Tuesday, 27 January 2015

3 Fabulous Products To Tame Frizzy Winter Hair

On a typical dank Winter’s morning you can be sure of one thing – I’ll be reaching out for some heavy-weight hair management products! My hair doesn’t do Winter. It’s porous. If there’s the slightest bit of moisture in the air, my hair will suck it up like a sponge, transforming my erstwhile neatly styled locks into a ball of frizz!

Anti-frizz products are a MUST for me in Winter. Here are my current top 3 favourites:

Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist

I discovered this via the You Beauty Discovery advent calendar a few years back. It took me a while to open the bottle - the packaging isn’t particularly inspiring! But I remind myself of that old adage: never judge a book by its cover. That’s certainly true here.

Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist contains organic bamboo extract to boost hair strength and flexibility. It works to repair and smooth the lipid layer, and also protects hair from future damage. You spray it liberally over damp hair, and style. It can also be used on dry hair.

This bamboo infused mist makes hair incredibly shiny and instantly smooth, giving tresses a silky texture that I can feel even as I finger dry.

This really is a stunning product. It’s currently on offer at BeautyBay (£15.21, down from £19.75) here.

Braun Satin Hair Active Ion Brush

I bought this last year. I was actually after the much lauded BaByliss Brilliant Shine Ionic Brush, but that had sold out.  I saw this Braun one in Argos. It was on offer, and if memory serves me right, cost about £15, half the price of the BaByliss (note: Argos is longer selling it).

As with the BaByliss, it releases millions of active ions to form a halo around the hair as you brush it.  These ions work like conditioner to tame frizz. The ions are invisible to the naked eye. The only way you know that the brush is working is by putting your ear to the back of it – you can hear a hissing sound. 

It’s a regular sized brush, so small enough to pop inside your handbag. It’s my emergency tool for when I’m out and about.

The brush seems widely unavailable, but I’ve spotted Duracell Direct selling it for £21.49 here.

Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturising Oil

My Aveda hairdresser recommended this to me last summer as a daily leave-in treatment. But I’ve found it useful to have at hand in Winter too, on two levels. One, it controls frizz. Two, it rehydrates hair, thus countering any dryness.

It is 99.9% natural and contains moisturising buriti oil. It’s safe on colour-treated hair and is also silicon free – this is important if using certain deep treatments that need to penetrate the hair shaft, such as Michael Van Clarke’s 3 Inches More, (a fantastic anti-ageing product I included in my 10 New Year Beauty Resolutions post, here).

The Aveda oil can be used daily. But be careful. It’s very rich – so easy to use too much and make hair greasy. Just a shake of the bottle to release a couple of splashes in to the palm of the hand is all that’s needed.

Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturising Oil costs £19.50 for 30ml, here.


  1. I have the same problem and swear by my Braun brush too!

  2. Gee, I didn't even know that there was such a thing as an ion hairbrush. I'm going to have to find one!

    1. They are great. Do let me know how you get on if you buy :) Tx

  3. Bloody hell, tell me about it. My hair just cannot do winter! The air con doesn't help it either.

    I do like the sound of the oil by Aveda! My hair needs some serious quenching!

    Great post, love.


  4. Frizz is the bane of my existence at the moment, but I fins a lot of anti-frizz products leave my hair greasy - this Ion Brush might be the solution.

    1. Yes, perhaps the brush would be a better solution. It's easy to use too much of the Aveda oil and (as I've discovered ;)) hair can become greasy. Tx

  5. My youngest son uses Aveda shampoo and swears by it. The oil sounds fab, too! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  6. he he he! YES YES YES the Bamboo Kendi oil made it also in my favorite list- as you probably know and yes to Aveda. I guess we both have the same kind of unruly frizzy hair that needs the same kind of attention! Kisses my dear, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

  7. I am a huge fan of Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist, my hair loves it x

  8. Never knew brushes like that existed but it's good to know that they're not just a gimmick, it's a shame its not as available as it once was. My hair is horrendously frizzy in damp weather and I've yet to find a product which really helps considerably - i've tried all sorts of oils and treatments and nothing has really made a lasting difference

    Jade x

    Girl Up North | UK Lifestyle Blog

  9. My hairs were also very frizzy. I was very shy to go out with my friends. Then I visited a doctor and he recommended me to start using alterna hair care products. Can’t tell you dear how much soft hairs now I have. Now I just love my shiny hairs.


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