7 Anti-Frizz Shampoos That Outsmart The Humidity Index


If we're ranking the pitfalls of summer, humidity is hands down the most offensive. No matter how the increased moisture levels mess with your hair — creating a fuzzy halo around your air-dried curls or instantly unpinning the flyaways you spent twelve minutes smoothing — it's a struggle that often ends with a heavy sigh and a Sephora search for "anti-frizz treatment."If you're prone to the perennial fight against the muggy air, the quickest fix may just be to switch up your shampoo. Celebrity stylist Justine Marjan tells us that your in-shower rinse-and-repeat formula can actually make a big impact in how your hair responds — or doesn't respond — to the dew point. "You want to find a shampoo that pushes moisture into the hair," she says. "When your hair is well-hydrated, it's soft, silky, and more manageable when the moisture in the air increases."AdvertisementWith that three-pronged goal in mind — softness, smoothness, and manageability — we asked five celebrity hairstylists to share their arsenal of humidity-blocking shampoos. Ahead, their favorite bottles, and a foolproof guide to making stubborn frizz a non-issue this summer.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.1 of 7

Seed Phytonutrients Anti-Frizz Shampoo

Fight the frizz minus the chemicals with this 93% natural formula that smooths and strengthens strands. True to the brand's name, the recycled (and recyclable) paper bottle actually contains a packet of seeds stored inside so you can grow a plant once you're finished. PreviousINFOSEED PHYTONUTRIENTSAnti-frizz Shampoo$24.00BUY NextThe Secret To Kate Middleton's Perfect ManicureHilary Duff's Summer Haircut Is PerfectionBath & Body Works Annual Candle Sale Is On Now2 of 7

Virtue Labs Smooth Shampoo

Sometimes hydrating or smoothing shampoo can feel more like conditioner, weighing heavily on the hair without really cleaning it. Marjan tells us this shampoo is great because it does both: washes away any dirt, sweat, or residue and leaves hair silky soft post-shower. PreviousINFOVirtue LabsSmooth Shampoo$38.00BUY NextAdvertisement3 of 7

R+Co Television Perfect Hair Shampoo

If you're looking for smoothness and shine for thick hair that's prone to dryness, celebrity stylist and R+Co co-founder Garren recommends the brand's Television shampoo. "It calms the hair down from root to tip, making it shiny, smooth, and silky," he says. "It works wonders for remedying split ends or breakage." PreviousINFOR+CoR+co Television Perfect Hair Shampoo, 8 Fl Oz$32.00BUY Next4 of 7

Kérastase Discipline Sulfate Free Smoothing Shampoo

Celebrity stylist Roger Medina recommends this formula to those with curls or natural hair looking for smoothness. "The name says it all — it’s a sulfate-free smoothing shampoo that gently cleanses hair while nourishing frizz-prone, sensitized, or color-treated pieces," he says. "It's great for curls because the Morpho-Keratine technology restores flexibility and bounce, while protecting against the effects of humidity." PreviousINFOKérastaseDiscipline Sulfate Free Smoothing Shampoo$33.00BUY Next5 of 7

Ouai Smooth Shampoo

"I love this Ouai shampoo because it feels heavy, which is nice for those with thick hair texture," says Marjan. "It will add some weight to the hair, resulting in less frizz and a smoother finish." PreviousINFOOuaiSmooth Shampoo$28.00BUY Next6 of 7

Fekkai Ironless Shampoo with Anti-Frizz Straightening Complex

Jordi Martinez, stylist at Frédéric Fekkai Salon in Soho, recommends the Ironless shampoo for hydrating and strengthening hair of all textures. "The Hibiscus Protein adds support and structure to each strand of hair to keep it smooth — no matter how unruly," he says. PreviousINFOFekkaiIronless Shampoo With Anti-frizz Straighte…$19.98BUY Next7 of 7

Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo

As the name suggests, Curl Charisma shampoo is designed to nourish and hydrate your waves and spirals. "The formula is all about the gentle plant-based ingredients that will keep your curls intact, clean, and smooth without striping away any of those good natural oils," Giovanny Jorge, founder of NYC's Hair Repair Bar by Giojé, tells us of his summer staple. The Briogeo co-wash formula is another great pick if you have natural hair. PreviousINFOBriogeoCurl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrat…$24.00BUY NextAdvertisement


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