Somehow, frizzy hair is a year-round affliction. When we’re having a really bad, run for-the-hills or hide-under-a-hat hair day we tend to blame the weather, but if we’re really being honest with ourselves, we battle frizz all the time — the humidity just exacerbates it. To get frizz truly under control, proper maintenance with products — starting in the shower — is the key. But that’s not all: Depending on your hair type, the different products you use matter a lot more than you might think.
That’s why we talked to two of the most sought-after stylists in the business right now — celebrity hairstylist for L’Oreal Paris, Mara Roszak (Brie Larson and Emma Stone’s go-to) and Pantene hairstylist Kim Kimble, the mastermind behind Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” braids. They broke down exactly what you should be doing to minimize your frizz woes, whether your hair is fine, wavy, or coarse and curly — and which products to stock up on ASAP. And the best part? They won’t break the bank.
FINE AND STRAIGHT HAIR
Both Kimble and Roszak agreed that the most important step for women with fine hair is to focus on conditioning well, since it’s one that’s frequently skipped. But – and this is a big but – only focus the conditioner on your ends, as many folks have a fear of weighing the hair down, and this can happen if you focus the product at the root. “Make sure your hair is moisturized enough — dryness is typically what causes frizz,” said Roszak. So, if your ends are frizzy, it’s probably due to a lack of conditioner.
As for products, steer clear of heavy oils or anything that contains wax, Kimble told us. “Creams and balms are lighter than oils, pomades and gels, so these are more appropriate for fine or straight hair.”