The effort we go to for beautifully straight strands shouldn’t go without recognition. And, it usually gets the credit it deserves. The time spent with your straighteners in front of the mirror transforming curls and kinks to smooth tresses can attract attention and complements from all around. But, there can be one hair hassle that stands in the way of you and the perfect hair day – frizz. If you spend time straightening your hair, the last thing you want is for humidity to rain on your parade.
Whatever the weather, if you want to get rid of frizzy hair, carefully choosing the best shampoo for frizzy hair is a good place to start. While most people think conditioner is the only frizz-fighter, shampoo is also an essential part of your haircare regime and can be a powerful ally in what feels like a never-ending fight against frizz.
Your frizzy hair cheat sheet is a mere scroll away; with the right products to keep hair in check, you can have great hair days, more often.
What causes frizzy hair?
Humidity? Rain? Sweaty situations? All things that set off alarm bells in the mind of someone whose hair has the tendency to grow ‘poofy’. So why does your hair misbehave when faced with these conditions?
Frizz is basically a growth in the length and width of your hair that occurs when it soaks up water, usually from humid climates. This causes it to seemingly grow in all directions for that ‘poofy’ appearance you know too well. So, why do some hair types result in frizz, but others don’t?
Even the healthiest hair can naturally absorb about 30% of its weight in water. But drier hair (that’s often damaged) can soak up as much as 55%, almost double the amount of healthy hair. Essentially, the drier your hair, the worse the frizz levels.
Curly hair is very prone to frizz as it’s naturally drier; due to its structure it’s harder for your hair’s natural oils to make their way down the hair shaft, leaving it less moisturised. This is why the best shampoo for curly frizzy hair is usually packed with hydrating ingredients, to ensure the right level of nourishment to keep frizz levels at a minimum.
What’s the best shampoo for frizzy hair?
You wouldn’t build a house without a good foundation, and the same applies to your quest for healthy, smooth and shiny hair – you need a solid washing regime for a well-behaved mane. The right shampoo to combat frizz will douse your hair with moisture so it’s less prone to absorbing humidity from the environment. It’s important to understand your hair type – the most expensive products won’t always be the best solution for you.
If you’ve always wondered which shampoo could help you get rid of this persistent frizz, give Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Sleek Shampoo a try. Infused with antioxidants and lipids that shield hair from humid atmospheres, it’ll help to keep your style smooth and protected from frizz all day long. Paired with its trusty sidekick the Smooth & Sleek Conditioner; use every time you wash your hair and together they’ll ensure it’s as nourished as possible.
The great news is, this shampoo’s silicone-free making it the perfect ally to cleanse and nourish your fine-frizzy combination without the weight. It’ll provide your fine hair with just the right amount of nourishment.
If your hair’s medium to thick and craving intense nourishment to keep frizz at bay, give our Pantene Defrizz & Illuminate a try. It’s from our new Hair Biology line that has a higher level of nourishing agents to infuse your hair with deep moisture.
Afro hair? We’ve just the thing. The rich and intense formula in our Gold Series was uniquely designed for Afro hair types that need intense moisture to protect hair from frizz. Our Moisture Boost Shampoo gently cleanses hair, leaving it feeling moisturised, smooth and frizz-free.
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What’s the best treatment for frizzy hair
A smoothing treatment like Pantene Smooth & Sleek Masque gives your hair a more saturated form of moisture. Use it in place of conditioner once a week and leave it on for a couple of minutes for smoother hair that’s protected against frizz-causing humidity all day long.
Short on time? The 1 Minute Wonder Ampoules will quite literally work wonders. You don’t have to stress about the amount of product here – apply the whole tube of super concentrated formula from root to tip and leave for 60 seconds to fix as much as 3 months’ worth of damage in one use. Genius.
If straggly, dry ends are your hair woe, try our Smooth & Sleek Dry Oil with Argan Oil. The blend of Moroccan Argan Oil and lightweight Pro-V complex will hydrate hair without the greasiness and the good news is, it’s super simple to use – perfect if you’re short of time. Apply to towel dried hair, or apply to dry hair when you feel those ends need a little moisture boost. The lightweight, non-greasy formula works well with all hair types.
How should you style hair to fight the frizz?
Before styling your hair, always make sure that it’s fully dry to reduce the damage caused by heat styling tools. Remember that using straighteners or curlers on wet hair will fry your hair from the outside in.
The second important step is to apply a form of heat protection to reduce the damaged caused to your hair by styling tools. The Pantene Gold Series Heat Protectant creates a shield that moisturises and protects hair from heat damage.
After styling, set your style in place with Pantene’s Satin Smooth Hair Spray. This will help to shield your hair against high levels of humidity. It was specially designed with frizzy hair in mind for smoothness that lasts all the day long – ideal!
So, you see there are so many options out there for you to fight frizz, whatever your lifestyle may be. Start with a deeply nourishing shampoo, protect your hair when styling and lock your style with the right products that are designed with frizz in mind. With this guide, you’ll be well on your way to winning the fight against frizz.