Stressed-out, dry, unmanageable hair, we’ve all been there at some point. Luckily, with some gentle TLC—in the way of an ultra-hydrating hair care regimen and intelligent styling tools—you can achieve your dream hair and nix frizz for good.
Firstly, what causes frizzy hair?
When it comes to frizzy hair, rising temperatures and humidity can wreak havoc on your blow-dry, stripping your hair’s outer layer and sucking its moisture.
Styling and heat damage
It shouldn’t surprise you that excessive exposure to high temperatures can greatly impact the health of your hair. But did you know that your hair straightener might be the reason your smooth strands turn into Hermoine Granger frizz as soon as you walk out the front door?
High temperatures, like the ones that come from your hair dryer or straightener, remove moisture which results in dry, stressed-out tresses.
Here, the best products for frizzy hair.
When it comes to looking after stressed-out hair, the right shampoo can make a world of difference. Look out for a shampoo that can deeply clean and remove product build-up without stripping your natural oils, then, opt for a conditioner that will seal your strands. Like these shampoo and conditioner pairings, because who’s hair isn’t in recovering from something?
Always protect your strands
While newer hair tools come with an adjustable heat seating; most people just use the same temperature without factoring in their hair type. As a general rule, the higher temperatures should only be used on thick and coarse hair. Switch on the lower setting if your hair has been coloured or chemically treated. For most hair types the medium setting is best.
For those who prefer to blowdry their hair than straighten it, always make sure you’re picking a hairdryer with ionic technology that will produce negative ions and smoother cuticles and prevent frizz. Plus, if you’re an avid user of the styling tools, it’s best to introduce a heat protector to your routine, ensuring an added layer to not only shield hair from damage but stop frizz in its tracks.
ghd Bodyguard Heat Protectant Spray ($35; at Mecca)
Cloud Nine Original Iron ($340; at Cloud Nine)
Cloud Nine Airshot ($240; at Cloud Nine)
Elevate your hairstyle with the right styling products. For full-proof shine, reach for a moisturising formula—serum, balm, or leave-in conditioner—designed to tame frizz and give strands a soft finish worthy of a shampoo commercial. Our pick, the Hask Curl Collection Curl Defining Cream, a unique blend of coconut oil, argan oil, and vitamin E that keep curls perfectly intact. The cream doesn’t leave that sticky feeling and has a lightweight, humidity-proof formula so your curls remain soft and defined for as long as possible.
Hask Curl Care Curl Defining Cream ($14.99; at Priceline)
On The Go
These single-use sheets are your new secret weapon to fight frizzy and static-prone hair. Just swipe and go.
Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil ($50; at Mecca)
O&M Frizzy Logic Finishing Shine Spray ($39.95; at Adore Beauty)