The moment your curls get a whiff of the outdoors, frizz strikes. That is, unless you styled your hair with frizz fighting products before you stepped outside. Even the curls that you kept safe in a satin bonnet all night long won’t stand a chance against humidity if you didn’t prepare first.
There are many ways to keep frizzy curls at bay. You can add more moisturizing products to your wash day routine or use hair sprays, mousses, and even gels. Ahead, browse the top products to keep your curls in place in the humid weather. There’s something for every curl to withstand their environment’s humidity levels on this list.
Curls that spring back
Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic Curl Stimulator is an aloe-based curl boosting gel. It defines curls without weighing them down. The formula is phthalate-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, dye-free, biodegradable, and vegan. No matter how you wear your curls, this gel will provide a long-lasting frizz-free hold.
Smooth out frizz
When you approach day four post-wash, it’s usually time to re-smooth your curls. That’s where Melanin Haircare’s Multi Use Pure Oil Blend comes in. The ingredient list boasts nourishing oils: baobab oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, sage oil, geranium oil, and vitamin E oil. It’s free of phthalates, parabens, and sulfates. You can use this non-greasy hair oil to smooth natural styles as well as day-old curls from your beloved roller set.
The multi-purpose spray
Need to put the go, in wash-n-go? Then check out the Not Your Mothers All Eyes on Me 10-in-1 Hair Perfector. The leave-in spray is a detangler, leave-in conditioner, heat protector, and all-around frizz fighter. Plus, it’s made with natural Keratin and without phthalates, parabens, or dyes.
Add shine, eliminate frizz
The Doux Bee-Girl Curl Foam tends to curls that are in need of moisture. The foam conditions, detangles, and defines curls while preventing frizz. Plus, it has a cruelty-free formula made with honey, aloe, bamboo, and silk. Tip: according to the product page, avoid using oil before applying this foam for the best results.
Fight frizz in the shower
Sometimes, frizz is amplified after you’ve dried out your hair with stripping shampoos and conditioners that don’t really condition anything. To help you fight frizz from the start of your wash day routine, reach for Herbal Essences Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner with Argan Oil. This dual pack highlights argan oil, which adds moisture and shine to your curls. And, it’s paraben- and cruelty-free.
For natural hair and protective styles
Pattern Curl Mousse is a quick-drying lightweight mousse made specifically for 3B to 4C hair. It delivers enough hold to get you through the humidity without making your hair crunchy or flakey. Formulated with marshmallow root and castor oil, the vegan formula is free of parabens and sulfates.
A light frizz-fighting hold
Act+Acre’s Cold Processed Curl Spray is for anyone who wants to define their curls with a spray that avoids that sticky, crunchy, stiff feeling. Along with fighting frizz, this spray hydrates curls and coils with its watermelon-, glycerin-, and aloe-infused formula. The vegan color-safe spray is free of silicones, parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, gluten, and synthetic fragrances. Tip: use this as your next-day-hair spray to refresh your curls.
All hold, no flakes
Kinky-Curly’s Original Curling Custard Natural Hair Styling Gel is a shine-enhancing gel that eliminates frizz while leaving curls soft. Made with a hair-straightening and conditioning ingredient blend, the defining custard can be used all by itself or with your favorite leave-in conditioner.
All day frizz-free hold
Tresemme’s Extra Hold Hairspray for 24-Hour Frizz Control banishes frizz all day. The non-aerosol hairspray isn’t pressurized so you can bring it with you for your post-gym, all-in-one shower. This top frizz fighting product offers a flake-free hold. For less hold, spray father away. Need more hold? Spray closer to the exact curls you’re trying to target.