What Ingredients Should I Look for in an Anti-Frizz Product?

Knowing what to look for in an anti-frizz product is crucial for keeping frizz at bay. A few key ingredients are known to help smooth, strengthen, and rehydrate hair.

If you have frizz-prone hair, then you may be close to giving up on that dream of defined curls and bouncy locks. However, rest assured that with the help of a few products, you can have frizz-free hair in no time.

Knowing what to look for in an anti-frizz product is crucial for keeping frizz at bay. A few key ingredients are known to help smooth, strengthen, and rehydrate hair.

 

What ingredients should I look for in an anti-frizz product?

 

Silicones


Silicones have unique properties and are often the main ingredients in anti-frizz products. Silicone polymers are synthetic materials that latch onto the hair strand to create a protective barrier around the cuticle.

The silicone helps to seal porous hair, giving it a smooth and sleek finish. The barrier silicones create can also stop moisture from leaving the hair strand whilst protecting against humidity, heat damage, and pollution.

Silicones are fairly controversial ingredients, as they can lead to drier hair and product build-up over time. However, when used with care, they can be used effectively to help tame frizz.

Silicones go by many different names on ingredients lists:

  • Cyclomethicone
  • Dimethicone
  • Cetearyl methicone
  • Dimethicone copolyol
  • Phenyl trimethicone


Proteins


Frizz-prone hair has often been damaged by chemicals or heat, or frizz may simply be the result of weak hair follicles. Wheat, soy, and vegetable proteins are common ingredients in anti-frizz products, as these proteins help strengthen the hair against breakage.

We recommend Neuma NeuMoisture Intensive Masque, which contains vegetable proteins to strengthen hair, restore smoothness, and tame frizz.

 

What ingredients should I look for in an anti-frizz product?

 

Essential Fats and Oils


One of the main causes of frizz is dehydration. When hair is dehydrated, the cuticle opens up to take in humidity from the air. This swells the hair strands and gives your hair a frizzy finish. Many anti-frizz products contain essential fats and oils, which are known to moisturise and promote healthy hair growth.

Some hydrating ingredients come in a pure form: avocado, olive, and coconut oils, for example. Other fats are emulsifiers and may appear on your ingredients list as:

  • Arachidonic acid
  • Linolenic acid
  • Palmitic acid
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Stearic acid

We love MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, which is infused with argan oil to help condition curls whilst fighting frizz.


Sealants


Anti-frizz products often contain an additional cuticle sealant to help lock in moisture and protect against humidity. Butters such as mango or shea butter are common, as these provide hydration and nourishment to the hair.

Kevin.Murphy Smooth.Again uses cupuaça seed butter to intensely hydrate the hair for a smooth and soft finish.

Lots of anti-frizz products contain many other ingredients. But it's important to look for the ones listed here if you want to tame and nourish your hair.

Browse our products for curly and frizzy hair and get ready to experience a hair miracle!

 

What ingredients should I look for in an anti-frizz product?