How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair: 17 Tips That Work
“Frizz has always been a problem for me,” says Talia Gutierrez, beauty editor and Seduce. “Now I can confidently say that I enjoy my curly, sometimes puffy hair, and I’ve learned to understand what it needs when the frizz hits, and that’s humidity.” Her product of choice is SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Leave-In because it provides instant hydration and leaves her hair feeling silky smooth and conditioned.
13. Don’t overlook the classics.
It can be tempting to always seek out the latest and greatest, but some products are classics for a reason. “Honestly, Eco Styler Gel seems like a go-to for all black women,” says organizer and writer Hope Giselle. “I don’t know a single one of my girlfriends or a random black woman who doesn’t own or use one of the formulas.” She prefers the Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel because it “keeps me smooth and frizz-free in the worst humidity conditions,” especially when paired with Ebin’s 24 Hour Edge Tamer.
14. Use a diffuser.
If you’re a curly girl, hair dryers might scare you, but there’s a better solution for them: use a diffuser. Traditional hair dryers jostle your curls too much, but a diffuser will soften the airflow so your curls are bouncy and not frizzy. Model Toni Macaroni swears by one for full, bouncy curls. “Do it upside down for maximum volume,” she suggests.
15. Lean on it.
Sometimes you just have to accept your frizz for what it is. Illeisha Lussiano, hairstylist and owner of The Way salon in New York City, agrees. “My number one style tip when it comes to frizz is that it’s very important to roll with it, especially if it’s caused by humidity,” she says. “Mother Nature is a battle you don’t want to fight.”
16. Use a dryer sheet
Women have been secretly swearing that using a dryer sheet has worked to get rid of frizz for decades, but thanks to—where else? — TikTok, this was boldly adopted.
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17. Cold water is your friend!
“My hair is very finicky and prone to frizz unless I do the following,” says Charm assistant editor Danielle Sinay. “Rinse out my conditioner in cold water and immediately wrap it in Crown Affair’s hair towel. I have found the fabric to be gentler on my hair. After I let my hair down, I brush it gently, apply Crown Affair hair oil, and blow it out with my Dyson AirWrap It’s usually enough to avoid frizz and flyaways, but if I really need it to keep its shape, I spray with Oribe Texturizing Spray – no hairspray as it tends to weigh my hair down Texturizing gives me a happy medium!
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate of Charm. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.