There are two kinds of people when it comes to dealing with frizzy hair: those who embrace it with open arms and try to make it work, or those who hanker after the most effective anti-frizz products. Either way works, but for those sufferers of persistent frizz, you’ll need an arsenal worth of hacks to deal with it.
Our writer deals with frizz on a regular basis, simply because she often sleeps with her hair wet and wakes up to the worst frizz hair bombs ever. Over the years, she has curated a list of ways to deal with it because let’s face it: you can make frizzy hair work, but without proper rest, no amount of makeup will mask the fatigue on your face.
1. Just go with the flow
Even for those with generally manageable hair, the wet hair frizz mentioned above still makes an occasional appearance. For a quick fix, apply some leave-in conditioner to tame the stray hair, and put on a turban for a bohemian look, which we heard is trending right now!
2. Hide it in a bun
Frizzy hair is voluminous, which is great for a messy bun. You’ll even skip the step of having the back comb your hair! One drawback is that your hair might get really entangled when you release it from your bun. Don’t untangle them by forcefully combing them apart. Try smoothing out the tangles by applying your serum, conditioner or any product that is slightly oily, which will act as a lubricant. You can even use your skincare products for this; you know, those products that you tried loving but never really worked as you wished.
3. Straighten it
Duh. But for those without a straightener, here’s an easy hack: spray some water to make your hair damp, and section your hair into five smaller portions. Comb those sections while running your hair dryer through your hair at the same time while avoiding the scalp, the way your hairstylist does it during a blow dry. You will not be able to achieve the same effect as a salon blow-dry, but your hair will definitely be much tamer.
Remember to use a serum before you do this, as the heat you’re about to subject your hair to might be very damaging, and it also helps to keep your hair straighter for a longer period of time. A good one that easily made it to our holy grail of hair products is the Kiehl’s Silk Groom Serum (SGD43). It might be a little bit pricey for the small bottle, but a little goes a long way; one small pump packs enough punch to smoothen the whole head of hair.
4. Shampoo your hair on alternate days
Please don’t gasp in horror – we still advocate personal hygiene. Shower daily, but skip the shampoo and conditioner, and use warm water to rinse your hair instead. We discovered this trick by sheer laziness but hey, whatever works! There’s a reason behind this trick too- when you use the wrong hair products, it strips excess oil off your hair along with the protective layer that goes with it, making your hair more prone to fraying.
5. Try repairing it by using specific hair products
Use hair products that are specifically catered for those with frizzy hair, instead of going for one-size-fits-all solutions. So if frizzy hair is your main bane, opt for anti-frizz products.
Check out John Freida, which has launched its Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery range, which promises to instantly transform damaged, frizzy hair to make it smoother and more manageable. For the reputable brand it is, we’re amazed at its affordability and it’ll be the next on our try-list.
Do us frizzy haired ladies a favour and share some of the other tricks you girls have kept in your arsenal of beauty hacks!