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Now is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite frizz-fighting products, but we know you don’t want to waste your cash on serums that promise magical results but don’t deliver (we’ve all been there). We’ve narrowed down our top recommendations for anti-frizz products that work.
This is the curl crème of a curly girl’s dreams. A bit of this curl-boosting gel springs coils to life, keeps frizz under control, equalizes porosity, and provides amazing shine. This defining cream creates beautiful, bouncy curls without the dreaded sticky, crunchy, or oily feeling. Superfruits like Sae Buckthorn Berry and Omega-7 help to smooth curls to perfection.
You may want to consider your moisture if you can’t reduce your frizz, no matter what serum, oil, or gel you use. If your hair is dry or you live in a humid place, it will expand as it absorbs moisture from the air. If you ensure that your hair is fully moisturized and completely dry before stepping out of the house, you can cut down the chances that your hair will expand into a frizz halo. This multi-purpose product helps tame frizz and protects against harsh aggressors like heat and UV rays.
This lightweight Curl Junkie product probably won’t provide enough hold for girls with very curly or coily hair, but it’s great for girls with waves or type 3A curls. It controls frizz and adds shine to your hair, making your curls pop! A tip: this product works best if you air-dry your curls.
If you’re fighting frizz, look for silicone-free products like this one. Silicones strip the hair of natural moisture, which can be especially damaging in winter. Confident Coils also has “Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,” known as aloe vera. Aloe vera is a natural conditioning agent–its essential vitamins and minerals will restore your hair to good health, which means less frizz! It has even been linked to an increasing growth rate.
If you have textured hair, you want to avoid hairspray with alcohol. Hairspray promises to control frizz and keep flyaways in check, but its high alcohol content contributes to frizz. This silicone-free cream is an excellent alternative to hairspray. It can refresh your hairstyle throughout the day, bringing bounce and shine back to your curls.
Using a traditional terry cloth towel will draw the much-needed moisture out of your hair and create friction when you dry your hair. Friction and dryness will lead to frizz, so trade your terry cloth for a microfiber towel or an old t-shirt. We love the Felicia Leatherwood microfiber hair towel because it’s great for drying and enhancing curls without causing frizz. Use your microfiber towel or tee to gently blot your soaking wet hair, then use the popular curly plopping method.
This moisture-rich mousse product helps seal in moisture, fight frizz, and boost shine. It can be easily incorporated into any regimen and applied to any hair type. This setting foam hydrates, protects, and defines all curl types due to its aloe, bamboo, and silk amino acids formula.
When your hair is particularly dry and frizzy, hair oil is a great fix. Oils are great sealers and conditioners, which makes them great for achieving frizz-free hair! Try a homemade recipe or choose an oil like this Jane Carter Curl Elixir, enriched with Argan, Aloe Vera Gel, and Macadamia Oil.
If you have wavy hair, be patient when finding an oil blend that works for you. If an oil is too heavy, it will weigh down your waves. Check out this article to learn more about the best hair oils for waves.
“I had a sample of Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel and, for kicks, I tried it when I felt my hair was hopeless. I couldn’t believe the results, particularly in the area of definition. This serum-like product is completely non-sticky, and it disappears into my hair. It provides natural curl definition without a hint of frizz.” –3B user garden-curls
If you have thick, curly hair and can’t find a styling cream that works for you, I recommend trying this product–a Best of the Best 2012 winner–or another similar gel. Because gels are heavier than creams, they provide all-day hold.
This hair serum is a luxurious formula with plant-based keratin to help repair the hair and prevent future breakage. As a lightweight serum, it can shield against antioxidants and provide heat and UV protection that supports healthy hair and boosts shine.
Have you found a frizz-fighting product that works for you? Or are you still on the hunt?
This article was originally published in June 2013 and has been updated to replace discontinued products.