A hairstyling cream is your best friend this time of year. It tames wind- and central heating–induced frizz, leaving hair looking shinier and just that little bit more polished. Popped into a handbag or kept on your desk it will assist you in disguising hat hair or smoothing out any tangles caused by your wooly scarf.
A friend to those with naturally curly or thick hair, a little styling cream (if you choose a lightweight option) will add a little oomph and texture to fine hair too (as long as you go easy on the application). It also injects your hair with much-needed moisture—think of it like a day cream for your strands. In fact, you can apply it to dry hair before bed to work its frizz-taming, hair-smoothing magic while you sleep, so it doubles as a night cream too.
Sounds good, right? Keep scrolling for our edit of the three best styling creams.
Applied to dry hair, through the mid-length and ends, this smooths hair fast, while taming frizz. A UV filter means it will protect hair from the sun, while avocado oil seals strands to prevent hair becoming mussed-up again.
Super lightweight, this non-greasy polish works on every hair type and texture. It adds shine and offers a light hold. The polish also works as a barrier to humidity, so it will fend off frizz caused by central heating and winter winds. It has a great scent too, that will refresh tired, day-old, hair.
Massaged into the scalp and hair, day or night, this vegan-friendly cream will reanimate hair that looks dull, lacklustre or dehydrated. Monoi oil, aloe vera and sugar beet condition and hydrate hair in seconds. This is a Byrdie team favourite.
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