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August 18, 2020

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


Young, blonde haired woman with straight, shiny hair from one side and entangled hair in bad conditions from other side.
Leave-In treatments are easy but impactful products that help deliver hydration, UV and heat protection and shine (istock/Sofia Zhuravets)


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. 


True Moringa Simplicity Pure Moringa Face, Hair, Body Oil


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. 


Christophe Robin Anti-Frizz Rescue Milk With Shea Butter


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. 


Alexa is a Denver-based writer, editor, and marketing pro who covers all things wellness, travel, beauty, and lifestyle. She has written for Women’s Health, Woman’s Day, Runner’s World, Self Magazine. When she’s not crafting content, you can find her hiking or skiing (depending on the season), drinking red wine, or planning her next travel adventure.



After reading all of glowing reviews about Olaplex, I can’t wait to try it.

True Moringa and Olaplex for the win!

Thank you for this list! I have a difficult time with frizzy hair. I have super oily scalp with very dry ends, and I get frizzy. XD

After using miscellaneous leave-ins for years, I finally tried Olaplex. What on earth was I waiting for? That product makes a huge difference in my bleached hair. Softer, smoother, stronger. What's not to love? 💖

Great info! As a hairstylist, many of my clients battle frizz and it can be hard to find the right products to tame it. I especially love that the True Moringa Face, Hair, and Body Oil has SO many uses for hair, skin, and everything else!

Olaplex is number1 on my list! I have curly hair and highlighted hair. This is my go-to.

As a naturally curly haired girl I have definitely suffered from frizzy hair from time to time. Especially when I get highlights or balayage. I have heard great things about Olaplex but haven't tried it yet. This is going to be on my list to buy for sure!

I have been using Briogeo for a couple of years now and it is a miracle worker! I have gone from black, box color to my natural gray over these past 2 years and definitely needed products for out of control grays! I'm so excited to try the Christophe Robin hair line as well! It has such a great reputation for amazing products.

WOW. I needed this article on so many levels. I have naturally curly, wildly frizzy hair and I'm always on the hunt for products that will tame my mane. I'm constantly bouncing from climates in the tropics to a Minnesota winter, so my hair never really knows how to behave. Will definitely be sure to check these products out! Thanks for the suggestions, gorgeous!

This is super useful. My hair tends to get frizzy fast,especially because I have curly hair. If I straighen it and there is any type of humidity or even moisture in the air, my hair always gets frizzy. Its the worst. I will definitely put these products into considerations because it sucks taking the time to style your hair and then within minutes it all turns into a hot mess.