Everyone has faced those bad hair days when frizzy hair seems to take on a life of it’s own. But if you use the right anti-frizz products and follow some simple maintenance steps, you can rid yourself of those unwelcome fly-aways.
So, other than the common sense tips like keeping your hair dry (since damp air makes your hair frizz), check out these five frizz-busting tricks!
1. Hair that is naturally frizzy lacks moisture and protein. Therefore, depending on your hair type, there are different ways to get your hair back on track.
For thick hair, start by washing with a super moisturizing shampoo, followed by a deep conditioner. Try to leave the conditioner on for at least five minutes (the longer the better) – this gives your hair time to soak up the nutrients.
If your hair is finer, apply a hot oil treatment once a week before shampooing. Not to worry, it won’t weigh your hair down – instead, it will take you from frizzy to shiny and nourished in no time. The hot oil acts as an intense conditioner and replaces the natural oils in your hair, which may have been lost from exposure to wind, sun or chemicals in your hair products.
For the best results, and depending on how damaged your hair is, try leaving these treatments in overnight. Your luscious locks will thank you.
2. When you get out of the shower, lightly “blot” your hair with a towel. Never twist your hair in the towel, which can break the hair and will definitely cause unwanted frizzies. Then, while your hair is still damp, apply an abundant amount of leave-in conditioner. The heavy emollients in the formula prevent fly-aways.
If your hair still has some frizz left, rub a dime-size of the same leave-in conditioner between your palms and then run it over your dry hair from the roots to the tips. For thick or curly hair, try a serum. Smooth a small amount from mid length to the ends. The ingredients in the leave-in conditioner could weigh down your curls if applied to dry hair; serums tend to be more lightweight.
Jeanette M. Zinno is the Beauty Editor at "Social Life Magazine" and a freelance writer. Her blog Haute-Girls.com covers beauty and style. Jeanette is also Co-Founder of LZ Media Group (leighzinno.com), a Manhattan based public relations boutique. Follow her on Twitter @jeanettezinno.