How to beat Monica Geller holiday hair

Here are the best products to help style your frizzy hair.

Anti-frizz hair products

by Lily Anderson |
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Monica Geller from Friends is life goals when it comes to cooking, cleaning and just generally being a style icon from the 90s. So much so that even that episode where they head off on their jollies to Barbados (to support Ross speaking at the palaeontology convention), she steals the show with “The Monica”. It has become the go-to meme I share every time I go on holiday or if the weather goes above 24 degrees. It’s the humidity, right?

Trust me here… You don’t have to go as drastic as constantly having it in plaits to fight the frizz. There are tons of ways you can prevent and protect your hair from having a mind of its own in the heat.

With everything from special shampoos to hair masks, sprays, oils and conditioners, you can avoid having a hair disaster for any season.

I’ve pulled together some of the best products to help you style your hair on a daily basis, or if you’re jetting off for some sun or enjoying a staycation in the UK.

It’s your best chance of beating the Monica Geller holiday hair.

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Top products to help you style your frizzy hair

GKhair VolumizeHer Spray1 of 9

GKhair VolumizeHer Spray

When you're packing, don't reach for yet another pair of shoes… Instead, swap this out for a frizz-free spray. At just 100ml, you can even carry it on board with your other liquids in your hand luggage. Before you start chilling around the pool, you should wash your hair, towel dry it and then spray this product on to your roots. The results will leave you looking holiday ready.

The Body Shop Shea Butter Hair Mask2 of 9

The Body Shop Shea Butter Hair Mask

Are you looking for a natural product? Bag yourself Body Shop's Shea Butter hair mask, which is 100% vegan. Not only will this make your hair look healthier, shiner and less frizzy, but it'll also reduce hair breakages. Even if you're not jetting off to a paradise island, use this once a week to stop split ends.

Aveda Smooth Infusion Trio-Shampoo3 of 9

Aveda Smooth Infusion Trio-Shampoo

Want to make sure your locks look salon ready every day on holiday? You don't have to spend hours finding the best local hairdresser to ensure you beat the frizz, when you've got this pack of three products. In this set you'll find shampoo, conditioner and a style prep smoother so that you can spend a day sightseeing without worrying about your unruly hair.

John Frieda Frizz Ease4 of 9

John Frieda Frizz Ease

If you have really thick hair this styling product will be perfect for you. All you'll need to do is squirt a drop into your hand and run your fingers through your wet hair. Plus, it won't make your hair look greasy as the serum has been expertly designed – I'd just recommend not putting it on completely dry hair.

Percy & Reed Oh-So-Smooth Frizz Fixer5 of 9

Percy & Reed Oh-So-Smooth Frizz Fixer

Say goodbye to frizz and flyaways in 1, 2, 3! This non-greasy formula works to replenish vital moisture and seal the hair cuticle, creating a humidity resistant shield around each strand of hair. Even if you have thick, coarse hair, you can count on it. Simply hold about 20cm from hair and spray onto areas of frizz in a sweeping motion, then brush through for even distribution.

OGX Hydrate & Defrizz + Kukui Oil6 of 9

OGX Hydrate & Defrizz + Kukui Oil

Whether your hair is naturally frizzy, curly or wiry after styling, this will work for you. Spray this directly on the mid section of your hair to the ends for smoother and glossier look. Whatever the weather on holiday or at home. you'll have an amazing hair day when using this oil on your mane. Top tip from the OGX team - "Use regularly and sparingly on either damp hair before blow drying, or, on dry hair as a finisher."

OUAI - Anti Frizz Hair Sheets7 of 9

OUAI - Anti Frizz Hair Sheets

The humidity can be turned up at any point while you're away enjoying a bit of sun, sea and sand. If you didn't have any room to bring a bottle of shampoo, then these handbag-friendly sheets should be your go-to solution. All you need to do for this to work is to remove the packaging and put it on your roots. This will instantly tame your frizzy beast.

Maui Moisture Smooth & Repair + Vanilla Bean Shampoo8 of 9

Maui Moisture Smooth & Repair + Vanilla Bean Shampoo

I'm obsessed with Maui Moisture. From the buttery chocolate smell to the anti-frizz properties, it does wonders for my hair. I suffer from psoriasis, and this can often leave me with an itchy scalp. I'm thankful for the fact that the aloe vera ingredient in this helps to relieve the itch.

Maui Moisture Smooth & Repair + Vanilla Bean Conditioner9 of 9

Maui Moisture Smooth & Repair + Vanilla Bean Conditioner

Conditioner is usually my make or break it moment. From the shampoo like texture, which spread easily through my hair to the super-soft touch, I was over the moon with the frizz-free results. I was even able to run my fingers through my hair which is usually a knotted mess after washing.


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