This is such an on going saga. Part of me wants to just embrace the frizz but really, it’s pretty bad and super fluffy and I look like I’m wearing a giant mushroom on my head if I don’t attempt to smooth my hair. I’ve also looked in the mirror and thought my hair looks like the end of a janitor’s mop, a witches broom, carpet fibers, and an overgrown weed.
I have talked to so many people about frizz, both friends and readers, who struggle with smoothing the frizz. Those with thick hair (and money to spend) rave about the Brazilian blowout and Keratin treatments. You have to go to the salon every few months to keep redoing the treatment. It’s like Botox, looks great but requires hundreds of dollars and multiple visits for upkeep. Plus if you have thinnish hair or fine textured hair, a treatment may end up giving you smooth but lifeless hair.
I prefer to find products that I can use at home and don’t require strong chemicals. Here’s what I have used that works a little. I’ve yet to find that holy grail product. I will let you know immediately if I do!
Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Hair Mask, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, Shea Moisture Organic Yucca & Plantain Anti-Breakage Masque are all great options for a deep condition. These all work well but not a huge difference in the frizz. My hair is softer after using these though.
Klorane and Rene Furterer offer excellent products that infuse hair with moisture, I like the Klorane Mask With Desert Date for Damaged Hair and Rene Furterer Karite Intense Nourishing Mask
I have tried Yarok Feed Your Ends, John Masters Leave-In Spray, Acure Organics Leave-In Conditioner. It’s so hard when you have fine hair, you don’t want to weigh it down! I really liked these products but nothing eliminated the frizz completely.
Serums, Gels, and Creams:
I really like RUSK Designer Collection Str8 Anti-Frizz and Anti-Curl Lotion which eliminates my weird cowlicks and kinks. I also like Bed Head Control Freak Serum and I use both of these in specific places where I need extra help.
I’ve been experimenting with the Control Freak Serum trying to determine the best place to apply (all over? just the ends? in my extra frizzy spots?) and will keep working with it.
I’ve also tried smoothing products by Garnier Fructis and Lanza (this cream), Giovanni Cosmetics Hair Frizz Be Gone serum, and most recently, Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex, all of which are great products but better suited to thick hair. Rene Furterer Karite Leave-In Repairing Serum works well but you only need a tiny bit for fine hair!
Camilla, Argan, Coconut oils. Oils are all great for THICK hair. When you have fine, thin hair, a tiny bit of oil goes a long way! I like to use Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil with Ayurvedic Botanicals as an overnight treatment and saturate my hair with this, allowing it to penetrate the frizz while I sleep.
Shampoo and Conditioner for Frizz:
I’ve tried these awesome products by Virtue which do work by infusing hair with serious moisture. The shampoo and conditioner work well together to soften hair and the smoothing cream eliminates excess frizz thanks to a *keratin ingredient that de-frizzes hair as if by magic.
Here’s what you need to know:
I love how my hair feels after using the products together, I typically have a good hair day after using these. Go here for more!
If you want to go natural, I highly recommend Josh Rosebrook’s line of hair care which not only gently cleanse hair but nourishes it with botanicals and extracts and helps to heal hair, not just coat it with harsh ingredients.
Something else that helps is using a blow dryer (I’ve been using this one from Hot Tools) with a nozzle attachment called a concentrator. You have to really take the time to carefully blow dry your hair with the tool pointed downward.
I have tried out hot rollers, curling wands, curling irons, velcro rollers, a brush/blow dryer combo but the bottom line is if your hair is frizzy to start with, not a whole lot is going to change the texture.
I’m going to continue to search for smoothing products for thin, fine hair! Stay tuned!