July 29, 2008

Anti-frizz Products

My anti-frizz battles started in the 90s, and back then my loyal ally was John Frieda.

I remember everybody I knew used this product and it almost felt like there were no other products to fight frizz.

Since I had fine hair, I had to be careful not to use too much product in order to avoid looking like I had used olive oil to style my hair...

Then, under the influence of the Rachel haircut, I went out and bought one of my first expensive hair products, Phytodefrisant by Phyto.

I couldn't even pronounce the stuff, but I had to have the same anti-frizz that Jennifer Aniston allegedly used.

And it was horrible. At least on my hair.

It was a creme that weighted my hair down, no matter how little I put on. I didn't finish the tube and went searching for something better.

By this time, a new product was on everybody's frizz, Biosilk.

It was the best product I had tried so far, because it was lighter in consistency and it didn't give me greasy hair as soon as I looked at the bottle.

And it also had a pleasant smell.

But even the best anti-frizz love affair could come to an end, and so Biosilk went out the door, and Cristalli Liquidi (Liquid Crystals) from AlfaParf now sits in its place on the shelf.

This little thing is expensive, at about $12 for a tiny bottle, but it lasts long enough.

It is very light, and absolutely not greasy at all.

But the thing I love the most about it is its smell. If you have the chance to sample it at a beauty store, please do so and then come back and let me know if it's not the best anti-frizz you've ever smelled in your life. And now imagine your hair smelling like that. Hmmm.


lutefisk said...

where can you purchase this?

NY Spender said...

Hi Adrian,
they sell it at beauty supply stores, but you can also find it online at drugstore.com

lutefisk said...

you ny spender--figures I just ordered fron drugstore.com on Friday!

NY Spender said...

it's always like that, isn't it? :)

lutefisk said...

oops--that should have been "thank you". blogger cut it off!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any suggestions for anti-frizz with built-in thermal protection (for blow drying or flat iron)?

NY Spender said...

try Frederik Fekkai COIFF Défense / Pre-Style Thermal / UV Protectant


at the drugstore, John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum, Thermal Protection Formula

Anonymous said...

Mahalo for those tips!