Frizzy hair is caused by genetics, humidity, and damage. It can limit your confidence and make your hair look rough, dehydrated and brittle. And it’s highly likely that all of that is true.
Curly hair is easily prone to frizzing because of dehydration in the hair strands. Some causes of dehydration can be:
- Insufficient water consumption
- Side-effects of medication
- Strong chemicals in hair-dye or bleach
- A poor choice of shampoo
- Dry sleeping materials (pillow covers and sheets)
So how can you tame the mane?
The most common ingredients to look for are silicone and proteins.
Silicone will prevent external moisture, especially humidity, from reaching the roots. This can easily be found in shampoos, conditioners and hair creams (such as Dove Damage Therapy Frizz Control Taming Cream).
Proteins (wheat and soy) can also hydrate and strengthen your hair. They are also common ingredients in frizzy hair products. Here are some examples:
We’ve also got an option for those of you who don’t like synthetic frizzy hair products — natural frizz-taming oils. All oils have fatty substances that can miraculously seal moisture in your hair. Avocado, coconut, olive, sunflower, and argan are the top recommendations. Some oils provide additional benefits too. For example, olive oil promotes hair growth, argan oil protects the hair from humidity and coconut oil keeps it hydrated.
Now, let’s move onto some more specific, easy-to-find frizzy hair products.
This product’s key ingredient is coconut oil, and we’ve already mentioned how awesome it is. It has a unique combination of ingredients that can reduce frizz, and give you stronger, shinier and more damage-resistant hair. We’ve put this as our number 1 product because of how effective and affordable it is!
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Oil-In-Cream
Shu Uemura’s special chamomile infused formula seals in moisture, which can reduce frizz. It also provides UV protection and gives your hair a pretty, shiny look.
This affordable, sulfate-free, paraben-free, vegan moisture shampoo works like magic, especially on thick and colored-hair. It contains rosemary as well, which fights hairfall by ensuring the hair follicles are richly supplied with blood.
Being Allure magazine’s no.1 recommendation, this dry conditioner is known for reducing up to 92% of frizz. It also provides a glossy finish which makes your hair look luscious and amazing to the touch.
Again, another paraben, petroleum, mineral oil-free serum that is the answer to our hair-prayers! It contains three explicit ingredients — agave nectar, mango butter, and meadowfoam oil.
Agave nectar is known for sealing moisture and making hair look shinier and stronger. (Do keep in mind that some people are allergic to agave, so we advise you to check with a doctor or use a little on your wrist before putting this product on)
On the other hand, mango butter is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and protects your hair from external damage, such as UV rays.
Finally, meadowfoam oil has exceptional hydrating properties and can retain moisture and add shine to your hair.
Humidity is one of the biggest causes of frizz. This special Ouidad gel fights humidity to make curls look soft, bouncy and more defined. It also contains strong UV-protectors which will reduce hair damage.
Before we wrap up, we have some additional frizz-fighting tips you might find useful:
- Use a satin or silk pillowcase
- Use a microfiber towel on your hair instead of a regular one
- Use alcohol-free styling products
- Give your hair more hot-oil treatments in the future
We hope all the information we’ve shared will make you stop wishing you had other people’s hair and start loving your own for a change!
Looking for more information? Check out this guide for different types of curly and frizzy hair.