I have really thick wavy/curly hair which I color to death. If I try to straighten my hair during the summer it’s a horror show. The humidity makes it frizz immediately. Therefore I tend to let my hair air dry all summer and allow mother nature do her thing. That’s not always ideal either. Because I color my hair and I’m basically a blonde, my hair has little natural shine left and needs help even if I let it air dry. I am constantly on the look-out for the best products to fight frizzy hair. With the wrong shampoo, conditioner and products I need to hide under a hat.
best products to fight frizzy hair
Since I know I am not alone in the battle to fight frizz I made it my mission to find the best products to help fight this summertime tragedy. I tried so many hair products my husband moved out of our bathroom because it looked like a hair care aisle…all in the name of research my friends. My picks include everything from masks to oil and I use many at the same time. There are my current favorites.
1. Alba Botanica Marula Miracle Shampoo & Conditioner, $34.95 & Leave In Conditioner, $19.67
I absolutely love this trio which makes my hair shine! I use the leave-in conditioner while my hair is still wet and when it dries it just shimmers. Yes, I use double conditioner. Don’t judge.
2. Bead Head A Wave We Go, $39.99
I realize this may seem like adding fuel to the fire, but actually the heat from the tourmaline makes your waves more defined, smoother and therefore shinier. You can rotate the adjustable barrel to the exact level of wave you want. It’s sort of an insurance policy against frizz and if your hair is naturally wavy this could be your answer.
A few drops of this silicone, sulfate and Paraben free oil worked into your dry hair will add instant shine. It prevents breakage, split ends and fights frizz big time. It’s comprised of Argan Oil, Marula Oil, Avacado Oil, Macadamia Oil and Coconut Oil. Basically all of the oils are represented in this elixir. It also smells divine.
4. Controlled Chaos Curl Crème, $15.99
If you have natural curls that are lackluster, this summer you are going to LOVE this curl cream. It enhances your curls while adding shine, eliminating frizz and it even provides UV protection. It’s Gluten, sulfate and paraben free and has a lilac and lavender fragrance!
I am super impressed with this line which is totally affordable. It provides a ton of moisture with liquid keratin. I also suggest trying other products in the line like the conditioning mask, leave-in conditioner and smoothing oil.
This line is formulated with their Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp. It does not weight hair down but makes it look frizz-free. Also try their Reparative Treatment Mask and Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner.
7. Got 2B Smooth Operator, $6.49
You have to try this totally affordable smoothing lotion, infused with cashmere. On towel-dried hair it shapes, smooths, controls fly-aways and leaves hair soft to the touch. It also helps to protect against damage from heat styling and contains a UV protectant.
Many anti-frizz shampoos and conditioners have so much gunk in them they weigh your hair down. That’s not the case with this set of light shampoo and conditioner. I also adore some of the styling products in this line.
9. Goldewell Kerasilk Control Smoothing Fluide, $25.65 and Goldwell Kerasilk Control Intensive Smoothing Mask, $28.48
If you are declaring war on frizz then these two products by Goldwell are a MUST! The mask has keratin and liquid silk which gives you long-lasting manageability and shine. The Smoothing Treatment is a leave-in treatment developed with KeraShapeTechnology that actively interacts with hair’s structure and tames it. It’s truly unbelievable.
10. Revlon Neon Ionic Technology Brush, $7.99
If you dare brush your thick hair it had better be with this brush! Revlon’s Neon employs Ionic Technology that helps your hair be frizz free. This brush is ideal for longer hair and can be used to detangle, smooth curls or to create sleek straight styles. It also helps hair dry faster with a dryer. I just use it after I wash my hair.
Go to this site and find the formula that works best for your hair! I promise you are going to love this line. They have formulas for grey hair, frizzy hair, totally stressed out hair…you name it! These two are the ones I tried but I am betting the rest are equally amazing!
12. Philip B. Rejuvinating Oil, $30
This is like a first aid treatment for hair that needs serious help. It’s comprised of essential oils and plant extracts to restore shine and body to even the most dry and damaged hair. It works immediately on your dried hair. Instant shine!
If you have color treated hair this combo will restore moisture levels and improve shine. It’s sulfate, phosphate and paraben free and gentle enough for every day use.
This lightweight serum adds shine without ruining your hairstyle. It’s the bomb.
15. KMS Tame Frizz, $12.98
I actually really like ALL of the products in this line, but this anti-frizz oil treatment is my absolute favorite of the bunch. It penetrates quickly and controls frizz and humidity for up to 3 days! Your hair just glistens. Be sure to check out the other products they offer too.
Need your hair to just calm down? This leave-in treatment cream will instantly transform your texture. It conditions and smooths hair by eliminating frizz and locking out humidity. It’s also color-safe and ideal for straight to curly, medium to thick, frizz-prone hair.
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Disclosure; many of these products were provided for review, but opinions are expressly my own.