The Best Anti-Frizz Serum for a Rainy Day

Eunice Lucero | 24 April 2016

Note: Also good for Mondays, and all other times when humidity gets you down.

Ah, frizz… the Great Equalizer. The biggest thing that dry, wavy, natural-textured and fine hair have in common is that they’re all susceptible to frizz once the humidity changes. Whether it’s during a harsh winter when the air is dry and crackly, to a heavy, sweltering summer that feels as if it’s always five minutes away from a downpour, it’s the same story: Frizz is the enemy. These hair types usually benefit the most from the best anti-frizz serum out there that tackles their specific hair issues.

best anti-frizz serum for natural dry hair
Dry, fine and natural-textured hair are particularly vulnerable to frizzing out during humid days. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Even if most serums contain silicone to help infuse moisture into the strand and give a smooth and shiny feel, not all hair serums are the same. We list down which particular formulations match each hair type the best, especially for those damp and pesky rainy days (Mondays, however, we have no control over.). Read on:

The Best Anti-Frizz Serum for Each Hair Type

best anti-frizz serum also moisturizes natural hair
Relaxed natural hair is damaged hair, and benefits greatly from a serum. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Dry/damaged hair, fine hair

Dry hair and baby-fine strands benefit the most from serums that use light oil blends, like Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate, together with regular moisturizing products. These help infuse the strand with hydration and shine while still feeling lightweight. Contrary to popular belief, these are usually very absorbent and don’t leave a greasy after-feel. Be partial towards oils and non-cream formulas—the opposite can be too rich for your delicate, fragile strand type. Creams can also end up making hair limp and deflate any visible bounce.

NEXXUS HUMECTRESS ENCAPSULATE SERUM

Wavy or thick hair

Unlike dry or fine hair, thick and wavy hair needs an anti-frizz serum that protects from the pouf and adds on the gleam, but can carry a little bit of extra weight. Blends with botanical oils like coconut oil and more emollient formulations, such as Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil, can also help tame unruliness and make thick, wavy hair softer and more manageable.

NEXXUS OIL INFINITE NOURISHING HAIR OIL
best anti-frizz serum locks moisture in curls
It’s a look, all right: Tightly coiled locks and drier curls need a lot more moisture than straight hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Curly Hair

The best anti-frizz serum for curly hair is one that marries moisturization and curl definition, like Dove Absolute Curls Super Crème Serum. More importantly, choose products that don’t flatten your spirals but can withstand the onslaught of humidity on porous strands. Curl enhancing creams, such as Bed Head by TIGI On the Rebound, work by recalling the shape of your ringlets in just one scrunch—crucial for after the gym or a run down a rainy street.

DOVE ABSOLUTE CURLS SUPREME CREME SERUM
BED HEAD BY TIGI ON THE REBOUND CURL RECALL CREAM
best anti-frizz serum for colored hair doesn't weight it down
Go for lightweight formulations that enhance color vibrancy. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Colored or processed hair

Those with mega-damaged hair tend to pile on the serum in the hopes that more is more. Tread carefully, as too much silicone on your strands can just make you end up with limp, stringy hair. Instead, choose a lightweight moisturizing variant or one that guards against split ends (trust us), as you’ve probably put your strands through their paces after you’ve bleached yourself silly. We’re amazed at how Nexxus Promend Targeted Leave-In Crème binds up to 92 percent (!) of split ends, and also helps transform damaged ends into looking freshly-cut. Hair hack!

NEXXUS PROMEND SPLIT END BINDING LEAVE-IN CRÈME

Which is the best anti-frizz serum for your hair type?