Fighting Hair Frizz

by Karen Bates
(last updated October 11, 2012)

The fight for hair that is free from frizz is one that is long and ongoing. Sometimes, it seems like it might be impossible to get rid of the frizz completely, especially for people with hair that is especially prone to it.

It can take a lot of work to get rid of frizz, causing you to spend more time taming your hair than you might like. Trying endless products, hair tools and brushes can become costly and time-consuming after a while, especially if the results you are getting aren't exactly what you want. Plus, your efforts might not have the long-lasting effects you desire, leaving you upset and left with hair full of frizz later on despite your efforts to style it away.

So what are options for people with frizzy hair? There are several possibilities for helping this common hair problem, and many of them are fairly simple. Here are some ways to fix frizziness:

  • Condition. Give you hair a deep-conditioning treatment every week or so. This helps to moisturize hair and keep it healthy, reducing the amount of frizz you get.
  • Anti-Frizz Serum. Use a shine or anti-frizz serum on you hair. This product is formulated to reduce frizz and can work wonders on unruly hair. Spread a little on your hands and smooth it onto your hair to help keep the frizz away, re-applying as needed.
  • Straighten with Heat. Straightening your hair with a flat iron can help your hair become sleeker and shinier. Frizz should be greatly reduced when the hair is straightened with heat.
  • Blow Dry Hair Down. When using the blow dryer, point it downward so that hair dries without sticking up. This gives you a sleeker, shinier look and prevents frizz. Or, you may want to air-dry your hair to keep it healthier, which also helps keep frizz at bay.
  • Trim You Hair. Trimming your hair regularly to get rid of the split ends can help reduce frizz.
  • Use Shampoo that Fights Frizz. A good anti-frizz shampoo can really help your hair. Use it often and follow the directions on the bottle for best results.
  • Hairspray Your Style. Using hairspray once you are done styling your hair helps to hold the style and stop flyaway hairs and frizz. Once you are done styling, try not to touch your hair any more than you need to.
  • Pull Hair Back. If frizz is particularly bad, you might want to give your hair a day off and pull it back into a pony tail or bun to hide the problem.

With these ideas, the fight against hair frizz should be one you can easily win.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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