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Does your frizzy hair leave you envying women with sleek, straight hair? Well, forget $500 straightening treatments. Here's how to style wavy and curly hair into beautiful, frizz-free ringlets in less than half an hour.
- Condition your hair, massaging your scalp to get rid of build-up and excess oil. Shampoo your hair every other day, or best; only two days in a week. (shampooing every day dries out your hair)Once a week is best if you can.
- Comb hair in shower while conditioner is still in. Never towel dry hair. Instead, air dry or diffuse.
- Pour a dollop of liquid straightening serum and a smaller dollop of glossing serum into your hand and mix them together.
- Apply the straightening-glossing serum mixture to sections of your hair. Twist each section around your fingers, hold for a few seconds, then release. Do this all over your head.
- Turn your head down. Dry your hair with a blow-dryer with a diffuser attachment until your hair is completely dry.
- Spray hair lightly with an anti-frizz spray.
- Or... You can be sure to condition your hair thoroughly in the shower, combing through it with you fingers (not a comb). When you get out of the shower, put some leave-in conditioner or curl cream in it, followed by gel (don't worry, your hair will absorb a lot and prevent frizz--it won't get crusty unless you overload on the gel). Let air dry.
- Diffusers have prongs to lift the hair as it is dried. If you want volume at the roots, buy a diffuser with the longest prongs you can find. These are most easily found at salons or beauty supply stores.
- When blow-drying with a diffuser, gather large sections of hair into the cup of the diffuser and hold close to your head.
- For extra volume at the roots, move the blow-dryer in a small circular motion while hair is cupped in the diffuser at the scalp.
- Save money by using a straightening serum, which works wonderfully for blow-drying hair into ringlets or creating a straight style.
- If you want to do something different (and you can stand to part with your long hair) consider this style: have long bangs, but cut the rest of your hair really short (like only an inch or two long). The really short part is too short to curl, and you can straighten your bangs if you want. If your hair is more wavy than curly, your bangs might look fine as is, though. This haircut is also really easy to wash and takes no time at all to style.
- Only wash your hair once a day, every other day or every 2 days. That may sound gross to you, but as long as you take a shower and clean your body and put conditioner in it, it will look good and not be greasy.
- Some good products are Pantene Pro-V for curly hair, Sun Silk for curly hair, John Frieda frizz ease for curly hair and Garnier curl and shine. Herbal Essences also has a new line for curly hair that works wonders!
- Thick and wavy hair requires different care than straight. If you aren't willing to work with it, consider cutting it shorter. Keep in mind that shorter hair won't weigh itself down & may look "poofy" if cut too short.
- Don't blow dry too closely to your head or frizz may occur!
- Try a method that NaturallyCurly.com calls "plopping." Comb your hair in the shower, use your favorite product to scrunch your hair (make sure you REALLY scrunch all the way around). Lay a t-shirt flat on a chair, with the neck hole closest to you. Pile (or plop!) your hair on top of your head and lean upside down over the t-shirt. Fold the widest part of the t-shirt (not the neck) over your head/hair and secure it in place by tieing the sleaves together. Let your hair dry, or almost dry, plopped up on your head and your curls will be amazing!!
- Don't brush your hair after it is dry, or you you will get really poofy bad hair that isn't straight, curly or wavy!
- It is possible to burn yourself with a diffuser, so hold it an inch or two away from your scalp.
- Do not get the spray in your eyes!
Things You'll Need
- Heat Protection Spray (not necessary, but it helps protect your hair from heat damage!)
- How to Follow the Curly Girl Method for Curly Hair
- How to Curl Your Hair
- How to Tame Naturally Curly Hair
- How to Straighten Your Hair
- How to Accomplish Frizzy Hair
- How to Wake up With Bedhead Free Hair
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I haven't tried these tips but it makes sense to me and I will do them starting tomorrow and will update you as soon as I can results.