If your hair gets frizzy at the slightest increase in humidity or sometimes for no apparent reason at all, the blame might not lay entirely with your hair. While different hair types definitely have different levels of propensity towards frizz, another culprit might deserve your focus.
The first thing you must know about fighting frizz is why it exists at all. When your hair is frizzing, it’s mostly demanding hydration. That’s right, frizz is a protest demonstration for more moisture — if you’re not supplying it, your hair will take it where it can, and humidity provides that opportunity.
Dry hair causes the hair cuticle to be rough and more opened up, whereas well-moisturized hair has cuticles that lay flat. When there’s moisture in the air, dry hair with opened cuticles takes in water, causing it to expand and poof — at least, that’s what your hair looks like on a humid day.
How to fight frizz? Let’s get back to that culprit we mentioned earlier. It turns out the shampoo you use can be a fellow solider against frizz. Here are 5 of the best shampoos for frizz.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Shampoo (click here)
The ever-reliable brand Shea Moisture has a great anti-frizz shampoo that hits the checkboxes we expect — paraben-free and phthalate-free. The Amazonian cupuacu butter and the raw shea butter get to work hydrating your strands so the humidity won’t.
Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo (click here)
This shampoo is excellent for all hair types, from straight to wavy and curly. We also love that it’s cruelty-free while packing a heavy dose of hydrating ingredients like sweet almond and safflower oil.
Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo (click here)
This Olaplex shampoo gets to the root of the problem by repairing the hair cuticle itself.
Ethique Frizz Wrangler Shampoo Bar for Normal-Dry Hair (click here)
Think you can’t tackle frizz while still saving the environment? Think again. This shampoo bar is a super cool zero-waste option that’s also super effective — Samoan Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter work together to provide frizz-fighting hydration while hair-haters like parabens and sulfates are absent.
Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo (click here)
Another trustworthy brand that makes us swoon with their dedication to quality ingredients and staying cruelty-free. This shampoo from Living Proof helps to smooth the hair cuticle to prevent moisture from humidity getting in and expanding it.