- Apr 18, 2004
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Credit to: http://www.beautytipsonline.com/articles/frizzy_hair.htm Control Frizzy Hair, Help! Great, beautiful hair in the morning, frizzy hair by noon. It's a very common hair problem, and a not so easy one to control. Sound familiar? While there is no real cure for frizzy hair, here are some tips to calm it down considerably. Thick, coarse, wavy and curly hair all have a tendency to frizz, particularly in the summer months when humidity is at it's highest. Use these frizzy hair home remedies to calm the fuzz! Frizzy Hair Tips We all know by now that using a conditioner is necessary to control frizzy hair. The trick is to leave the conditioner on for a few minutes before rinsing it out. If you have extra time, try wrapping your hair in a towel with the conditioner on and let your hair "soak" for about 10-15 minutes. Then rinse it out with luke warm to cool water. When you're done, wrap your hair in a towel for several minutes to get out the access water instead of rubbing the towel over your head. Both towel rubbing and brushes lead to hair breakage and make it much more vulnerable to frizzy hair. Try just putting on some mousse and comb it in. Let air dry and don't run your fingers or a comb through it until it's completely dry. Using a blow dryer in hot weather will probably make the problem worse. If you want your hair straight and that's the only way you can get it that way, then by all means, use the dryer. Just use the cool setting and don't use it every day. Many shampoos and conditioners are good. however, not all big-name brands are better, they just carry a larger price tag. It's a good idea to use multiple brands. This helps to avoid build-up that will make your hair appear heavy and dull. Don't wash your hair every day. Your natural oils help tame the frizz. Another way to stop frizzy hair is using a frizz control remedy like Frizz-Ease which is available in department and drugstores. This is not a shampoo or conditioner but is designed especially for frizzy hair. These serums come in small bottles, but a little goes a long way. There are also other brands that are availble. If you are worried about frizz-Ease being to greasy try TIGI's (Bed Head) After Party, it's not as thick or as greasy. Try using this over a thin coat of mousse. As a result, your hair will be more shiny and less frizzy. If you wash your hair in the mornings, you're not going to have time for all of this and you will have to skip leaving it in the towel. Just follow the other steps or consider doing this in the afternoon, so it's dry before you go to bed. A good cut is the best tactic to prevent control frizzy hair, and you can ask your stylist to use thinning scissors to thin your hair if it is too thick. This should make it much more manageable. Thinning scissors are easy to use and available in stores also, but you need to know how to use them. Sometimes just having it done once at a salon is educational. Watch how they use the thinning scissors and follow the lead next time if you can't afford to go there every time. (I do not agree with tring this at home, but it is up to you if you would like to try) Leave-in conditioners that you can spray on will often help dry and damaged hair. You may need to reapply it later on in the day. What works for one person does not necessarily work for the next, because everyone has different lifestyles and climates, so it's trial and error. Finally, one last tip. Various hot oil treatments for dry and damaged hair can give you some temporary control to frizzy hair, but you'll probably need to use them weekly or biweekly.