Farewell Frizz, Farewell
You guys...I have been having some issues with my hair and you know how I feel about that.
My hair has been seriously going nuts since Christmas. I have been dealing with some crazy frizz at the roots which is very new for me. I am not sure if it's the extreme changing weather out there or what exactly is going on. But seriously, I have been hiding under hats. This is not a good problem for the gal with extensions who wears her hair curly and only shampoo's it weekly. I mean these unruly hair days cannot be my new reality. I can't bear it.
I had to get to the bottom of this. While frizz sufferers like me can't control the environment factors like rainy weather, that are some easy adjustments that will ensure a smoother finish. So I asked a few of my professional stylist friends for some tips and tricks to get rid of frizz and they delivered. I myself have been following these to a T and also found a new shampoo and conditioner I am head over heels for and I am so excited to tell you all about it!
- Use cool water in the shower. My friend Stephanie says hot water blasts open your cuticle and also dries it out. The cool water will seal it and make your hair shinier. (and PS a cuticle is the outer layer of the hair strand. I didn't know what she was talking about either)
- Be gentle when you towel dry your hair. Think of layering shingles. You want those overlapping layers to lay all the way down and be as smooth as possible. Rubbing it and being rough will cause the outer surface of your hair to roughen up. Gently, run your towel from scalp to ends squeezing all the moisture out.
- Make sure your brush is a boar bristle brush. It grips the hair better than nylon bristles to create a smooth finish.
- Direct your hair dryer nozzle down. Directing the air coming out of your hair dryer will seal and smooth out the hair preventing frizz. And always use the cool button. Those buttons are there for a reason. The ‘cool’ button on your dryer is the cherry on top. Shooting some cool air on your hair to finish it off will close and seal the cuticle even more. You also want to ensure is COMPLETELY dry. And remaining moisture will cause frizz later.
- Use an oil or anti-humidity product as needed. As your day goes on and you notice your hair becoming frizzy or drying out, just add a little oil by emulsifying it in your hands and applying throughout your hair.
- Use the right shampoo and conditioner. The path to sleeker hair starts here. My friend Toni says that my hair gets frizzy because it's reaching out to the universe asking for moisture. He is also fussing me at me saying I deprive my hair of this. Parched strands are susceptible to frizz.
So I recently partnered with Awapuhi Wild Ginger by Paul Mitchell. Their Mirror Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner is changing my life.
The shampoo is a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo that leaves hair balanced and silky-smooth. It leaves my hair so shiny and has really showed amazing improvements in helping my frizz and flyaways. I have only been using it for a few weeks and am so impressed. It also smells delicious!
The conditioner is so hydrating but not heavy. I literally cringe when using other conditioners that just weigh my hair down. I also love how this detangles my long locks and protects my hair from thermal damage.
I am also working on a hands off policy! Toni says once your hair is dry, you must resist the urge to run your fingers through it or toss it from side to side throughout the day. “All this breaks down your style and causes frizz,” he explains. This one is tough, but I am trying .
So excited to wave farewell to frizz once and for all. #conquerfrizzandbringontheshine
Just look at these ends!
Do you have any other trade secrets for frizz?! I love hearing from you all so let me know!
(This post was sponsored by Awapuhi Wild Ginger by Paul Mitchell but all opionions are mine alone)