Experts: Fighting frizz doesn't have to be pricy

July 17, 2013 3:05:32 PM PDT
Hairdryers, flat irons and the right brushes can help you fight the frizz. But you know buying those fancy tools can be pricy. But not to worry, we've found cheaper alternatives.

Our experts did all the testing so you don't have to spend all your money trying products that don't work. Plus, these are easy on your wallet!

The last couple of days we've helped you fight the frizz. First, we showed you how to create the perfect beach waves for a frizz-free do. And we also told you about some common household items that can give you that salon smooth look.

Now, it's all about using the right tools to fight humidity hair. But with the huge selection of products that promise to smooth the hair, we turned to the pros to find out what works and what doesn't.

"Humidity is our hair's enemy," beauty expert Rachel Gower said.

Gower's team of stylists has tested and tried dozens of tools and products.

"Expensive tools are great. We love them here at the salon but there are a lot of lower-cost alternatives that are a lot more affordable and will still do a good job," Gower said.

Tool number one is a hairdryer, but find one that has ionic technology.

"This will help break down the water on the hair and do a better job of getting the hair completely dry. Once the hair is completely dry, it stays frizz free," Gower said.

Gower's pricy pick is for great results is the CHI Touch at $200. But a budget-friendly option is Revlon's Ionic Quiet Pro hairdryer for $29.

"The Revlon has most of the same features as the CHI but it's going to cost a lot less," Gower said.

Next up, a flat iron can help tame that mane. Gower's pricy pick is one by Babyliss Pro for $150 but found Revlon's Titanium Flat Iron passed her test. You can find at the drugstore for $23.

Brushes help make hair smooth and silky. A boar bristle brush is recommended.

"The reason that is so good is because it really helps distribute the hair's natural oils, make the hair really shiny. And it's also an easy tool to use," Gower said.

Shu Uemura has a round brush that retails for $68, but Gower found a better bargain on Ulta's round bristle brush for $10. And when it comes to finding the right hair oil for you hair, K?rastase Elixir Ultime is great.

"But it's about $75," Gower said.

So Gower's team found Sauve's Moroccan oil for $7 a bottle delivers similar results. And of course, you can always make your own concoction of oil.

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