How Do I Make My Hair Less Frizzy?

Frizz can be notoriously difficult to tame, and as a result, it causes countless bad hair days. The degree of frizziness you deal with is determined mainly by your hair type and hair care routine. There are proven methods you can use to reduce frizz and banish bad hair days from now on! 

Frizz and Your Hair Type

The best way to make your hair less frizzy is to consider your hair type. Each hair type responds differently to products and routines. Let’s jump into how to reduce frizz on different hair types. 

Fix Frizzy Type 1 and 2 Hair 

Type 1 (straight) and type 2 (wavy) hair are the least frizzy hair types. Reducing frizz on these hair types may be easier than you think.

Frizz Fighting Products

To reduce frizz on straight or wavy hair, reach for the following product types:

  • Light oils to moisturize and lay down stray hairs. 
  • Lightweight leave-in conditioner for extra moisture. 
  • Moisture-rich conditioner. 
  • Sulfate-free shampoo. 

Frizz Fighting Routine

After washing your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo, you should use a moisture-rich conditioner to quench thirsty strands and reduce frizz. Once your hair is washed and conditioned, apply a moisturizing leave-in conditioner to your strands and then style. 

Tame Frizz on Type 3 and 4 Hair 

Type 3 (curly) and 4 (coily/zigzag) hair are the frizziest hair types of all, and they require a considerable effort to reduce frizz. Though it is in the nature of curly and coily hair to be frizzy, there are several things you can do to reduce the frizzies. 

Frizz Fighting Products

Reducing frizz on hair types 3 and 4 will require the following product types: 

  • Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner (non-sulfate)
  • Oils: Olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, castor oil
  • Creams: Shea butter, avocado butter, mango butter
  • Midweight to heavyweight moisturizing creams
  • Super moisturizing deep conditioner 
  • Hydrating and smoothing leave-in conditioner

Frizz Fighting Routine

To reduce frizz, wash your hair only when necessary, as excessive shampooing sessions can dry out the hair and increase frizz. Don’t use piping hot water, as this can raise your hair cuticle and increase frizz. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

Deep condition your hair a few times per month to nourish and smooth your strands. 

After washing and conditioning your hair, apply an oil to seal in the moisture. You can also use a moisturizing leave-in or cream to further reduce frizzies. 

Frizz-Fighting Tips for All Hair Types

Here are a few frizz-fighting tips you can use regardless of your hair type: 

  • Get regular trims. The more split ends you have, the frizzier your hair will appear. 
  • Limit heat use. Every time you apply heat to your hair, you are potentially damaging your strands. When your hair is damaged, it looks frizzy. 
  • Detangle your hair carefully. Apply a detangler or slippery leave-in conditioner to your hair before detangling it. This will decrease the amount of breakage you’ll experience. The less breakage you have, the less frizz you’ll have to contend with. 

Now you know exactly how to make your hair less frizzy. We hope that this article is helpful to you in your fight against frizz!  

Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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