As a child, I was often referred to as Betty Boop, due to my dark locks and head of curls. My Granny would insist upon putting a colourful ribbon tied on the top to complete the look. As I got older my curls dropped and I was left with frizzy wavy hair, which I battled to control throughout my teenage years (I don’t want to think about the amount of hairspray I used). Nowadays I have learned to love with my frizzy hair and ensure that I take steps to manage it as much as possible.
Tips for managing frizzy hair
Try shampoos that are high in glycerin
Look for a shampoo that is high in glycerin, usually listed high up in the ingredients. Glycerin coats the hair with moisture from the inside out to block that outdoor moisture from getting in. It can also provide a protective coating over the outside of the hair shaft so it doesn’t break. Try John Frieda Frizz ease Forever Smooth Shampoo
Don’t forget conditioner
Using conditioner is all about depositing moisture in your hair, otherwise, the cuticle will open up to let moisture in and turn your hair from smooth to frizzy. Grab a conditioner that contains glycerin and apply it from midshaft down to the ends, keeping it away from your roots if you’re worried about it weighing down your hair. Try John Frieda Frizz ease Forever Smooth Conditioner
Keep the heat down on your styling tools
As an avid lover of my GHD straighteners I am aware of the damage they can cause from prelonged use. Restricting the amount you use heat styling products will help keep the frizz down. Try using a diffuser on your blow dryer to limit the heat transfer to your hair.
Tame flyaways with a mascara wand
Instead of going overboard on the hair styling products, apply them just where they are needed. Flyaways are part and parcel of frizzy hair but you can help tame these by spraying hairspray onto a clean mascara want and combing on to the affected area.
Don’t brush dry hair
Avoid brushing hair after it dries – Brushing not only disrupts your hair’s cuticle, it can also stretch hair, leading to breakage.