Frizzy hair can be super-frustrating, and when it’s always raining or humid, it can feel like there’s no escaping it. But here’s the good news: There are a bunch of things you can do to fight that frizz and keep your hair smooth and sleek all day every day. If you pick the right shampoo and conditioner, maximize your time at the salon and arm yourself with the best anti-frizz hair products, you’ll be on your way to a frizz-free summer. Read on for all the tried-and-true tips and tricks you need.
In the shower
This is where it all begins in the morning and where you can do your frizzy hair the biggest favour or hurt it the most. Choose the former and reach for L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Keratin Caring Shampoo and Conditioner, an anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner system that’s super-hydrating, sulphate-free and loaded with smoothing ingredients like keratin. If you’re able to really hydrate your hair in the shower, you won’t be starting from scratch when you go in with all your styling products. When you get out of the shower, don’t rub your hair with your towel; instead, dry it with something less abrasive like a cotton T-shirt or a microfibre towel.
At your vanity
When you’re heat styling your hair with a view to fight frizz, the first thing you should do is prep it for that heat. An anti-frizz hair serum, like L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Sleek Smoothing Serum, made with acai oil, not only protects your hair as you heat style but the shiny, frizz-free finish it leaves behind will last all day. Distribute it evenly throughout your hair while it’s still damp, and if you’re able to let your hair at least partially air-dry before you hit it with the blow-dryer, that’ll help with frizz, too.
If your hair is curly, the best anti-frizz hair products for you are ones formulated specifically for curls. L’Oréal Stylista #Curls is a great option, because it will enhance your curls and help fend off frizz-causing humidity for up to 24 hours. Then, if you’re going to blow-dry your curls, be sure to attach a diffuser to your dryer and lift your curls with it from the bottom up as you dry.
Also, no matter your hair texture, if you’re prone to frizz, do a hair mask at least once a week. You can either load your favourite conditioner on and let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes or find a hair treatment full of ingredients like coconut oil or argan oil. You’ll get a huge hit of moisture, and your hair will be instantly smooth and shiny.
On the go
If you have really frizzy hair and you need midday touch-ups, toss that #Sleek Smoothing Serum in your purse. But, if you can avoid it, try not to touch your hair too much throughout the day. Playing with your hair will add more frizz, and if you have curly hair, it’ll disrupt your curls, too. If you do need to tie it up during the day, or for a workout, go with a silk scrunchie over a conventional elastic. Its slippery texture means significantly less breakage.
At the salon
There’s only so much you can do on your own until you need to call in a pro. Heading to the salon every six to eight weeks is key to keeping frizzy hair at bay, at least for a trim to get rid of those extra-dry ends. Beyond regular trims, your stylist can also apply in-salon smoothing treatments that are a little more powerful than the stuff you have at home.
At the end of the day
Much like the aforementioned silk scrunchie, silk pillowcases are quickly becoming a favourite among the beauty community, and with good reason. Silk won’t pull on your hair the way cotton does as you move around in your sleep, and less friction means less frizz. Silk pillowcases will help prolong your hair style, too, which means you won’t have to restyle your hair with damaging hot tools every single day. Last but not least, silk pillowcases feel luxurious and will stay cooler longer than a conventional pillowcase.