For the last three months, I’ve had a thief in my midst. One who sneaks over to my cubicle in the wee hours—and, more recently, when I’m straight-up sitting at my desk—to swipe a few dollops of my absolute favorite, amazing, excellent, riot-if-they-discontinue-it hair product. But I can’t really blame her (wait, yes I can—MADDIE, STOP), because, guys, this stuff is good.
John Frieda, you brilliant devil. Behold: John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Créme. I know that it doesn’t seem revolutionary, and you’ve probably seen it at the drugstore a billion times, but the beauty of this smoothing cream is in its formula. Because unlike 99.99 percent of other creams and lotions designed to calm frizz, this one doesn’t have a ton of heavy silicones or oils that turn your hair into a weird clumpy, greasy mess within 45 minutes of use. In fact, its main smoothers and hydrators are just avocado oil and glycerin, which are incredibly lightweight and easy to distribute, even on fine hair.
But honestly, I (almost) don’t care what’s in the formula, as long as it tames frizz as well as it does for me. My curls are thin, wispy, and prone to frizz, which means they collapse at the first sight of anything heavier than a puff of air. Oils, pomades, and shine sprays are major nopes. But a dime-sized blob of the Secret Weapon cream smoothed all over my hair—yes, even near the roots, gasp—smooths and defines my curls without any added weight. Assistant Digital Beauty Editor Maddie Aberman, the thief, uses it to give her waves a shiny, piece-y finish, and Kristie Dash, digital beauty editor, smooths a dab over her ends to disguise damage and add hydration.
It’s honestly that good, and my one wish for today is that every single person try this tiny miracle and feel the love that I feel. And the best part is that one tube costs about $7. Which is cheap enough for you to buy yourself, right, Maddie?
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