I’m the Queen of frizzy hair, so my usual shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask are not enough for keeping the hair sleek, smooth, and manageable. Aside from my regular hair care routine, I always have some extra leave-in products that help me tame and care for my locks. I use these products every day before styling my hair (even if styling that day means a simple ponytail or a bun) to give extra moisture and definition. These products vary from time to time, so here are a few of my recent favorites:
Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-in Conditioner Spray
This leave-in conditioner spray is my latest rediscovery. I was using it a few months ago and liked it a lot, but somehow other new products pushed this to the back of the hair care stash. I’m happy I started using it again because it does not weight down my hair, gives hydration, shine, and (most importantly) heat protection.
Akin Lavender & Anthyliss Leave-in Conditioner
I know that scent is a subjective topic, but I have to be honest and say that I do not like its scent at all. It does have a hint of lavender, but not in a good way. However, the smell fades fast after applying the conditioner on my hair, so I can easily overlook this issue. I really like how it performs, the conditioner is suitable for normal and dry hair, so it feels very moisturizing and successfully reduces frizz. Also, it protects hair from damage caused by heat styling.
Zaya Patchouli, Lavender & Ylang Ylang Hair Oil*
OK, this hair oil is supposed to be a rinse-out, so I’m breaking the rules here by using it as a leave-in. The truth is, it helps me during the bad hair days when my hair feels extra dry and frizzy. Like, out of control frizzy. I use 1-2 drops on wet hair, let it dry naturally, and then use 1-2 drops before styling (though, I never use this oil if I know that I’ll be using heat). When you have shoulder length hair, it’s always a thin line with how much of hair oil you’re supposed to apply, but once you find that perfect amount, the hair looks shiny and hydrated without greasiness.
What are your favorite products for taming frizz?