Flyways are the arch-nemesis of the slicked-back bun. If you’re trying to be on trend this summer with the perfect slicked-back bun like the off-duty models do, but you have frizz and baby hair galore, don’t worry—we have the solutions. From sticks and creams to sprays and balms, there’s a frizz-tamer for everyone. These products will help ensure your bun is smoothly slicked back with very few rogue flyaways.
Triviso Frizz Smacker ($19)
This serum was specifically formulated to reduce the appearance of flyaways so you can have the perfect slicked-back bun. It holds hair in place for hours, but you’ll still be able to brush it out at the end of the day.
Dae Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream ($28)
This is a great product to have on hand because it’s a jack of all trades. It can be used to prep shiny blowouts, define natural curls, or for a slicked-back bun look with smooth, styled hair. The desert-derived extracts in the cream add polish, shine and hydration to hair while taming frizz.
Oribe AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream ($42)
Although this cream is a bit pricier than the other products, reviewers say it’s worth the splurge. It’s soft and flexible to ensure a natural, satin finish with seriously subdued frizz.
R+Co Dart Pomade Stick ($23)
The stick format is perfect for gluing down pesky flyaways. The formula sculpts and polishes your look while securing any stray hair. It also features the scent of juniper berries, blood orange, rhubarb, leather accord, violet and dark woods for fresh-smelling strands.
Ouai Matte Pomade ($26)
Whether you’re separating hair for a piecey texture or securing flyaways for a low bun, this pomade does the trick. Baby hairs and frizz are no match for this formula’s holding abilities. Plus, it smells like violet, gardenia, ylang ylang and white musk.
Amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Balm ($28)
This balm keeps hair frizz-free and smooth as velvet even amidst humidity. It’s super lightweight, so you won’t feel like it’s weighing your hair down.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Crème ($11)
This bargain buy smooths and glosses hair like the best of them. It’s especially great for those with frizz who air-dry their hair before slicking it into a bun.
Bed Head Hair Wax Stick For Strong Hold ($27)
This wax stick has a strong hold to secure even the peskiest flyaways. Defining, smoothing and fighting frizz when working your hair into a slicked-back bun is as easy as sliding this stick across your stands.