There’s no greater foe to a smooth blow-out (i.e. the perfect hair day) than frizz. While fighting it can seem impossible, you can prevent it from happening in the first place simply by owning the right tools. We checked in with singularly named stylist Kenna of Kennaland Salon for a checklist of exactly what you’ll need to keep fly-aways from forming, and curated our own favorite buys for you to stockpile.
This will be a big purchase, but one that lasts for a very long time. “When hair is wet, the cuticles that retain moisture are open,” notes Kenna. “When blow-drying your hair with a blow dryer, you are forcing the hair cuticles to close, locking moisture into the shaft, which helps reduce frizz.”
Our pick: Chi Touch 2 Touch Screen Dryer ($190). This touchscreen dryer from Chi, which can be converted to a hands-free device, lets you customize the temperature and speed of the drying process.
At the end of the day, reach for products and formulas that hydrate and smooth the hair cuticle. The stronger, healthier, and more obedient your hair is, the less likely you’ll deal with frizz and fly-aways.