Battling frizz is a constant struggle for girls with curls. But on your wedding day, unruly hair should be the last thing on your mind. According to curl expert and senior stylist at DevaChan Salon in New York City Mia Emilio, brides with curly hair should stay clear from using hair products containing sulfates since they tend to dry out curls, leaving your hair brittle and extremely frizzy. Instead, opt for conditioning and hydrating products in the weeks leading up to your wedding. And on your big day, prep your bridal hairstyle with products that contain oils like Cupuaçu seed, coconut, Argan, shea, olive, and Jojoba — these ingredients will lock in moisture.
Lucky for you, we tested a few of the best frizz-fighting products so you don't have to. Here are five finds that will keep your curls hydrated, frizz-free and full of life on one of the most important days of your life!
Carol's Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Softening Hair Mask: Use this deep conditioner once a week in the months leading up to your wedding to achieve soft, bouncy and flawless curls. It's best to completely coat your hair with this mask for optimal results — so women with thick and coarse hair, beware. One container may only last a month (or less). ($24, available at Beauty.com)
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Conditioner: If you love the smell of coconut tropical paradise, then you'll love this find. Infused with six different featherlight oils, this daily conditioner will de-frizz, detangle and leave you with super silky hair. ($34, available at Sephora)
DevaCurl Heaven in Hair: One BRIDES editor swears by this intense moisture treatment. She uses it twice a week, and it has transformed her curls from lifeless and dry, to healthy and defined. ($24.95, available at Ulta)
John Frieda Frizz Ease Unwind Curls Calming Créme: Best used with a hydrating conditioner, this olive oil-infused styling cream will add extra protection from frizz and give you controlled and calm curls — whether you have wavy, curly or kinky hair. The best part? It's crazy affordable. ($5.99, available at Drugstore.com)
Moroccanoil Frizz Control: Still can't fight the frizz? Pack this in your day-of bridal beauty kit for a quick touch up before you make your way down the aisle. Three to five sprays will keep your wedding-day frizzy flyaways in check. ($36, available at Moroccanoil)