Frizz Fighters: How To Get Sleek, Smooth, Frizz-Free Hair

By Alix Turoff

Spring has finally sprung which means that before long, our hair will be seemingly unmanageable with frizz. If you’re one of the few with naturally un-frizzy hair, you’re not only very, very lucky, but also a rare breed. So, for the rest of us, we compiled a list of summer hair lifesavers. Bring these frizz fighters with you to the beach, keep them in your desk at work or toss them in your purse when out on a date to avoid any hair emergencies.

To Treat…

Finally, Organix Ever straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy- 30 day Smoothing Treatment ($14.99) gives us an alternative to pricey Brazilian straightening treatments that we can do at home! And we’re OBSESSED! With keratin protein to smooth and strengthen hair this DIY Keratin treatment gave us a silky texture for 30 days!

Just remember to use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner if you want the treatment to last! We’re liking L’Oreal’s EverPure Smooth Shampoo ($6.99) and Conditioner ($6.99)

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To Prep…

Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother ($24) is a plant blend that protects hair against humidity, seals the surface of hair to protect it from heat styling and smells great all at the same time. Apply a bit before blow-drying to keep straightened hair smoother, longer. Just be careful not to use too much, a little goes a long way!

If you have (and embrace!) your curly or wavy hair and are looking for frizz-free style, not stick-straight locks, try Arrojo Frizz Control ($15). Work it into damp hair and watch as the Vitamin B5 smoothes, the jojoba oil gives a silky finish and the avocado oil reinvigorates dry locks.

Quinoa has been getting a lot of good press lately as a high protein, nutrient packed grain alternative. So when we heard that Aubrey Organics NuStyle Organic Hair Smoothing Serum ($21) is made with quinoa protein we obviously had to try it. We found that what quinoa does to our body, this serum did to our hair. It strengthened the cuticle and made our locks feel so much more healthy. It also serves as a heat protectant so apply it before you blow dry!

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To Style…

Who knew a brush could make such a big difference in cutting down frizziness? The Cricket Static Free Thermal Brush 53 ($11.95) not only dramatically cut down on blow dry time but also totally eliminated frizz. Plus, the brush is really lightweight, making blow-drying less of a workout (for better or worse!).

For Shine…

Andre Walker Q-Oil ($35) is made from Argan Oil which is extremely light and adds tons of shine to the hair. It’s easy to overdo it with hair oils but this comes out at just the right speed which helped us apply the perfect amount. We found this protect to be really good at correcting pre-existing damages. After applying, our locks were much more manageable and shiny!

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For Oily Hair…

If your hair tends to be greasy, frizz-fighters can seem like a no-go – unless you have Kevin.Murphy Easy.Rider Anti Frizz Crème ($19.99) which balances the oil secreted from the sebaceous gland and self corrects to regulate oil production for the perfect balance of frizz-fighting and oil-management. Similarly both dry and oily on your body? You can also use this on your skin to balance the water and oil in your skin too!

For Multi-Taskers…

We love two-in one products which is why Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil ($24) is one of our anti-frizz must haves. This oil works as a nourishing treatment as well as a color protector. Organic bamboo and organic kendi oil get rid of frizz and add shine to the hair. Plus, this Kendi Oil is environmentally friendly and free of parabens, gluten and phthalates. We find that some oils make our hair feel overly greasy but this one was just right!

Two in one products are exciting but 15 in 1?! Yes please! Black 15 in 1 Miracle Hair Treatment ($10) adds shine, softens and smoothes, detangles, prevents frizz and fly-aways, moisturizes, protects against humidity, repairs dry, damaged hair, protects against heat styling, enhances natural body, seals and protects hair color, protects from UV light, strengthens hair, adds volume and soothes dry scalp – and it does all this instantly. All you have to do is spray it on the roots of damp hair before heat styling. When you’re done styling, spritz some black on your hair to add shine and protect against humidity!

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