No matter your hair’s texture or style, frizzy hair is something everyone can relate to as it’s a common hair woe. Fluffy, frizzy hair can strike at any time, but there are certain things that can trigger fly-aways in your mane. In particular, the weather can play a huge role in the state of your hair. When the humidex rises, hair is more susceptible to frizz, especially dry, dehydrated strands because they absorb the moisture that’s in the air. And in the winter, when the air is drier, strands are prone to static frizz. But it is possible to get rid of frizzy hair for good—we promise. Follow these simple hair tips and you’ll have sleek, smooth hair all year round.
Step 1: Hair Hydration Starts in the Shower
The first place to start tackling frizzy hair is in the shower. If you’re looking to tame fly-aways and boost the moisture in your mane, swap out your regular everyday shampoo and conditioner for products that are formulated to tackle frizz.L’Oréal Paris Smooth Intense Shampoo for Frizzy Hair is packed with argan oil to hydrate parched strands and offer 72 hours of anti-frizz protection. Follow it up with L’Oréal Paris Smooth Intense Conditioner for Frizzy Hair for an extra hit of moisture. For locks that are really dry, turn your conditioner into a hair treatment by applying it to wet hair, letting it absorb into your strands for the duration of your shower and then rinsing it out. It will give your mane a nourishing, smoothing boost.
Step 2: Use a Deep Conditioner Weekly
While using an anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner is an essential step for smoothing out your strands, if you really want to increase your chances of banishing frizz for good, you can take it a step further by adding a deep-conditioning hair mask to your hair care routine. Opt for a formula that specifically targets frizzy hair and works to smooth out an unruly mane. L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Rapid Reviver Daily Conditioner is an innovative product that will give you a salon-worthy hair treatment at home in just 60 seconds.
Step 3: Add Anti-Frizz Hair Products to Your Hair Care Routine
Finding frizzy hair products that are easy to introduce to your primping session and actually work to tame frizzy hair can sometimes feel like an impossible mission. But using a fly-away-fighting anti-frizz serum on your locks is essential in the battle against bushy hair. L’Oréal Paris Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Leave-In Serum is formulated with argan oil to weightlessly penetrate the hair and smooth out every strand. This miracle worker can be applied to wet hair (straight out of the shower, before the strands dry) for a seriously-humidity-proof mane or can be used for touch-ups throughout the day for frizz-fighting on the go. Either way, keep this secret weapon on hand for the months when your hair needs a helping hand.
Step 4: Get Your Beauty Sleep with a Leave-in Conditioner
Using a leave-in conditioner is a key step for reducing frizz. If you have time, turn your leave-in conditioner into an overnight hair treatment by applying it right before bed. While you’re getting your nightly beauty sleep, tossing and turning in bed can cause friction with the pillow, which then equals unwanted frizz in your locks—but there’s an easy solution. Beauty aisles are filled with overnight hair masks that tame fly-aways and boost moisture, but there’s no need to invest in an all-new product to get the job done. Apply your fave hair mask on dry or wet strands and wrap your hair in a scarf or shower cap before hitting the hay; then rinse the mask out in the morning. Since your hair is protected from friction and is absorbing a hydrating hair mask while you sleep, frizz and fly-aways will be kept at bay.
Step 5: Lay Off the Hot Tools to Reduce Frizzy Hair
No matter how many hair treatments or hair care products you use, one of the best ways to fight frizzy hair is to prevent the damage before it starts. Hot styling tools are one of the biggest culprits for damaging hair. Blow-dryers, flat irons and curling irons zap hair with heat that removes much-needed moisture. When you crank up the heat of your styling tools, you’re damaging your hair and causing it to be more susceptible to frizz. Instead of reaching for the blow-dryer, opt for air-drying hair products and embrace your natural texture by letting your hair dry on its own.