hair products we’ve ever tried. This vitamin E infused serum administers add instant shine and lets your hair reflect the light. It also helps keep frizz at bay (use it on
This vitamin E infused serum in a graceful frosted pump bottle gives your hair reflective shine and strength, and it also helps keep frizz at bay (use it on towel-dried hair or on dry hair)..
But the thing that so amazing about this product is the fragrance. It smells like a bouquet of fresh-picked jasmine flowers thanks to non-drying essential oils jasmine ylang- ylang, and eucalyptus.
Just a tiny bit on your hair will freshen it and make it smell absolutely irresistible. It won’t hurt to massage any residue into your skin either!
Add a small amount to your damp or dry hair and let the Jasmine Calming complex (jasmine flower extract, sweet almond oil, Vitamin E * Keratin) smooth, while Keratin Proteins add a gloss and act as a heat protectant.
Add a small amount to your damp or dry hair and let the Jasmine Calming Complex (jasmine flower extract, sweet almond oil, Vitamin E smooth) while keratin proteins add a gloss and act as a heat protectant.
That’s not all: non-drying silicones really do the frizz and flyaway duty while cystine copolymers seal hair to damage…and then there’s that exotic sensual jasmine fragrance.
When You Don’t/Can’t Use Heat Tools:
Pureology’s Style Hydrate Air Dry Cream ($28) is great for heatless styling with AirDry technology and an AntiFade complex that make hair dry faster and more importantly help control frizz.
the product also helps protect your color as do all Pureology products. Key ingredients include Jojoba, green tea and sage to condition Multi-weight proteins of soy, oat and wheat help strengthen, rebuild and repair;
Get the most of out the product by applying the product first at the back of the head (where you have the most hair), follow with the sides, then sparingly around the hairline.
Once hair dries frizz will be tamed and controlled, but this isn’t a “straight and sleek” product, it is for naturally wavy or curly air-dried styles. Great for Summer, the beach/pool, camping, travel, etc.
Great for Summer, the beach/pool, camping, travel, etc. For more information visit http://www.pureology.com/systems/hydrate/air-dry
Buy Pureology products in authorized dealers. For more information visit http://www.pureology.com/systems/hydrate/air-dry
Lock in Your Look!
You’ve finally gotten your frizzy hair smooth and chic Now, lock the look down with a hair spray that won’t let the humidity back in.
Macadamia Professional Anti-Humidity Finishing Spray ($20 5 fl oz.) smells slightly like coconuts and offers a light hold, but what it really does is repel external moisture to lock out humidity so your hair doesn’t frizz up again the minute you go into a humid atmosphere,
Key ingredients include Macadamia Oil to moisturize, Argan Oil for strength, a proprietary Copolymer Blend (it forms a water resistant film-forming barrier that protects hair from weather and humidity), Vitamin E for antioxidant protection, and Hydrolyzed Soy Protein to shine and smooth.
For more information visit: https://macadamiahair.com/
When There’s No Time/All Else Fails:
There are going to be times when you just don’t have time…to shampoo, blow dry or style. A bun, updo or ponytail is the best solution. Here’s the best little hair tool to help you: Invisibobble!
Invisibobble is one of our favorite hair tools of all time. It’s so simple, yet so effective. It’s the styling tool that will never let you or your hair down, literally.
These stretchy coils of colorful plastic can be wrapped up to several times in a ponytail or to make a bun or updo.
They really stay put, but amazingly, they slide right out of your hair when you’re done with them and they don’t yank your hair out like other elastics do –even in frizzy hair (check out our 2016 summer review showing all the different types of Invisibobbles).
Invisibobbles come in different sizes and tons of different colors and run approximately $8 per box of 3.
I always take a bunch in my makeup bag, my travel bag, and sometimes even wear them as bracelets just in case it gets hot and I want to pull my hair up. They’re colorful, they’re inexpensive, they’re indispensable!
The latest collection is a limited edition one called the “Circus Collection” — semi-clear, cotton-candy colored blue, pink, green or clear wraps for whatever style you can dream up.
Bad hair days are far far away!
For more information visit https://www.invisibobble.com/
Frizzy Hair Fighting Tips From Salon AKS:
1. Don’t rub your hair with a towel to dry – When you use a towel to “scrub” your hair dry, it causes friction which will lead to frizz. Air dry (or blot with a soft cotton tee until hair is 50% dry).
2. Shampoo only a few times a week. Shampoo more often and you strip out the natural oils. Then your body compensates for the oil loss by producing more oil, which usually results in oily roots and dry, frizzy ends. Shampoo less often but shampoo twice, it’ll help combat the oil and let your blowout last longer.
3. Most people with frizzy hair reach for the heaviest product they can find. Don’t use too much or too little and use the one that seems right for your hair. Apply the products when your hair is wet –water adds weight to the hair cuticle and helps it lay flat. Allowing your hair to dry with the weight of the product in it helps keep the cuticle down and frizz at bay.
5. Try something new… If an oil or a serum is your thing, try a cream or a mousse. Even try a soft hold gel. Or even better, mix products together to make a fun new cocktail. *editor’s note: we have plenty of products for you to consider in this review! For more information or to book an appointment in NYC visit the Salon AKS website: http://www.salonaks.com/