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The Best Hacks and Products to Combat Frizz in 2021

These are the products I use to fight frizz, I highly recommend you give them a try, too! 

Learning how to combat frizz is one of the biggest and most common hair challenges. In my personal hair journey, frizz has always been my worst enemy. Whether I would air-dry or blow-dry, my hair would end up a dry, frizzy mess and ruin the shiny, smooth style I had envisioned while doing my hair. I always thought that my hair was just permanently damaged and I was cursed to deal with frizzy hair on a daily basis. Then, I decided to look deeper into what causes frizzy hair and products that work to combat this issue.

Lo and behold, I finally have a routine that helps me combat frizz and give me the results I never thought possible!

Combat Frizz with these 3 Must-Have Products

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What is frizz? Photo credit: Roisin Murphy

What Causes Frizz?

Now, I won’t dive in too deep on the causes of frizz as there are many and I want to focus on my frizzy hair and the products that saved it. When I would let my hair air-dry, I noticed that it usually frizzed and felt very dry. Frizz is caused by dehydrated hair. I am an avid hair straightener and blow-drier and used to have Keratin straightening treatments done to my hair every 6 months for about three years. All of these factors led to my dry and frizzy hair and could be the reason you too are experiencing ‘the frizz’.

I know myself and I am not the person who will turn to only air drying my hair because it is damaged, I still need to dry and style it almost every day. Because of this, I have introduced three products to combat frizz so that I can have my cake and eat it, too!

Go-To Products

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Try these products to combat frizz.

1. Shampoo

The first product in my lineup that I use to combat frizz is my shampoo. Shampoo can often be the cause of dry hair and frizz problems if you are using it frequently and aren’t re-introducing hydration back into your locks. I introduced Nexxus Frizz Defy Active Frizz Control Shampoo into my routine and have seen incredible results. This shampoo cleanses your hair but also adds nourishment to it and doesn’t strip the hair of moisture. And, of course, I use the conditioner in conjunction, for optimal results.

2. Serum

The next product I use allows me to continue to use hot tools every other day to style my hair. Hair serum allows you to use hot tools on your dry hair as it combats frizz, adds shine, and tames flyaways. I use a quarter-size amount of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum in my damp hair before blowing it dry. Once my hair is dry I notice it’s softer, shinier, and doesn’t look oily or greasy.

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A little smoothing cream always goes a long way!

3. Smoothing Cream

This step is hands down my favorite part and has been my ride-or-die product to combat frizz. Once my hair is styled to my liking, if I still feel like there are some frizz and dryness bumming me out, I’ll add a pump or two of Bed Head by TIGI After Party Smoothing Cream evenly throughout my hair. This product instantly makes my hair silky smooth. It tames any pesky flyaways and frizz that I couldn’t get while I was styling my hair. I love the texture of this cream and how soft it instantly makes my hair feel.

Try adding some of these products into your everyday routine to combat frizz and give your dry hair the nourishment it deserves!

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