As the saying goes, every rose has its thorns. But when your hair is the rose and the thorns are frizz and flyaways, it doesn’t seem so poetic. Don’t fret, because that’s when you can add these frizzy hair products to your hair-care routine.
So, what causes our hair to frizz up in the first place, and how do we get it to stop? “Frizz comes from the hair absorbing moisture in the air,” Los Angeles-based hairstylist Jen Atkin tells Allure. “So making sure you’re conditioning and masking will help your hair combat that and leave it moisturized without wanting to absorb the moisture outside.”
Depending on your hair type, there are certain techniques you can use to ensure frizz-free days. For the straight and wavy textures, Atkin says applying styling creams before using a hot tool is a great practice. “If you’re styling with a curling iron or flatiron, spraying the hair with hairspray beforehand and brushing through will help prolong the style and prevent frizz,” she says.
Those with kinky, coily, or curly hair that aren’t heat styling as much should consider applying products to damp hair, according to Atkin. If you’re letting your curls air-dry, she recommends using a microfiber towel or an old cotton T-shirt to wring out the excess water first to speed along the process.
These days, there are many products including leave-in conditioners, hair masks, shampoos, and treatments to help you in your pursuit of frizz-free, smooth hair. But not all products that claim to condition frizzy hair are universal. With the help of several hairstylists, Atkin included, we’ve rounded up 23 of the best hair treatments and styling products for managing your most crimped situations.
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