None of us likes frizzy hair – unfortunately, it is a common problem here in Singapore, where the high humidity can give us more bad hair days than good ones.
For the uninitiated, frizzy hair is usually a result of moisture entering damaged and dry hair strands. When this happens, the strands are ‘fattened’ up, and thus they stand out instead of looking smooth and defined.
Thankfully, we don’t have to resign to fate and let the high humidity take away our good hair days. These hair masks and treatments are well-loved and highly-recommended by consumers for managing to tame frizzy manes into the most lustrous hair they have ever sported.
1. Shiseido Professional Airy Flow Treatment
Shiseido Professional’s products are highly-trusted and often used by professional hairstylists to give customers the best possible hair, and their new Airy Flow series is no exception. The products in this series use the brand’s breakthrough Flow Motion Technology to control unruly hair by restoring elasticity and bounce for a smooth finish.
This treatment, in particular, has a soft texture that melts into your stiff hair to give it an airy-soft finish. It also leaves a bright floral fragrance in your tresses, with hints of peach, muscat grapes, and deep Earl Grey Tea that really refreshes your hair!
Shiseido Professional Airy Flow Treatment retails at SGD48 for 250g and SGD78 for 500g at selected salons.
2. Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery
Just like how we have cures for hangovers, Percy & Reed offers a cure for ‘hair hangovers’ – yes, the dull, limp, lacklustre hair that looks and feels frazzled.
All you have to do is apply this leave-in treatment on your frizzy hair, and it will be absorbed instantly without leaving an oily, greasy mess. Proceed to get a good night’s sleep, and you’ll wake up the next day to nourished hair that can resist humidity for the rest of the day. Just take our money already!
Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery retails at SGD42 in Sephora stores and website.
3. Percy & Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Mask
The root cause (no pun intended) of frizzy hair is the lack of moisture, so Percy & Reed’s Hydrating Hair Mask is specifically formulated to hydrate parched hair in order to leave it soft and manageable.
This also includes a cute treatment bonnet that has been designed and illustrated by famous fashion illustrator Jessica May Underwood, so that you can enjoy a salon treatment in the comfort of your home.
Percy & Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Mask retails at SGD42 in Sephora stores and website.
4. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
Only have five minutes to get your hair ready for a big day? That’s enough time for the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask to work its magic.
This deeply nourishing mask takes very little time to restore essential hydration and natural vibrancy to dry and brittle locks, which can be a result of dyeing, perming, or rebonding way too often. It has helped to save many reviewers from bad hair days, including those who have their hair severely damaged by bleaching, so we are certain that this will work for you as well. One of the best hair masks for frizzy hair in the market? That’s for sure!
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask retails at SGD14 for 30ml and SGD49 for 236ml in Sephora stores and website.
5. Botanist Botanical Hair Milk (Moist)
We love a hair treatment that smells like heaven, and this one from Botanist could probably top the list of best-smelling hair treatments in the market.
Subtle fruity scent aside, this plant-based reparative hair milk not only tames messy hair, but also penetrates the hair strands to repair damage and protect it from the heat of your hairdryers, so that it doesn’t become so dry in the long run.
The milky texture feels lighter than oil, so you’ll love this alternative if you are not a fan of hair oils. Use this any time of the day when your feel the humidity getting to your tresses, and you’ll have the most luscious locks in no time.
Botanist Botanical Hair Milk (Moist) retails at SGD24 in Sephora stores and website.
6. Mise-En-Scène Perfect Repair Serum
This is a best-seller in Korea’s drugstore chain Olive Young, and we are convinced that this must be the secret to the Koreans’ beautiful and enviable hair.
The hair serum from MIse-En-Scène protects and hydrates with seven different kinds of oil: argan, camelia, marula, olive, jojoba, coconut and apricot oil. It doesn’t claim to give instant results, but it certainly promises to increase elasticity and strength of the hair while reducing tangles in just three days: consider us sold!
Mise-En-Scène Perfect Repair Serum retails at SGD10.70 on Althea.
7. ABYSSIAN Dry & Damaged Hair Mask
Enriched with Abyssinian oil, this is a deep nourishing treatment formulated to intensely hydrate, repair and rejuvenate your hair. Not only can you look forward to straight tresses, you can also expect a natural glow that only healthy hair can have.
This hair mask is free from nasties such as sulfates, phosphates, and parabens, making this great to use on your follicles and scalp. It is also colour-safe, meaning that you don’t have to worry about it ruining your bright hair colours, especially if it is newly-dyed.
ABYSSIAN Dry & Damaged Hair Mask retails at SGD53 in Sephora stores and website.
8. CP-1 Raspberry Treatment Vinegar
Don’t be frightened off by the mention of vinegar in a hair treatment! Raspberry vinegar is actually great for your hair, as it has a slighlty acidic pH that can soften, detangle, and soothe troubled hair. It is not too harsh on the hair, and neither does it smell sour – in fact, this reportedly smells like sweet berries!
Unlike other treatments that are either more oily or creamy, CP-1’s offering has a liquid consistency that makes it easy for you to apply evenly on every strand of hair, so you can be sure that you’re getting the full protection you need.
CP-1 Raspberry Treatment Vinegar retails at SGD10 on Althea.
9. CP-1 Premium Hair Treatment
K-beauty packaging is always so quirky, and it’s no different with this ceramide treatment. Housed in a syringe for easy and mess-free application, CP-1’s Premium Hair Treatment promises to rejuvenate your frizzy hair with a mix of quinoa extracts, protein and amino acids.
You’ll definitely enjoy applying this interesting treatment on your locks, and love the amazing results you get even more!
CP-1 Premium Hair Treatment retails at SGD6 on Althea.
10. Starskin Coco-Nuts Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask
Virgin Coconut Oil is scientifically proven as the only natural oil that can fully penetrate the hair shaft to repair and strengthen from inside out, and is actually widely used as a home remedy for damaged hair.
Starskin takes it up a notch by formulating it into a hair mask, so that you can enjoy the full benefits of this miracle ingredient in a fuss-free manner. Users are impressed by how this can actually undo severe damage caused by hairstylists, or even tame the wildest and thickest of hair. No wonder it’s hailed as one of the best hair masks around!
Starskin Coco-Nuts Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask retails at SGD16 in Sephora stores and website.
11. Honeyce Deep Moist Repair Hair Mask
By using only good ingredients (organic floral honey) and keeping out eight major hair-damaging irritants (such as mineral oil), Honeyce Deep Moist Repair Hair Mask promises to repair hair damage from heat, colour, and UV so that you only have good hair days ahead.
Honeyce Deep Moist Repair Hair Mask retails at SGD18.90 in Guardian stores and website.
12. Moist Diane Extra Moist & Shine Hair Mask
Dull hair doesn’t mean you need to have a dull day as well – Moist Diane Extra Moist & Shine Hair Mask is a solution customised to breathe life back into your hair. It is formulated with non-greasy Organic Illipe Butter and Marula Oil that is easily absorbed by hair, and Platinum Keratin to repair uneven hair cuticles so that your tresses fall nicely into place.
DV Tip: Use this mask right before you blow dry your hair, so that moisture gets locked in, and your mane sports an exceptional glow and radiance.
Moist Diane Extra Moist & Shine Hair Mask retails at SGD18.90 in Watsons stores and website.
13. Tsubaki Premium Hair Mask
If you have fine curly hair that always looks too dry and frazzled, but don’t have the time to get an anti-frizz treatment at salons often, we highly recommend that you try Tsubaki’s Premium Repair Mask.
The Camellia Oil and Royal Jelly in the product helps to preserve moisture and nutrients in your hair almost instantly, so there is zero waiting time when it comes to getting shiny and smooth hair. The best part? You can apply this whenever and wherever you think your hair needs a little help, so you don’t have to go to the salon as often anymore!
14. L’Oreal Elseve Rapid Reviver
You may be familiar with the L’Oreal Elseve range of products, especially the Extraordinary Oil that enjoys glowing reviews from its users.
The brand has recently launched a series of deep conditioners that promise to revive hair in a second. They boldly claim that there’s no leave-in time and that it penetrates to the core of the hair fibre, repairing and nourishing it.
There are three variants in the range: Extraordinary Oil (for dry hair), Total Repair 5 (for damaged hair), and Fall Resist (for fragile hair).
Pick the variant based on the cause of your hair’s frizziness. You’ll love how much time you save with these treatments and the amazing scent they come in.
15. Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream
Oribe’s Supershine Moisturizing Cream is desctibed as a ‘luxe reinvention of leave-in conditioner’, where you get even better results with the same ease of leave-in products. The supremely hydrating cream will satisfy even the thirstiest hair, calming frizz, sleekening split ends, and restoring hair to supernatural softness.
If you have medium-to-thick and extra-long hair, you’ll be happy to know that this high-gloss moisturiser will work even for hair types as challenging as yours.
Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream retails at USD52 on Beautylish.
16. Sachajuan Hair Repair
Frizzy and tangled hair that falls out easily is probably a nightmare that we all dread, so Sachajuan has released the perfect solution to that tricky problem.
Hair Repair is an intensive hair treatment targeted at damaged and stressed hair: it promotes cell regeneration and strength in your hair follicles. Not only do you get a nice shine on your locks, but also a long-lasting frizz reduction that holds up even in the harshest of environments.
17. Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil
This could be one of the priciest hair masks you’ve seen, but we assure you that this is worth every cent of the 246ml it contains.
Pure prickly pear seed oil and prickly pear oily extract are rare ingredients that offer powerful regenerating, antioxidant and restorative properties, so the brand has added them to the formula to create a hair mask that revitalises your hair from root to tip. That means when you see your hair looking smoother, it’s also a sign that your hair has been further strengthened to withstand aggravation.
Many of the mask’s fans call this holy grail, and even describe this as their ‘salon in a jar’. It works very well for people who have thin, damaged hair and a dry scalp, but there are users who say that the effects may be less obvious on thick and curly hair.
Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil retails at SGD97 in Sephora stores and website.
18. IGK CRYBABY Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum
Never cry over bad hair again, not when you have IGK CRYBABY Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum!
Understanding how to care for your hair may seem like a challenge, but the trick is to think of it just as how you would do your skincare. IGK was inspired by skincare technology to create a serum-in-oil formula that absorbs quickly into hair (much like how we love lightweight facial oils) instead of oils that just add grease to your hair.
The packaging has also been designed to be easy to carry around, so you can pop this into your bag and use it whenever you need to tame those pesky fly aways – so convenient!
IGK CRYBABY Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum retails at SGD37 in Sephora stores and website.
19. Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask
What does it take to keep our hair under control without spending too much time or money? Well, the answer could be just a hair sleeping mask from Sephora! All you have to do is just apply these masks to your hair, cover with the included cap, and wake up to hair that is so much softer, more flexible, and visibly more beautiful.
The coconut variant is the most popular among reviewers for its efficacy, but if you like a hair product that smells luxuriously good, opt for the Rose variant (it smells exactly like a bed of roses!)
Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask retails at SGD7 in Sephora stores and website.
20. shu uemura Art of Hair Muroto Volume Masque
shu uemura is not only famous for its hard brow products and cleansing oil: their hair treatment products are also very popular among loyal fans, and this is one of the best-selling products in the line-up.
If you want smoother hair without sacrificing volume, the Muroto Volume Masque does exactly that. It is infused with deep sea water, which has pure minerals to soften hair without actually weighing it down. You will definitely love the light texture of the hydro gel that is easily soaked up by hair, as well as the refreshing perfume that evokes memories of a relaxing beach vacation.
shu uemura Art of Hair Muroto Volume Masque retails at SGD82 on Lookfantastic.
21. Innisfree Camellia Essential Hair Treatment
Innisfree has captured the essence of Jeju in this hair treatment – quite literally, as they use Camellia oil harvested from the flowers that bloom on the idyllic island.
Camellia oil is widely-acknowledged as a good ingredient to have in hair products due to its ability to make hair as smooth as silk. Another key ingredient you’ll find in this hair treatment is wheat protein, which nourishes weak hair lacking in elasticity so that it becomes more resistant to external aggressors. We’re glad that this isn’t just one of the best hair treatments around but is also one of the most affordable in the market.
Innisfree Camellia Essential Hair Treatment retails at SGD16 in Innisfree stores, as well as Shopee.
22. Tsubaki Extra Moist Treatment
If you notice your hair getting dry and stiff after an intense bleaching session, be sure to get yourself a bottle of Tsubaki Extra Moist Treatment.
This promises to soften hair after just one use, and has gotten rave reviews from users who are satisfied with the silky smooth finish it leaves on even the most tangled hair. Plus, it also comes with an elegant scent of camellia, honey, and fruit, so that your hair smells as good as it looks. If you’re looking for a hair treatment for frizzy hair that truly works, this is definitely it.
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