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Combating frizzy hair can be such a struggle. We have all experienced it, whether it’s your natural hair, heat damage or humidity. Frizz has a different kind of texture to the rest of the hair. It’s the dry strands of hair that don’t want to stay put. Put a stop to the frizz by trying out these simple steps.
1. Picking the right shampoo and conditioner
Let’s begin in the shower. The right shampoo and conditioner are the first important step to fighting frizz. The Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo will nourish the hair while providing humidity protection. To tame unruly frizz, the Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner is the best product to deeply condition. This conditioner creates a protective shield, completely eliminating those unwelcome flyways. Once you’ve finished conditioning, give your hair a cold rinse. Colder water closes the hair cuticles, which then controls any frizz and leaves the hair shining. It’s worth ditching the supermarket shampoos and conditioners that claim to defrizz. Most of the time they are doing more damage to your hair than good.
2. Hydrate with a hair mask once a week
One of the best ways to prevent frizzy hair is with a hair mask. As frizzy hair lacks moisture, hair masks are a great way to bring back instant hydration. The Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yoghurt Hydrate + Repair Protein Power Treatment is the perfect mask for this. Rich and super conditioning, this mask is guaranteed to hydrate the hair. Slather your hair in this mask, relax and wait for it to work its magic. After 15 minutes, wash the treatment off to reveal your new, frizz-free hair. The Manuka Honey & Yoghurt treatment could also be used as a pre-wash intensive treatment to give your hair that extra shine.
3. Ditch your towel
Wrapping your hair up with a towel after washing your hair can be damaging. Bathroom towels are sometimes abrasive. Using it on your hair can cause breakage, which is what leads to frizz. Instead, try using a t-shirt or microfibre towel. This method is also ideal for those with curly hair. Consistently drying your hair using this process will help keep the hair protected and drastically reduce any frizzing.
4. Oil up
Once your hair is around 90% dry, it is time to add some de-frizz products right before blow-drying. The Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil is a big favourite among those battling frizzy hair. It is a highly concentrated formula not only minimizes frizz but also adds an instant glossy shine. Just as this product could not get any better, it doubles up as a heat protector for up to 232°C. Apply the No.7 Bonding Oil to dry
or damp hair. We recommend using it before blow-drying to protect your hair from heat damage. The Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil/UV Protective Primer is another great product that delivers immediate results. Spray this evenly throughout the hair to achieve frizz-free and detangled hair. It has a light consistency that leaves the hair feeling weightless.
5. The perfect blow-dry
Blow drying can be fatal for frizzy hair. However, here is how to blow dry your hair without sending it into a frizz. After applying de-frizz products, instead of blasting the hair with hot air, use the cold setting. Cold air is the secret to frizz-free, sleek hair. This step will take a little patience as using the colder air takes longer. However, the end result will be worth it! Another way to achieve this look is to use a hair diffuser as an extension on your hairdryer. This technique reduces the direct heat, therefore, lessening the damage to your hair. After following these five easy steps, you will be on your way to frizz-free, shiny hair.
Words By Eleanor Coleman