Frizzy, unmanageable hair can occur when you least expect. While troublesome locks can be somewhat controlled in a home environment with access to products and tools, it’s harder to rid your hair of frizz when you’re on-the-go. With these hair hacks, you can easily tame your frizzy strands and achieve smooth, hydrated hair.

Volumize hair with hair spray

1. Spray a Lightweight Serum

Frizz is primarily caused by a lack of moisture. Moisturize your dried locks with a lightweight spray serum designed to add hydration to the cuticles. Keep a small bottle of spray serum in your purse, and when it’s needed, simply give your hair a quick spritz from the ends to mid-shaft. Steer clear of your roots to avoid making your hair appear oily.

2. Apply Lotion to Frizzy Ponytails

Don’t have any products on-hand except for some lotion? Your frizzy ponytail can benefit from a dime-size amount of hand or body lotion. Squeeze a dab of lotion into your hands, rub them together, and run your fingers through your ponytail to create a frizz-free, polished look.

Woman brushing frizzy hair

3. Slide in Some Bobby Pins

Is your up-do showing signs of frizz? If you notice frizz on the underside of your up-do, don’t reach for the hairspray just yet. Keep your hair silky smooth by skipping the hairspray and opting for a few bobby pins instead. Opt for bobby pins that blend well with your hair color, and slide them beneath the hair to hold down frizz.

4. Coat Strands with a Leave-In Cream

Keep your locks looking fresh, bouncy, and frizz-free with an anti-frizz milk-based leave-in cream. Just a small amount is needed to coat and protect hair against frizz and humidity. Just a dab adds shine without weighing hair down, and the milk helps to nourish dry hair.

Frizzy hair can downgrade your whole look. If you’re battling frizzy hair while on-the-go, be prepared by having a few tools and products handy. If your hair shows signs of chronic dryness or frizz, talk to your stylist about treatment options to rehydrate your locks, such as a deep conditioning treatment.