Finding the right conditioner for my frizzy hair was the final piece in the puzzle of how to create soft, defined curls.
You see, I was bleeding money on ALL the styling products, trying to control my hair. But it was actually crying out for some hydration and nourishment … Whoops!
Due to the structure of curly hair, strands can be prone to breakage and a little more sensitive to things like humidity.
Does conditioner help frizzy hair? Absolutely! A hydrating conditioner definitely can help—especially if the ingredients include Keratin, other proteins, or oils. Natural oils are better than synthetic ones because the former are absorbed into hair fibres and can effectively manage frizz and create shine.
Ingredients like Shea Butter and oils like Coconut Oil and Olive Oil can work wonders for frizzy curly hair.
You can also find conditioners for dry curly frizzy hair by looking for terms like ‘hydrating’, ‘anti-frizz’, or even specifically say ‘for curly hair’.
What is the best conditioner for frizzy hair?
There are three types of conditioners you should consider.
1. Daily/normal conditioner for frizzy curly hair: To avoid frizzy hair after washing, it’s important to incorporate a supportive conditioner to use after shampooing. The shampoo’s job is to clear any build-up from your hair and scalp. But cleansing hair can sometimes leave it feeling dry and depleted. The conditioner restores hydration, adding nourishment to strands. A good conditioner also protects hair from factors like heat damage or chemicals from hair care products. Finally, a conditioner calms the hair cuticles to minimise frizz and flyaways.
2. Leave in conditioner for frizzy wavy hair: As the name suggests, it’s formulated to not be rinsed out. This means all the great nutrients from the conditioner are left to protect the hair. To make hair non frizzy after a shower, it’s best to comb through leave-in conditioners to ensure they coat all your tresses evenly. This is a great option for those with fine curls and frizz; leave-in conditioners tend to be lighter, so they won’t weigh down your hair.
3. Deep treatment conditioners for frizzy hair: These rich, emollient formulations create a heavier texture than the other two kinds of conditioner. Deep treatments are essentially like a face mask for your hair. Pop on a hair treatment for the suggested time and chill (warmly!) in the bath. Or watch some Netflix and have a sneaky glass of wine.