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    Updated on Jul 11, 2020. Posted on Jul 11, 2020

    30 Genius Ways To Finally Get Your Hair To Stop Frizzing

    Serums, diffusers, hair masks, and more that are ready to make all of our hair problems go *poof*.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Take small but *effective* steps to better define your curls if their roommate is currently frizz. One easy trick? Sleep in a hair mask to let its formula truly coat and treat every single strand while you catch up on your z's.

    Chart for BuzzFeed's "7-Day Better Curls Challenge" with daily steps
    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    Btw, when in doubt go for argan oil and keratin treatments — they're practically fool-proof for fixing hair.

    This argan oil mask ($13.99 on Amazon) is packed with restoring all-natural ingredients like argan oils and macadamia oil that work like a leave-in conditioner and quickly strengthen weak, damaged hair. Reviewers swear by how healthy and shiny their hair looks and feels afterward!

    To learn more daily tricks you can try, check out "Here's How To Make Your Naturally Curly Hair Look Amazing In 7 Days."

    2. Don't forget the importance of a heat protectant spray — spray this on before styling with tools so you can put a barrier between your delicate strands and red-hot plates. This one is even chock-full of argan, coconut, and olive oil to not only guard your hair, but cancel frizz and make it s-h-i-n-e.

    Promising review: "It smells great and actually makes my hair straighter. I used this product two days ago on dry hair before straightening with a flat iron and today my hair is just as straight and shiny. I mean REALLY shiny." —Dallyce.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    3. Identify your ~hair type~ so you can better shop for specific goals that have you in mind. For example, Cantu coconut curling cream is a great tool for defining natural, curly hair. However! L'Oréal vomumizing shampoo and conditioner is better for giving fine, straight hair more shape.

    Chart of different hair types and curls
    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review (for the Cantu curling cream): "This product changed my life. Before I found out about Cantu, I had heat damaged, dry, lifeless hair AND I was spending $15-20 on ineffective products, hoping something would help me like my hair. Then I found this online and decided to give it a try. I’m so happy I did because it gave me so much confidence in my 3c/4a curls! Love this! Will buy it forever! I went from a stylist telling me my hair felt like straw to my stylist telling me it feels super soft and moisturized!" —EJ

    Get them from Amazon: $5.97 and L'Oréal volumizing shampoo and conditioner for $13.98.

    For more helpful tips, check out "A Pro Hairstylist Gave Us Curly Hair Makeovers And A Bunch Of Really Good Tips We Can Actually Use."

    4. Add some impressive shine to your tresses with Verb Ghost Oil to restore even damaged tresses with just a few pumps. Its blend of Moringa oil and essential nutrients smooth frizz, fight humidity, and promote bouncy, healthy locks no matter how many mornings you use a straightener. Fried hair is no longer in our vocabulary.

    Alice Prendergast / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This stuff has changed my hair game. I have excessively bleached hair. But this stuff is so great to my hair, it has returned it to a soft, healthy, silky feeling. My regime is wash, condition for awhile or use a protein treatment, let it dry till it's damp, then I run it through my hair (I have long, thick hair) and work it into the bleached parts. I dry and then add a little more after. The amount you get for the price is astonishing, considering most hair oils are less product for like twice as much. Buy it: works great, smells great, feels great." —Eva

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $30.

    Read more about why my BuzzFeed Shopping team colleague loves this in "23 Things Under $25 That BuzzFeed Writers Swear By."

    5. Nourish the heck out of your hair and say goodbye to dry, frizzy manes with nothing more than a Garnier leave-in conditioning cream. Its formula of vitamins B3 and B6, plus argan oil and citrus protein keeps your hair shiny and soft even in the face of humidity. The best part? You can use this on dry hair.

    The conditioning cream

    Promising review: "I'm very impressed with this product! I have badly damaged hair like a bird's nest due to frequent hair coloring, Japanese perm, and hot tools for styling. I was at first reluctant to buy this since it was so cheap and I normally use expensive salon brands. Since I've been using so many products and it didn't take away the tangle or frizz very well, I decided to purchase this product based on its high reviews. I am so glad I did! It got rid of my tangles and made my hair very soft and smooth. Just because it's cheap doesn't mean it won't work as well. In this case it worked spectacularly! I am also impressed with the smell. I am very allergic to perfume and this has a very light fruity smell that didn't cause me to sneeze." —honeydew

    Get it from Amazon for $2.82.

    6. Hit the reset button on fried, over-processed manes with a dollop of L'Oréal repair treatment. Its blend of almond extracts and protein elixirs both strengthens your hair and protects it from further heat damage — it can even withstand bleaching! Talk about multitasking.

    ANDDD it mends split-ends and restores smoothness and shine. I am IMPRESSED.

    Promising review: "I noticed a difference in my hair as soon as I used it. My hair is just past my shoulders by three inches. It's wavy, but extremely dry and has been shedding a lot lately. So I was desperate to try something new before losing it all. It’s so thin now that it’s a real concern. Right after the first use, I’ve noticed that it is shiny, soft, and much easier to mange. And it's tangle free and has body without being weighed down. It’s nice and fluffy. I LOVE THIS STUFF." —Aragonme

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    7. Set your diffuser on its lowest heat setting to avoid too much frying (heat tools = more frizz). And if you're saying, "Do I need a diffuser?" then let me just tell you — YES. It's a one-way ticket to smoother, glossier 'dos. Plus, it applies uniform heat for less damage.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    This *handy* set comes as a Conair hair dryer (with three heat settings and two speed settings) and a diffuser with ionic technology for shiny, frizz-free hair!

    Promising review: "I am beyond thrilled with this product. It's definitely one of the most affordable I have ever purchased, yet has all of the style and effectiveness of a high-end salon model. The design is stylish and it's very quiet compared to my old dryer, which thrills my roomie, since I typically shower and style at 2 a.m., lol. The best part? It dries my fine, unruly hair quickly and frizz-free, leaving it so soft. I read the reviews carefully before purchasing this item and I am now among the top percentage of 150% satisfied." —Christa

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in three colors).

    To learn more about why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this, check out "This $35 Hair Dryer And Diffuser Is A Game-Changer For Curly Hair."

    8. Control little flyaways with nothing more than a toothbrush and humidity-resistant hairspray — it'll hold those suckers down all day.

    Model using toothbrush on flyaways

    Amika Fluxus Touchable Hairspray ($25 on Birchbox) gives you humidity resistance and a frizz-free hold for up to 24 hours — aka how long you deserve to not worry about what's going on around your head. It even adds ~extra shine~ to make sure you're having the best hair day EVER.

    To learn more tricks, check out Birchbox for "7 Brilliant Toothbrush Beauty Hacks."

    9. Enlist the help of a leave-in argan oil treatment — a well-loved solution for many a frizz fighter. Why? It starts at the the scalp to restore shine to even the most over-processed, damaged hair.,

    Promising review: "I have really coarse, color-treated 4C hair and have been through many products attempting to keep it tamed, soft, and moisturized. Very few are effective in doing so, however, this has done more than an amazing job. I even purchased it for my mother who has even thicker hair than I do and she loves it. I was able to use this to blow dry my hair which usually causes a lot of breakage and damage, but when I blow dry my hair with the oil, I barely had any breakage." —Georgina J.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    10. Wash natural hair once every seven to ten days to prevent it from drying out and losing shape. If you find your hair is actually more on the oily side, switch to washing it twice a week.


    11. And when you DO wash your natural hair, use strictly curl-specializing formulas like a coconut cowash. Its blend of tangerine, coconut oil, and castor oil detangle and condition, while gently cleansing your scalp. So long frizz, hellooooo definition.

    Jenny Chang / Via via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I was a bit skeptical about purchasing this since this was a pump as opposed to the jar I'm used to, but this was the same consistency. Very moisturizing and rich texture. I love this product and have used it for some time, but decided to try some other line for a change up. I came right back to this as the other product was cheaper, smelled great, BUT my hair did not feel as silky as it does after I use As I Am's co-wash. I had no choice but to come back!" —Book Lover

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    Check out more curly-haired favorites in "24 Natural Hair Products You Can Actually Afford."

    12. Confront unhappy tresses ~head on~ with a fan-favorite Olaplex No.5 conditioner that'll repair even the most damaged hair with its highly moisturizing formula that targets weak hair, split ends, and frizz by re-linking broken bonds. So long, fried strands. Hello, SHINE.

    Promising review: "Olaplex saved my dry damaged hair! As someone who has been regularly experimenting with hair color since childhood, it’s not hard to believe I’ve done some damage to my hair. I’m also allergic to just about every product you can imagine. Thank you to Olaplex for rescuing my frizzy, dry, and split hair and giving it back its shine, even after I dye/bleach it over, and over, and over again! Trust me! It's the best thing you’ll ever do!" —Kitten

    Get it from Amazon for $28

    To learn more about Olaplex's similar hair repair treatment, check out "This Product Has Saved The Color-Treated, Totally Damaged Hair Of Thousands Of People."

    13. Wrap your hair into itself by making a tight (and chic!) bun. By keeping all your hair wound together, you'll naturally smoothen all your strands — and some humidity-resistant hairspray will make sure your hard work lasts.

    The tutorial for a 10-minute fancy-looking updo
    Lauren Zaser / Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed

    What you'll need: bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon), mini elastic hair ties ($3.30 on Amazon), styling clips ($6.99 on Amazon), and hair spray ($3.49 on Amazon).

    To learn more easy hairstyles, check out "26 Incredible Hairstyles You Can Learn In 10 Steps Or Less."

    14. Prevent midnight breakage with a satin pillowcase. Not only will you feel like royalty, but you'll also naturally wake up with frizz-free hair, thanks to a total lack of pulling and tangling.


    Promising review: "These are the best satin pillow cases I have ever bought! They're inexpensive and wonderful!! I bought these to keep my curly hair frizz-free and easier to refresh in the morning with little work. I am extremely satisfied with these pillow cases. The material is so soft and keeps my hair frizz-free so I wake up with beautiful curls. They're also easy to clean." —It's Me VC

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes standard–king and 22 colors).

    15. Take matters into your own hands by using HerStyler Hair Repair Serum to treat fried, damaged tresses. Infused with vitamin E, aloe vera, and argan oil, this bb works overtime to restore shine, flatten frizz, and overall bring that tired mane back to LIFE. And all it takes a few swipes of your fingers.

    Reviewer's before and after to show their frizzy, damaged hair, and then smoother, healthier-looking hair

    Promising review: "I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT, PEOPLE! I put this serum through the ringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I'm very impressed. Heads-up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium-length hair. Also, it can make your hair look oily if you use too much. I do have oily hair so working on my ends first then working to my roots works for me." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in packs of two and four).

    To learn more, check out "Thousands Of People Say This Serum *Actually* Has Helped Their Dry And Frizzy Hair."

    16. Wait for your hair to dry 90% of the way before you blow-dry (and don't forget a diffuser for a sleeker finish!). Not only does this keep your hair healthy, but you have a better chance of straightening damp — not wet — hair without subsequently causing a frizzy mess.

    Picture of Tituss Andromedon from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit blow-drying a doll's hair
    3 Arts Entertainment

    Promising review (for the diffuser): "This has totally transformed my hair! My curls tend to frizz and my hair takes millennia to fully dry. This isn't a miracle worker but it got my dry time down to about 40 minutes, which is close enough to a miracle for me. The 'fingers' don't break up my curls or cause any frizz and it diffuses air so well that it really helps thoroughly dry the root. I haven't had any problems with overheating or wear and tear despite dropping it about five times a week on average. Such a huge fan, and I cannot say enough good things about this diffuser." —M

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. Minimize painful tearing by switching to a detangling brush — reviewers with curly and thick hair say this successfully brushes through knots *without* yanking or pulling. AKA you can kiss broken hair-caused frizzing (and major shedding) goodbye.,

    Promising review: "This brush has been the best thing for my natural hair. I have thick 4C hair and I was having trouble keeping it detangled. Before this, I would use a wide tooth comb or my fingers, but they did nothing for the tight knot balls I was getting. I would get frustrated at how long it would take and start going faster which was ultimately ripping my hair out. Every time I touched my hair it seemed like I was losing it. What used to take hours has now been chopped down to about 26 minutes. When I looked at the brush, there was nearly NO shed or broken hairs left behind. I've thrown every other detangle tool away (though I decided to keep my fingers). This has my loyalty for life." —Dubya

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88 (available in three colors).

    18. ~Break free~ from accidentally tearing your hair (and therefore resulting in frizz) when drying it by opting for a gentler cotton T-shirt, instead.


    Get a cotton T-shirt from Amazon for $5.05+.

    To learn more tips, check out "Women With Curly Hair Perfect Their Curls."

    19. Or! If you're short on time, try this super-absorbent and lightweight microfiber towel. It cuts drying time *in half* and is much more gentle than the traditional cotton towel, so you and your hair are both happy and in one piece. No breakage = ~smooth~ sailing.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed, Aquis

    Promising review: "I bought my first Aquis microfiber towels decades ago for a trip to the Galapagos. I actually still have my two original towels but have since added to the collection. They remain as good today as they were back then, and I don’t wrap my wet hair up in anything but! My hair is less tangled and dries faster when I wrap it in my Aquis towel straight from the shower. The added bonus is that while it is wrapped, I can easily do makeup without stray hairs ending up in the mascara brush. Love my Aquis towels!" —Loves to Travel

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in two sizes and five colors).

    Check out my BuzzFeeder Shopping colleague's full review in "This Miracle Hair Towel Actually Cuts My Hair Drying Time In Half."

    20. Rid your hair of split ends without having to get a full cut with some nourishing argan oil. Its formula has damaged, broken hair in mind to both restore shine and softness — aka you can maintain your mane's smoothness even if you REALLY don't want to snip it yet.

    Reviewer's before and after with frizzy hair and split ends and then with healthier-looking hair and fewer split ends

    Argan oil does it all: tames frizz, adds shine, and restores silky hair.

    Promising review: "I like using a little of this on the ends of my hair to add moisture and help with split-ends. It's been working great!" —Tarvidson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in four sizes).

    21. Pack on a collagen-infused Elizavecca protein treatment to turn back the hands of time and bring back the shine you DESERVE. Five minutes of wearing this mask, and your mane will forget it ever even met flyaways. Commence slow-mo hair toss.

    BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer's before and after with dry, frizzy hair and then sleeker, shinier hair
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    It's packed with protein, Ceramide 3, and collagen so it can work quickly to get your hair shiny and soft.

    Promising review: "My hair is very thick, frizzy, and has a natural wave. Even when I dry it and straighten it, it still just looks dry and poofy. The first time I used this, I wet my hair a bit and let it sit on there for 20 minutes or so, then showered it off and let my hair air dry (which usually ends up in the dreaded frizz). Lo and behold my hair has never felt so silky and light — without being greasy, which is really important. The second time I used it, I just put on a little in the shower and let it hang out and rinsed it off at the end, and I got similar results as the first time I left it on for 20 minutes. This stuff is the best hair product I've ever purchased. And you really only need a little bit to get results right after the shower. I've always hated my air-dry natural wave, because of the condition of my hair, but this stuff lets me keep my waves (no styling required) and makes them look shiny and healthy." —TF

    Get it from Amazon for $8.29.

    Check out why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this in "7 Game-Changing Beauty Products We're Currently Obsessing Over."

    22. Cut down on frizz AND time by using a John Frieda hot brush to straighten your hair in a more efficient manner. It'll style dry *and* wet hair and make giving yourself pro-like blowouts every darn morning easier than ever (seriously — it's designed to be very simple). Plus, its ~ionic technology~ leaves your mane frizz-free and impressively shiny.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    It can style dry *and* wet hair, has ~ionic technology~ to tame frizz and promote shine, and has nylon- and ball-tipped bristles to gently detangle while creating volume. Plus! It has two heat settings and a cool setting for better control.

    Promising review: "I am no professional hair stylist, nor do I have time to do my hair everyday (mommy of two) but I must say this blow-dryer curling brush makes getting ready so much easier. I like my hair to have a lot of volume (I have thin hair) and my layers to show so this look is easy to achieve. I just sectioned my hair in small pieces, used this tool from my roots to the tip, then from the tip curled up (inwards) and rolled the brush around and out to keep the curl. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a nice easy blowout!" —L

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two sizes).

    Read more about why my BuzzFeed Shopping team colleague loves this in "Your Hair Struggles Are Over Thanks To This Magical Hot Air Brush."

    23. Put your hair worries to rest by finding the right hairdo to sleep in. One of the easiest ways? Wear a satin bonnet to bed to protect your hair from frizzing overnight, even if you toss and turn 'til sunrise.

    Chart of different ways to wear your hair to sleep, including with a satin bonnet or pillow
    Naturally Curly

    Promising review: "I have long hair that's super curly and after 26 years of life, I finally mastered styling my hair with the help of Devacurl products. The only problem I had was not being able to maintain my style overnight. I would have to wake up and start the wash, condition, gel, and diffuse process all over again. This bonnet not only fit my big hair, but it stayed in place all night as I slept. The next morning my hair was soft, curls intact, and frizz minimized." —online shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $17.96 (available in 10 colors).

    For more tips, check out Naturally Curly for "Five Ways To Sleep Without Ruining Your Curls."

    24. Scrub away dandruff and dullness with a shampoo brush — it'll gently deep-clean, exfoliate, and stimulate blood flow to your scalp to make sure every strand of hair gets the ultimate level of restoring treatment and comes out of the shower looking smoooooth. Healthier hair = less frizz.,

    Promising review: "I’ve suffered with dry, flaking scalp for about a year now (pretty much started when I was pregnant and hadn’t gone away). I have used tea tree oil shampoo, dandruff shampoo, coconut oil, you name it. I finally read somewhere that exfoliating the scalp might help, but I was hesitant because years ago, I had a shampoo brush and it was very rigid, the bristles were fine and close together, and it made my hair a tangled mess. Anyway, I saw this shampoo brush and it looked a lot more flexible so I thought I’d give it a try and HOLY MOLY my flakes are gone! It’s made out of a silicone-type material and the little 'bristles' are flexible but still get the job done. I can literally brush my hair with shampoo in and it doesn’t get tangled. It’s amazing. Not only do I have zero flakes now, I feel like using this does a way better job at working the shampoo in and getting your hair and scalp really clean. I have super thick hair and no matter how much shampoo I use or how long I scrub my hair, I felt like the back, underneath part of my hair would sometimes stay dirty. This brush gets all that." —Meg R

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in three colors).

    25. Take a break from damaging hot tools (aka what's probably causing frizz) and achieve effortless beach waves by simply putting your (slightly damp) hair in twists before bed. All it takes is some bobby pins at night and a little hairspray in the morning!

    The tutorial for twisting hair to get beach waves
    Song Of Style

    Come morning, your hair is already good to go! Which means you should feel free to sleep in, which is the greatest part of all.

    What you'll need: bobby pins ($2.19 on Amazon) and hair spray ($3.49 on Amazon).

    Check out the full tutorial from Song of Style for the full "No Heat Beach Waves Tutorial."

    26. Treat second- (or third-) day hair with dry shampoo powder, instead of spray. It'll absorb excess oil without creating hardness or frizz *and* will even leave you a boost of volume! Did I mention it's formulated to perfectly match brunette hair? So long, white streaks AND flyaways.

    Model using the dry shampoo powder

    Its rice powder, kaolin clay, charcoal, cocoa, lavender and peppermint oil combo provides volume, absorbs excess oil, and generally makes it look like we haven't waited a full week to wash our hair.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dry shampoo!!! I teach yoga and core fusion (sweaty, awesome workouts) full-time and this helps me go two or three days without having to wash my hair. I have really long, dark brown hair and this blends perfectly into my scalp, absorbs excess oil, and best of all, gives me a ton of volume!!! At the end of day two, after teaching six to eight sweaty classes, I can put this in and my hair looks fabulous!" —Stephanie M. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    Check out our picks for best dry shampoos that we tried and tested in "The Best Dry Shampoos Will Definitely Carry You In Between Washes."

    27. Ensure that your morning's hard work lasts all day by mastering the art of a frizz-free blowout — you'll need some styling serum and a diffuser. Does this require some effort? Yes. Does humidity stand a chance? NOPE.

    The tutorial for a sleek hair blowout
    The Beauty Department

    What you'll need: leave-in conditioner ($26 on Sephora), styling clips ($8.99 on Amazon), hair styling serum ( $4.94 on Amazon), round bristle brush ($11.99 on Amazon), and a diffuser ($19.99 on Amazon).

    Check out more from The Beauty Department for "Tutorial: Long-Lasting Frizz Control Blow-Dry."

    28. Give stubborn hair the *run down* by smoothing it out with some Garnier anti-frizz serum. Its argan oil formula works on both damp and dry hair to add shine and keep everything in place.

    The hair serum

    Promising review: "This helps me go from waking up looking like Medusa to a tamed sophisticated ponytail in a few minutes with very little effort. I am a frizz monster by nature and approve of this product and its miraculous powers to make me look human." —Argo

    Get it from Amazon for $4.94.

    29. Update your look while also leaving your curls free of sizzling heat products with a surprisingly simple faux hawk. The best part: you can even rock this when faced with harsh humidity (especially when you wear a little hairspray). WIN.


    What you'll need: extra-thick hair ties ($7.59 on Amazon) and hairspray ($3.49 on Amazon).

    Check out the full tutorial in "1 Woman + 11 Hairstyles."

    30. Don't blow dry your hair every day after working out (or even just showering). Instead, quickly style it into a braided bun that'll stay in place if your hair is still wet (but you can use a styling serum just in case).

    The tutorial for a braided bun with wet hair
    Lauren Zaser / Justine Zwiebel / Via BuzzFeed Life

    I've been guilty of blow-drying and styling my hair on the daily after working out and believe you me, I SEE the difference when I stop. Sometimes all your hair needs is a break!

    What you'll need: Hair ties ($4.99 on Amazon) and styling serum ($10.99 on Amazon).

    For the full tutorial, check out "This Braided Bun Is The Best Thing You Can Do With Wet Hair."

    You and hair now that you can spend more than 10 minutes in humidity:

    KC Film Office

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