The Main Reason Your Hair Is Frizzy


Ahhh frizzy hair! Whether you have fine, medium or course hair, frizz is possibly the most annoying styling issue most of my clients have.

Most of the time, frizzy hair is caused by dryness. When your hair is dry and lacking in moisture, it needs moisture so badly that it screams out “give me moisture!!” from the air surrounding it. It bounces and causes a scene.

To help repair this problem, use products that specifically say:

  • Anti-humectant

  • Anti-frizz

  • Frizz-free

  • Smoothing

Depending on how frizzy your hair is — super unruly and frizzy, or fine and frizzy in some areas only — you want to use the right products at the right time.

If your hair is VERY frizzy, then a complete smoothing regimen — from shampoo to styling products — is necessary. If your hair is only frizzy in some areas, then you may only need one styling product to tame the frizz, and a shampoo and conditioner that target something else.

Products you want to keep an eye out for if you have frizzy hair:

  • Pomades if you have short hair. I love running the Kevin Murphy Free Hold through my dry hair to tame my fine, frizzy hairs. You can also use them on wet hair.

  • Anti-humectant hairspray or texture spray.

  • The OUAI Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets.

  • A silk pillowcase. Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase can rough up the cuticle and cause frizz over time.

  • Creams are wonderful for frizzy hair. When I ask my clients whether they own a cream, I usually get a confused look :) I like to say that creams are like moisturizer for the hair. The right one is light, calms down the cuticle, and adds shine. When I had long hair I always smoothed a smoothing cream on the ends of my hair to tame the frizz and add shine. I think of hairstyling cream like moisturizer for your hair.

  • I’m going to recommend this one because I know it works: The Dyson hairdryer. My clients who have unruly frizzy hair love it for its amazing smoothing properties. It shines hair like no other hairdryer out there, which means you use less heat, causing less heat damage over the long term, less dryness, and eventually less frizz.

Always consult with your stylist on the best products for you, and make sure you can get small travel sized shampoos and conditioners to try out before committing to the large bottles.