Smooth Talk: The Frizzy Hair Tricks You've Been Missing

Matt Fugate, celebrity stylist at Serge Normant John Frieda Salon, shares his tricks for fighting frizzy hair days.

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Looking hot should be a good thing. Handle frizzy hair with expert tips and products designed to keep you looking fabulous, whatever the weather.

START STYLING IN THE SHOWER. Switch to a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, and be gentle when washing to avoid breakage. Finish up with a quick cool rinse. Remove excess water by wrapping hair in a cotton tee or microfiber towel—terry cloth can be abrasive—and squeezing downward, starting at the root.

FIND THE RIGHT FORMULAS. Swap your sticky products (hairspray, mousse, gel) for cream-based ones, like a leave-in conditioner or pre-shower treatment. Sticky or tacky textures will cause hair to frizz. For sprays, choose a volumizing anti-humidity spray.

PERFECT YOUR BLOWOUT. Most important: Get out of the bathroom. You'll achieve better results in a less humid room. Use a boar bristle brush to add shine—we love Goody's and Ibiza's versions. While you blow-dry, think more tension and less heat. Wrap small sections of hair tightly around the brush and move the brush and dryer slowly downward. Make sure each area is completely dry; any remaining water molecules will expand and cause puffiness. Secure your ponytail with an elastic bungee or fabric hair tie, says Fugate. Both cause less damage than traditional tight elastics.

TREAT YOURSELF—AND YOUR HAIR. A weekly moisture mask strengthens strands and repairs damage.