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How to tame frizzy hair: Top tips and tricks you can try at home

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Don’t let frizz ruin your mane!

Want to know how to tame frizzy hair? Well, whether you have straight or curly hair, ask most women, and frizz probably ranks highly as one of their most frustrating hair issues. But first we should explain that hairstyle-destroying frizz is mainly due to raised hair cuticles. So, to get rid of that trademark halo of frizz, the goal is to try to make the hair cuticles lie flat for a smooth, sleek mane. Want to know how to tame frizzy hair for good? Just read on to see our simple yet effective tips to help you on your way to luscious locks.

How to tame frizzy hair: 6 Tips to know


woman with long brown hair sleeping on a silk pillow
Upgrade your cotton pillow and replacing it with silk one

Try dry your hair with a T-shirt

We know that it sounds rather unconventional, but this is a hack that the All Things Hair editors have picked up along their hair journeys. Want to know how trading in your towel for a cotton T-shirt can help you ward off frizz? Well, cotton tees have a smooth texture, which means they still absorb moisture, but also cause less frizz-incurring friction, making it easier for you to style your hair. Better yet, when drying your hair, don’t be tempted to rub: instead simply pat your tee over wet hair and gently squeeze to absorb moisture and minimise damage. Try it out when you next wash your hair!

Give yourself a little treat

The periodic use of hair masks and oil treatments can help to smooth hair. The intensive conditioning properties of a hair mask, and the nourishing benefits of hair oils, can help to hydrate and moisturise your tresses, making your hair feel less dry. Try the Dove Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Mask to incorporate a little extra bit of TLC into your weekly hair routine – trust us, your hair will thank you for the treatment top-up!

Sleep with a silk scarf

Wondering how this will help you battle frizz? Like we mentioned before, cotton is great at absorbing moisture, but this also means that our cotton pillowcases can zap moisture out of our tresses while we’re catching our Zs, which can contribute to dry, frizzy hair issues. So, to counter this, try wrapping your tresses with a silk scarf before going to sleep, or invest in a silk pillowcase. Silk will help limit friction and won’t absorb your hair’s precious moisture. Editor’s note: tried, tested, and approved by yours truly!

Use a hair serum

Using a hair serum sounds simple, right? But you’d be surprised how many people don’t use them. These silicone-based hair products are a great way of protectively coating your hair and guarding it from frizz-inducing humidity, while giving it a healthy-looking gloss. Try the Toni&Guy High Shine Serum for smooth, glossy hair and don’t forget to check out our editors’ round up of the best anti-frizz serums, will you?

how to tame frizzy hair woman brushing her wavy brown hair
The right brush can work wonders on frizz!

Buy a new brush

What kind of hair brush are you currently using? You might want to re-evaluate this every day styling tool if you want to learn how to tame frizz. If you have a synthetic bristle brush, you want to upgrade to a natural brush, like boar bristles. Surprisingly, natural bristles have many hair benefits: not only are they gentle, they can help to massage the scalp and evenly distribute your hair’s natural oils, which indirectly helps to reduce frizz by coating your hair with sebum. Smart, right?

Use heat protectant

Excessive use of heat can play havoc with hair, especially if you want smooth, sleek strands. Don’t worry: for our last tip on how to tame frizzy hair, we’re not suggesting that you completely give up heated styling tools. But the best way to protect your mane from the damaging effects of excessive heat is to use a heat protectant and reassess your hair straighteners. Ensure that you spritz your mane with some TRESemmé Heat Protection Heat Defence Spray before straightening or curling your hair, and you’ll soon be on your way to a happy, healthier-looking mane!


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23 January 2017