Frizzy hair is seriously annoying. It can strike at any time regardless of your hair type type. For girls out there with curly hair though, t’s a particularly frustrating issue! To best solve the problem of frizz, you first need to understand what causes it.
Here’s a technical description. Frizziness occurs when too much moisture gets into the hair strands. Funnily enough, this is as a result of your hair being too dry and dehydrated. It sounds odd but dry hair has gaps between its cuticle layers and moisture can seep into where it shouldn’t be. This causes the hair to swell up to give the appearance of frizz.
What actually causes frizzy hair?
There are so many different factors which cause frizzy hair. Some of them are pretty surprising! Here are the biggest ones:
- Not drinking enough water
- Failing to deep condition your hair often enough
- Bleaching and color treating your hair too much
- Using the wrong type of shampoo (for your hair type)
- Over washing hair
- Not eating a balanced, nutritious diet
- Using the wrong type of brush for your hair type
- Over use of heated styling products like hair dryers and straightening irons
- Washing your hair in too-hot water
- An imbalance in your natural hair oils
- Side effects of certain medication
I know there are some points on this list which aren’t easy to solve. For example medication and a natural imbalance of hair oils. But, there are plenty which you can fix easily and cheaply.
Simple fixes can help. Turn the temperature down on your shower so you’re not scalding your hair, choose a brush designed for your hair type and drink more water. Try to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet – this one will help your hair, skin and nails! Blow dry your hair using the cool shot button and perhaps straighten it less often.
Make a few of these simple fixes and combine them with a shampoo which has been designed for frizzy hair and you’ll soon be on the way to banishing frizz from your life.
As a hair stylist with over seven years experience working with many customers, I’m confident that at least one of these top 5 shampoos below will combat your frizz and leave your hair feeling healthier and looking great!
Best Organic Shampoo For Frizzy & Curly Hair: Luxe Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo
If your hair is very curly, you’re probably familiar with frizz. Especially if you live in a place with high humidity! This shampoo from Luxe Organix is an all natural product which uses the soothing power of argan oil to tame frizzy hair and nourish it to the root.
There are no sulfates, parabens or any other nasty drying alcohols in this shampoo – all ingredients which can dry hair out. It’s safe for use on color and keratin treated hair and even on extensions. Whatsmore, it comes recommended from many hair stylists around the USA.
A customer of mine with very thick curls found that after trying a number of frizz-ease shampoos, this was the best there was for smoothing her hair out. She’s now using this shampoo in place of her regular shampoo and pairs it with her usual highly moisturizing conditioner. On top of that, a once or twice a month conditioning hair mask is all she needs to keep her hair tamed. She’s ecstatic to have finally banished the frizz as it’s something she’s struggled with for years! You can purchase the Luxe Organix shampoo and conditioner set here.
Best Shampoo for Dry, Colored Hair: Maple Holistics Argan Oil Shampoo
Just read some of my other articles and you’ll know that I’m a big fan of the hair care products from Maple Holistics. I find that their shampoo and conditioners always perform really well and I often recommend them to my customers, friends and family.
Argan oil is great for getting moisture into dry hair. Color treated hair is often susceptible to dryness so choosing a shampoo which includes argan oil is always a good idea.
This shampoo contains jojoba and avocado oil which are enriched with vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E, which means it’ll help promote healthy new hair growth. As new, healthy hair replaces old brittle, dry hair, you’ll see a new vitality in your locks and they’ll be easier to style too.
The formula is also paraben, sulfate and silicone free making it the best option for color damaged hair. There is nothing here which is going to irritate your scalp or strip your hairs natural oils.
From the very first use, you hair should feel softer and immediately moisturized. Within a couple of weeks, it’ll be smooth, soft and oh so shiny. To purchase this shampoo and it’s matching conditioner from Amazon, click here.
Best Shampoo For Frizzy African American Hair: Honeydew Natural Daily Shampoo For Thick & Curly Hair
Big, African American curls can be very prone to frizz and a lot of generic shampoos and conditioners are not moisturising enough. Fortunately, this one from Honeydew is more than man enough for the job.
Just like the previous shampoo, this includes avocado oil which is packed with vitamins B1, B2, D, E making it super moisturizing. It’s also been formulated especially for African American hair but works equally well on any thick dark hair.
This shampoo is PH balanced which means it’s gentle enough to use on sensitive scalps and on children’s’ hair. It’s also paraben and sulfate free and cruelty free making it a good choice for the environmentally conscious and vegetarians/ vegans. The bottle itself is BPA free and fully recyclable.
I usually veer towards natural shampoos as I don’t like to load my hair with chemicals. Although I haven’t used this one on my own hair, I have regular customers who have. One customer uses this shampoo and her hair is now so tangle and frizz free that she uses her fingers to comb through it – no need for a brush of any kind! She also said that using this shampoo has really enhanced her natural curl pattern. Why not try it for yourself.
Best Conditioner for Natural & Thin Hair: Maple Holistics Silk18 Natural Hair Conditioner
Ok, I know… this one is a conditioner and not a shampoo! Bear with me though because it’s a brilliant conditioner and a must for anyone with natural colored, thin hair.
The customers Amazon reviews say all they need to about how great this shampoo is. People love this conditioner and so do I. In fact, there’s a bottle of it in my bathroom right now! That’s right girls, even thinner hair is prone to frizzing from time to time! You’ll love the beautiful natural vanilla fragrance and thick, moisturizing cream feel. Paired together they result in fantastic smelling, volumized locks which will feel soft and sleek.
Are you wondering how it works? A blend of natural ingredients including silk amino acids, jojoba and argan oil combine to soften and protect your hair follicles. And to stop the ever annoying frizz? Botanical keratin strengthens your hair strands to stop frizz from developing.
Maple Holistics shampoos and conditioners are all free of chemical colorants and sulfates and are cruelty free too. Pair this conditioner with a good argan oil shampoo and expect frizzy dry hair to be a thing of the past! Purchase a bottle now.
Best Shampoo For Mastering Thick, Frizzy & Long Hair: Pure Body Naturals Argan Oil Therapeutic Shampoo
Do you have thick, frizzy and long hair? It can feel like a nightmare sometimes I know but there is an answer! It’s bottle shaped and comes from Pure Body Naturals.
Not only is this shampoo great value for money, it’s also really easy to use thanks to it’s handy pump bottle. It’s also really good at taming even the longest thick and frizzy hair. Long hair can get easily greasy and often needs washing more frequently than shorter hair but washing daily can sometimes dry your hair out. We all know that dry hair can equal frizzy hair.
Thanks to it’s core ingredient (you guessed it): argan oil, this therapeutic shampoo will restore a natural hair oil balance and deeply nourish from root to tip. Camellia seed, peach kernel and avocado oil also pump your hair with moisture but because this shampoo is sulfate and paraben free, it won’t weigh thin hair down with any unwanted chemicals.
There isn’t a matching conditioner to go with this product but I would recommend using either the Silk18 conditioner from Maple Holistics (above) or any others which list argan oil and jojoba in their ingredients.
Go on, treat your hair to something special. Purchase a bottle here.
Goodbye Frizzy Hair!
And there you have it, my top 5 shampoos for fixing even the driest, frizziest of hair. Ok ok eagle eyes… I mean top four shampoos and one conditioner!
Do take time to look back at that list of factors which cause frizzy hair. There are so many easy changes you can make to your hair regimen and lifestyle which will help keep your hair healthy. Wear a hat in the sun, turn your hair dryer to cool and eat more veggies. Pair these changes with a decent shampoo and you’ll find that your hair is easier to manage in just a few weeks.
It goes without saying that less frizzy hair is likely to be healthier hair. Get that balance of natural oils right and your hair will be stronger, shinier and all round better looking.