9 products that will help you win the fight against frizz
We won't let you best us, La Niña
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / September 22 2023
Do you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle against frizz? We hear you. It’s a daily struggle for most of us. Be it our frizz-prone hair type, our lack of time to try and create a smooth finish every single day, or that darn change in weather (shoutout to La Niña's impending summer rainfall) that you didn’t properly prepare your hair for before you left the house. Either way, frizz sucks and it’s a hard beast to wrangle.
The good news is it’s a problem experienced by the masses (you are not alone!), which means there are PLENTY of products out there formulated to help you get your frizz under control. And it’s not just a wide selection of brands you can choose from; you can also pick your preferred solution type because smoothing hair products can be worked into all steps of your haircare routine
Alright, let's get down to business; smooth strands, we're coming for you, rain, wind, humidity, hail or shine...
Virtue Labs The Polish Un-frizz Cream
The name nails down exactly what this smoothing cream does: 'un-frizz'. With smoothing, strengthening Keratin proteins in the mix, flyaways, static and frizz truly don't stand a chance against it, even on the most humid or damp of days. How? It aims (and manages) to fill in the cracks and crevices along the hair cuticle, leaving hair looking like literal silk.
$32 at Sephora
TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray
Fact: Styling tools are a top culprit of hair damage. And when hair is damaged, it’s more porous and prone to frizz. So a heat protectant is an anti-frizz must-have. This supermarket buy is easy on your bank account and protects your hair while you heat style, plus it leaves your strands shiny. Can you see why we’re fans?!
$7.99 at Priceline
Bhave Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner
Frizz loves dry, brittle hair, so to get rid of the former, you need a product that tackles the latter. Bhave’s Rescue range contains naturally derived and extracted keratin proteins that bind to severely damaged hair and rebuild the internal structure. It also coats hair in a protective shield to prevent future damage. What you’re left with after continued use is hair that’s strong, healthy and frizz-free.
$44.95 each at Oz Hair & Beauty
Hask Argan 5-in-1 Leave-in Spray
If parched strands are the reason behind your frizz woes, this anti-frizz spray will repair and hydrate to nix the issue. It contains ultra-nourishing argan oil that also delivers gloss-enhancing results, and its formula is free from sulphates and parabens. Silky, shiny vibes ahead.
$7.99 at Chemist Warehouse
R+Co Foil Frizz + Static Control Spray
Ah static, the (equally unwelcome) sidekick of frizz. This spray busts both woes in one. It won’t weigh down your hair, but it will smooth those flyaways and seal in moisture so that your hair actually gets healthier every time you style it. FYI, it's great for fine hair and curly hair alike. Added bonus: Its formula is vegan and cruelty-free and has a delightful oriental scent.
$49 at David Jones
Kevin.Murphy Young.Again’s main claim may be its ability to revitalise ageing hair and repair damage, but it’s the weightless oil’s knack for smoothing fly-aways and keeping frizz under wraps that’s earned it a spot on this list. Shiny, silky strands minus the frizz? Yep, it delivers.
$57.95 at Adore Beauty
Moroccanoil Original Treatment Oil
We adore Moroccanoil as a leave-in hair treatment and it has also won our hearts as a frizz-fighting superstar. Because healthy strands know no frizz. This argan oil-enriched treatment intensely hydrates hair, protects against damage from the sun and other environmental aggressors, and improves the overall condition of hair. It’s also our pick for one of the best products for curly hair that also happens to be frizz-prone.
$69.50 at Adore Beauty
John Frieda Frizz Ease® Original 6 Effects Serum
This anti-frizz serum has been a cult favourite for some time now, and it continues to rank among the best, even outperforming luxe and salon-only formulas for a modest price. Its number one mission is to fight frizz, and that it does in spades. Silicones in the formula protects strands from the onset of frizz by hydrating, taming and smoothing in one. This product is best applied on wet hair (but does also work wonders on dry) and a little goes a long way.
$16.99 at Priceline
EZZ Anti-frizz Hair Spray
Specifically designed to control frizz, smooth out hair and seal split ends, this spray will keep your mane shiny and smooth come rain, hail or shine. It's safe for coloured and treated hair and formulated with natural botanical oils to nourish and rehydrate every strand. Spritz onto wet or dry hair and style to your heart's content – this low-fuss product truly is a saving grace for frizz-prone hair.
$49.95 at EZZ DNA
HER HEIR HeirSilk Pillowcase in ‘Pearl’
Fighting frizz doesn’t solely start and end with a frizz-fighting spray (although they’re a great partner in crime). Start and end your battles with a good night's sleep. No we haven’t gone mad, we’ve gone silky. With the Her Heir Silk Pillowcase to be exact. The silky slip-free material reduces friction to prevent your tresses from chaotically dancing their way into knots (and undoable frizz) during the night.
$99 at Her Heir
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.