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13 of the best hair serums for frizzy hair in 2024

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Bye bye frizz—you will NOT be missed  

Are you tired of fighting with unruly curls or battling persistent frizz? It's time to say goodbye to those pesky frizz strands and embrace the sleek, smooth locks you've been dreaming of. Welcome to the ultimate frizz-fighting journey with the top hair serums of 2024—because nothing says a bad hair day more than a bout of frizz in that mid-morning rush to leave the house. 

Frizzy hair? That's so yesterday. With the right hair serum in your collection, you can transform your tresses into a mane of envy-inducing gorgeousness. Wave away the frizz that's got a mind of its own, and get ready for hair that's as smooth as silk—Jennifer Aniston, eat your heart out. 

We’ve rounded up the *best* roadmap to frizz-free fabulousness, and we're unveiling 13 of the best hair serums for frizzy hair this year. From tried-and-true favorites to cutting-edge innovations, we've curated a selection that'll have your hair thanking you all day long. 

So, whether you're fighting against the elements or just the everyday chaos, we've got your back (and your hair, of course). It's time to bid farewell to frizz's unwelcome presence and lay down the red carpet for our tried and tested hair care heroes. 

Smooth, shiny strands are just a serum away. Dry, frizzy hair? We don’t know her here. 


Why is my hair so frizzy?

Before getting into all the good stuff, we have to get to the root cause. Picture this: you're rushing out the door, ready to take on the day, when you catch a glimpse of your reflection. Cue the horror movie soundtrack. Frizz has struck again. It's a familiar scene for many of us, and the struggle is real. But why does frizz insist on crashing our beauty party? Let's break it down.

Frizz occurs when the outer layer of your hair, known as the cuticle, becomes raised and allows moisture to penetrate the hair shaft. This moisture causes the hair to swell, resulting in those dreaded frizzy strands. But here's the kicker: frizz isn't just a one-size-fits-all problem. It can be triggered by a variety of factors, from humidity and heat to over-styling and damage. Basically, anything that your skin goes through, your hair hates too (cry). 

Enter the hero of our story, the trusty hair serum. This multitasking marvel is specially formulated to combat frizz and restore balance to your locks. By sealing the hair cuticle and providing a protective barrier against moisture, serums help keep frizz at bay and leave your hair looking sleek, shiny, and ready to face the day (without hiding under hats!). We’ve all been there.


The power of hair serums

If you've ever wondered why your hair seems to have a mind of its own, the answer might lie in its moisture levels. Healthy hair relies on a delicate balance of moisture to stay smooth and workable, but when that balance is disrupted, here comes the frizz and all the added drama. 

This is where hair serums swoop in to save the day. Think of them as your hair's personal bodyguard, shielding it from the elements and keeping frizz in check. But that's not all—they also work wonders for hydration, strength, and elasticity, leaving your locks looking and feeling healthier than ever.

Perhaps the most magical thing about hair serums, though, is their versatility. Whether you're drowning in humidity during the summer or braving the dry and brittle winter air, there's a serum out there to suit your needs and keep your hair as safe as can be. From lightweight formulas that won't weigh down fine hair to ultra-nourishing treatments for thicker hair, the possibilities are endless, and we’ve tried them all. 


Choosing the right hair serum

Now that we've established the importance of hair serums in the fight against frizz, it's time to find the perfect match for your locks. But with so many options to choose from, where do you even begin?

Fear not, girl, for we've done the hard work for you. We've scoured the shelves (both virtual and physical) to bring you a carefully curated selection of the best products for frizzy hair. Whether you're a seasoned serum lover or a newcomer to the world of hair care, there's something here for everyone.

From cult favorites that have stood the test of time to innovative newcomers shaking up the industry (or TikTok), each serum on our list has been handpicked for its ability to deliver results. So go ahead, take your pick. There are so many to choose from, and we can’t wait to see your results. 


Top 13 hair serums for frizzy hair

Get ready to meet your new hair heroes. From lightweight sprays to luxurious oils, these serums are packed with ingredients to tame even the most stubborn frizz and leave your hair looking and feeling its best. Don’t feel down about what's looking back at you in the mirror, all it takes is the right serum by your side.


1) Frizz Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum with Argan Oil by John Frieda

This serum has garnered a massive following for its ability to tame even the most tricky to manage frizz. Its lightweight formula penetrates deeply to nourish and hydrate the hair, leaving it sleek, shiny, and completely frizz-free. With consistent use, it's no wonder why this serum has become a staple in so many beauty routines.

Why we love it: This serum is a true game-changer with its fast-absorbing formula that never weighs down the hair. Its blend of nourishing oils leaves hair feeling soft, smooth, and completely frizz-free, making it a must-have for anyone struggling with tough to tame hair. Oh, and the coconut scent? We’re obsessed! 


2) Fekkai Brilliant Gloss Multi-Tasker by Fekkai 

This is a real goodie, and it’s only 12 dollars! This serum is a true game-changer for frizzy hair. Its unique blend of oils works to seal the hair cuticle and protect against humidity, ensuring that your mane stays smooth and sleek all day long. With its luxurious feel and long-lasting results, it's easy to see why beauty enthusiasts everywhere are pulling this from the shelves.

Why we love it: We can't get enough of this serum's luxurious feel and long-lasting results. Its unique blend of oils is completely plant-based, packed with squalene, and is perfect for flat, dry, frizz-prone hair. TLC night-in? Sorted. 


3) Moroccanoil Hair Treatment 

You don’t have to be a haircare pro to know all the wonders of the beloved Moroccan Oil. Loved by celebrities and stylists alike, this iconic hair treatment is a must-have for anyone battling frizz or dryness. Its nourishing formula is enriched with argan oil, which works to hydrate and condition the hair, leaving it soft, smooth, and totally frizz-free. Plus, its signature scent is an added bonus that keeps you coming back for more. We heard there’s a full range for frizzy hair too—so get saving your dollars and go, go, go. 

Why we love it: This iconic treatment leaves hair feeling hydrated, nourished, and completely frizz-free. We love their whole range of shampoos and conditioners, and this oil is just the cult classic which is the cherry on the cake. 


4) Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray

If Kim K and Chris Appleton are gloating about this warrior, you can bet your bottom dollar that we’re buying it. If you're looking for a frizz-fighting superhero, look no further than this award-winning spray. Its heat-activated formula creates a protective shield around each strand, preventing moisture from ruining your style. With just a few spritzes, you can say goodbye to frizz and welcome glossy hair that last all day.

Why we love it: How could we NOT? Bad hair days are no more with this award-winning spray. Its heat-activated formula creates a protective shield around each strand, and it just doesn’t feel good, it works for days. Run, don’t walk.


5) Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother 

This serum is a true multitasking queen, and those with colored hair NEED this product. Its lightweight formula not only tames frizz but also adds shine, reduces flyaways, and protects against heat damage. Its fast-absorbing formula won't weigh down your hair or leave it feeling greasy, which makes it all too swoon-worthy for beauty lovers everywhere. And the best part? It helps with those pesky split ends that are in parallel with the pain of frizz. Yes, please.

Why we love it: First of all, we love everything Olaplex, because it *works*. This queen of hair products does it all, from taming frizz to adding shine and reducing flyaways. Your hair instantly feels soft and sumptuous after just a one-time use. What witchcraft are they using?


6) MoroccanOil Hydrating Styling Cream

This styling cream is a must-have for anyone struggling with frizzy hair and once again it's by the world-famous MoroccanOil. Its hydrating formula nourishes the hair from root to tip, leaving it soft, smooth, and completely frizz-free. Along with the cult status of the brand itself, this cream has earned a permanent spot in our beauty basket. 

Why we love it: This styling cream is a true powerhouse when it comes to fighting frizz. Its hydrating formula nourishes the hair from root to tip, and it smells undeniably divine. 10/10.


7) Living Proof Frizz Instant De-Frizzer

Transition effortlessly from frizz to smooth, sleek tresses with this revolutionary defrizzing spray. Its rapid-absorbing formula swiftly tackles frizz and flyaways, leaving your hair with a flawless finish. Compact and convenient, it's the perfect companion for quick touch-ups on the move. You can trust Living Proof to deliver a knock-out product once again. 

Why we love it: We are obsessed with this innovative de-frizzer, which instantly tames up to 92% of frizz on dry hair, delivering softness, smoothness, and shine. Formulated with ingredients like our patented Healthy Hair Molecule and a 5-oil blend, it seals the cuticle, enhances shine, and improves manageability without any residue buildup. Its compact size also makes it ideal for on-the-go touch-ups and pre-date flyaways. Sold! 


8) Living Proof No Frizz Vanishing Oil 

Living Proof, you’ve done it again! This serum is a true powerhouse when it comes to fighting frizz. Its nourishing formula penetrates deep into the hair shaft to hydrate and strengthen, leaving your locks smooth, shiny, and completely frizz-free. Better yet, it lasts until your next hair wash, so bad hair days are a thing of the past. That’s a promise. 

Why we love it: This serum is a true frizz-fighting hero with its nourishing formula that penetrates deep into the hair shaft. Its long-lasting results are what won us over, and with the 5-oil blend like most of their frizz-fighting products—the smell is delicious. 


9) Amika Smooth Over Frizz-Fighting Treatment

This one is currently doing the round online, and it’s loved by beauty lovers worldwide. This frizz-fighting treatment is a superstar for convincing chaotic hair to calm down and behave itself. With its lightweight formula smoothing and sealing the hair cuticle, it leaves your ‘do soft, shiny, and completely frizz-free. The beautiful scent is an added bonus that keeps you coming back for more.

Why we love it: Prepare to be wowed by this 60-second in-shower rinse-out treatment that's a game-changer in the battle against frizz. Clinically proven to instantly reduce frizz by a whopping 73%, it doesn't stop there—it keeps frizz at bay for up to 72 hours, thanks to its innovative time-released humidity protection. Powered by smoothing superstars like glycolic acid, which not only smooths the hair cuticle but also creates a barrier to fend off frizz, alongside water lily extract and our signature superfruit sea buckthorn, this treatment delivers results that speak for themselves. 


10) Ouai Anti-Frizz Hair Serum

No Ouai they have done it again, we just LOVE this brand. Founded in 2016 by stylist to the stars Jen Atkins, OUAI (that's pronounced 'way') translates to 'yes'. Encouraging you to say yes to letting go of unrealistic expectations and embracing imperfections, the brand offers an alternative to the one-size-fits-all approach to hair care. Here to offer thermal protection and tame flyaways is the Anti-Frizz Crème. This anti-frizz serum is a true game-changer for anyone struggling with unruly tangles. Its lightweight formula smooths and hydrates the hair, leaving it soft, shiny, and completely frizz-free. It's no wonder why this serum has become a cult favorite among beauty lovers everywhere.

Why we love it: You’re about to be swishing around with sleek strands from this lightweight serum. Its hydrating formula leaves hair soft, shiny, and completely frizz-free, and the smell? Just try it yourself. We say YES! 


11) Moroccanoil Frizz Shield Spray

We know, we know. How many MoroccanOil products are too many? We say 100? This frizz shield spray is a must-have for anyone with a chaotic mane. Its lightweight formula creates a protective barrier around each strand, preventing moisture from ruining your style. Plus, it’s got the scent that everyone and their friends know about (IYKYK). 

Why we love it: This spray is a true lifesaver for tackling humidities many challenges. Its lightweight formula creates a protective barrier around each strand, ensuring sleek, frizz-free locks that ooze glossiness. 


12) Noughty Frizz Magic Anti-Frizz Serum

It’s not called a Magic Serum for no reason. The Noughty Frizz Magic Anti-Frizz Serum is a true marvel for those battling frizz woes! This serum, enriched with nature's bounty including Marula Oil, Daikon Radish Extract, Mushroom Extract, Wheat Bran Extract, and Camellia Oil, works like a charm to lock in moisture, banish dryness, and enhance shine. Its weightless formula transforms hair, leaving it irresistibly soft, brilliantly shiny, and completely frizz-free. And oh, let's not forget its enchanting scent that beckons you for more.

Why we love it: We're absolutely smitten with its magical blend that turns frizzy nightmares into silky dreams. The lightweight formula, paired with its delightful scent, makes every application a luxurious treat!


13)  VIRTUE Un-Frizz Cream 

Introducing the VIRTUE Un-Frizz Cream—a powerhouse serum that's more than just your average frizz-tamer. Its lightweight formula is a true multitasker, adding shine, reducing flyaways, and protecting against heat damage with ease. But here's the kicker: it's fast-absorbing and won't weigh down your waves or leave them feeling greasy. 

But what sets this serum apart from the rest? Enter Virtue's groundbreaking Alpha Keratin 60ku® protein. This patented protein, discovered by Dr. Luke Burnett, a retired US Army Colonel working in regenerative medicine, is a game-changer in hair care. It's almost identical to the keratin in our own hair, skin, and nails, making it uniquely effective in repairing damaged hair.

Why we love it: We're absolutely blown away by Virtue's innovative approach to hair care. Their use of Alpha Keratin 60ku® protein sets them apart, offering unparalleled results that leave hair looking and feeling its best. A super fast-absorbing formula ensures effortless application and a weightless finish that lasts all day. It's a must for anyone in our opinion. 


Top tips for using a hair Serum for frizzy hair 

Now that you've armed yourself with the best hair serums for frizzy locks, it's time to make the most of their frizz-fighting powers. Here are some expert tips to help you incorporate serums into your hair care routine for maximum effectiveness:

  • Start with a small amount. A little goes a long way when it comes to hair serums, so start with a pea-sized amount and work your way up if needed.
  • Apply to damp hair. For best results, apply your serum to damp, towel-dried hair. This will help to seal in moisture and lock out frizz.
  • Focus on the ends. Pay special attention to the ends of your hair, where frizz tends to be most noticeable. Work the serum through from mid-length to ends, avoiding the roots.
  • Don't overdo it. While it may be tempting to slather on the serum, using too much can leave your hair looking greasy and weighed down. Stick to the recommended amount and adjust as needed.

Frizz-free days are right around the corner

Get used to liking what hair you're born with because frizz-free days are coming in hot. With the right hair serum by your side, frizz doesn't stand a chance. Empower yourself with the knowledge to choose the best serum for your hair type and embark on a journey to hair perfection. It's time to embrace the power of hair serums and unlock the secret to gorgeous, frizz-free hair. Smooth, shiny locks are just a serum away. Dry, frizzy hair? We don’t know her here.

Remember, achieving smooth, frizz-free hair is not just about the products you use. It's also about your hair care routine and styling techniques. Be gentle with your hair, avoid excessive heat styling, and protect your strands from environmental stressors like humidity and UV rays. Hey, summer girlie? Then please protect those gorgeous strands! 

So, whether you're battling the elements or just the everyday chaos, let these stunning hair serums be your secret weapon in the fight against frizz. With the right products and a little TLC, you can say goodbye to frizz for good. You will *not* be missed. 

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