Frizzy hair does not discriminate. Whether it's winter or summer, humid as hell or painfully dry, it affects everyone — no matter what type of hair you happen to have. Gaining control over those pesky flyaways and unwanted horizontal volume takes some practice, patience, and yes, some kickass products. But do you need to spend oodles on said products? According to the three celebrity hairstylists we spoke to, the answer is a resounding, "Nah." Here are some of their favorite frizz-fighting hair products... and not a single one will give you sticker shock.
"One day I was with a friend who had recently done an event with [Pantene] and my hair started really frizzing up. She pulled it out and put it on my hair and it really tamed my frizz," says Stephanie Brown, a celebrity colorist to Kate McKinnon and Melissa Villaseñor. "It's super hydrating, gets rid of frizz instantly, and for a creme it's very lightweight. I like to put it on my hair wet so that it also adds a layer of protection for heat styling."
"I discovered this product while working on a photoshoot. We were trying product to create an 18th century updo and we needed something extremely strong and frizz-fighting," says Marshall Lin, a celebrity hair stylist who's worked with Kate Bosworth, Olivia Palmero, and Christina Aguilera. "I love it because it creates a look that will never come undone."
Tracey Moss is a celebrity hairstylist who specializes in TV, film, and Broadway and has been on set for Baywatch, The Hunger Games, and Black Panther. One of her favorite anti-frizz hair products is this leave-in conditioner by Design Essentials. "I consider Design Essential to be a trusted brand, so when new products come out, I want to try them," she tells us. She adds, "The moisture and natural benefits from avocado and almond to your hair is especially great for sew-ins and braids."
This one lands on the higher end of the drugstore pricing spectrum, but it's an inexpensive luxury option compared to the $30 to $50 products out there. "I discovered it when I first started doing color and a client told me how much she loved this product. I started using it after color to help detangle the hair and noticed how smooth it would always make the hair," says Brown. "It helps repair hair, tame frizz, and makes hair shiny. It really is a miracle product."