Solutions for frizzy hair we swear by
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For many, frizz feels like an inevitable byproduct of hot, humid weather. In fact, sometimes it can seem so inevitable that some people give up trying to find products and solutions. But you should know that there’s nothing wrong with having frizzy hair and you should never feel like you have to tame your flyaways.
“All hair is textured hair and it’s beautiful,” Vernon Francois, celebrity hairstylist and founder of Vernon Francois Collection, told Yahoo Lifestyle. “We have been told for too long that this is not the case. The idea of a clean, finished look is not everyone’s reality. I think having the power to recognize your versatility and identity is more of a goal that I think suits humans better than removing it to fit someone else’s ideal of validation.
I used to believe that products that claimed to treat frizz were gimmicks, especially for people with curly hair and frizzier hair textures. I remember when my locs started budding (the initial phase where your hair starts to puff up before it condenses) I was told there was absolutely nothing I could do about it. Once I figured out what causes frizz (your hair shaft cuticle lifts and traps moisture from dryness), I realized there was something each of us could do about it.
So where to start ? “Less is more,” says François. “Your hair needs its natural oils to maintain the best texture for you. Try shampooing every other wash day or replacing your shampoo with a light rinse with your conditioner.
Also, be sure to pay close attention to the ingredients in your products, says Francois. “Look for ingredients to restore health and shine to dull locks. Check out treatment oils containing jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil and antioxidants. Vitamin E is amazing for locking in moisture and deeply conditioning the scalp and hair.
Kiyah Wright, a two-time Emmy award-winning celebrity hairstylist, agrees that treatment oils can quickly control damage. “Plus, olive oil and coconut oil are great alternatives for moisturizing your hair,” she explains. “Coconut oil can be melted in seconds, applied to hair, then wrapped in Saran wrap to lock in moisture. You can do the same with olive oil: saturate your hair of olive oil, wrap them up, and let them sit overnight. These are great quick remedies. Of course, Wright warns that there are also ingredients you should steer clear of, such as products containing silicones and a high alcohol content.
Ready to see some of our favorite solutions for frizzy hair? Continue reading.
For intense hydration: TRESemmé Moisture Rich Conditioner
TRESemmé Conditioner not only revives dry, damaged hair (it’s enriched with that blessed Vitamin E), but it’s also a great solution for color-treated hair and a variety of hair textures. The formulation is lightweight and washes out quickly, ensuring your locks are hydrated but not weighed down by the product. This conditioner is bottled in 39 fl. oz. for less than six bucks, so you can get in generously without breaking the bank.
buy it: $6, walmart.com
For curly, frizzy or wavy hair textures: Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo
Cantu’s Cleansing Shampoo is a dream come true for the girl looking to keep her hair hydrated and clean. Not only is it sulfate-free, which helps reduce hair cuticle breakage and protrusion, but ingredients like glycerin and pure shea butter actually hydrate your strands as you wash without leaving a filmy residue.
buy it: $5, walmart.com
For straight hair: Garnier Fructis Style Extreme Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray
Even with straight hair, frizz can happen. Garnier’s anti-humidity hairspray provides extra firm hold that can last up to 24 hours, thanks to its bamboo extract ingredients and extra frizz protection. This hairspray is perfect for when you’re on the go and don’t have time for touch-ups throughout the day. For extra hold, use this spray with a bristle brush to lock in pesky flyaways.
buy it: $4, www.walgreens.com
For drying all hair types: Aquis Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Turban
While a cotton towel causes chafing on the hair, this microfiber turban reduces drying time (and the need for a hair dryer) by absorbing maximum moisture out of the shower. Because it helps dry hair quickly and without heat, the microfiber fabric blocks friction that can lead to frizz.
buy it: $30, aquis.com
To style thick and coarse curls: Oribe Styling Butter Curl Enhancing Crème
If you’re looking for a styling product to revive your parched curls, Yahoo Lifestyle Beauty Director Dana Oliver swears by this new curl cream from Oribe. Formulated with a hydrating combination of murumuru, mango, and cocoa bean butters, plus moisture-retaining wheat amino acids, a little of it goes a long way in defining coils and fighting frizz.
buy it: $46, nordstrom.com
For dry and thick hair textures: OGX Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Extra Strength Penetrating Oil
This oil is ideal for applying after shampooing and conditioning. Made with intensely hydrating Moroccan Argan Oil, the product penetrates deep into the hair shaft to hydrate and seal the cuticle, leaving hair stronger and protected from future heat damage. Pro tip: Warm up in the microwave for a DIY hot oil treatment.
buy it: $9, ulta.com
For relaxed or natural hair types: Head and Shoulders Royal Oils Deep Moisture Masque Conditioner
This deep hydrating hair mask is not only a Wright favorite, but one of my favorites as well. The rich formula works to restore moisture and provide long-lasting scalp relief without stripping your natural oils. It’s also thick enough to penetrate deep into your hair, no matter how thick. I especially like to use this treatment every few weeks to restore moisture in my colored locs.
buy it: $9, walmart.com
For detangling: UNITE 7 Seconds Detangler Leave in Conditioner
Not only is the formula of this leave-in conditioner lightweight, but it detangles all types of textures, from the finest to the thickest, in seconds. With a variety of ingredients that condition, control frizz, condition and add volume, this detangling spray is literally a must-have for humid and heavy days.
buy it: $15, walmart.com
For prepping hair before blow-drying: Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Smoothing Anti-Frizz Blowout Butter
This anti-frizz product is perfect for all hair types before using heat tools. Not only does it melt from an oil cream to penetrate the hair shaft, but it also protects your hair from heat and humidity with extra pure caviar, omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins A, C and D.
buy it: $27, ulta.com
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