The 10 Best Anti-Frizz Shampoos To Outsmart Humidity This Summer

If we're ranking the pitfalls of summer, humidity is among the most offensive. No matter how the increased moisture levels mess with your hair — creating a fuzzy halo around your air-dried curls or instantly unpinning the flyaways you spent twelve minutes smoothing — it's a struggle that often ends with a heavy sigh and a Sephora search for "anti-frizz treatment."

If you're prone to the perennial fight against muggy air, the quickest fix may just be to switch up your shampoo. Celebrity stylist Justine Marjan tells us that your in-shower routine can actually make a big impact in how your hair responds — or doesn't respond — to the dew point. "You want to find a shampoo that pushes moisture into the hair," she says. "When your hair is well-hydrated, it's soft, silky, and more manageable when the moisture in the air increases."


With that three-pronged goal in mind — softness, smoothness, and manageability — we compiled a comprehensive arsenal of humidity-blocking shampoos. Find them, ahead, and a foolproof guide to making stubborn frizz a non-issue this summer.

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Eden BodyWorks JojOba Monoi Moisturizing Shampoo

Made from the purest botanical ingredients, this shampoo leaves hair feeling squeaky clean without the use of stripping moisture detergents that can lead to frizz and dryness. For extra softness, follow with the Eden BodyWorks deep conditioner — also affordable and all-natural.
Eden BodyWorks JojOba Monoi Moisturizing Shampoo$9.25 Buy

Garnier Hair Care Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo

Nothing gets in the way of a slick low bun quite like hairline frizz, but celebrity stylist Roger Medina says his secret is prepping the hair with this Garnier shampoo. "All my clients are trying to achieve that sleek, smooth look that lasts all day or night, and I always recommend this shampoo," Medina tells us. "It's cheap, so I'd also recommend the brand's Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler, which will help seal the cuticle of your hair for the smoothest finish you can achieve without a flat iron."
Garnier Garnier Hair Care Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo$3.49 $2.82 Buy

Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo

Living Proof's No Frizz collection was created with the single aim of preventing frizz across all hair types and textures. You'll pay a premium for the brand's patented technology — a lab-designed molecule that effectively blocks humidity, smooths hair, and helps repel dirt and oil to keep hair cleaner, longer — so start with the sample size, then upgrade to the full bottle based on your results.
Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo$26.00 Buy

Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo

"I usually recommend this to people with thick hair," says Giovanny Jorge, founder of NYC's Hair Repair Bar by Giojé, "But it's pretty light and can work to smooth the cuticle — thereby decreasing frizz — for all textures. It won't leave fine hair feeling weighed down or greasy, but rather silky and smooth."
Aveda smooth infusion™ Shampoo$23.00 Buy

Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo

As the name suggests, Curl Charisma shampoo is designed to nourish and hydrate your waves and spirals for those with wavy to curly hair. "The formula is all about the gentle, plant-based ingredients that will keep your curls intact, clean, and smooth without striping away any of those good natural oils," Jorge tells us of her summer staple. The Briogeo co-wash formula is another great pick if you have natural hair.
Briogeo Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo$24.00 Buy

Seed Phytonutrients Anti-Frizz Shampoo

Fight the frizz minus the chemicals with this 93% natural formula that smooths and strengthens strands. True to the brand's name, the recycled (and recyclable) paper bottle actually contains a packet of seeds stored inside so you can grow a plant once you're finished.
SEED PHYTONUTRIENTS Anti-Frizz Shampoo$24.00 Buy

Virtue Labs Smooth Shampoo

Sometimes hydrating or smoothing shampoo can feel more like conditioner, weighing heavily on the hair without really cleaning it. Marjan tells us this shampoo is great because it does both: washes away any dirt, sweat, or residue and leaves hair silky soft post-shower.
Virtue Labs Smooth Shampoo$38.00 Buy

R+Co Television Perfect Hair Shampoo

If you're looking for smoothness and shine for thick hair that's prone to dryness, celebrity stylist and R+Co co-founder Garren recommends the brand's Television shampoo. "It calms the hair down from root to tip, making it shiny, smooth, and silky," he says. "It works wonders for remedying split ends or breakage."
R+Co Television Perfect Hair Shampoo$32.00 Buy

Kérastase Discipline Sulfate Free Smoothing Shampoo

Medina recommends this formula to those with curls or natural hair looking for smoothness. "The name says it all — it’s a sulfate-free smoothing shampoo that gently cleanses hair while nourishing frizz-prone, sensitized, or color-treated pieces," he says. "It's great for curls because the Morpho-Keratine technology restores flexibility and bounce, while protecting against the effects of humidity."
Kérastase Discipline Sulfate Free Smoothing Shampoo$33.00 Buy

Ouai Thick Hair Shampoo

"I love this Ouai shampoo because it feels heavy, which is nice for those with thick hair texture," says Marjan of fellow celeb stylist Jen Atkin's formulation. "It will add some weight to the hair, resulting in less frizz and a smoother finish."
Ouai Thick Hair Shampoo$28.00 Buy
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