Although mainstream acceptance of the messy bun has challenged hair ideals everywhere, most of the time having a good hair day takes some serious effort. Sometimes hair can be effectively managed with a few haphazardly placed bobby pins and cooperation from the wind (which is rare). Other times, reinforcements are necessary.
Enter hair serums. Besides sounding vaguely scientific, hair serums can be used to help hair stay shiny and frizz-free. As someone with obnoxiously curly hair, these products are lifesavers – think: the mediator in a very tumultuous love-hate relationship. In the summer, when I can no longer get away with stuffing my hair into a beanie, these products provide a light at the end of the tunnel…
John Frieda Frizz Ease Original Six Effects Serum | prices vary
This household name is pretty much known for bringing salon-quality products to the masses. Considering John Frieda has a full product line dedicated to frizz elimination, it’s safe to say this is no amateur hour. This signature serum does double-duty as a heat protectant, which will come in handy now that summer and patio season are in full swing.
The Body Shop Brazil Nut Define & No Frizz | $12
This ethically-sourced product uses Brazil nut, rice, and avocado oil to manage frizz and dryness. For those with curly hair, this product can turn a frizzy fro into a manageable mane.
Lush Shine So Bright | $9.95
Everyone’s favourite conscious brand doesn’t disappoint in the hair department. For a mere $9.95, this luscious (see what I did there) hair balm is composed almost entirely of natural ingredients, with coconut oil and shea butter topping the list.
Garnier Fructis Anti-Humidity Smoothing Millk | prices vary
Although I’m slightly unsure as to why this product spells “millk” with two Ls, let’s assume that correlates with extra moisture. With the often humid Ontario weather, this product is pretty much an affordable godsend. Enriched with Argan oil, Garnier promises 24 hours of smooth and silky hair.
What are some of your favourite budget-friendly hair serums that help keep your hair frizz-free? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.