Glamour April 4, 2023



18 Best Products for Frizzy Hair to Handle the Most Humid Weather


Keep flyaways in check.

When it comes to hair care, few things can match the power of the best products for frizzy hair. That’s because frizz can be a deal breaker for even the best hair day. And while some hair products promise to keep the fuzz at bay, they don’t always guarantee a frizz-free hairstyle, no matter how much you apply—or, in some cases, the formulas just aren’t right for your hair type.

Speaking of: Hair type plays a big role in frizz, full stop. Frizz begins at the cuticle of the hair. “If the cuticle layer starts to lift or is roughened up, that is where frizz can and will be seen,” says Shannon Gainey, educator coach at the Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute New Orleans.

And some hair types are predisposed to this. “Curly hair and high-porosity hair are more prone to frizz due to the cuticle being slightly raised,” says Leigh Hardges, a hairstylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago. (When your hair is porous, it allows moisture to escape more quickly, leaving it dry, frizzy, and prone to breakage.) The same goes for dry hair as well as damaged hair, since neither can retain moisture as well as their well-hydrated, glossy counterparts.

As a result, “that is why most ‘frizz’ products focus on weighing and laying the cuticle down,” Gainey says. Also important to keep in mind are strategic frizzy hair tips. For instance, while a blowout is the fastest way to smooth hair, there’s a right way to do it, especially if you’re looking for frizz control. “Don’t blow-dry your hair going against the cuticle,” she says. “That will roughen up the outermost layer of the hair and cause frizz.” In other words, the nozzle of the blow-dryer should be in a downward direction, which is in keeping with that of the hair cuticle.

Hardges also advises against rinsing with very hot water (which can strip moisture and contribute to dryness, just as it does to your skin) or shampooing too often. And, of course, incorporating anti-frizz products throughout your routine, in particular those with nourishing oils, shea butter, and other moisturizing ingredients, will go a long way.

That’s where we come in. Keep scrolling for the best products for frizzy hair to add to every step of your hair routine.

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Best Shampoo: John Frieda Frizz Ease Replenish & Repair Shampoo

A dedicated smoothing shampoo is key for setting a frizz-free foundation. “Don’t use a shampoo that is too clarifying or drying,” says Gainey. “This will cause the outermost layer of the hair to stick up and cause frizz.” While John Frieda’s Frizz Eaze line has been around for years, this new formula pairs gentle cleansing with a blend of coconut oil, argan oil, and moringa oil to actively replenish moisture.

Best Conditioner: Ceremonia Deep Moisture Acondicionador de Cupuaçu & Castor

A good conditioner is a no-brainer for healthy hair, but especially frizz, since the inherent moisture can help keep cuticles flat and smooth. Not only is this velvety formula paraben-free, but it also nourishes with a blend of botanical ingredients sourced from Latin America, such as cupuaçu butter, aloe vera juice, and babassu oil.

Best Hair Mask: SexyHair Healthy Imperfect Fruit Moisturizing Mask

This silicone-free hair mask has a sustainability edge too—it uses peaches deemed “too ugly” for the grocery store, since they otherwise end up in landfills. That peach extract works alongside shea butter, cocoa butter, and sunflower seed oil to leave hair feeling softer in a matter of minutes.

Best Frizz Treatment: Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray

Like a DIY keratin treatment for hair, this frizz-control spray—a staple celeb hairstylist Chris Appleton incorporates in the glam routines of Kim K and Jennifer Lopez—works so well that you might mistake it for magic. “It’s witchcraft,” says Hardges, who compares the gloss and polish to a wax coating on a car. “It gives amazing shine and lasts three to four shampoos.” After you detangle, just apply it to damp hair before heat-styling and you’re good to go.

Best Hair Gloss: dpHue Glossy Glaze

While a hair gloss sounds like a nice-to-have styling product, this one is more of a must-have. Not only can you apply it in the shower (just give it two minutes to work its magic), but it then lasts up to three washes. The blend of ceramides (known in skin care for their smoothing abilities), sugar cane, and lemon zest make for a lightweight formula that gives hair instant shine sans weight. Bonus: If you color your hair, you can choose from the five shades (in addition to Sheer, which is clear) that subtly restore color and vibrancy.

Best Heat Protectant: Kérastase Chroma Absolu Anti-Frizz Leave-In Treatment

Heat styling is a surefire way to smooth hair, since it lays the cuticle flat, but it can also sap moisture—which, eventually, contributes to more frizz. Enter this heat protectant. “This has humidity blockers and heat protection up to 450°F,” says Hardges, who uses it on all her clients. It's also packed with antioxidants, which help protect hair from UV light and other external aggressors.

Best Hairspray: Matrix Fixer Hairspray

Offering the best of both worlds, this hairspray gives you buildable hold as well as resistance to humidity, which keeps frizz from forming. If you're going for a sleek ponytail in the middle of a heat wave, it's a winner.

Best Hair Oil: K18 Molecular Repair Hair Oil

Got damage? Good news: The brand’s biggest deal since the K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask—a ground-breaking hair-care product in its own right—this silicone-free hair oil reverses the damage that contributes to frizz from within the hair fiber. What you get: smoothness that lasts (and lasts), not to mention powerful strengthening benefits.

Best Styling Cream: Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme

This styling cream checks all the boxes: It's safe for color and chemically treated hair, plays well with all textures, repairs split ends, and works with any drying method. In other words, if you're using a hair dryer to straighten, it speeds up the dry time; if you're air-drying waves and curls, it can define and smooth. All the while, it cuts down on frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours.

Best Anti-Frizz Serum: Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum

This nongreasy hair serum is a drugstore all-star. It works on five levels, addressing frizz and detangling, adding shine and softness, and reducing flyaways, to give hair instant polish. (How? A combo of keratin and marula oil.) Just work it into damp hair before styling and you’re done.

Best Dry Styler: Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray

If your hair is already dry, whether via air-drying or a blowout, touch up your protection with this spray, which delivers flexible, lightweight hold and prevents frizz without adding weight. “It really works,” Hardges says. “It's a dry-styling spray you use on your finished look.” And, like all things Oribe, it smells incredible.

Best Leave-In Conditioner: Redken HydraMelt Leave-In Treatment

Part of Redken's collection dedicated to curls, this leave-in conditioner can be used on both freshly washed and unwashed curls to add definition and a bouncy feel. Its blend of aloe vera and cactus flower extract offers up to 72 hours of hydration, which helps keep frizz to a minimum—even in really thick hair types.

Best for Air-Drying: Living Proof No-Frizz Smooth Styling Cream

This fast-absorbing formula is powered by a proprietary technology that repels humidity. That, plus aligning the hair fibers (enhancing smoothness), controlling flyaways, and leaving a natural finish, contribute to its impressive 96 hours of results. We love to scrunch it into hair before air-drying, but since it offers heat protection up to 450°F, you can also use in tandem with styling tools.

Best for Color-Treated Hair: Moroccanoil Color Care Shampoo

Moroccanoil made its name (almost literally) with argan oil, so just about everything from the brand offers some frizz-control perks. That's indeed the case with this sulfate-free, cruelty-free shampoo, which pairs the stuff with a botanical complex that helps hair color resist fading from sunlight. Translation: You get longer-lasting color with less frizz.

Best for Fine Hair: Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioner

Since fine hair can fall flat under the mere hint of a hairstyling product, it requires a frizz product with a barely there feel. That's where this lightweight conditioning spray delivers: It disperses a smoothing combo of argan, rosehip, and coconut oils—which are heavy-duty hydrators—in a fast-absorbing mist, minimizing frizz and sealing in moisture.

Best for Wavy Hair: Aussie Miracle Waves Frizz-Fighting Spray

Waves can get the short end of the stick when it comes to frizz: While air-drying is typically the way to go, it also leaves hair more vulnerable to flyaways. This spray is infused with hempseed oil to moisturize hair, add smoothness, and define waves in an even pattern for up to 24 hours. The light, fruity scent is just a welcome bonus.

Best for Curly Hair: Pattern by Tracee Ellis Ross Styling Cream for Curly & Coily Hair

For curl types spanning waves to coils, you can't go wrong with this styling cream. Kahai oil helps seal split ends, while shea butter, cacay oil, and sweet almond oil pack on the moisture. On top of that, it has a noncrunchy hold to help with both curl definition and to keep styles like twist-outs and bantu knots in place.

Best Touch-Up for Flyaways: Amika Water Sign Hydrating Hair Oil

You don't have to check your birth chart to make the most of this hair oil, which is brimming with recognizable ingredients that read like an actual moisturizer—think squalane, hyaluronic acid, and eight oils. Despite that stacked lineup, it's lightweight enough for finer hair types; just scale the dosage accordingly.