Maintaing frizz-free hair is a daily struggle for those of us with less-than manageable follicles. Here are 5 things you could be doing to ensure those smooth and silky locks stay in place all day long.
1: Talk to your hair stylist.
Some of us are just really exceptional at camouflaging our natural texture. It’s important to explain to every stylist that you indeed do have curly hair, even if your stellar blow dry is telling them differently.
Long layers are your friend, its important to keep some weight in the hair. Volume is not usually an issue for us wavy ladies , leave short layers to the limpy haired gals (poor things).
2: Ditch the shower for the sink.
I know what you’re going to say, but yes, I’m suggesting that you wash your hair in the sink and here’s why: The steam from your shower causes your hair to swell and expand. Washing your hair with cooler water in the sink is a hell of a lot more comfortable than a freezing shower. Cooler water seals your hair’s cuticle, leaving the shaft smooth and your hair feeling like silk.
3: Dry your hair with a cotton t-shirt.
From Lauren Conrad’s mouth to your ears. A soft cotton tee is the best way to absorb excess moisture from freshly washed hair. A terrycloth towel can often cause damage when rubbed against your vulnerable strands. A well-used t-shirt does the job without fraying your fringe.I personally use a Bud light promotional tee from Summer 2011, you can feel free to get creative.
4: Buy the right blow-dryer.
You don’t have to spend a ton of money on a professional bow-dryer but it is important to keep a few things in mind. Ceramic is always best and you want to keep the wattage at 1300 or above. How powerful you blowdryer is will directly effect the amount of time it takes to dry your hair. A concentrator attachment is a must, it focuses the hot air giving you the best control over your style.
I suggest Conair’s Infiniti Pro Hairdryer, it has everything I mentioned above at a great price.
5: Add the right amount of product.
Many times we can overwhelm our hair with a variety of products that promise miracles. Sometimes the “less is more” mantra really is the best way to go. I start off each blow-dry with a small amount of Argan oil. This special oil is rich in omega fatty acids and rehydrates your hair in a natural way. Argan oil penetrates the follicle increasing your hair’s elasticity and preventing further damage. Add a pearl size amount when you’re done drying for some extra moisture. Finish with a fine midst hairspray to smooth over any fly aways.
Agadir Argan Oil Treatment 12.99 at Target
L’Oreal Paris Elnett Extra StrongHold UV Hair Spray $11.99 at Target
Happy frizz-free hair.