Many things contribute to frizzy hair—if your hair is naturally curly or wavy, you’re more likely to have frizzy hair than someone with straight hair. If your hair is dry or damaged by sunlight, chlorine or styling products, then it will break and the ends will split, also contributing to frizzy hair. Controlling frizzy hair is as much about preventing it as it is controlling it when it occurs.

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Cut your hair every four to eight weeks—the frequency depends on your hairstyle and length—to remove split ends. Marie Claire advises that trimming prevents frizz because it keeps split ends from moving further up the hair shaft.

Use a moisturizing shampoo and moisturizing conditioner if you are prone to dry hair. You can use a rinse conditioner or a leave-in conditioner. The latter may be extra beneficial on days when your hair is more prone to frizzing, such as in high humidity.

Use frizz control gel or oil on your hair when it is still damp from being washed. Comb the product evenly through your hair before drying.

Pat your hair dry after shampooing. Never rub the hair as this will break it. Air-dry your hair after toweling or use your blow dryer on the low-heat setting to avoid damaging your hair by over-drying it.

Comb frizzy hair with a wide toothed comb only, as suggested by TargetWoman. Narrow combs may pull and break the hair, making it more prone to frizzing.

Apply hair serum as needed. Place a dime sized amount on your fingers and gently work this into your hair to keep the frizz down. Salon web suggests you can, alternatively, use a couple of drops of safflower oil.