Flyaway’s and frizz are an intrinsic part of hairstyling. We spend 30-minutes blow drying out hair in preparation of a sleek look just to be plagued by the sight of flyaway’s and baby hair fringe. For some of us, frizz is persistent and averts any chance you have at obtaining a sleek hairstyle. Rather your flyaway’s are a result of damage or your natural hair texture, there are a few simple tips to help you tame frizz and flyaway’s for a perfect hairstyle.
Blow Drying Technique
A common problem is that people want to dry their hair fast and rapidly move their hands and throw their hair around to dry quick and effectively. The fact is, the first technique doesn’t have to take extra time, and it will prevent the cuticle scales on our hair to stand up which creates frizz.
Before you blow-dry your hair, always use a heat protector. Frizz and flyaways happen when your hair is lacking moisture and heat is a primary cause so protect, protect, protect. Use a diffuser and blow dry your hair top-down and make sure your roots are 70% dry before you focus on the ends of your hair. Always use a brush because this will give your hair direction so the cuticle scales aren’t splitting and creating frizz.
The Right Hair Products
It’s important that you choose the right hair products for your hair type and texture. For example, those with fine hair should use anti-frizz milk while those with coarse hair should opt for treatment oil.
- Leave-in conditioner: Regular conditioner is a dense and almost severe product, especially for women with fine hair, but leave-in conditioner is more of a detangler and styling agent. This extra moisture can really help tame frizz.
- Hair Serum: Hair serum offers your hair shine, smoothness, and yes, tames your flyaways. By using a dime-size of hair serum when your hair is wet you can tame frizz and give yourself that commercial looking hair.
Trim Split Ends
If you have a problem with frizz, split ends are not going to help your situation. Make sure you visit your hairstylist every 6-8 weeks for a regular trim to prevent split ends and also calm frizz.
Treat Your Strands
Brushing your teeth and moisturizing your skin is part of your daily routine, yet our hair seems to get left out of the pampering. Treat your hair to a hair mask or a hot oil treatment once per week or every other week, depending on your hair texture. Apply natural oils such as Argan oil, which can help prevent frizz better than products from your local beauty store.
Quick styling tip: Spray your hairbrush with hairspray and then brush your hair – this will help tame those pesky flyaways.