Just because summer is over doesn't mean you won't run into a frizzy situation here and there. These five new treatments will transform unmanageable tresses into sleek, sexy hair — without costing you a fortune.
1. Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Perfector
2-Step Smoothing Kit
How it works: Recommended for medium-to-thick hair, this two-step process takes 20 minutes to apply, plus the time it normally takes to style your hair. Cystine (a protein building block found naturally in hair) and rice oil (to help seal the cuticle, keeping all the good stuff inside) work to de-frizz and de-bulk even the most unmanageable of manes.
How long it lasts: Up to seven shampoos
Where to get it: $11.99, walgreens.com
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2. Avon Advanced Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield
How it works: If you've ever seen a lotus plant sitting on the surface of a pond, you would have noticed it never gets soggy. Inspired by the leaf's H2O-repelling ability, Avon formulated this lightweight frizz-fighting treatment that you can do right at home. The best part is that it's for all hair types — from the finer strands to the thickest locks. Just apply a dime- to a quarter-size dollop in your hair and brush it through, then style as normal.
How long it lasts: Up to three washes
Where to get it: $12, avon.com
3. Keratin Complex Express Blow Out
How it works: One concern with Keratin Complex's original Smoothing Therapy treatment was that the actual in-salon service took a few hours and clients couldn't wash their hair for 72 hours afterward. In response to requests from their more time-challenged clientele, the brand created this one-hour in-salon treatment, after which you can wash your hair just eight hours later. The best part is that it cuts down on your dry time immensely, not to mention your tresses stay completely frizz-free, sexy, and sleek.
How long it lasts: Three to six weeks, depending on your maintenance routine.
Where to get it: $99 and up, at select salons
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4. Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger
How it works: Hawaiian natives use awapuhi ginger plant juice to hydrate their skin and hair. Using the awapuhi harvested at the Paul Mitchell Systems Awapuhi Farm in Hawaii, the brand created this eight-product lineup that contains its exclusive keratin blend, KeraTriplex. One treatment can heal years of damage by repairing hair from the inside out to seal in moisture. The KeraTriplex treatment is available only in salons, but use the styling and care products for maintenance after the treatment.
Where to get it: KeraTriplex 2-Step Repair is an in-salon treatment only, and prices vary. Styling products range from $16.95 to $24.95, awapuhi.paulmitchell.com
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5. Shu Uemura Shusu Sleek Collection
How it works: Inspired by Japanese art of silk-weaving called shusu, this shampoo and conditioner regimen will leave your hair feeling buttery smooth, without the greasy feeling. Black cumin oil is the gold-star ingredient; it has a high concentration of powerful antioxidants, fatty acids, and omegas 3, 6, and 9. The formula smooths out the cuticle so it lies flat, giving you sleek and shiny hair. (As Real Beauty staffer Ariana says, "It's given me the beautiful, glossy Asian hair that my Korean genes never gave me!") It's incredibly nourishing and is best used on coarse, unruly locks. Although it's not a heavy product, avoid applying the Smoothing Treatment at your roots just in case.
Where to get it: $45 to $65, shuuemuraartofhair.com
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