Do you have frizzy long thin hair that easily turns oily? Don’t worry! There is a solution out there for you!
My hair is long and thin, but I do have plenty of it, (see here). I used to settle with the Garnier Repairing Shampoo Honey Treasures and the Garnier Repairing Conditioner Honey Treasures. I didn’t need any other expensive hair products to keep my hair manageable and healthy looking. Washing it every third day was more than enough. Then something changed. My hair became frizzy and oilier. I knew I had to find a new shampoo. So, I tried out two new high-end shampoos and conditioners. One line was amazing and the other was absolutely horrible. Find out more below.
You often hear that the main reason behind frizzy hair is lack of moisture, that isn’t always true.
For me it started a year ago. My hair literally changed over night: over a period of one month it became frizzy. I still haven’t figured out why. I thought it was time to cut the ends and I did but that didn’t change anything. It turned so bad that I couldn’t let my hair down because if I did, I would need to spend a long time combing it out. I went to Lyko, a skincare store in Sweden and asked for help. They told me that my hair probably needed more moisture (the reason for frizzy hair is often lack of moisture I was told). I bought the expensive Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 shampoo and the corresponding Kérastase Nutritive Lait Vital conditioner. After two washes my hair did become less frizzy and the shampoo gave my hair a healthy looking shine, at least for a short period of time. After one month of use it went back to being frizzy again. And then it got worse; my hair became very oily. At this point, I had to wash it every second day. I went back to Lyko and told them what happened. They advised me again but this time they recommended something else. I was desperate so I decided to trust them again and I’m glad that I did. The new line turned out to be the holy grail for me.
Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner
Turns out, I didn’t need any addition of moisture. I needed a product that does not contain any silicon or oils. I was told that I would see the result after a few washes. Apparently it can take some time to wash out all the oils and silicons in you hair. In my case, I noticed results after one wash. I could comb my hair without having any major issues. I’ve used the shampoo for more than six months now and it is truly amazing. I do not have any issues with frizzy hair anymore and, on top of that, it never gets static either. Once it starts getting more tangled, cutting the edges solves the problem. I usually wash my hair every third day but, if I do not it still looks good on the fourth.
Living Proof is a more expensive line compared to Garnier but cheaper than Kérastase, however, it does what it says on the container. Also, you don’t need a lot of it. It will last you a long time (just make sure to wet your hair properly before adding the shampoo). I recommended the Living Proof No Frizz products to my friends (one of them is a male friend with long thick black hair and the other one is a female friend with blond thick hair that tends to get static). Both were amazed by how good it is. It seems that it works for a majority of hair types. I bought the full size containers however, they are also available in travel size.
A point to keep in mind: Neither I nor my friends suffer from dry hair. The Living Proof No Frizz line might not be suitable for dry hair since it does not add much moisture to your hair. If you have dry hair the Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 shampoo & Kérastase Nutritive Lait Vital conditioner might be more suitable for you.
Summary & Verdict
- Adding moisture won’t always solve frizzy hair problems
- Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 shampoo & Kérastase Nutritive Lait Vital conditioner are not suitable for hair that already has enough moisture or easily turns oily. It probably is more appropriate for dry and damaged hair.
- Living Proof No Frizz shampoo & conditioner seem to work on many hair types and solves the frizzy & static hair issue. However, might not be appropriate for dry damaged hair since it does not add any moisture.
At this point, Living Proof No Frizz shampoo & conditioner are the only hair products I would recommend to anyone – since I know for sure they do their job. None of my friends had any issues using this line and neither did I. Have you tried any of these products? Do you agree or disagree with my experience? Let me know down below!