tame the mane

It would be fair to say that I am fraught with frizz! After I have blow-dried my hair I always need something to slick down those mischievous flyaway hairs and add a glossy sheen to my hair. I therefore thought I would share with you two of my current hair heroes; reached for many a time when there is frizz to be fought and a mane to be tamed!

First up is John Frieda’s 100% Shine Glossing Mist (aka Serum Finishing Spray) – £5.59 from Boots.
This is a product I have repurchased umpteen times and will inevitably continue to, until something better comes along. It is a glossing spray, to be used on dry hair, that lightly coats, and leaves a lovely glisten and shine to your hair. As well as using this product sprayed directly onto your hair, I like to spritz some into my palms and then work it through key areas such as my fringe, the ends of my hair and those fine ‘baby hairs’ around my hairline. I love this product as it is so affordable yet offers such a desirable shine and finish to my hair.

Secondly is Aveda’s Light Elements Smoothing Fluid – £20.50 from Aveda.
This is the most recent addition to my haircare armoury. It is towards the slightly pricier end of the spectrum, but boy is it good! This product, unlike the John Frieda glossing mist, doesn’t add visible shine as such to my hair, but does completely smooth my frizz and flyaways and leaves my hair feeling so soft and supple. It smells amazing, boasting a formulation of plant-based ingredients such as Jojoba and lavender, and with its serum-like consistency, it can be used on damp or dry hair. I personally like to use it on damp hair, concentrating its application near my parting and through the ends of my hair. It is extremely lightweight and after I have blown-dried my hair, I find it is noticeably less frizzy and feels more settled, and a lot easier to straighten. A luxury product but one that is a real treat for your tresses!

And here is my freshly-styled hair after using my hair hero products of the moment! 

Do you use either of these products?
I’d love to hear what you reach for to fight the frizz!

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  1. 6th April 2011 / 8:39 pm

    To tame my horrible frizzy hair, I use Biosilk silk therapy and it works great. I would love to try moroccan oil too sometimes.

  2. 6th April 2011 / 8:40 pm

    Your hair looks gorgeous, so vibrant!!! xx

  3. 6th April 2011 / 8:42 pm

    Your hair looks amazing xx

  4. 6th April 2011 / 8:48 pm

    i ove your hair colour – i feel like such a bore off next to you xx

  5. 6th April 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Hair is lookin fab! I use John Frieda Frizz Ease to tame mine at the mo, its a new addition to my haircare love it!

  6. 6th April 2011 / 10:03 pm

    Have you ever tried Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny Serum? I LOVE that stuff!

    take care,

  7. 7th April 2011 / 3:01 am

    Ooh, I have the Aveda Smoothing Fluid and I love it. I distribute it through my wet hair (which is also quite curly) and it seriously diminished the frizz. Great product!

  8. 7th April 2011 / 9:33 am

    Great post. I love a good review on products that will actually do some good. Your hair looks stunning xx :o)

  9. 7th April 2011 / 11:29 am

    i love john frieda products, though i'm not using any at the moment.

    what i use is sunsilk straightening creme. i distribute it evenly through damp hair and once it's blow-dried, my hair is guaranteed to stay smooth (and smelling lovely) for 2 days! i love it so much that i bought a 6-pack of it on amazon.

  10. 7th April 2011 / 11:29 am

    thanks for this post. i suffer from the frizz and have never really found that amazing product that works for me. sooooo going to be checking these out now….thank you milly!!!!!

  11. 7th April 2011 / 2:21 pm

    I'll have to try this spray out! I've used the Frizz-Ease serum for years, I even passed it's joy up to my mom, grandma, and great grandma. It's a well loved product in my family!

  12. 8th April 2011 / 4:18 pm

    I'm going to try that John Frieda. Seems a great price too 🙂 xx