How To Tame Frizzy Hair: Top Tips And Tricks You Can Try At Home

Don't let frizzy hair ruin your confidence!

Looking for advice on how to tame frizzy hair? Well, whether you have straight or curly hair, ask most women, and frizz probably ranks highly as one of their most frustrating hair issues. But first, we should explain that hairstyle-destroying frizz is mainly due to raised hair cuticles. So, to get rid of that trademark halo of frizz, the goal is to try to make the hair cuticles lie flat for a smooth, sleek mane.

Want to know how to tame frizzy hair for good? Just read on to see our simple yet effective tips to help you on your way to luscious locks.

Use the Right Shampoo and Conditioner

If you really want to ensure that frizzy hair is kept at bay, then you need to be using the appropriate shampoo and conditioner duo. Starting from the beginning of your hair care routine, we suggest using a specifically formulated wash and care routine for frizz-prone tresses.

Editor’s tip: Formulated with Elastin Protein and Argan Oil, the Nexxus Frizz Defy Shampoo and Conditioner duo helps to protect hair against humidity and frizz, while also helping to detangle hair, making it more manageable and easier to style.

Try Drying Your Hair With a T-shirt

We know that it sounds rather unconventional, but this is a hack that the All Things Hair editors have picked up along their hair journeys.

Want to know how trading in your towel for a cotton T-shirt can help you ward off frizz? Well, cotton tees have a smooth texture, which means they still absorb moisture, but also cause less frizz-incurring friction, making it easier for you to style your hair.

Better yet, when drying your hair, don’t be tempted to rub: instead, simply pat your tee over wet hair and gently squeeze to absorb moisture and minimise damage. Try it out when you next wash your hair!

Give Yourself a Little Treat

The periodic use of hair masks and oil treatments can help to smooth hair. The intensive conditioning properties of a hair mask, and the nourishing benefits of hair oils, can help to hydrate and moisturise your tresses, making your hair feel less dry.

Editor’s tip: Try the TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Intensive Mask 1-2 times per week following TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Shampoo to protect, strengthen and nourish your hair for healthy-looking, moisturised locks that are ready for styling!

Sleep With a Silk Scarf

Woman with long wavy brown hair laying in bed with silk sheets.
Try upgrading your cotton pillow and replacing it with silk one.

Wondering how this will help you battle frizz? Like we mentioned before, cotton is great at absorbing moisture, but this also means that our cotton pillowcases can zap moisture out of our tresses while we’re catching our Zs, which can contribute to dry, frizzy hair issues.

So, to counter this, try wrapping your tresses with a silk scarf before going to sleep, or invest in a silk pillowcase. Silk will help limit friction and won’t absorb your hair’s precious moisture.

Use a Hair Serum

Using a hair serum sounds simple, right? But you’d be surprised how many people don’t use them. These silicone-based hair products are a great way of protectively coating your hair and guarding it against frizz-inducing humidity while giving it a healthy-looking gloss.

Editor’s tip: Try the VO5 Heat Protect Serum for smooth, glossy hair and best of all, this little gem helps protect hair against damage caused by heat-styling tools!

Buy a New Brush

What kind of hair brush are you currently using? You might want to re-evaluate this everyday styling tool if you want to learn how to tame frizz. If you have a synthetic bristle brush, you want to upgrade to a natural brush, like boar bristles. Surprisingly, natural bristles have many hair benefits: not only are they gentle, but they can also help to massage the scalp and evenly distribute your hair’s natural oils, which indirectly helps to reduce frizz by coating your hair with sebum. Smart, right?

Use Heat Protectant

Excessive use of heat can play havoc with hair, especially if you want smooth, sleek strands. Don’t worry: for our last tip on how to tame frizzy hair, we’re not suggesting that you completely give up heated styling tools. But the best way to protect your mane from the damaging effects of excessive heat is to use a heat protectant and reassess your hair straighteners.

Ensure that you spritz your mane with some TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Primer Spray before straightening or curling your hair, and you’ll soon be on your way to a happy, healthier-looking mane!

Consider a Haircut

While all hair types can be prone to frizz, coarser, thicker hair types seem to get the brunt of it. If you have really thick hair, get your stylist to thin it out a little, in order to make it more manageable on a daily basis.

Try a Flyaway Wand

Want to tame frizzy hair on-the-go? Then you’ll need to get your hands on this handbag essential: VO5 Flyaway Touch-Up Wand. It’s like your favourite mascara but for your hair instead. This compact hair serum will tame frizz, static, and reduce the appearance of split ends, leaving your strands looking more polished.

Consult Our Infographic

Frizzy hair infographic by all things hair uk: Shot of different hair products that help tame frizz
These are some other hair products that can help tame frizzy hair.

Frizz is something that can affect all hair types, and if you want to know which frizzy hair products you should be using for your hair concern, just consult our infographic.

Great for curls: Try the VO5 Frizz Free Cream

Best for fine hair: Try the TONI&GUY Shine Gloss Serum

Hydrate dry hair: Try the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Mask

For SOS hair moments: Try the VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil


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