Ninety per cent humidity one day; freezing winds the next - and we wonder why our hair gets so damn frizzy. The problem is compounded by heat styling tools and hairdryers without ionic technology, sub-par brushes and even a penchant for headwear (stay away from synthetic if you want to keep your glossy locks).
But help is at hand. To win the fight against frizz, we've compiled the best purpose-designed oils, shampoos and masques - you can thank us later.
1. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Shampoo
The right shampoo will do more than simply clean your hair - choose one that targets your specific concerns instead of relying on treatments to do all the hard work. The John Frieda Frizz-Ease Shampoo has been around for so long for one simple reason: it works. Silk proteins help to restore hair's water balance and neutralise static without weighing hair down.
2. Alterna Winter RX Anti-Static Spray
Smooth over flyaways in a flash with an anti-static spray - we love the Alterna Winter RX version. Keep it in your handbag for on-the-go quick fixes, but a word of warning if you're sugar shy: the scent is quite sweet.
3. Toni & Guy Heat Protection Mist
The hot blast of the hairdryer is a surefire way to encourage frizz - unless you invest in a good heat protection spray. Mist liberally throughout your locks, focusing on roots to mid-lengths, to protect against damaging heat and seal in shine. Apply again to dry hair before straightening or tonging in waves.
4. MoroccanOil Frizz Control
Coarse and curly tresses, meet your new best friend: MoroccanOil Frizz Control. A blend of Argan oil and keratin nourishes hair, while eliminating frizz and controlling static in either humid or dry weather.
5. Redken All-Soft Argan 6 Oil
Formulated specially for dry hair, Redken's award-winning blend of Argan oil is enriched with omega-6 to promote softness, deep conditioning and shine. Pair with their All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner to boost results.
6. Oribe Cote d'Azur Hair Refresher
Consider this hardworking wonder the hair equivalent of rosewater mist - it instantly revives hair while also reducing static. Keep it in your desk drawer and spritz over locks whenever they're looking a little limp - it's also infused with Oribe's signature scent to eliminate any day-three odour.
7. Kiehl's Silk Groom Serum
Moisturising sesame oil is the key ingredient in this lightweight, non-greasy serum, along with Vitamin E. Tame unruly locks by applying from roots to ends when damp or use throughout the day to keep flyaways at bay. It's also a miracle worker on split ends.
8. Ted Gibson Hair Sheet Styling
If you have an aversion to aerosols, the Ted Gibson Hair Styling Sheets are for you. Sold in packs of 10, each towelette smooths and conditions hair while imbuing it with refreshing wild orchid extracts. Perfect if you like to do sneaky hair touch-ups in the office bathroom.
9. Breezelike No Static Green Sandalwood Pocket Wavy Fine Tooth Comb
The wood of the sandal tree provides an anti-static effect - perfect for keeping in your handbag to smooth over tresses on the run.
10. D3-Medium 7 Row Styling Brush
The famous Denman anti-static rubber pad provides maximum control as you blow dry, taming flyaways into submission.