At-Home Hacks: How To Tame Frizz and Flyaways

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Have you noticed it’s more frizzy and those pesky flyaways are worse than usual? There are a few reasons that your hair might have become more frizz-prone over the past few weeks. First and foremost, it’s likely you’re missing your hairdresser’s touch. “Damaged hair that’s in need of a cut is more susceptible to frizz because the hair’s outer layer with the hydrophobic coating is missing so the cuticle is more prone to lifting,” says Michael-Shaun Corby, Global Creative Director at Living Proof. Another reason could be an increase in humidity. While the recent sunnier days are glorious, they can make our hair misbehave.

Thankfully there are several straightforward ways you can combat it and plenty of frizz-fighting products to add to your armoury. Whether you need to get on that Zoom call pronto and need an instant frizz tamer or have a few minutes to spare to wash your hair, we’ve got you covered…

30 Seconds To Tame Frizz And Flyaways

If you’re in a rush, then you will love Living Proof’s No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer. Simply hold the can around 6-10” away and spray on dry hair. It’s cleverly formulated to condition and tame frizz, and seal the hair’s cuticle so you’re left with a smoother finish. You can also give Ouai’s Anti-Frizz Sheets a go. Sweep the sheet from root to ends and the flyaways disappear.

More Time To Spare? Take Three Minutes Out To Shampoo

One of the best ways to ease frizz is with a good shampoo. Look for a formula free of sulphates that will give hair a serious moisture boost and help smooth the cuticle. We love Don’t Despair, Repair! Super Moisture Shampoo as it strengthens, hydrates and smoothes. Olaplex’s No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo is another good option as it helps to repair broken keratin bonds in the hair shaft and leaves them more resilient to humidity.

10 Seconds To Wrap Your Hair

If you’re serious about fighting frizz, we’d highly recommend getting yourself an Aquis Towel or Turban. These super lightweight towels are made from a revolutionary fabric that speeds up drying time and reduces the amount of friction in your hair compared to a traditional towel. The result? Noticeably less breakage and frizz.

30 Seconds To Apply Additional Frizz-Fighting Products

While your hair is still damp, try using a styling product that will help smooth the hair cuticle even further and block out any humidity. “Using products that repel frizz can also help keep your hairstyle in place longer and keep your hair healthier over time,” says Michael. Yup, that means your blow dry and curls should last that bit longer.

Try IGK Hair’s Thirsty Girl Coconut Milk Leave In Conditioner 24-Hour Frizz Control to help form a moisture barrier around strands and keep frizz at bay for up to 24 hours or depending on your hair type try Living Proof’s No Frizz styling products. “The Weightless Spray smoothes out fine hair without leaving any residue and the Nourishing Styling Cream is best on coarse, curly or wavy hair,” he adds.

One Last Insider Trick…

Invest in a Slip Pillowcase. If you’re waking up with frizzy hair this could be because of your hair constantly rubbing against your cotton pillowcase causing no end of friction while you snooze. Cotton is also very porous so your usual cotton case could also be absorbing moisture from your hair.  Switching to a silk pillowcase could really help. Try these extra nice ones from Slip and you’ll wake up with less frizz, less knots and it’s even said to benefit your skin too.