Best anti frizz products
With the weather getting colder and the heating being cranked up, the conditions can be a nightmare for those with frizzy hair. But the good news is there are a host of products out there that can be used to tame any unruly locks. From shampoo and conditioners to silk pillowcases, here we run through the best and most effective remedies.
Shampoo and conditioner
Why not start your anti-frizz campaign right at the very beginning? The shampoo and conditioner you choose can have a drastic effect on frizzy hair, with new products claiming miraculous benefits hitting the shelves every day. High street favourites include John Frieda’s Frizz Ease range, with the Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner including a “unique Frizz-Mending Complex, together with natural olive oil to fight all levels of frizz with added nourishment and a moisture-boost.” At a cost of just £5.99 each, these certainly won’t break the bank. For a slightly more expensive option, try the Moroccanoil Smoothing Shampoo & Moroccanoil Smoothing Conditioner, at £18.85 and £19.85 respectively. Thanks to the unique AminoRenewTM ingredient, hair washed and conditioned with these products is infused with amino acids, and given a smoother appearance for up to 72 hours.
Leave in conditioner
If your frizziness is caused by damage to the hair, then a leave in conditioner might be a better option for you. These mostly come in creme or spray forms, and are applied after showering and don’t need to be washed off.
Living Proof’s No Frizz Leave-in conditioner is something of a cult product, and has been formulated for those with damaged, very dry or chemically damaged hair. It’s £21 and also detangles locks to give a luxurious, smooth finish. A more reasonable option is the Frizz-Ease Daily Miracle Leave-In Conditioner at £5.89.
Mason Pearson hairbrushes
All your hard work could be ruined if you use a cheap brush that can cause further damage to hair. Tangle Teezers have become incredibly popular in recent years, thanks to their ability to glide through tangled locks like a knife through butter. In various colours, these neat brushes retail for £10.60, or also come as a £10.99 ‘Magic Flowerpot’ for children.
Celebrities still go for the much loved Mason Pearson brush though. The ‘Popular’ brush costs around £84 and is the perfect option for frizzy hair thanks to its combination of boar bristle and nylon tufts.
Serums have long been known to provide an added level of benefit to damaged hair. Frizz-Ease’s Original 6 Effects Serum was one of the first products in the range to make an impact and remains one of the country’s favourites. There is also an Extra Strength option, which has been “expertly formulated for medium-thick and wavy-curly hair types.”
Kerastase Nutritive Serum Oleo-Relax Smoothing Serum is another popular frizz tackler, at a cost of £20.90.
If you suffer from oily roots, it’s better to opt for a serum rather than an oil, but if your locks are dry all over then why not go for an oil – which can infiltrate the strands of hair even more to mend from within.
Avon’s Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Leave in Treatment is a very reasonable £5.50, and can be applied to the ends of hair after shampooing and conditioning and leaves the hair smooth and shiny.
You can go to bed safe in the knowledge that you are protecting your hair when you make your bed with a silk pillowcase from Gingerlily. As well as helping skin and preventing signs of ageing, the pillowcases made from Grade-A Mulberry silk can help prevent friction and loss of moisture in the hair. Gingerlily’s pillowcases come in a Beauty Box, and cost £39 each. Sweet dreams!