Smooth Operators

Bid farewell to unruly locks with these editor-approved anti-frizz solutions.

Aesop Hair Shine

“Whether I’m attempting to blow-dry a smooth look, or just brushing my hair back into a slick bun, two pumps of this thick serum keep strands salon-sleek.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Color Wow Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac, $18,


“Oribe’s Dry Conditioner Spray makes hair instantly soft and flowy and doesn’t feel sticky or heavy.” – Sam Milner, Senior Market Editor and Manager

Oribe Soft Dry Conditioner Spray, $35,


“I don’t normally do keratin treatments on my Irish curly hair—I had one very damaging experience in the past—but Goldwell’s new Kerasilk convinced me to take the plunge because of its gentle process and because it can be customized by curl level and by frizz level (curly girls know there’s a big difference). I went to Dimitrios Tsioumas, Goldwell’s Hair Care Artistic Director. Although a chemical smell lingered in my hair a bit for the first two weeks (particularly when wet), it’s now been two months, the smell is long gone, and I’ve been able to step out in humidity and rain without frizz fear—that’s a first! It should last me another three months.” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor

Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin Treatment Service, $250-350,


“It’s called a ‘misting balm’… I’m not sure what that means, but I know it works.” – Christina Caldwell, Digital Director

Bumble & bumble Cityswept Finish, $29,


“It smooths, softens, and looks good on my vanity—the bottle really says it all.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editorial Associate

Evo Easy Tiger Straightening Balm, $25,


“This anti-humidity spray is the ultimate summer defense. My hairdresser recommended it a few summers ago and it has been my standby ever since.” – Sarah Leon, Web Editor

Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray, $39,


“I’ve been using Davines since I first discovered the line at Barneys a few years ago. This product does a great job of controlling frizz without making my hair too oily or weighed down.” – Gillian Sagansky, Associate to the Editor in Chief

Davines MOMO Anti-Frizz Fluid, $22.50,


“In the summer, I tend to let my hair dry. A few drops of this lightweight formula in the morning ensure things will go smoothly all day. “ – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assistant

Aesop Shine, $35,


“In the summer I skip heavy products and styling methods in favor of a dab of this moisturizing cream. I rake it through my hair, let it naturally dry, and I’m done!” – Kristin Auble, Research Editor

Kiehl’s Crème with Silk Groom, $18,


“As a gal with a super thick, ultra curly mane that constantly needs a tame, I swear by Intelligent Nutrients Hair Shine. I use it as an emergency 5-o’clock fix when I’m hitting the town after a long day of work frazzle and hair frizz. I just spray the organic lemony fixative on my dry locks and I’m a new woman!” – Robin Aigner, Copy Chief

Intelligent Nutrients Hair Shine, $31,