According to stylists, frizzy hair is the number one hair woe for women. Here's the solution...
Say goodbye to frizzy hair for good!
‘Funny how in the 70s, way before the concept of hair serums and balms, it was acceptable to have frizzy hair’, says hairstylist, Joel Gonclaves. ‘Now it just looks like you don’t care for your hair.’
According to stylists, frizz is the number one hair woe for women. And unpredictable weather can make your tresses unmanageable.
Luckily, frizzy hair has met its match – thanks to new products that smooth and tame frizz – leaving you with gorgeous, shiny, bouncy hair.
Keep clicking to find five fab ways to beat frizzy hair, from just £5.99…
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Apply a keratin-based treatment that replicates the natural keratin in your hair for smoother cuticles that resist frizz.
Tresemme 7 Day Keratin Smooth System Heat Activated Treatment, £6.99, a unique spray-on conditioner with a patented thermal technology that forms a thin, 'glue-like' film on the hair's surface when activated by heat from straightening irons.
The effect lasts for around seven days, so it's perfect for summer holidays.
Yes you can! Have a cut that works with the texture so you don't have to smooth it down.
'If you've got frizz, let your hair dry naturally, wear it wild, tong it, go big', says London's hottest hairdresser, George Northwood. 'Even changing the parting helps adapt the way you style frizzy hair.'
Best new product for styling waves and curls? Try L'Oreal Professionnel Wild Stylers Scruff Me, £14.99 - you just work it in with your fingers.
'It's vital to use a deep conditioner on frizz', says George Northwood. 'Especially in the summer to smooth and flatten those cuticles.'
Slick on some moisture. More moisture equals less frizz. Frizz happens when dry, porous hair absorbs the moisture in the air, causing the shaft to swell.
A heavy dose of conditioner or a hair mask with every shampoo will coat the hair shaft, smoothing down those cuticles and making it harder for moisture to sink in. Always leave on for a good five minutes.
We recommend Serie Expert by L'Oreal Professional Age Densiforce Masque, £14.
Choose a lightweigh product that controls without weighing hair down.
'Curl creams are ideal for frizz', says Joel Gonclaves. 'Apply to soaking wet hair (while you're in the shower) as the cuticle is already super flat at this point, and you want to keep that effect. Comb product through with a wide-tooth comb to disperse it more evenly; now you're ready to blow-dry.'
A new favourite is John Frieda Frizz Ease Unwind Curls Calming Creme, £5.89.
Depending on the thickness and volume, get control whichever way suits your hair best.
Blow-dry mousse from the roots through to the ends as it weighs hair down. A great non-sticky version is Alterna Bamboo Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse, £22.50.
Tong your hair in to shape. 'Take thick sections to create a loose wave', says celebrity stylist Simon Izzard. 'Style away from your face by placing the tongs over the hair section near the roots, then wind hair over and away from your face.'
During the day, spray a lightweight hairspray onto the palms of your hands and, before it has time to dry, swipe over the frizziest spots.
Choose a smoothing shampoo and conditioner like Lee Stafford Frizz Off, £9.99, or Pantene Pro-V Expert Collection Advanced Keratin Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, £5.99 each.
Thick hair can go three days without washing, and natural oils are the best frizz fighters. If your hair feels greasy, use a dry shampoo between washes - try Garnier Ultimate Blends The Silky 7-in-1 Dry Shampoo, £3.99.