How to Beat Curly and Frizzy Hair!

16 June 2010

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So brand new research states that 94 percent of women with curly hair claim that frizz is their number one hair-hating issue.  After all, no-one wants to work that coiled coif sported by Monica in that episode of Friends. Plus, Britain’s bi-polar weather at the moment seems to being providing just the right ingredients for an out of control do; hot sunshine and impromptu showers.  But do not despair. Here follow are our favourite frizz fighting tips...

The older the hair on your head, the more porous it becomes, allowing the cuticles to swell absorb moisture when humidity sets in, so distorting the hair shaft and creating frizz.  Grazia Team Beauty find that thoroughly moisturising the tips of our hair, stands us well in the battle against the frizz.   We swear by Aussie Three Minute Miracle Hair Reconstructer, £3.50 and Ojon Restorative and Moroccanoil treatments to lock in moisture and so resist frizz. When it comes to styling we are known to apply Bumble and Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine to the ends of damp hair and twist it into a tight bun or plaiting it, before leaving it to dry naturally.   This leaves a defined and frizz free wave which can be sealed with a moisture barrier hairspray.  On the other hand, women with straight hair can return their mane to its sleek and smooth self by using a smoothing shampoo and conditioner, blow drying hair and then using a flat iron to smooth it down, before applying a dab of John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum to keep flyaways at bay throughout the day.

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A few words of warning, however: ALWAYS avoid over-styling and applying too much heat to the hair with dryers, tongs and straighteners, since this can damage the cuticle and lead to further frizz.  GHD do a great range of heat protection products, and we always use stylers with adjustable heat settings on a low temperature setting.  At our last trip to the hairdressers, session stylist and hair guru to the stars Zoe Irwin gave us a little slap on this wrist for using tools that are too hot.  Much of the time the lowest setting on a tool will do, particularly on those with fine hair.

Here's to a frizz-free summer, ladies!

- Rose Beer

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