While we tend to associate out-of-control, frizzy hair with summertime humidity, the truth is that frizzy hair can strike no matter what the forecast. The culprit? Dryness (from too much heat styling or lack of conditioning) or damage. Over-coloring can leave the hair shaft lifted and frayed, which gives it a frizzy appearance.
Fortunately, frizz is avoidable. To get rid of frizzy hair, all you have to do is identify your hair type and team up with the treatment and styling products ahead.
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If Your Hair Is Fine and Straight
Treatment: Squeeze a few drops of OGX Miracle In-Shower Oil, $8.99, into your conditioner once or twice weekly.
Styling: Sebastian Professional Volupt Spray, $19.95, adds volume to hair while smoothing frizz.
If Your Hair Is Fine and Wavy
Treatment: Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner like Davines Replumping Shampoo and Conditioner, $25.50 each, which contain hyaluronic acid to restore moisture.
Styling: After your hair dries, rub a small amount of Kiehl's Malleable Molding Paste, $24, between your palms. Then, scrunch your waves. It will help hold the texture, and it contains sunflower seed extract to help smooth frizz.
If Your Hair Is Fine and Curly
Treatment: A hydrating mousse is your friend; it will build volume while moisturizing away frizz. Use R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse, $27, on damp hair. It thickens while it smoothes.
Styling: Alterna Bamboo Anti-Frizz Curl Defining Cream, $25, gives curls hold without the crunch of a gel, and it's light enough for fine hair.
If Your Hair Is Medium and Straight
Treatment: Spray Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer, $27, onto damp hair and comb through. The primer conditions and protects, but is light enough that you can still build volume.
Styling: Once hair is dry, seal out frizz with a smoothing hairspray like Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hairspray, $4.29.