I hated getting frizzy hair, it made me want to spend all day straightening it to try and tame the frizz which would only make it worse in the long run. After trying just about every product and hack I could find, here’s everything you need to know to get frizz-free hair and transform your damaged locks to make them smooth and shiny again.
Use The Right Shampoo and Conditioner
For me, L’Oréal hair products have always worked really well and I often switch between the different ones they sell but recently I’ve stuck with the L’Oréal Elvive Clay Rebalancing Shampoo because it works really well for my hair type. It keeps my roots from getting oily but still makes my ends soft which is perfect for me. Then instead of using the matching conditioner, I use the Nutri-Gloss Shine Conditioner which you can seriously see and feel the difference in shine after the first time you use it!
STOP Using a Towel!
One of favourite ways to reduce frizz that I learnt not that long ago was to stop drying your hair with a towel and use an old t-shirt instead. Towels leave your hair dry, frizzy and full of split ends, but a t-shirt is so much more gentle that it doesn’t damage your hair. I was never one to believe in hacks like this but after trying it I will never go back to rubbing my hair with a rough towel to dry it.
I use an old cotton band t-shirt that I spent way too much money on at a concert 6 years ago and haven’t worn since and I’ve finally found the perfect use for it! It’s less aggressive that a towel and keeps in the moisture so much better for smoother hair.
Heat vs No Heat
A lot of people will tell you that the key to getting frizz-free locks is to stop using heat on them because it damages it, so if you can, limit the amount of time you use a hairdryer and straighteners/curlers and go for the natural look instead. But, if you’re like me and straighteners are your best friend, then below are the ways I use heat but still reduce any frizz it might cause.
Heat Protectant Spray
For someone that uses heat on their hair every day, I have always used heat protectant, and a lot of it, and hair dressers have said that they wouldn’t be able to tell I straighten it so often so that must mean that they work! I’ve been loving the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray because I heard a lot of people mention how good keratin was for your hair and I wanted to give it a go and I’ve been loving it ever since. Plus, the fact that it’s cheap makes my bank account a lot happier!
Use An Anti-Frizz Hairdryer
There are so many different types of hairdryers out there and last year I got myself the TRESemmé Power Dryer that’s designed to smoothen your hair with ionic conditioning technology, and while I’m not completely sure how it works, it does leave my hair feeling more conditioned than hair dryers I’ve used before. Without a hair dryer, my hair goes very puffy and not so nice to look at so this is my best option to use heat while limiting the damage.
Don’t Go Overboard With Straighteners
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t feel right without super straight hair then I completely understand you. I looked into which straighteners to buy before I bought them to make my money worth it. For a long time I used the Remington straighteners which I did really like and felt that they made my hair look shinier and smoother after I used them, and for the price they’re definitely worth it.
Then recently I jumped on the GHD hype and purchased the GHD IV Styler or the Original Styler as they’re also known and I really think that they’ve made a difference. They don’t snag on your hair like some straighteners do which leaves your hair a lot sleeker. The thing I love about these is that they don’t get as hot as some cheaper straighteners but still give great results, so less damage and still great hair which I think is worth the price since I use them as curlers too.
Brush Your Hair From The Bottom
Grab your Tangle Teaser, because no other hair brush compares from what I’ve experienced, and start brushing the ends out first. This way you can get rid of any knots a lot easier without pulling on your hair and causing split ends. Then gradually start to work your way up. I find this technique makes brushing my hair a lot less painful and ultimately helps protect it.
Serums Are Your Best Friend
I don’t know what I was doing before I discovered serums. I switch between the John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength one and the L’Oréal Smooth-Intense Anti-Frizz Serum and they both just get rid of those annoying fly-aways and give your hair some extra shine.
And Finally…Grab Your Toothbrush!
This might sound strange, but for anyone who has tried it I guarantee they swear buy it. So, grab your old toothbrush and spray it with some hairspray, then simply brush it over baby hairs and fly-aways to instantly get rid of them. For days when my hair is up and my baby hairs are sticking out everywhere it’s a lifesaver.
What are your best tips for frizz-free hair? Let me know!
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