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Dealing with frizzy hair can feel like an uphill battle, especially in the summertime when it feels like puffy hair is a daily occurrence thanks to sky-high humidity levels.
A bad hair day will certainly put you in a sour mood, so in an effort to help you look and feel your best at any time of the year, Shop TODAY chatted with some industry experts to get the scoop on the products that actually work for frizzy hair.
From humidity-fighting hair spray to styling creams, there's something on our list for every step in your hair routine.
Best anti-frizz serums
For those looking for a serum that's lightweight and helps define your natural curls, consider this product from Davines.
“A makeup artist introduced me to this product when we were working together on set. It’s extremely lightweight and I love that you only need a small amount to get the job done," said David Cruz, a New York City-based celebrity stylist. "I prefer to use it on dry hair, once the style is set, which keeps the frizz to a minimum and maintains the look throughout the course of the day."
This L'Oréal Paris product is great for those who are looking for an effective hair serum at a low price. Not only is it budget-friendly, but it also has over 8,200 reviews on Ulta's website — so you can be sure it's well-loved, too!
“This oil is my go-to anti-frizz product because it helps smooth out frizz and split ends while moisturizing hair fibers on a deeper level," said Mara Roszak, a Los Angeles-based stylist. "I recommend putting a small amount in the palms of your hands and rubbing them together before applying from mid-length to end."
Best hairstyling creams for frizzy hair
This Alterna cream is a 10-in-1 product that delivers tons of great benefits — for starters, it's said to provide moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, anti-breakage, heat protection, light hold, UV protection, manageability and strength. While it's not necessarily listed by the brand, New York City-based hairstylist Juan Carlos Maciques also loves this product for taming frizz.
“Fixing frizz requires hydration, and this product delivers just that. It works to replenish moisture and contains restorative ingredients like vitamin C to fight environmental aggressors," Maciques said. "As an added bonus, this cream offers heat protection so you can blow-dry to your heart’s content."
If you love the smell of lavender, you won't be able to resist this hair creme from Kusco-Murphy.
“I discovered this lavender-infused pomade when it was gifted to me on set," said Crystal Cook, a Los Angeles-based hairstylist. "It’s now my no. 1 product for frizz and flyaways because it works on every hair type and the scent is subtle, not overpowering. I add a little to my clients’ hair right before we shoot to create extra shine."
Best anti-frizz hair oil
Unlike other hair oils, the Sachajuan Intensive Hair Oil promises a non-greasy feel and look. It's enriched with argan oil and sea buckthorn oil that delivers a weightless, shiny and bouncy hairstyle.
“This oil is my favorite anti-frizz product for use on all hair types because it nourishes strands and gives off a ton of gorgeous shine," said Julie Dickson, hairstylist and owner of the Pembley Salon in New York City. "I apply a drop to fine hair to avoid any greasiness, then make my way up to a couple of pumps for coarse, curly hair. A wonderful bonus: It smells light and powdery, like an old-fashioned fragrance."
Best anti-frizz sprays
This Kerastase product offers extra shine, smooth locks and anti-frizz protection for up to 72 hours.
“I discovered this while looking for something lightweight to prevent frizz around the hairline and crown. I love it because it’s strong enough to last through a humid Florida night out and allows me to create volume without oily aftereffects,” said Jahzel Montana, a Miami-based hairstylist at the Sean Donaldson Salon.
Oribe's Anti-Humidity Spray protects sleek blowouts and curls alike by shielding your hair from humidity on the hottest of days.
“This spray is definitely my go-to anti-frizz product because it controls the hair while maintaining softness and movement. I prefer to brush the product through while the hair is still wet, which helps give it perfect definition,” said Claudio Belizario, a New York City-based stylist.
This product is so popular it was also recommended by a few other stylists who described it as a "must-have."
If you want to eliminate frizz and protect your hair from the sun, you'll love this Living Proof spray. Not only does it offer UV protection, but it's also silicone-free, paraben-free, PETA certified cruelty-free, color-safe and offers heat protection. Plus, the can is recyclable!
“I can’t live without this product, especially in the summer," said Adam Bogucki, a stylist at Lumination Salon in Chicago. "It’s anti-static so it controls flyaways. It’s always my final step when finishing a style and protecting hair from humidity. It has UV- and heat-protectant properties, making it the ideal product to throw in your beach bag. I discovered it doing hair during humid Miami Swim Week — enough said!”
Polish your damp hair by misting it with the R+Co Foil Frizz Plus Static Control Spray to control flyaways.
“Frizz and shine products can be greasy and have a tendency to weigh hair down, but that doesn’t apply to this lightweight spray," said Salvatore Malafronte, a Boston-based stylist at Salon Mario Russo. "It prevents static, flyaways and frizz while creating soft texture and adding shine to all hair types and styles. Just be sure to hold the can a good 12 inches away from dry or damp hair so it distributes evenly."
If you're on the hunt for a hairspray that will eliminate frizz without the dreaded crunchy feel, look no further.
“This is one of my all-time favorite products to get rid of frizz," said Sarah Potempa, a New York City-based hairstylist. "I discovered it while I was working with an editorial fashion stylist who loved the flexibility of this spray. I could use it all day to create multiple styles and the hair never got crunchy and was still so touchable."
Best anti-frizz shampoo
While frizzy hair may be a pain, you don't necessarily have to spend a ton of money on your shampoo and conditioner to get sleek locks. This Dove Anti-Frizz shampoo and its matching conditioner are usually less than $5 and get the job done.
“This pairing works to eliminate frizz while nourishing hair with a blend of coconut, argan oil and almond oils," said Kylee Heath, a Los Angeles-based stylist. "I recommend both the shampoo and conditioner to my clients because they're affordable and non-greasy. They won’t weigh hair down despite being super moisturizing."
Best anti-frizz accessory
The Silke London Hair Wrap is a great way to eliminate frizz while you sleep at night.
“I discovered this hair wrap when it was delivered to the "Modern Family" set for stylists to test. It’s made with 100 percent silk, which keeps my hair frizz-free when I’m sleeping or flying on a long international flight," said Jessica Elbaum, a Los Angeles-based hairstylist.
"After I blow out my hair at night, I put on the wrap and that’s when the magic happens — when I wake up in the morning, my hair looks like it was freshly blown out," Elbaum added. "On top of that, the wrap is super cute!”
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