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Random advice for dealing with frizzy hair

Some ideas (some taken from the 'Net, some taken from experience, some taken from friends, etc.) about how to deal with frizzy hair. Some of these sound weird to me, but they all sound pretty easy, so I'm willing to try them.
  • Avoid hair products that contain alcohol.
  • Don't wash every day -- it's best to only wash a couple times a week -- but conditioning more often can be beneficial.
  • Use a deep conditioner (I use Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Deep Conditioner.) after washing. Apparently, protein-rich conditioners are best.
  • Rinse hair with cool/cold water after conditioning.
  • Don't rub wet hair with a towel; instead, gently press water out of hair using a microfiber towel. If air-drying, avoid touching hair with your hands until it is completely dry.
  • Never brush hair, wet or dry. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb or fingers to take out tangles. Best: turn head upside-down, comb hair with fingers, and then turn back to right-side up.
  • Wash hair in the evening instead of right before going out into the cruel world. Wash and condition as normal, then wrap hair in a clean, old t-shirt to wear overnight. This might work even better if you put on a bit more product (conditioner, serum, or whatever) before putting the t-shirt on and going to bed.
  • Use a hair serum (I use Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum.) after washing hair, but don't apply it until hair is still damp but no longer really wet. Gels and creams (such as Verb Styling Cream) are apparently better for thick wavy hair -- serums are apparently best for fine or thin hair.
  • Frizzy hair needs moisture. You can always freshen your hair by lightly spraying it with a water/conditioner solution (filtered water mixed with a bit of conditioner) and then combing with fingers as usual. For a bit of extra help, you can additionally use a bit stronger watered-down conditioner just on the tips of your hair. In a pinch, even just running wet fingers through your hair can help reduce the frizziness. Some people even say that they use a tiny bit of hand lotion with good results!
  • Use something like the Kiwi Color Reflector Smoothing Masque sparingly around the face for extra smoothness in this most noticeable area.
  • Try a leave-in conditioner.

Some interesting ideas to try. I'll probably report on results, if I remember to write about them.

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webmacher
Aug. 12th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
This advice... is timely. I'm going to have to look into this serum thing.
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