Fighting Frizzy Hair
It’s really starting to heat up as Spring heads towards Summer. That means longer days, more opportunity for outdoor exercise, and unfortunately the high humidity. With the humidity comes the dreaded hair frizz, which we fight to control all Summer. Your hair becomes frizzy when it is humid as it absorbs moisture from the air, due to its porousity. The more porous your hair, the more moisture it will absorb, so dry, damaged hair is more prone to frizz. When your hair absorbs moisture, it forms more hydrogen bonds (think of the double strand of hydrogen in water – H2O – drawn in from the moisture in the air) in the keratin strands of your hair. This in turn develops to disturb your smooth hair cuticle, causing your hair to frizz. No matter your age, if your hair is susceptible, high humidity will cause your hair to frizz, but the good news is help at hand. There are many (many) products available to smooth your hair cuticles, and help keep your hair frizz free this Summer. Here are some of our tried and tested favorites.
Moroccanoil Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner
The Moroccanoil Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner contain AminoRenew™, which helps infuse amino acids into your hair, which in turn helps to strengthen your hair’s natural keratin structure, helping you hair to resist frizzing. The combination of Argan Oil and Argan Butter help to provide smooth, healthy-looking, manageable hair for up to 72 hours. I’ve used this duo, and they have left my hair super smooth and manageable – no sign of frizz, even in the very humid weather we’ve been having. Sulfate, phosphate, and paraben free, they are safe to use on coloured hair. Shampoo & Conditioner 250ml each RRP $47.95 each.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner
With a name that includes Frizz Ease, and with 2 Frizz Ease products being sold somewhere in Australia every minute, you just know the products are going to be good. John Frieda Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner, with the addition of Pure Coconut Oil and John Frieda’s Frizz-Immunity Complex, help to build frizz immunity by fighting frizz at the source, for smoother hair, both immediately, and over time. This is another duo that I have been using to fight frizz as the humid weather takes hold, and it’s left my hair super smooth shiny – no signs of frizz at all. Shampoo & Conditioner 250ml each RRP $15.99 each.
Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo & Conditioner
Naturally based Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo & Conditioner have been formulated with an exclusive plant infusion blend derived from certified organic aloe, maize and guar bean, to help significantly reduce the frizz in your hair. The formulas work equally as well on straight, curly, and unruly, already frizzy hair, to bring it back to a smooth, sleek, manageable shine, without weighting your hair down.The aroma, derived from Australian Sandalwood and certified organic Bergamot, Palmarosa and other pure flower and plant essences, leaves your hair gorgeously scented. Shampoo 250ml & Conditioner 200ml RRP $39.95 each. Also available in 1L size.
L’Oreal Elvive Smooth-Intense Anti-Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner
L’Oreal Elvive Smooth-Intense Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner are both enriched with silk proteins and Argan Oil, which help to nourish your hair from root to tip, without weighting it down, helping to shield your hair against humid weather. The Shampoo gently, yet deeply cleanses your hair, leaving it sleek and manageable, whilst the conditioner nourishes rebellious, frizzy hair, leaving it silky smooth, and frizz free, for up to 48 hours. Shampoo and Conditioner 250ml each RRP $5.95 each. Also available in 700ml in selected stockists.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Styling Products
If your hair is prone to frizziness, or you know it’s going to be a very humid day and need a little extra help, you may find you can keep frizziness at bay by using styling products especially designed to fight any frizz, and keep your hair looking smooth and in control. John Frieda have a range of styling products designed to help keep frizz at bay, and leave your hair smooth and sleek. Two of our favourites are the Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum, which helps to eliminate frizz, smooth, tame, and hydrate your hair, whilst helping to protect against humidity and heat styling, for silky smooth hairstyles. 50ml RRP $16.99. We also love the Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Finishing Creme, formulated with Avocado Oil to help seal in moisture to your hair, and eliminate frizz and flyaways. Used after styling, it leaves your hair sleek and shiny. 113g RRP $16.99.
Remington AIR3D Hairdryer
Of course, a sleek hairstyle is best achieved with a good blowdry, so to help achieve a sleek style, we love the new Remington AIR3D™ Hair Dryer with 3D Airflow Technology and Smooth Conditioning Technology. The unique three-dimensional airflow (which you can actually see in the compact head and hollow core) minimises air turbulence and produces uninterrupted airflow for ultimate styling power and the creation of a super-sleek style, quickly and easily. The Smooth Conditioning with the micro-conditioners and the ion generator eliminates frizz and helps to deliver the ultra-smooth, sleek finish you are looking for. RRP $199.95.
There you have our top Frizz Fighting products – go forth into Summer and never have a bad hair day again. Do you use any of these products? Let us know in the comments below.