How to get rid of frizzy hair

If frizzy locks frustrate you, don’t worry, just about everyone deals with frizz. And though we can’t exactly banish (at least not permanently), there are plenty of tips, tricks, products, and services that make fighting frizz a little easier. Our favorite stylists and brand founders have stepped in to help you achieve the least frizzy hair ever.

1. Make sure hair is hydrated

Let’s start with the basics, i.e. shampoo and conditioner. “A lack of humidity can be a major cause of frizz,” says Leo Izquierdo, co-founder of IGK Hair. “A good shampoo and conditioner is the most important step and foundation for fighting frizzy hair,” says Izquierdo and recommends Thirsty Girl Anti-Frizz. Shampoo and Conditioner, which contains hyaluronic acid to infuse moisture for deep hydration and coconut milk to smooth, nourish and strengthen hair.

2. Travel with anti-frizz reinforcements

Make sure you bring the right products depending on where you are going. For example, in a humid and dry climate, if you notice an increase in frizz, take Neon Lights Dry Oil Spray, and “spray it on the hands, then work it through the ends of the hair,” explains garren, famous stylist and co-founder of R+Co. “This will help calm frizz, without saturating it, and help correct the wavy pattern, whether you have curly or wavy hair,” he explains.

3. Don’t skimp on the conditioner

“Mastering frizz is above all the conditioner”, famous hairdresser Mark Townsend confirmed. “When you condition your hair in the shower, use cold water to rinse it out,” he recommends, explaining that “hot water opens the hair cuticle, while cold water seals the cuticle and conditioner fortifies the cuticle, leaving hair looking and feeling smoother Look for a conditioner that works to both prevent and repair damage – Townsend likes Dove Intense Repair Conditioner, which contains keratin protein. Townsend explains, “Damaged and broken hair is less manageable and more prone to frizz, so strengthening your hair in the shower is a must.”

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4. Get regular cuts

“Getting your hair cut regularly — every eight weeks or so — can help dramatically reduce frizz,” says Izquierdo, noting that “split ends can not only look fuzzy and frizzy, but broken ends can lose humidity at a much faster rate, which increases frizz.

5. Try a dry conditioner

“Dry conditioner is my favorite hack for taming frizz on the go or whenever humidity hits,” says Townsend. He likes the new one from Dove Go Active Dry Conditioning Spray, which, like a moist conditioner, helps keep the cuticle closed and adds softness and shine.

6. Use a metal comb

“Use a metal comb if the hair becomes static in the winter, it helps to neutralize the charge that makes the hair static in dry weather,” explains the famous hairstylist. Justine Marjan. You can find affordable options on Amazon.

7. Use a microfiber towel

Fight frizz as soon as you step out of the shower by using a microfiber towel or turban for your locks. “Regular cotton towels can be too harsh for fragile damp locks, causing friction that can lead to frizz and breakage,” says Marjan. “Instead, gently squeeze out the moisture then wrap yourself in a turban until it’s dry or you’re ready to comb your hair.”

8. Get the most out of your hair dryer

Similar to what was mentioned above about cold water sealing your cuticle, “the cold blow on the dryer also smooths and closes the cuticle layer of the hair,” says Marjan.

9. Do not over wash

Washing your hair too much can also be a culprit. “Over-cleansing can actually dry out the hair and scalp, causing frizz,” explains Lorin Van Zandt, professional hairdresser and founder of MISSIO Hair. Of course, washing it too little can make it look flat or increase buildup so the key is balance – every two to three days is ideal.

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10. Try a treatment mask

“Keeping your hair healthy and conditioned is key to fighting frizz — and there’s no better treatment for that than a serious hair mask,” says Beth Hickey, macadamia beauty Educator. She recommends making a hair mask like the Macadamia Professional Nourishing Repair Mask once or twice a week. It uses macadamia oil, argan oil, and glycerin to not only hydrate, but to lock in that moisture so it “nourishes from within and instantly reduces frizz.”

11. Keep your tools up to date

Turns out worn-out combs and brushes aren’t so good for your hair. “Missing teeth from combs or missing peak balls from the bristles of your brushes means raw plastic is being sucked into your hair, causing splits and frizz,” says Hickey.

“If you use a brush with worn bristles to blow your hair out, chances are it will cause frizz because it doesn’t give the tension the hair needs when you’re trying to blow dry it. The cuticle is never really open and smoothed out, so it’s more prone to frizz,” celeb stylist Suave says. Marcus Francois said.

12. Don’t overuse hairspray

Remember that dry hair is not good for frizz? Well, hairspray can contain a lot of alcohol, which can dry out your hair and cause frizz. Francois recommends Suave Professionals Flexible Control Finishing Spray, which he says has hold but also keeps the hair soft and manageable.

13. Invest in a silk pillowcase

Permission to have fun! Francis suggests sleeping with a silk pillowcase, as the luxe fabric prevents chafing and helps keep hair smooth and frizz-free while you sleep. Finally, when you fall asleep, Francis suggests putting hair in a low, loose braid (or a slightly twisted top knot) to keep it contained and prevent it from rubbing back and forth against your pillow.

14. Try a keratin treatment

If all else fails, you might want to try a professional-grade treatment, like keratin. The treatment works to “keep frizzy hair at bay for a long time. This in-salon process can take up to a few hours and should take up to 6 months,” says Izquierdo. This treatment is definitely madness, but it is a miracle.

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Melissa R. Brumfield