A few months ago, I made the mistake of trying out another colorist for my hair. (For the love of the blog, people!) I should have known better! My regular colorist is all about making sure my hair is nourished after one of my salon visits with her. I don’t know how she manages to do it, but every time I go in to retouch my base color and highlights—it looks better and better. The overzealous colorist I saw that time I cheated on my regular? I honestly don’t think she could have cared less about the health of my hair. She FRIED it into submission, and my hair hasn’t been the same since. While the shampoos and conditioners I’ve been testing lately seem to help, I cannot escape using a serum or an oil to smooth out the ends…which leads me to these seven great products for dry, frizzy hair. If this hair crisis sounds familiar, try one of these, STAT!
Pureology Precious Oil, $40
My stylist, Andi would be so proud! While this could potentially be a little heavy for my hair type, Pureology’s Precious Oil lends a hand to my distressed locks immediately when used sparingly. This intelligent product contains four very precious oils (sunflower, coconut, olive, and jojoba) to restore suppleness, encourage hair flexibility, and add shine. I love using a drop (I mean a drop) of this mixed in with a volumizing mousse to balance out the oil’s viscosity for my fine hair—and it smells AMAZING.
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment, $4.99
As one of Garnier’s newest products, the Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment makes frizz disappear without any heavy, oily residue. For containing the magic of argan oil, this is a super affordable solution to pricey salon products.
Smooth ‘N Shine Olive & Tea Tree Treatment Oil, $4.99
This is my favorite product of the bunch to use as an overnight treatment! Aside from frizz-busting olive and tea tree oils, this contains a little bit of invigorating menthol that makes my scalp feel incredible. Massage it into your scalp right before bed, rinse out in the morning, and wah-lah! You’ll have more manageable hair. Make sure you cover your pillow!
Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil, $29
All Soft Argan-6 Oil is a fantastic multi-tasking product with six uses. Use before your blowout for hydration and smoothness, deep condition at night, boost shine, or you can even mix it in with a deep conditioner to give your hair some extra TLC. I like the slight “slip” this creates so my round brush doesn’t snap my stressed hair.
Joico K-Pak Protect & Shine Serum, $18.50
With macadamia oil, Vitamin E, and evening primrose oil, try this serum on a finished style to boost your shine factor. Even though it has a dimethicone base, I feel like it absorbs instead of coating, temporarily filling in the millions of little holes that highlights poke in the hair strand.
Dove Style + Care Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum, $3.76
Girls with lots of curls should like this creamy serum! Try one pump emulsified in the palm of your hands to create definition, by gently twisting a medium section of curls at a time. It keeps the ends together so you don’t look like a cotton ball by the end of the day!
Aquage SeaExtend Silkening Treatment Oil, $35
This wet styling treatment contains sea botanicals, argan oil, and almond oil to give the hair seriously silky shine. It also accelerates drying time and protects against thermal damage. If you’re a flat iron addict, this is for you!