The 8 best straightening serums for frizzy hair

It wasn’t too long ago that those of us with any type of hair who had a habit of frizzing under the right circumstances were resigned to tossing our hair in a bun or a ponytail. But, thanks to these incredible straightening serums for frizzy hair, there are alternatives to the bun when frizzy days hit. The truth is that frizz rarely makes a difference when it comes to hair type. And one of the main reasons frizzy hair occurs is lack of moisture – the result of over-shampooing, using heat tools, insufficient conditioning of the hair, and even going through lots of time in large, humid spaces.

But luckily hair products have come a long way in recent years and some of the best anti-frizz serums contain ingredients like essential oils and herbal extracts that are known to seal the hair cuticle and make it look shiny (coconut and macadamia nuts). oils are just two examples among many). There are also hair serums available for a multitude of hair types because as most of us learned from experimenting with products as teenagers, what works on thick hair and of course will just drag ground-thin strands – and light serums for fine hair usually don’t contain the ingredients needed to moisturize thick hair.

These eight incredible smoothing serums restore shine to frizzy hair of any texture.


A coconut oil serum safe for chemically treated hair

Sexy Hair Smooth Frizz Eliminator, $12, Amazon

This hair serum is infused with the goodness of coconut oil and vitamins E and K and is completely safe to use on chemically straightened hair and even extensions. Damaged hair reviewers say this serum is “weightless”, gives lifeless hair more body and shine and, as promised, goes a long way in fighting frizz.


A leave-in serum with argan oil for straight hair and all hair types that prevents breakage

Moroccanoil Oil Treatment, $32, Amazon

This popular leave-in argan oil hair treatment moisturizes and treats dry scalp and hair, preventing frizz. Whatever your hair type and whether it’s chemically damaged, over-processed or aged, this incredibly popular and rich Moroccan Argan Oil protects it from heat damage and even UV rays, while controlling frizz and infusing them with major shine.


A humidity-resistant serum for curly or wavy hair types


A Non-Greasy Smoothing Serum For Fine Hair

Herstyler Argan Oil Hair Serum, $9, Amazon

Argan oil is fantastic because it’s lightweight yet totally effective at softening hair and eliminating frizz – and it’s the key ingredient in this hair serum, which works for dry, brittle, damaged and color-treated hair. Thanks to its lightweight formula, it won’t weigh down fine or fine hair (but always start with the smallest amount of product possible). Unlike many heavier serums, it can be used daily after your shampoo to help prevent frizz and keep hair hydrated and conditioned.


A super strong serum that defines curls

Zero Frizz Hair Serum, $11, Amazon

If you want a frizz-free hair serum that respects your curls, but helps improve their texture and shine, this is the one for you. Reviewers describe this as a super powerful formula (great for medium to thick hair types) and transforms dry, frizzy hair into “soft and shiny” hair and never, ever leaves “crunchy” strands like some gels and foams.


A weightless argan oil treatment for all hair types

MAK “Ladi” Argan Oil Treatment, $17, Amazon

Even if you mess up and apply a little too much of this argan oil hair serum, reviewers say you’ll still end up with frizz-free hair that retains its body and isn’t weighed down by these amazing ingredients. This serum is alcohol-free, perfect for dry, color-treated hair, and won’t create buildup or oily residue on your scalp. Reviewers say it can fix split ends and a little goes a long way.


A hemp oil serum that cuts drying time in half

Marrakesh Oil Styling Elixir, $23, Amazon

By combining two effective oils – hemp and argan – this styling elixir fights frizz, improves hair texture and manageability, adds shine and can even cut hair drying time in half. It has not been tested on animals and is completely free of parabens, gluten, alcohols, dyes and ingredients of animal origin – and is safe for colored hair. Reviewers say a tiny amount of this product, applied before styling, leaves hair “smooth, shiny, and weightless.”


Cruelty-free treatment with no artificial fragrances

Beauty Without Cruelty Revitalize Leave-In Conditioner, $9, Amazon

This cruelty-free smoothing leave-in conditioner is free of parabens and artificial fragrance. It contains an amazing blend of coconut oil, aloe vera, soy protein and biotin for shiny, healthy hair. Reviewers say this product is “not heavy and leaves hair feeling…and looking great!”

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Melissa R. Brumfield