Then one day, roughly a year ago, that all changed.
Ok, so Elle is far too lovely to have said that last bit, but she might have thought it, and it’s certainly how I felt. But since that lightbulb moment, I’ve never looked back and have worked my way through bottles of MOMO Moisturizing Curl Enhancing Serum, John Frieda Frizz Ease and Toni & Guy Tame-it. They’ve all worked pretty well (as soon as I started applying enough product), and been effective in defrizzing my mane and coaxing it into some semblance of a style.
But my favourite product in this category has to be the Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid (pictured above), that I’m using at the moment. I bought this in Brown Thomas a while back and, while I don’t remember the exact cost, it would have been towards the pricier end of the spectrum compared to the other products I’ve listed. But this colourless, lavender scented product delivers great results, so in my eyes it’s worth it: it leaves my hair shiny and smooth with softly defined, frizz free waves. I comb it through while my hair is wet but sometimes add just a tiny drop to dry hair too, to tame any stubborn flyaways and add extra shine.
You can pick this up from Brown Thomas, salons like Whetstone or the Aveda website (where it’s priced at £20.50 for 100ml).
Photo from Aveda website