“Frizz has always been an issue for me,” says Talia Gutierrez, a beauty editor an Allure. “Now I can confidently say I appreciate my curly, sometimes puffy hair, and have learned to understand what it needs when the frizz does arrive, and that’s moisture.” Her product of choice is SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Leave-In, since it delivers instant hydration and leaves her hair silky smooth and conditioned.
13. Don’t discount the classics.
It can be tempting to always look for the newest and shiniest, but certain products are classics for a reason. “Honestly, Eco Styler Gel seems to be a staple for all Black women,” says organizer and writer Hope Giselle. “I don’t know a single one of my girlfriends or random Black woman who doesn’t own or use one of the formulas.” She prefers the Eco Styler Olive Oil gel, since it “keeps me sleek and frizz-free through the worst humidity,” especially when paired with Ebin’s 24 Hour Edge Tamer.
14. Use a diffuser.
If you’re a curly girl, blow-dryers may scare you, but there’s a better solution for them: Use a diffuser. Traditional hair dryers jostle your curls too much, but a diffuser will soften the air flow so your curls are bouncy, not frizzy. Model Toni Macaroni swears by one for full, bouncy curls. “Do it with your head upside down to achieve maximum volume,” she suggests.
15. Lean into it.
Sometimes you’ve just got accept your frizz for what it is. Illeisha Lussiano, hairstylist and owner of New York’s The Way salon, agrees. “My number-one styling tip when it comes to frizz is that it’s most important to roll with it, especially if it’s caused by humidity,” she says. “Mother Nature is a battle you don’t want to fight.”
16. Use a Dryer Sheet
Women have secretly swearing using a laundry dryer sheet works to get rid of frizz for decades, but thanks to—where else?—TikTok, it’s been boldly embraced.
17. Cold water is your friend!
“My hair is very finicky and prone to frizziness unless I do the following,” says Glamour associate duty editor Danielle Sinay. “Rinse my conditioner out with cold water, and immediately wrap it up in Crown Affair’s The Hair Towel—I’ve found the fabric is gentler on my hair. After taking my hair down, I brush it out gently, apply Crown Affair’s Hair Oil, and blow it out with my Dyson AirWrap. This is usually enough to prevent frizz and fly-aways, but if I really need it to keep its shape, I spray with Oribe Texturizing Spray—not hairspray, since that tends to weigh my hair down. Texturizing gives me a happy medium!
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.