The Editors
Updated on December 21, 2022
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We’ve got the secret on how to tame frizzy hair! Don’t believe us? Simply check out these 35 amazing styles. Then, make a date with your hairstylist, best friend, or yourself, and try something new today! These styles are easier and more good-feeling than you can imagine!

Friendly Hairstyles for Frizzy Hair

Braids, ponies, updos and half up hairstyles can help a lot with the bad-hair-day problem. Choose those ‘dos you feel most comfortable with from our review and don’t forget to use a bit of a styling product for the improved texture and hold of your anti-frizz hairstyles.

1. Messy Chignon Bun

This is a twist on a classic low bun, you can achieve by pinning strands in a loose bun at the nape of the neck. This style recalls days on the prairie and the ease of simplicity that is great for working in the garden or heading into town!

2. Half Updo with Braided Crown

Finding the right haircuts and hairstyles for curly frizzy hair can be a little more challenging than you have thought, especially when you want to show off your curls and braids minus the frizz. But luckily, there are several ways to pull this off! The two messy, textured braids meet in the center in the back, crowning the head over the flowing curls.

3. Braided Faux Hawk

French Braiding has reached new realms in the 21st Century. For medium length hair, this is a great style that showcases both high and low lights, giving more visual complexity to a solid plait that ends at the earlobe. A ponytail finishes off the look, getting you ready for your special night!

4. Fishtail/French Braid Combo

Long hair can be difficult to deal with on a daily basis. So, here is a fishtail variation that includes two braids framing your face. This is a great way to manage those strays, while creating a look that is both casual and elegant, functional and fun!

5. Braided Messy Bun

For this unique, cute updo, you will need a brightly colored hair accessory (and perhaps a bit of patience). This look is intended to allow the fly-aways to be free, and we love how this looks! A messy braid leads back to a messy, braided knot which is twisted and held in place with your hair accessory. It may take some work, but it’s so worth it!

messy updo with fishtail braid

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6. Diagonally Braided Updo with Bun

Now that we’ve introduced you to so many hairstyles for frizzy hair, you should be an expert! We think this is an excellent look for a fancier affair, perhaps a gala or benefit dinner. A wide French Braid of only 4-5 plaits ends in a textured bun at the base. Some of the natural shade shows through, providing a greater depth for all to see.

7. Voluminous Ponytail

When your hair is thin, it can be difficult to create a voluminous ponytail. This hairstyle employs a bit of teasing and wrapping the ponytail with a strand of hair from the underside to create the illusion of a thicker bunch. Then, the ends are teased for an additional lift. Wear with “anything under the sun” to make your look more fun!

8. Double Braided Headband

When sorting out hairstyles for frizzy hair, it’s tempting to think braids are impossible to keep neat with such a wayward hair texture. But here’s a great example of a double surface fishtail braid that keeps all those strands together up top, while allowing your natural-looking waves to float around your neck and shoulders.

medium wavy hairstyle with double fishtail headband

Instagram/ @sarahpotempa

9. Lucy Goosey Freefall Waves

When you have thick, long, curly hair, you’re always looking for ways to make your hair less frizzy. But we want you to try showing it off. By pinning what gets in your face to one side, you keep your natural texture and show off your envious length!

10. Single Knot Half and Half

Finding the best shampoo is like trying on those sexy heels that make you feel like you’re walking on air. A once in a lifetime chance meeting between product and hair. Everyone’s hair is different, so keep trying if you must! This half up, half down look consists of a knotted bun and a few small braids tucked in to create an interesting style you’ll want to wear again and again!

11. Perfect Undone Pony

Do you want a style that’s cute and effortless? This one is the perfect combination of “I’ve just crawled out of bed,” and “I am a woman who is confident and cool”. Be sure to finish it off with pretty accessories like floral clips.

12. Side Fishtail Braid

One of the easiest ways to tame unruly locks is to put them into a braid. The side fishtail braid is among the most superb hairstyles for frizzy hair because it works best on women with long, high porosity hair that often gets frizzy.

Fishtail For Curly Hair

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13. Messy Half Up Twist

For an effortlessly chic look, a messy half up twist is a great choice. The focus is on the twist that adds texture and produces an understatedly elegant appearance. Be sure to tame your curly hair by finishing it off with a drop of serum.

Messy Half Updo For Long Wavy Hair

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14. Side Braid Half Updo

There’s something about these curly locks that reminds us of Baby from the hit movie, Dirty Dancing. Why? They are sophisticated and classic, but also have a seductive touch. Naturally thick tresses are instantly put together and beautiful when styled into a pretty side braid.

15. Creative Half Updo for Long Hair

Frizzy locks tend to look best when worn long, because the length balances out the thickness. This is a classical example of haircuts for frizzy wavy hair, because the cut has been kept simple to complement the natural wave of the hair.

Long Hair Half Updo With A Braid

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16. Pretty Loose Braid

Frizzy hair often looks thick which is not a bad thing after all, but in order to look more put together, try pulling it back in simple updos and half up hairstyles. If you are prone to fly-aways, a braided hairstyle, like this one, is a good way to tame the frizz.

Simple Braided Hairstyle For Long Hair

Instagram / @hairbyelena

17. Choppy Bangs and Intense Curls

While not for the faint-hearted, choppy bangs and intense curls are a guaranteed head-turner. Embrace your poofy hair with this interesting, voluminous hairstyle, and continue with the bold appearance by completing it with trendy pink makeup and accessories.

Medium Curly Hairstyle With Short Bangs

Instagram / @catladydoeshair

18. Stunning Wrapped Ponytail

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to style frizzy hair, then look no further! Taking a page from Ariana Grande’s beauty book, the high ponytail is extremely chic. While the pony is fashion forward and edgy, the soft tresses in the front make the face appear softer-an overall winning combination.

19. Tucked Bun with a Twist

We’ve been fans of the tucked-in hairstyle, but this one offers a modern and very fashionable twist on the classic ‘do. And updos perfectly cope with your unruly locks by sweeping them up to create a look that is versatile and utterly stunning.

Messy Low Updo

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20. Modern Perm

Do you have frizzy curly hair and want a style that has a laid back, casual-cool vibe? This is undoubtedly it. A perm is not your typical choice in 2023, but there is a reason why it’s still worth having: it enhances the natural texture of your hair, instead of trying to fight with it-and there’s something special about that. Also, you don’t have to opt for that old-school ‘80s appearance because you can vary the size and tightness of your curls, choosing the perfect combination for you.

Medium Messy Curly Hairstyle

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21. Knotted Updo with Flyaways

A fail-safe hairstyle for curly frizzy hair is an updo! The triple knot style may appear complicated but it’s actually easy to achieve. Rough dry your hair without combing. Divide it into three sections, create three ponytails and then knot and twist them up into small buns.

Messy Updo For Medium Hair

Instagram / @theprettyparlour

22. Edgy Side Braids

For a truly individual image, braids are a smart choice. There’s nothing better than an interesting braid to create a look that is not only texturally beautiful, but also reflects your personality.

Curly Bun With Side Braids

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23. Side-Parted Ringlets

This is all about definition! The intensely curly nature of these tresses already makes them stand out, however, the layered cut and deep side parting create a cool silhouette of this hairstyle. The end result? An appearance that is bound to attract attention.

Medium Natural Hairstyle

Instagram / @curlswithapromise

24. Romantic Low Bun

Soft curls and lovely highlights are a combination that is both graceful and feminine, ultimately making it one of the greatest hairstyles for wavy frizzy hair, and a fantastic choice for a night out.

25. High Curly Pigtails

One trend from the ‘90s that has successfully returned is the pigtail buns. The ‘90s inspired look is fun and youthful and, thus, fantastic for the woman who wants to be in the spotlight.

Pigtail Buns For Short Curly Hair

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26. Loose Bun with Curled Fringe

Want a style that is quick and easy? We’ve got you covered. While the bun updo is pretty standard, the soft curls at the front frame the face to create an appearance that is sophisticated but also feminine.

Curly Bun With A Bouffant

Instagram / @ellasbridalhair

27. High Top Frizzy Bun

What haircut for frizzy hair to choose? It’s best to opt for a simple long cut with minimal layers. But if you don’t have length and want to tame your locks, there is nothing better than a high bun. A crisp, wispy texture will make it special.

High Messy Bun Updo

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28. Side Parted Bob with Attitude

In general, length tends to be best for fly-away hair, but that’s clearly not always the case, as the curly bob shows. Short hair is especially stylish when worn with long side swept bangs which frame and brighten the face with highlights.

Curly Side-Parted Bob

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29. Curly Frizzy Shag with Bangs

A layered haircut with bangs can be a fuss-free way to wear your hair. Just work in some texturizing product into your wet locks and enjoy a naturally messy modern shag.

Medium Layered Hairstyle For Curly Hair

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30. Romantic Side Bun

With a medium-to-long haircut for wavy hair you can wear your curls free-flowing or in pretty loose updos. Quite possibly the most romantic option for unruly locks is the side bun, and the soft, gentle waves make it perfect for a more formal occasion like a wedding or black tie event. This is just one of many styles that prove you should absolutely embrace the natural texture of your hair.

Loose Curly Side Bun Updo

Instagram / @catherinestroh

31. Crimped and Curled Combo

For an easy look that doesn’t require any pins, clips, or other accessories, this is your go-to, every time! All you need is a straightener with a crimping attachment and a curling iron, along with your favorite heat protectant product. Then, get creative and grab random chunks until all of your hair has been styled.

32. Double Crown Greek Goddess

This Athenian updo is a natural style that you must try at least once. Braids tame the upper sections, while loose strands are curled and free-flowing. Wearing this cute updo with a longer, silky dress, you will sure feel like a Goddess!

33. Half and Half: Torus Braids

This is a good look for the Hippie in all of us. There was something almost magical about Flower Children, and this look brings back the same nostalgia. The two braids twisted around each other from just over the ears tuck into one another making a Torus shape. Wear with anything floral or floor length.

34. Three Tiered Braided Updo

This unique look is created with multiple sections, layered on top of one another, creating a stack of braids pinned against the back of your head. Of all the hairstyles for frizzy hair, this is one of our favorites!

35. Messy Updo for Frizzy Hair

An updo like this takes a bunch of pins, some creative placement, and a product to smooth over dry hair, taming that wild frizz. Add a few well-placed loose ends, and you’ve got a way to keep your hair up, while creating a unique style all of your own!

Now that you’ve got a brand new catalog of inspiration at your disposal, start gathering all your pins, combs, brushes, and clips. Let your creativity run wild! These hairstyles for frizzy hair will provide the variety you need in your life! Whether you have thick, frizzy hair that needs to be tamed, or thin, straight hair that needs to be frizzed, we’ve got you covered! Happy styling!

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