If you’ve ever suffered from frizzy hair, then you know the daily struggle that is keeping it under control. My hair is thicker than most, plus it’s getting fairly long, so frizz was almost a certainty when bathing in East Bay water. Short of forking out for a new shower head from Sephora that reduces chlorine, I made it my mission to figure out how I could reduce the frizz without the hassle. I’ve tried it all, so these are my top tips for smoothing your tresses and breathing some well deserved life into dull, lacklustre locks.
The solution lies in the shower, where a lot of the moisture can be lost resulting in unmanageable hair. I used to swear by hair masks, but that was before the days of California chlorine, so I’ve had to switch up the game! First step is to choose a high quality hair duo like the likes of Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Shampoo and Conditioner. Not only does it smell incredible but it’s formulated for ultra-damaged hair, nourishing and smoothing the hair fiber while giving some much need aid with it’s lotus infusion. After my first use I could see a notice difference in the quality of my hair, so have continued ever since.
After a gentle ’t-shirt’ dry, which is much more beneficial for you than a towel, it’s time to get out the heavy healers. A few small pumps of OGX Argan Oil of Morroco Weightless Healing Dry Oil combed through from mid section to the ends is like a miracle elixir. A little goes a long way, and avoid spraying into the root for fear of greasy hair and having to jump back into the shower to wash your hair again! With frizzy hair, the less you wash it the better condition it will be, so aim for a maximum of three washes a week, trust me, your hair will thank you for it.
Then comes the styling options. hairdryers and straightening irons strip your hair of moisture just as quickly as you’ve put it in. My best piece of advice is to try and let your hair dry naturally, so washing it at night makes this process much simpler. I use three products in total depending on what I’m going to be doing that day. If I’m working from home, or just don’t need to leave the house that day, I reach for Bumble & Bumble Tonic Lotion. This was recommended to me by a hairdresser friend, and it works wonders. A couple of spritzes, avoiding the roots, and combed down to the ends and it’s like I’ve given new life to my locks. If I’m making an effort to go out with friends or it’s date night, I use a combination of Bumble & Bumble Grooming Creme smoothed into my mid sections, rough it up a little and use my fingers to work through any uneven sections. Then I finish with a touch of TRESemmé Hairspray directly onto a comb and brushed all the way through from root to tip. Et voila!
What do you use to keep the frizz at bay?
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