4 best styling creams to give your hair a smooth, silky finish

A styling cream can restore moisture, add a silkier texture, and calm superficial frizz on the surface of dry, coarse, brittle, or chemically damaged hair that is gray, color-treated, relaxed, or straightened.

  1. Phyto 9 Daily Ultra Nourishing Botanical Cream —Ultra-Dry Hair (about $20, click to buy)
    Apply a dab of this weightless cream with eight plant extracts and macadamia oil to damp or styled hair to immediately hydrate and mend split ends.
  2. Pantene Pro- V NatureFusion Smoothing Creme (about $11, click to buy)
    Apply this cream to wet hair. The combo of avocado, bamboo, and grapeseed oil helps smooth the cuticle. Then air or blow-dry.
  3. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme (about $6, click to buy)
    This product restores shine to dull, medium to thick hair when applied on dry hair. Also try this on second-day hair to restore polish.
  4. Carol’s Daughter Some of Marguerite’s Magic (about $18, click to buy)
    This rich finishing cream with cocoa and shea butter leaves relaxed hair frizz-free. A tiny dab goes a very long way.
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  1. DLHarris DLHarris says

    Just use the oils contained in the above creams, for better (and much cheaper) results. A few drops of grapeseed, apricot, or almond oil (all very light) go a long way. The other stuff contained in “styling” products are part of what’s drying out your hair in the first place. My hair looks and feels much better since I gave up on most “products” several months ago, and just started using natural oils morning and night and a bone comb, which eliminates the static generated by combs and brushes made of plastics.

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  2. Generic Image julia Pavlicek says

    I use Wen products at least once a week and have noticed a huge improvement. I also only shower and wash my hair every other day now to keep my hair and skin from getting too dry. I take a sponge bath on the other nights just washing the necessary parts like the pits.

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  3. Lois Joy Johnson Lois Joy Johnson says

    Time to add one  more. Yeah it is pricey but I am also loving the entire Oribe line including his Signature Creme for Style ( $34, bergdorfgoodman.com) which works on wet or dry hair to calm frizz and keep grey or colored locks looking glossy and youthful at any length and in any style from touseled crop to bob to longer layers.xx
     

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