Tired of fighting flat and frizzy hair all winter long? We chatted with David John, master stylist at Serge Normant at the John Frieda Salon in L.A. to get our list of favorite luxe products for avoiding hat hair.
Davines Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner
The first step to fabulous hair starts in the shower. “Make sure you’re using a good conditioner to keep the hair from being dry and frizzy,” says John. This vegetarian pick is fortified with antioxidants from grape extract.
FEKKAI ADVANCED PERFECTLY LUSCIOUS CURLS SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
Grape seed extract and Moroccan rose keep strands hydrated, important for curly haired ladies, but essential for all when winter strikes.
$25 each; fekkai.com
PHILIP KINGSLEY MINIMIZER
Amp up hair’s shine with this argan oil-infused gel. A chloride compound provides anti-static properties to keep strands frizz-free and make combing when wet or dry a whole lot easier.
TIGI CATWALK SESSION SERIES DRY SHAMPOO
“Hair will tend to go flat from wearing a hat,” says John, speaking of the season’s ubiquitous beanies and berets. “Try spraying dry shampoo at the roots to get some lift and volume once the knit cap comes off.” This aerosol version is easy to use and won’t leave tell-tale white marks.
See our video about how to properly use dry shampoo.
BLOW PRO WEATHER GIRL ANTI-FRIZZ SERUM
A blend of soy and silk proteins insulates hair from frizz-producing winter air, while leaving strands deliciously soft. Apply to damp strands and dry as usual.
KÉRASTASE FIBRE ARCHITECTE
Get abused hair back into shape with this cuticle-smoother. Ingredients that mimic hair’s natural keratin made this puppy a hit on the backstage circuit during last fashion week.
CUTLER FLY-AWAY CONTROL STICK
Fight static with tourmaline, a crystal silicate compound used to combat frizz. The eucalyptus extract found inside will also boost shine.
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE DOES IT ALL STYLING SPRAY
And what to do if you’ve wound up at the office with wild locks from your morning commute? John suggests always keeping a light hairspray on hand to tame flyaways. This small size is perfect for stashing at the desk.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER MACADAMIA HOLD & CONTROL SMOOTHER
This pick relies on macadamia oil to keep locks manageable and smooth. The star ingredient contains a high concentration of oleic acid, the same thing responsible for keeping our eyelids soft and supple.
ALTERNA WINTER RX ANTI-STATIC SPRAY
This ultra-light mist uses a proprietary technology that makes ingredients easily absorbable by hair follicles. Use it to calm brittle, dry strands while giving a bit of styling hold.