This year, I’m cheating. I cut all my hair to shoulder length and have it layered in such a way that it does not really get frizzy and if it does, it actually looks like it is supposed to be that way. This being s
aid, this length of hair is something new to me. I used to be the long haired girl who had to move her pony-tail before she sat down or risk sitting on it. Frizz used to be my nemesis, right up there with car doors and seat belts. (The car doors are great for closing on your hair and the seat belts catch your hair when you unbuckle, pulling it.)
This being said, with years of long hair, I became almost an expert in avoiding frizz, although seat belts and car doors still got me on a regular basis. Here are some of my best tips to keep the frizz away and enjoy soft and manageable hair all season long, no matter what the weather is doing.
- Blow dry your hair so that the nozzle of the blow dryer is pointed down. This can take some practice in order to get right, but with some flexibility and practice you’ll be able to dry your hair just like the professionals. Don’t forget the brush, by the way, you’ll want to brush your hair down while you are blow drying it in order to avoid it becoming tangled.
- Tying the hair up was my number one favorite way to dry my hair. Yes, it took forever if I pulled my hair into a bun and let it air dry, but it gave my hair a natural curl and eliminated all frizz and static electricity from my hair. Braids and tight pony tails work wonders as well.
- Use a leave in conditioner. I know it can be difficult to avoid using too much conditioner when you are using a leave in, but if you use a quarter sized drop of leave in conditioner and then spread it from the tips to the roots, you can eliminate frizz. This can also be achieved with a small amount of hair gel and some people suggest hand lotion, but I’ve never tried that one.
- I recently heard that placing a frozen towel around the hair can also eliminate frizz. While I cannot attest to the effectiveness of this, I can say that when it gets hot outside, I’ll be doing this just for the fun of it.
Good luck in taming those locks of yours. Remember, if you cannot beat it, join it. Just because you want straight hair and the humidity is making your hair curl in frizz does not mean it is the end of the world. Apply a little gel or product to the hair and go with the curls. Who knows, you might just find you like them.