7 Hairstyling Tricks Every Woman Should Know
The expert techniques you need to get beautiful hair every time you style
Tip 1: The first step to fighting frizz is knowing why it occurs. Frizzy hair is a natural characteristic of kinky, curly and wavy hair for two reasons: first, these textures are naturally dryer because the oil from the scalp (which conditions hair) has a longer, windier road to travel than on straight hair. Second, textured hair tends to expand and separate as it dries causing flyaways that look like frizz, says Dickie.
Tip 2: "Cleansing and conditioning are the essential first steps to maintaining healthy hair, and preventing hair from becoming dry and brittle, which can cause frizz," advises Dickie. You want to cleanse your hair without stripping it, which will allow styling products that combat frizz to be more effective. When selecting a shampoo, look for one with ingredients like lemongrass and hydrogenated castor oil, which are conducive to textured hair (try Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream Moisture-rich No-suds Shampoo, $22).
Tip 3: Once hair is hydrated, Buckett suggests using products that fight humidity (frizz's best friend) to style hair. Serums like Davines MOMO Anti-Frizz Fluid, $17.59 and Citre Shine Shine Mist Anti-Frizz Spray Laminator, $4.50 use silicones to control flyaways by re-aligning the cuticle and thus taming frizz.