We know a little about the war on frizz. When you have the most difficult hair type of fine, porous, and wavy it definitely raises the stakes on finding the best products on the market. Over the years we’ve used (and tossed) so many gels, sprays, serums etc., we could probably fill a small room full of useless gimmicky products. We don’t want you to have to go through the same thing. After all, we’ve had a couple decades of trial and error to figure it out! Having said that, here are all our secrets to shiny, frizz free hair that will last through even the toughest humidity!
First and Foremost: Get a Brazilian Keratin Treatment
The Brazilian Keratin treatment has literally changed our lives! Instead of taking 45 minutes to 1 hour to do our hair, we can wash and let it dry naturally or blow it dry in about 10 minutes flat. This treatment is essential and lasts up to 6 months! It takes about an hour and infuses your hair with keratin to seal the cuticle and stop frizz unlike any other treatment. However, be sure to opt for a formaldehyde-free formula to avoid toxic fumes. Ask your salon to verify. (About $100 if you use Groupon or Lifebooker)
Invest in a Professional Blow-dryer
A quality, ionic professional blow-dryer will run you about $100, but you can often find them in discount stores like Marshall’s or TJMaxx for less. Pro blow-dryers will dry your hair much faster than their cheaper counterparts. Make sure to choose a model that comes with a nozzle and always point downward when blow-drying. Never flip your head over; this will make your hair 10 times frizzier. Our favorite is Rusk’s “Speed Freak” ionic dryer, ($100-$150)
Use Ionic Brushes
Again, brushes infused with ions help keep frizz at bay and reduce static. We recommend having one flat paddle brush and one round brush for volumizing. ($5-$10 each)
Use a Quality Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner
Washing and conditioning with quality products is so important. Not all shampoos and conditioners are created equal! Many cheap products have a high PH which can further dry out hair and make frizz worse. They also tend to use low quality fillers and oils that weigh hair down. Do your hair a favor and use salon products. Our favorite is Biolage’s Keratindose Shampoo and Conditioner ($16-$25 each)
Lastly, These Two Miracle Products: Kenra Platinum Blow-dry Mist and Garnier Fructis Moroccan Oil
Kenra’s Platinum Blow-dry Mist ($15-$25) and Garnier Fructis Moroccan Oil ($5-$8) are two of the greatest products we’ve ever used -and we’ve used A LOT. Kenra’s Blow-dry Mist is great on its own and will make your hair feel like silk without weighing it down. Garnier Fructis Moroccan Oil is another great product that you can layer on to make your hair super frizz proof. It works in multiple ways; you can apply in the shower, before blow-drying, or after styling to really keep your hair under control. These products will set your style and lock in shine through even the worst Florida-level humidity.
We hope you love these products. Feel free to drop a comment or suggestion below!