Bye-Bye Frizzy Hair: 5 Leave-In Hair Treatments That Actually Work
As someone with dry, wavy-curly strands (and lots of ‘em), I’m well-acquainted with the plight of frizzy hair. From straightening it into submission to splurging on Brazilian blowouts and silk pillowcases, I’ve tried just about everything to consistently enjoy smooth, soft locks.
But if there’s one thing I’ve learned on this life-long quest, it’s that sometimes the simple steps make the biggest difference. Case in point? A great Leave-In can change everything.
Leave-In treatments are easy but impactful products that help deliver hydration, UV and heat protection and shine. And, after months of moisture-zapping summer heat, now is the time to indulge. Here are five fan favorites to work into your routine for lustrous, frizz-free locks.
Every natural beauty collection needs a multipurpose powerhouse — and this gorgeous cold-pressed moringa oil from the “miracle tree” in Ghana is it. Use it on dehydrated strands to restore shine and manage frizz, either before blow drying or to revive lackluster strands. This light oil packs quite a punch so when you’re finished running it through your hair, use what’s left on the rest of your body. Rich in natural moisturizing properties, it can be used as a facial moisturizer, cuticle oil, post-shave oil, scar and stretch mark treatment, and more.
Especially designed for frizzy hair types, this decadent concoction from the master of color delivers both immediate gratification and long-term results. Shea butter, vitamins, and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids nourish hair, while the magical moringa oil helps protect against pollution, UV damage, heat styling, and color oxidation. It also heals the hair cuticle to preserve your smooth style for up to 48 hours.
Innersense Organic Beauty Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner
This shine-enhancing spray hydrates and de-tangles with ingredients including reparative rice proteins, hair growth-stimulating rosemary oil, bee-friendly honey, lavender, and rooibos tea. Fragrant and lightweight, it moisturizes dry strands without weighing them down to maintain your hair’s natural body and volume, sans the fuzz.
Briogeo Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Crème
If you try to heat-style your frizz away on a regular basis, this one’s for you. Named the “best defrizzer” in the 2019 Allure Reader’s Choice Awards, this rosehip, argan, and coconut oil blend not only smooths hair, adds shine, and protects against up to 450° heat, but it also reduces breakage by an average of 85%, according to a clinical study by the brand. The best part? It’s 94% naturally derived, and the brand abides by a “6-free” rule: no harsh sulfates, silicones, phthalates, parabens, DEA, or artificial dyes.
Olaplex 6 Bond Smoother
Olaplex is one of the rare brands that blends patented technological solutions with a commitment to cleaner beauty. Their products are non-toxic, pH balanced, vegan, cruelty-free, and free of parabens, DEA, aldehydes, and formaldehyde — and their fan-favorite No.6 Bond Smoother is no exception. This concentrated smoothing cream promises to tame frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours, and is especially beneficial for colored or damaged hair.